Tuesday, July 4, 2023


Innoson Motors' Founder, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, has expressed his determination to investigate the case of a fake top scorer in the 2023 Unified Matriculation Tertiary Examination (UMTE) to whom he awarded a ₦3 million scholarship. The billionaire industrialist from Anambra revealed his plans after discovering that the results of the scholarship recipient, Miss Mmesoma Ejikeme, were fraudulent.

Miss Mmesoma gained considerable attention recently when her impressive UTME score of 362 went viral, positioning her as the highest scorer in the 2023 UTME examination. This accomplishment garnered praise and admiration from numerous individuals, including Chief Chukwuma, who promptly rewarded her with a university scholarship worth ₦3 million, deposited into a dedicated account.

Unfortunately, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), responsible for conducting the UTME, declared Mmesoma's score of 362 as counterfeit. They revealed that her results had been manipulated, as her original score was 249, prompting the immediate revocation of her UTME score.

Chief Chukwuma (Innoson) expressed deep disappointment in this revelation, considering it an unfortunate turn of events. He initially felt delighted to hear of Mmesoma's achievements, particularly because she had studied in a public school rather than a private institution.   

He said, “When I was told that a student of a public school recorded the highest score in the JAMB examination, I sent for the principal of the school and the principal confirmed to me that it was true that the girl scored the mark.

“I said to myself that such a brilliant girl if properly educated will be beneficial to our country and the world at large, so I decided to award her scholarship so that nothing will stop her from attaining a University education.

“When awarded her the scholarship, I deposited ₦3,000,000 in a dedicated bank account and told the principal that the money is strictly meant for Mmesoma’s education in the university; that any time she needs to pay any fee in the school, they will let me know so that I will sign for withdrawal of money from the account. I made the arrangement so that nobody, including the girl’s parents can divert the money to another thing,” Chief Chukwuma stated.

On what he would do next about the scholarship he awarded to Mmesoma, the Innoson Boss said he would set up an investigation team to find out if it was somebody else that manipulated and inflated Mmesoma’s result for her without her consent or that she deliberately faked the result to deceive people that she is a brilliant student.

“The little girl I saw looked so innocent that I can’t believe that she can manipulate her score.

“If I find out that she deliberately faked her result, I will cancel the scholarship because I can’t encourage a criminal; such person cannot be useful to the society.

“But if I find out that she didn’t have a hand in the manipulation; that the score was given to her in error or that someone manipulated the result for her without her knowing, I will not cancel the scholarship. So, I will make inquiry to find out what actually happened.

“I didn’t know the girl before. I heard that she hails from Enugu State but studied in a public school in Anambra State, so my interest is to make sure that I support her to realize her potential in education and be useful to our nation, that is all. And to encourage other younger ones to take their education very seriously.”

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