By Pamela Eboh
The misfortune of Ejikeme Mmesoma, the student of Anglican Girls Secondary School, Nnewi, Anambra State, who was accused of inflating her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result may be the channel to her glory as a good samaritan offers to give her scholarship.
The man, Mr Gaius Chibueze from Enugu State has offered Mmesoma a fully funded international scholarship to study in either of three countries, UK, Canada or USA.
Mr. Chibueze announced this through his verified Twitter account on Monday night.”
His words, “I and our company @VoiceOfTheEast are ready to offer Miss Joy Mmesoma a 100% scholarship to study in the UK, CANADA or the UNITED states of 🇺🇸 America.
“Our team will work with her to get admission From any university of her choice in any of the above 3 countries.
“We will take 100% charge of her Fees and upkeep until her masters level
Meanwhile, the JAMB spokesperso. Fabian Benjamin had in a statement said that the student, who was widely celebrated for scoring 362 and said to be the highest for 2023 UTME, actually scored 249 in the exam.
He had said the student tampered with the original result to curry favour.
Benjamin subsequently announced that the result would be withdrawn while Mmesoma would face prosecution.
But Mmesoma who spoke on Monday, said she printed her result from JAMB portal, adding that she was not capable of forging her result.
She said she had always been a brilliant pupil, who had secured first position from primary school days.
Mmesoma further said she was invited by the Department of State Services (DSS) where her statement was taken, and she was told that investigation was ongoing.
She said she felt traumatised by the incident, adding that, “there must be problem somewhere”.