In a recent twist to the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scandal, Mmesoma Ejikeme, the 19-year-old candidate accused of result forgery by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), issued an apology during a crucial investigative hearing. The hearing was convened by the House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee, headed by Hon. Sada Soli, to probe the matter.
Ejikeme’s apology came as a surprise to many, as it was the first time she publicly acknowledged her involvement in the alleged fraudulent activity. In a solemn moment, the young candidate read out a remorseful letter expressing regret for her actions and the impact they had on the examination body and the integrity of the UTME process.
During the hearing, committee members listened intently to Ejikeme’s apology, taking into consideration her age and potential naivety. However, they maintained a firm stance on the importance of upholding the integrity of the education system and the need for fair examination practices.
The revelation and apology have raised questions about the extent of the alleged malpractice and whether others were involved. The House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee continues its investigation to uncover the truth behind the forgery scandal that has shaken the credibility of the 2023 UTME.