Romanus Ejikeme, father to Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, a student involved in a fake JAMB UTME result of 362 score has apologised to the management of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB and general public over the dishonest behaviour of his daughter.
Nmesoma’s Father, Romanus Ejikeme tendered the apology and begged for the forgiveness of his daughter in an interview with NTA news crew on Saturday after the panel of enquiry set up by the Anambra State government led by Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo submitted its report on Friday, revealing that Nmesoma had admitted forging the 362 JAMB score.
Panel of enquiry reported that Nmesoma admitted during the panel sitting that she singlehandedly forged the 362 JAMB score after her real result of 249 was seen by her on the JAMB result portal.
According to Nmesoma father, his daughter didn’t open up to him on time, but when he realised that his daughter had made a mistake, he said he told her to say the truth publicly and warned her against denting her image.
The Panel report had indicated that Ejikeme Joy Nmesoma saw her real score of 249 on the JAMB result portal with SMS of confirmation sent to her four times she checked the result online same day.
However, Nmesoma had presented the 362 JAMB result score with the intention to earn the state government scholarship award and ₦3 million from the founder of Innoson motors.
Nmesoma claimed that the 362 JAMB score was her real result, insisting, she printed the result from JAMB result port even after the management of the examination body denied the result and withdrew its original result and banned the student from sitting for subsequent JAMB examinations for three years.
A statement released by the board’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin, on Sunday July 2, JAMB said Mmesoma scored 249 in the examination as against the 362 she is parading.
The issue became a matter of national and international discuss as many felt the JAMB management was too in hurry to take a decision without proper verification.
This, the Anambra State government led by Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo set up a panel of enquiry made up by Professors to look into the issue.
The Panel of enquiry however recommended that Ejikeme Joy Nmesoma should apologize to JAMB management and commended the JAMB authority for what the Panel described as diligent handling of the result controversy despite widespread sentiments and misconceptions the issue generated.