The management of Innoson Motors, weekend, announced their N3m scholarship award to Ejikeme Mmesoma after the university admission seeker confessed forging her JAMB result.
Innoson awarded the scholarship when she claimed to have emerged the highest scorer in the UTME exams. The denial of her claims by JAMB, and the subsequent setting up a committee to investigate her result by Anambra government led to her admission of forging the score.
Innoson, Saturday, said it had withdrawn the scholarship awarded to Mmesoma following her admission of guilt.
The statement issued by the motor giants said the company had been involved in the investigations surrounding the result controversy.
Its head of media, Cornnel Osuigwe, in a release entitled “Innoson Vehicles Withdraws Scholarship from Miss Joy Mmesoma Ejikeme Following UTME Score Manipulation”, said, “In recent days, we have been involved in the process of investigating allegations surrounding the 2023 UTME examination results of one of our scholarship recipients, Miss Joy Mmesoma Ejikeme.
“It was reported initially that Miss Joy scored exceptionally high on the exam, a feat that led to her being awarded a scholarship by our company. However, subsequent reports of discrepancies in her UTME score led us to seek clarification from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and to allow her to voice her stance. We engaged in direct dialogue with Miss Joy.
“Further to this, a committee set up by the Anambra State Governor, Dr. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, carried out a thorough independent investigation into this matter. The findings from this rigorous investigation have now confirmed that Miss Joy Mmesoma Ejikeme did manipulate her UTME results.
“This conclusion is deeply disappointing and stands in direct contravention of the values we hold dear at Innoson Vehicles, particularly those that underscore our scholarship program. In line with these principles and in response to the confirmed findings, we have made the difficult decision to withdraw the scholarship awarded to Miss Joy Mmesoma Ejikeme.”