GOOD NEWS: Student Accused Of faking UTME Score, Receives Fully Funded International Scholarship
By Azonuchechi Chukwu.
Ejikeme Mmesoma, student of Anglican Girls Secondary School, Nnewi, Anambra State, who was accused of inflating her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result, seems to have luck on her side as one Gaius Chibueze from Enugu State has offered her international scholarship
Recall that in a statement on Sunday, Fabian Benjamin, JAMB spokesperson, had said the student, who was widely celebrated for scoring 362 said to be the highest for 2023 UTME, actually scored 249 in the exam.
Benjamin had said the student tampered with the original result to curry favour.
He subsequently announced that the result would be withdrawn while Mmesoma would face prosecution.
But speaking on Monday, Mmesoma said she printed her result from JAMB portal, adding that she was not capable of forging her result.
She said she had always been a brilliant pupil, who had secured first position from primary school days.
Mmesoma said she was invited by the Department of State Services (DSS) where her statement was taken, and she was told that investigation was ongoing.
She said she felt traumatised by the incident, adding that, “there must be problem somewhere”.
While the controversy rages on, Mr. Chibueze took to his verified Twitter account on Monday night to announce: “I and our company @VoiceOfTheEast are ready to offer Miss Joy Mmesoma a 100% scholarship to study in the UK, CANADA or the UNITED states of America.
“Our team will work with her to get admission From any university of her choice in any of the above 3 countries.
“We will take 100% charge of her Fees and upkeep until her masters level.
“@lota_nna, kindly get in touch with her and her family!”
He called on the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, to stop harassing Mmesoma, adding that the action of JAMB is also an Igbo race.
“We are calling on @JAMBHQ to desist from such unprofessional behavior.
“This is not just an attack on her person but the entire Igbo race!