Father of Miss Mmesoma Ejikeme, a student of Anglican Girls Secondary School (AGSS), Nnewi, in the centre of the controversy rocking the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Mr Romanus Ejikeme, has stated that his daughter and wife have been moody over the allegation of forgery.
Miss Ejikeme, who has been parading a JAMB result with a score of 362, and said to be the highest, has been dismissed by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) as being fake.
The board said the student forged her result, adding that her original result has been withdrawn, and that she has been banned from taking the exams for three years.
The father, who hosted journalists in his house, said: “I have no doubt about this matter. I’m sure my daughter did not forge the result and we are ready to go to any length.
“I only feel bad that after what my daughter has gone through reading for the exams, that she is being denied her legitimate score.
“Since this allegation of my daughter forging her JAMB result broke out, both my wife and my daughter have been feeling very sad. My wife is unhappy about this, and my daughter too is traumatized, just like her mother.
“We want a diligent investigation into this matter,” he said.
Meanwhile, there are indications that the principal of the school, Mrs Uchechukwu Edum and the candidate have been barred from granting interviews to the media.
When DAILY POST visited the school on Tuesday, Mrs Edumm who had earlier agreed to an interview, said she was no longer ready to speak. The school also refused to have journalists speak to the student, Miss Ejikeme.
Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Nnewi Diocese, owners of AGSS, who were approached for an interview, stated that it will make its position known on the matter against her student on Wednesday.
Venerable Henry Nduka, Education Secretary of the Diocese, stated that: “We are under the authority of the bishop and we have said we will not speak about this today. We will speak tomorrow (Wednesday), and it is what the bishop said we should do that we will do. We are not preempting what we have to say. We will talk about it today.
“We have a Diocesan Chancellor who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, and we have taken a stand on this. So we are inviting you to come tomorrow and we will tell you our stand on this and everything you wish to know.
“I’m the education secretary of the diocese, my colleague here is the administrative secretary of the diocese and the synod secretary too. We will give you the full cooperation you desire tomorrow.”
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