The committee’s findings, released on Friday, confirmed that Mmesoma had manipulated her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result.
The panel’s investigation revealed that Mmesoma herself confessed to tampering with her scores, prompting Innoson Vehicles to take immediate action.
In response to the verified findings, the automobile company released a statement on Saturday announcing its difficult decision to withdraw the scholarship.
Cornel Osigwe, the head of corporate communications at Innoson, expressed the company’s disappointment and emphasized the importance of integrity in academic pursuits.
Osigwe stated, “We had high hopes for Mmesoma and believed in her potential. However, her admission of faking her UTME result goes against the principles we stand for as an organization.”
The scholarship offered by Innoson Vehicles had been a significant opportunity for Mmesoma, providing her with the means to pursue her higher education aspirations.
It is unclear at this time whether the scholarship will be reallocated to another deserving candidate.
The Anambra Committee of inquiry, established to investigate cases of fraudulent practices in educational examinations, has been diligent in its pursuit of justice.
This recent discovery highlights the committee’s commitment to maintaining the integrity of academic assessments and ensuring fair opportunities for all students.
Joy Mmesoma Ejikeme, who was found guilty of falsifying her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result, had been subjected to a three-year ban imposed by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
However, the House of Representatives has recently called upon JAMB to reconsider and lift the ban.