The principal of Anglican Girls Secondary School, Nnewi has broken her silence.
AGSS is the name of the school Miss Mmesoma Ejikeme attended.
Recall that JAMB had accused her of forging her JAMB score to emerge as the highest scorer.
Reacting, her school principal slammed JAMB and expressed surprised that the body made such allegation against Ejikeme.
The principal, Mrs Uchechukwu Edum, told DAILY POST on phone that the controversy over the score is not new to her, but that the school was still awaiting the outcome of a detailed investigation by the Department of State Services, DSS, when the news of the alleged forgery was broken on Sunday.
DAILY POST reached out to Mrs Edum on what she knew of Miss Ejikeme’s result, which showed she had 362.
She stated that she and the student had been at the DSS office to make statements, and were awaiting the outcome of the investigation, only for JAMB to make an announcement discrediting their student.
She said: “What I can tell you is that we were in school when they (students) were checking their results.
“The first person had 295, another person had 265, and so on. We were still on it when Mmesoma came and brought her own result, and it was 362, and we requested that she should bring evidence and when she did, we rejoiced with her.
“So, later we heard that there was someone (from another school) who got 360, and that she was the highest, so we had to call the education secretary in the diocese.
“Our school is a mission school, so we decided there was a need to reach out to the commissioner on this. So the commissioner called JAMB, and they said there was no such thing, and that was confusion number one.
“Later, the DSS got involved in the matter, and I had to go there to make a statement, And I told them just the same thing I told you now, about the checking of the results.
“The girl (Mmesoma) also wrote a statement about how she checked her result, and the DSS said they will investigate the matter to know where the discrepancies lie, and that was all that I heard.
“So, while we were waiting for the investigation, we did not see anything, and yesterday, we saw the JAMB press release.
“I want to make an effort to go to the girl’s house now. You know today is Monday, and there is no movement, but we will go to her house later today to know if there are other things she can tell us.
“You also know that our SS 3 students are not in school now, they were given a break to go home and return by next week for NECO, but the way the matter is now, we may not wait until when they return.”
Meanwhile, the CEO of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM), Chief Innocent Chukwuma has revealed that he would do all to protect Miss Ejikeme from undue intimidation.
Chukwuma, who had earlier awarded a N3million scholarship to Miss Ejikeme, said he would ensure that he saw the end of the matter.
He revealed to journalists in a telephone conversation that he would be sending a letter to JAMB on Tuesday, to ensure a detailed investigation of the matter.