Mmesoma Ejikeme, the 16-year-old Anambra female student accused of inflating her result and announcing herself as the top scorer for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination has broken silence over the allegation.
Mmesoma, a student of Anglican Girls Secondary School, Nnewi, Anambra State, had announced that she scored 362 in this year’s UTME, declaring herself as the overall best candidate in the exam.
In celebrating the feat, Innocent Chukwuma, chairman of Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing Company, recently presented a N3 million scholarship to the applicant for her ‘exploit’. The Anambra State government was also planning to honour her for allegedly emerging as the top scorer.
But JAMB, in a statement released on Sunday evening, noted that Ejikeme manually inflated her UTME result from 249 to 362 and used her inflated score to attract a N3m scholarship from Innoson Motors, and was set to be awarded by the Anambra State Government before she was exposed.
Fabian said the student manipulated her result to deceive the public to fraudulently obtain scholarship and other recognitions.
But the student, in her response in a trending denied the allegation.
LISTEN TO HER RESPONSE IN THE VIDEO BELOW: