The Anambra State government has faulted the position of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) in the way it has handled the development concerning the University and Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) result presented by Mmesoma Ejikeme.
In a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information, Sir Paul Nwosu, on Wednesday, said investigation was still ongoing on what transpired about the result when JAMB made a press release condemning the result as being fake.
Nwosu added that following the development, an eight-member committee of enquiry has been set up to thoroughly investigate the JAMB/Mmesoma matter and the findings of the Committee will be made public.
In his statement, the committee members include, Prof. Nkemdili Nnonyelu as Chairman, other members are Prof. Mercy Okonkwo, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, Prof. Maduabuchi Dukor, Prof. Jaja Nwanegbo, Rev. Sr. Prof. Mary-Felicia Opara, Rev. Cannon Dr. Uchenna Umeifekwem, Mr. Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Managing Director, Anambra Information Communication Technology Agency.
The statement read: “The Anambra State Government has, for obvious reasons, been following the JAMB/Mmesoma Ejike matter with keen interest.
“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 the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board didn’t 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.