Prof Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), and its management have been threatened with a lawsuit if they fail to apologise to Mmesoma Ejikeme, the Anambra pupil accused of falsifying her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) score.
As reported by Punch, an attorney, Johnmary Maduakolam, issued the warning noting that the examination body had failed to protect the girl’s identity….CONTINUE READING
In a letter addressed to Prof Oloyede, the lawyer said: “I am Chief Johnmary Akachukwu Maduakolam, a legal practitioner and the President of Johnmary Akachukwu Maduakolam Initiative for Education, which is a pet project with a special interest in education and holistic development of the young person.
“I am shocked to read from the media a circular issued by one Mr Fabian Benjamin on behalf of JAMB, accusing one Ms. Mmesoma Ejikeme, a minor and a student of Anglican Girls Secondary School Nnewi, Anambra State of faking JAMB scores to curry favour from unsuspecting philanthropists. By that publication, JAMB, under your watch, defamed the poor girl, exposed her to public opprobrium, and most especially failed to discharge its duty to the girl child under the Child’s Right Act.”
As reported by PM News, the lawyer demanded that all publications maligning the identity of Mmesoma be retracted by the examination board and also tender an unreserved apology.
The letter reads: “…I hereby request your good self, on her behalf, to retract forthwith the malicious publication made against the child, tender an unreserved apology to her and take steps to ensure that the trauma your conduct caused is cushioned immediately.
“Kindly note if you fail, neglect or refuse to harken to my demands for the welfare of the child, I shall drag you to a court, and you shall bear its cost….CONTINUE READING