According to a report presented by a committee established by Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State, Mmesoma admitted that her initial aggregate score was 249 but utilized a device and a printout to alter it to 362.
The Committee recommended that Mmesoma offer an unreserved apology to JAMB, her school, and the Anambra Government. Additionally, they suggested that she undergo psychological counseling and therapy.
The report said, “The Committee invited Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, the Principal of Anglican Girls’ Secondary School, and officials of JAMB for an interactive session with the Committee. JAMB officials led by Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the Head of Public Affairs, presented the detailed processes and procedures involved in JAMB admissions, the policy changes that have occurred in the release of UTME scores since 2021, and what specifically transpired between the candidate Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma with registration number: 20230639047FF in her quest to obtain her JAMB score.
“JAMB revealed the different times that Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma made several requests to the JAMB portal asking for her results at different hours, and each of these times (four in number), she received in her phone, same results from JAMB indicating candidate’s UTME Results to wit: Eng: 64, Phy: 54, Bio: 74, Che: 57 with a total aggregate score of 249. JAMB disclosed that the candidate was well informed of her correct score from JAMB.
Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma had sent a request to JAMB with a different registration number showing a UTME result of an aggregate score of 362, with Eng: 98, Phy: 89, Bio: 94, and Che: 81. The results she sent differed substantially from the standard JAMB format where she got an appropriate rebuttal stating her real score of 249.
“Besides, a number of red flags was also highlighted by JAMB officials showing a different date of birth, different Registration Number, Notification of results template that has been discarded since 2021, amongst others. It was also evident that even the center name “Nkemefuna Foundation (Thomas Chidoka Centre for Human Development as it was known before now) used for the examination was also manipulated where the candidate used the old name of the center (Thomas Chidoka Centre for Human Development) in her own manipulated result sheet. In Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma’s submission, she owned up in the presence of her principal and the Education Secretary that the narration by the JAMB officials was a true and correct description of what transpired. She also admitted to have given a manipulated result by herself unaided, using same phone, Airtel Number. According to her, she proceeded to the cybercafé (Prisca Global Computers, Uruagu, Nnewi), where she printed the results she had manipulated.”
When questioned by the panel about her motive for tampering with her results, Mmesoma allegedly responded with a simple “nothing.”
Consequently, the Committee made several recommendations, including urging Mmesoma to issue a sincere apology without reservation to JAMB, her school (Anglican Girls’ Secondary School, Uruagu Nnewi), and the Anambra State Government promptly. Additionally, they proposed that she undergo psychological counseling and therapy.