The Anambra State Government has been closely monitoring the JAMB/Mmesoma Ejike issue for evident reasons.
It is worth noting that Miss Mmesoma Ejike visited the office of Professor Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, the Commissioner for Education in Anambra State, to protest that her UTME result was not acknowledged by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) as the highest score.
In response, the Commissioner contacted JAMB to verify her claim, only to be informed that Mmesoma’s result was forged.
Subsequently, JAMB authorities called upon the Directorate of State Services (DSS) to investigate the matter and disclose their findings. However, before the investigation could take place, JAMB made the matter public, leading to the heated discussions we have witnessed in the media.
At this stage, we do not intend to engage in the exchange of insults or take sides. However, as a responsible government, we have decided to conduct an impartial investigation into the issue.
Therefore, the Anambra State Government has established a Committee of Inquiry to thoroughly examine the JAMB/Mmesoma matter. The committee is composed of the following members:
1.Prof. Nkemdili Nnonyelu (Chairman)
2.Prof. Mercy Okonkwo – member
3.Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh – member
4.Prof. Maduabuchi Dukor – member
5.Prof. Jaja Nwanegbo – member
6.Rev. Sr. Prof. Mary-Felicia Opara – member
7.Rev. Cannon Dr. Uchenna Umeifekwem – member
8.Mr. Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata (MD, Anambra Information Communication Technology Agency) – member
The Committee’s discoveries will be disclosed to the public.