- Ejikeme Mmesoma, the girl who forged her JAMB-UTME scores, has tendered a public apology to the examination body
- Mmesoma changed her UTME scores from 249 to 362, claiming she was the highest scorer for 2023, but this was found to be false
- She has now apologised to JAMB, pleading that the body temper justice with mercy since it is her first time
In a video published on Twitter by TheCable, Mmesoma said what she did was wrong and asked for forgiveness.
Mmesoma went viral after she claimed to have scored 362 in her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination, UTME.
Investigations shows Mmesoma forged her UTME result
But upon investigations, JAMB said Mmesoma did not score 362 but 249. The body said she forged the result.
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The forgery accusation was found to be true by the Anambra state government and she was asked to apologise to JAMB.
Mmesoma formally tenders public apology to Nigerians
In the latest video, Mmesoma was seen reading her letter of apology in the full glare of cameras.
She said justice should be tempered with mercy and said the ban placed on her by JAMB should be reviewed.
"I have already admitted that what I did was wrong. I apologise for all the apportioned blame. and all the pain I have caused. Ignorance played a role in my action. This is the first time in my life and academic studies that I will be accused of any form of misbehaviour. It is not in my character and personality. Therefore, I plead for leniency."
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Watch the video below:
Reactions from Nigerians on Twitter
"I hope everyone that is caught forging JAMB score will get this same kind of treatment moving forward. Apologise and get 3-year band. No more jail term."
"JAMB should recruit her as an ambassador to campaign against forgery and malpractice."
Students of Deeper Life High School shine in JAMB-UTME
In a related story, Legit.ng reported 130 students of Deeper Life High School scored 300 and above in their examination.
In fact, one of them, Kamsiyochukwu Umeh was declared the best JAMB candidate for 2023.
Many Nigerians joined to celebrate the school and the bright students.