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  • Updated: July 08, 2023

JAMB: I'm Satisfied With Findings On Mmesoma— Ezekwesili

JAMB: I'm Satisfied With Findings On Mmesoma— Ezekwesili

Former Education Minister Obiageli Ezekwesili has expressed satisfaction with the findings of the committee set up to investigate the case of the result manipulation involving 19-year-old Mmesoma Ejikeme.

Mmesoma, who previously denied any foul play, has reportedly admitted that she changed her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result with her phone.

Speaking on the findings, Ezekwesili via a lengthy tweet on Saturday said that Mmesoma was given a fair hearing to help the committee gather their facts.

She also recommended sustained counselling for Mmesoma by the family, school and church to support her as she reflects on the ugly incident.

"I have just read the report of the Committee set up by Anambra State Government to investigate and report their independent findings on the Mmesoma and JAMB Saga.

"I am satisfied with the process and findings of their investigation which gave Mmesoma a fair hearing to enable the Committee to gather all facts.

"It was necessary to have independent evidence that the result Mmesoma laid claim to publicly was not only fake but that the forgery was personally orchestrated by her.

"There are usually syndicates at the center of perpetration of exam malpractices in Nigeria but it appears not to be so in Mmesoma’s case from the facts of the Committee’s report. Mmesoma’s action has consequences.

"I, therefore, support the sanctions imposed by JAMB as a deterrent to all who participate in the systemic exam malpractices within our educational system.

"I also recommend sustained counselling for Mmesoma by the family, school and church to support her as she reflects on this tragic episode and makes a decision to embrace values and rewards of effort while eschewing dishonest gain for the rest of her life.

"I do hope that the lessons of this case will help all our pupils, students, parents, guardians and the public at large renew a collective commitment to uphold Exam Integrity in Nigeria as a cornerstone of Nigeria’s Values and Reward System for our children and youth.

"I wish to thank JAMB for their good work and encourage the Registrar and his team to continue with their critical service to our country and people as we all join them to sustain raising of awareness on Exam Integrity", the post reads.

 

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