Innoson withdraws scholarship of Mmesoma Ejikeme over forged UTME results. The Innoson Group, a prominent Nigerian automobile manufacturer, has taken the decision to revoke the scholarship granted to Mmesoma Ejikeme after an official report from the Commission of Inquiry established by the Anambra State Government confirmed her involvement in manipulating her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result.
This information was disclosed by Cornel Osigwe, the Head of Corporate Communications and Affairs at Innoson Group, on Saturday.
The comprehensive eight-page report produced by the panel also recommended that Mmesoma promptly issue a written apology to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Anglican Girls’ Secondary School (where she studied), and the state government. Additionally, the report suggested that she should undergo psychological counseling and therapy.
The panel, consisting of eight members, was appointed by the state governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, with the aim of investigating the ongoing controversy surrounding Mmesoma’s UTME result. The panel was tasked with making their findings public.
Osigwe explained that Innoson Group had actively participated in the investigation process concerning the allegations surrounding Mmesoma Ejikeme’s 2023 UTME examination results.
As inconsistencies emerged in her UTME score, the company sought clarification from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and allowed her to present her position before a committee established by the Anambra State Governor, Dr. Charles Chukwuma Soludo.
“In adherence to these principles and in light of the verified findings, we have made the difficult decision to retract the scholarship awarded to Miss Joy Mmesoma Ejikeme. This action underscores our unwavering commitment to honesty, integrity, and recognizing merit-based achievements,” stated Osigwe.
He further acknowledged that this development is regrettable and may have caused disappointment among those who supported Miss Joy, including her school principal and other well-wishers. Nevertheless, Innoson Group emphasized the importance of upholding the integrity of its scholarship program and the values it upholds.
IVM (Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing) reaffirmed its belief in rewarding exceptional students who not only demonstrate academic excellence but also embody the values of honesty, transparency, and respect for the educational system’s processes in Nigeria.