Following the falsification of Mmesoma Joy Ejikeme’s 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results, Anambra State Governor Chukwuma Soludo ordered the immediate start of psychiatric counseling and treatment sessions for her.
In a press release published by the Anambra State Ministry of Education’s Public Relations Officer, Nnaemeka Egwuonwu, Soludo gave the order that Mmesoma be turned over to the State Guidance Counselor for the counseling session right away.
The Anambra State government reportedly established an eight-member commission of inquiry on July 5 to look into claims that Mmesoma Ejikeme, a candidate for the state’s unified tertiary matriculation examination, allegedly had her results altered.
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, the organization that administered the test, had labeled the outcome as fraudulent, noting that its own internal investigation had established that Mmesoma had helped to produce it.
However, the state administration criticized the manner JAMB handled the case, which has sparked a heated debate throughout the nation and led to individuals choosing sides.
The state administration criticized JAMB for falsely labeling Mmesoma’s results on social media while an inquiry was still being conducted.
The Inquiry Committee did, however, present its findings to the state administration on Saturday, July 8.
The committee stated in the committee report that “Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma admitted that she manipulated the fake results herself, using her phone.” SaharaReporters was able to secure a copy of the report on Saturday.
The governor has instructed the principal of the Anglican Girls Secondary School in Nnewi to deliver Mmesoma for immediate counseling after receiving several suggestions from well-meaning Nigerians that she receive professional counseling.
Egwuonwu disclosed that the Governor ordered that Mmesoma be given to a professor of clinical psychology in a letter to the principal of the Anglican Girls Secondary School in Nnewi, which was signed by the commissioner for education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh.
He claims that the instruction is in line with one of the suggestions made by the Committee the government formed to look into the situation.