By Deji Lambo
Anambra Student, Ejikeme Mmesoma, has said she felt pain letting the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board down over the alleged forgery that trailed her unified tertiary matriculation examination result.
Mmesoma, who appeared before an ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives investigating the alleged forgery of result on Wednesday, apologized and pleaded for leniency for the ban imposed on her to be lifted.
She said, “I feel a debt of pain for letting you down.”
The JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, and other top directors of the board were said to have also appeared before the committee.
The PUNCH had reported that following the release of the report of the Commission of Inquiry set up by the Anambra State Government to look into the case of inflation of UTME results levied against Mmesoma, JAMB in a statement by its spokesperson, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said “it had been vindicated.”
In the report of the panel, Mmesoma confessed to having forged her results unaided.
Initially, JAMB had come under fire for declaring Mmesoma a fraud.
“The report of an independent and unbiased body, as demanded by some Nigerians to look into the Mmesoma saga, has vindicated the Board. This has further reinforced the position of the Board that its system was not and cannot be compromised.
“It is to be noted that the Board has built a reputation in terms of the conduct of credible examinations over the years and cannot afford to fail the nation at this critical juncture of its development,” the board said in the statement.