The 19-year-old candidate of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Miss Ejikeme Mmesoma, has written to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board(JAMB) and asked for leniency for manipulating her examination result.
Mmesoma presented her letter of apology before the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on the alleged Manipulation of Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME) results on Wednesday in Abuja.
The Board banned the candidate from writing the UTME for three years after she forged her result and changed it from 249 to 362.
Mmesoma admitted her wrongdoing and begged JAMB for leniency.
She wrote: “I humbly seek your forgiveness for the mistake I made, I sincerely agree that I got the JAMB result from another portal in the course of this, I lambasted JAMB, and I apologise.
“Ignorance played a significant role in my action, words cannot describe the depth of pain in my heart. This is the first time I will be doing this, I have never engaged in falsification or any misdemeanor.”
Mmesoma said she would willingly accept the recommendation of the ad-hoc committee, adding that she had accepted to rectify her mistake and become a better person.
The JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, said Mmesoma manipulated her result aided by the centre where she wrote the exam.
He added that the centre had been banned for aiding and abetting fraud.
According to Oloyede, eight centres in Anambra State are currently under investigation over Mmesoma’s case.
He called on the public to be careful in making unfounded statements and have confidence in public institutions while commending JAMB in its processes and procedures.
The Chairman of the Committee, Sanda Soli, urged Mmesoma to restitute her ways and not to allow such misconduct again.
“You are one of the high scorers, don’t ever think of doing bad things to achieve anything ever again,” he said.
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
ICYMI…SPECIAL REPORT: NNPCL hides behind PIA to frustrate disclosure, accountability
Nigeria’s major oil company, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL), in what appears to be a common practice of disregard...
INVESTIGATION: Multi-million naira Ekiti resort center remains uncompleted a decade after
The multimillion-naira project, expected to comprise recreational buildings, now consists of cassava farmland, a bush used for excretion, and a...
SPECIAL REPORT: Torturous experiences of students with disabilities in Oyo tertiary institutions
For students with disabilities in Oyo state-owned tertiary institutions, learning is a torturous and distressing experience, considering the building structures...
INVESTIGATION: Uncompleted Old Enugu-Onitsha Road brings untold hardship, tears to commuters, residents of Enugu communities
Ugwu Obinna’s younger sister was killed after a truck driver transporting cows rammed into her shop located at the Okpatu...
INVESTIGATION: Students sit on floors, under leaking roofs as multi-million naira project is nowhere to be found in Zamfara
Suleman Tukur, 15, an SS 2 student of Government Day Secondary School (GDSS) Bakura in Bakura local government area of...