…By Larry John for TDPel Media.
Embattled Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidate, Mmesoma Ejike, recently confessed to fabricating her exam results.
A committee established by the Anambra state government was assigned to investigate the case.
Mmesoma’s Claim and Recognition:
Mmesoma, a student at Anglican Girls Secondary School in Nnewi, Anambra state, initially claimed to have obtained a remarkable score of 362 in the 2023 UTME.
Despite not being officially recognized as the top candidate by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Mmesoma received widespread acclaim for her alleged achievement.
In response to the news, Innocent Chukwuma, the founder of Innoson, awarded her a scholarship worth N3 million.
JAMB’s Revelation and Panel Formation:
Subsequently, the JAMB revealed that Mmesoma’s actual score was 249, significantly lower than her claimed result of 362.
JAMB asserted that she had intentionally fabricated her scores to deceive the public.
Consequently, a panel was established by the Anambra state government to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter.
Panel Investigation and Findings:
The panel commissioned by the Anambra state government conducted a comprehensive investigation into Mmesoma’s case.
Their report, which has been released, affirms that Mmesoma indeed falsified her UTME results.
The panel highlighted multiple inconsistencies, including variations in registration number, date of birth, and center name, which pointed towards the falsification.
Additionally, the report states that Mmesoma herself admitted to manipulating the results using her mobile phone.
Mmesoma Ejike’s admission of fabricating her UTME results has been confirmed by the Anambra-constituted panel’s investigation.
The panel’s report highlighted significant irregularities in her claimed scores and she confessed to manipulating the results herself.
This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of academic integrity and the consequences of fraudulent activities in educational examinations.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn