Innoson Vehicles withdraws scholarship from Mmesoma Ejikeme following UTME score manipulation
Innoson Vehicles has withdrawn scholarship awarded to Miss Joy Mmesoma Ejikeme following UTME score manipulation.
A statement signed by Cornel Osigwe, Head of Corporate Communications & Affairs of
Innoson Group noted that in recent days, it has been involved in the process of investigating allegations surrounding the 2023 UTME examination results of one of its scholarship recipients, Miss Joy Mmesoma Ejikeme.
Osigwe said It was reported initially that Miss Joy scored exceptionally high on the exam, a feat that led to her being awarded a scholarship by their company.
In the words of Osigwe, “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”.
Osigwe continued that “in line with these principles and response to the confirmed findings, we have made the difficult decision to withdraw the scholarship awarded to Miss Joy Mmesoma Ejikeme. This action is a testament to our unyielding commitment to honesty, integrity, and merit-based recognition.
We acknowledge that this development is regrettable, and it has undoubtedly caused dismay among those who stood by Miss Joy, including her school principal and other well-meaning supporters. However, it is crucial to maintain the integrity of our scholarship program and the values it represents”.
He noted that Innoson Vehicles remains steadfast in its mission to support deserving students, invest in the future of its education sector, and uphold the highest ethical standards.
Osigwe said Innoson has always been deeply committed to advancing educational excellence and upholding academic integrity through their scholarship program.
He explained that: “We believe in rewarding exceptional students who display not just academic prowess but also embody the values of honesty, transparency, and respect for the processes that govern our educational system.
We extend our appreciation to the public, JAMB, the Anambra State Governor’s committee, and all those who have shown understanding and support during this challenging situation. We remain committed to fostering educational excellence in Nigeria”.