A 19year old student of Anambra state, Ejikeme Mmesoma has apologised to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) over the alleged forgery of her unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) result.
Mmesoma spoke on Wednesday when she appeared before an ad hoc committee of the house of representatives investigating the alleged forgery of result.
Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar, and top directors of the board also appeared before the committee.
Ejikeme was initially parading herself as the top scorer of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
The student had claimed to have scored 362 but JAMB refuted her claim, stressing that she got 249.
The panel set up by state governor, Charles Soludo in its investigation revealed that Mmesoma indeed forged her result.
Mmesoma admitted that she manipulated the result herself.
Speaking on Wednesday, Ejikeme pleaded for leniency for the ban imposed on her to be lifted.
She read an apology letter in an investigative hearing by the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee to probe the matter headed by Prof Sada Solo.
“I feel a debt of pain for letting you down,” he said.
She said she had never been involved in examination malpractice all her life.
More details to follow…