Former Minister Appeals to JAMB on Behalf of Student with Withdrawn Result

JAMB, Osita Chidoka, Mmesoma Ejikeme, CBT Centre, exam result


A former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has appealed to JAMB on behalf of Anambra state pupil, Mmesoma Ejikeme, whose JAMB result was withdrawn. The student had written her exam at Chidoka's Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Centre, and he has requested that she explains how she obtained the result so that he can plead for leniency from JAMB.


In a statement released on July 5th, Chidoka stated that he observed two significant red flags when he saw Mmesoma's result online. First, the name of his center on the JAMB portal has since been changed from Thomas Chidoka Center for Human Development to Nkemefuna Foundation (Thomas Chidoka Center for Human Development). Due to the difference in their CAC registration details, JAMB insisted they change to Nkemefuna Foundation with Thomas Chidoka in a bracket as an identifier. The correct name was on Mmesoma's Main Examination Slip, but her result showed Thomas Chidoka without the Nkemefuna Foundation, which raised doubts about the authenticity of her result.


Chidoka praised JAMB for defending their integrity vigorously and sharing the USSD communication between Mmesoma's phone and their servers with timestamps. He called for other institutions to learn from JAMB's reaction and responsiveness.


Chidoka also emphasized the importance of restoring trust in national institutions and avoiding ethnic slants in resolving issues. He urged Mmesoma to come clean and explain how she obtained the result and who led her down that path. If she does, Chidoka has promised to plead for leniency on her behalf.


This case highlights the importance of transparency and integrity in our national institutions, especially in matters of education and exams. Stay tuned for updates on this story and more from JAMB and Nigeria's education sector.

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