Anambra Gov’t Disagrees With JAMB Over Mmesoma Ejikeme Result Saga
The Anambra State Government says it has not taken a position over the controversy surrounding the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination result of Miss Mmesoma Ejikeme.
The government in a Statement signed by Mr Paul Nwosu, the Commissioner for Information said it had set up an eight man Commission of Enquiry to investigate the matter.
It said it was outraged by the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board’s decision to issue a disclaimer on the matter when it was still being investigated by the Department of State Services where it was reported.
According to the Anambra Government, it is important to note that Miss Mmesoma Ejike went to the office of the Anambra State Commissioner for Education, Professor Ngozi Chuma-Udeh with her UTME result to protest that JAMB did not recognise her as the candidate with the highest score.
“The Commissioner in turn called JAMB to confirm her claim but she was told that Mmesoma’s result was forged.
“It was at this point that JAMB authorities invited the Directorate of State Services (DSS) to investigate the matter and make its findings known.
“This was yet to happen when JAMB went public with the matter, thus eliciting the raucous conversations we’ve seen in the media.
“It is not our wish to join the slanging match or take sides at this stage. But as a responsible government we have decided to undertake an independent investigation into the matter,” it said
Nwosu said members of the Committee were . Prof. Nkemdili Nnonyelu, Chairman; Prof. Mercy Okonkwo, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, Prof. Maduabuchi Dukor and Prof. Jaja Nwanegbo.
Others were. Rev. Sr. Prof. Mary-Felicia Opara, Rev. Cannon Dr. Uchenna Umeifekwem and Mr ChukwuemekaAgbata (MD, Anambra Information Communication Technology Agency