JAMB: Anambra Commissioner adopts Mmesoma


By Our correspondent

Anambra State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, has adopted the embattled Miss Mmesoma Ejikeme, the embattled girl who reportedly forged her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination result to emerged the highest in Nigeria.

The Commissioner disclosed this while speaking with journalists shortly after receiving “African Jewel of Human Capital and Educational Excellence award presented to her by the Chairman, Editorial Board of FREENEWS Magazine, Published by Obev Industries Limited Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Mr Obinna Evaristus Mbonu, at her office in Awka.

She said she adopted Mmesoma as a daughter to help her actualise her dreams in life.

Mmesoma, a student of Anglican Girls Secondary School, Nnewi, months recently made the headlines after the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board called her out for manipulating her UTME score from 249 to 362, thereby falsely parading herself as UTME top scorer for 2023.

Before admitting the forgery, Mmesoma had engaged JAMB in accusation and counter-accusation, with the exam body slamming a three-year ban on her.

Speaking further, Prof. Chuma-udeh, revealed that she adopted her to see her through her school.

Chude-Udeh said“She not the first I am adopting. Even as a lecturer, I have been adopting children and trained them through schools. Mmesoma is doing very, very well.She is still undergoing a psychotherapy class with the state appointed psychotherapist.

“I decided to adopt Miss Mmesoma to help her actualize her dreams .She is a human being, so we cannot throw her away like that. We are not going to let her down. We are still pleading with JAMB to reconsider her.

“Governor Chukwuma Soludo is very passionate about every citizen in Anambra State. So we will train her through her education.”

Speaking on the award to her, the Commissioner thanked the organisers of the award for recognising her, noting that the honour would spur her to do more for the state.

Earlier, the Chairman of FREENEWS Magazine Editorial Board, Mr. Mbonu, said the award was in recognition of the Commissioner’s ability in driving the vision and mission of the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukuma Charles Soludo, in the Education sub-sector to the height of educational excellence.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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