Ejikeme: Our N3m scholarship stands except… – Innoson
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Ejikeme: Our N3m scholarship stands except… – Innoson

The management of Innoson Automobile Motors, says the N3 million scholarship awarded to Miss Mmesoma Ejikeme will stand if found to be innocent of UTME result manipulation.

Mr Cornel Osigwe, Head of Corporate Communications at Innoson Group, announced the company’s stand on Monday in Onitsha.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had accused Ejikeme of using software to manipulate her score to 362 as against 249.

According to Osigwe, it is strange to hear from JAMB that Ejikeme manipulated her result.

“It is strange to us because we did our independent verification and found out that Mmesoma Ejikeme actually scored 362.

“When it was claimed that she was the highest, we waited for JAMB to clarify it, but they did not.
“And the media was awash with the claim that she was the highest scorer.

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“We also waited to see if there was going to be a counterclaim. But since there was no counterclaim, we awarded her the scholarship.

“On Sunday, JAMB came with a statement, claimed that Ejikeme manipulated her result.
“We are doing our independent investigation as we speak, to know if she actually manipulated her result.
If we find out that the girl actually manipulated her result for obvious reasons, we will withdraw the scholarship.

“But if it turns out that the mistake is from JAMB, then our scholarship will still stand,” Osigwe said.

He advised Ejikeme not to panic during this period of investigation, saying “we have the capacity to carry out a proper investigation to unravel the truth”.


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