The embattled 19-year-old candidate of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Miss Ejikeme Mmesoma, has tendered profound apology to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and the board’s Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede.
Mmesoma, who was at the centre of controversy over manipulation of her UTME result, appeared before the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Allegations of Manipulation of her UTME, Result, on Wednesday in Abuja, where she publicly admitted her involvement and tendered a written apology before the committee, saying “I’m sorry”.
She admitted that ignorance played a significant role in her action and that she only got to know the full implication of her actions after she had manipulated her result.
The 19-year-old who was literally remorseful of her action, told the Committee that it was not in her character to indulge in such misbehaviour and that this was her first time, even as she pleaded with JAMB to tamper justice with mercy.
Earlier, JAMB Registrar, Oloyede, said the board’s processes were foolproof and that it would be practically impossible to fake JAMB’s results because they are stored offline and not in “cloud.”
He assured the committee that the board’s Central Admission Processing System is “foolproof” and no human interference has been recorded since 2017 when it was installed, adding that the board has made tremendous progress in the area of its CAPS.