Professor Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, Anambra Commissioner for Education, has adopted Miss Mmesoma Ejikeme, the embattled student of Anglican Girls Secondary School, Nnewi, who inflated her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, result to emerge with the highest score.
The Commissioner, who spoke in Awka, said she adopted Mmesoma to help her actualize her dreams in life.
Professor Chuma-Udeh who invited Mmesoma to her office during the heat of the controversy explained that she adopted Mmesoma to see her through school.
She said, “Mmesoma is not the first person I am adopting. Even as a lecturer, I was adopting children and training them through schools.
“Mmesoma is doing very well and she is still undergoing a psychotherapy class with the state appointed psychotherapist.
“I decided to adopt to adopt her to help her actualize her dreams .She is a human being, so we cannot throw her away just like that.
“We are not going to let her down. We are still pleading with JAMB to reconsider its decision concerning her.
“Governor Chukwuma Soludo is very passionate about every citizen in Anambra State and so, we will train her through her education.”