Updated: Ejikeme Joy: 16-Year-Old Daughter of Okada Rider Who Emerged "UTME Best Student" Gets N3m Scholarship

Updated: Ejikeme Joy: 16-Year-Old Daughter of Okada Rider Who Emerged "UTME Best Student" Gets N3m Scholarship

  • For her academic excellence, a young girl has just been awarded a three million naira (N3 million) scholarship by Innoson Vehicles
  • Ejikeme Joy, an indigene of Enugu state, who resides in Nnewi with her father, an Okada rider, emerged as the overall best student in the UTME for the 2023 academic year
  • Meanwhile, Joy's scores in English Language, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry were broken down as 98%, 89%, 94%, and 81%, respectively
  • In a fresh update, JAMB has accused Ejikeme of manipulating her figure, stating that the young girl actually scored 249

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Innoson Vehicles, a leading Nigerian automobile manufacturer, founded by Chief Innocent Chukwuma, on Monday, May 8, demonstrated its commitment to academic excellence by awarding a N3 million scholarship to Ejikeme Joy, the overall best-performing candidate in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for the 2023 academic year.

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Legit.ng's regional reporter in Anambra, Mokwugwo Solomon, noted that the gesture by Innoson Vehicles was not only a celebration of academic excellence but also a reflection of the company's dedication to investing in the education of young Nigerians. The scholarship would go a long way in providing financial support to the 16-year-old student so she can easily pursue her tertiary education in the next five years.

CEO Innonson Motors, Ejikeme Joy, 2023 UTME
CEO Innonson Motors awards N3m scholarship to overall best UTME candidate, Ejikeme Joy. Photo credit: Mokwugwo Solomon
Source: Facebook

Speaking during the brief ceremony at his Umudim Nnewi country home, Chief Chukwuma said his decision to award the scholarship to the best UTME candidate is not only to reward academic excellence but also to serve as an inspiration to other students to strive for excellence in their academic pursuits.

He stated:

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"Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing (IVM) company will continue to demonstrate its commitment towards social responsibility through various initiatives, including scholarship awards, jobs creation, and support for local communities.

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"This latest scholarship award is a testament to our' dedication to empowering young Nigerians, and investing in the future of the nation."

Joy reacts, thanks Chief Chukwuemeka

Miss Ejikeme Joy, who was overwhelmed with joy, thanked Chief Chukwuemeka for his benevolence and assured him that as long as her performance was rewarded, she would put more effort into her academic pursuit.

Ejikeme, who further revealed that she is an indigene of Enugu state, but resides in Nnewi with her father, a commercial motorcycle operator (Okada rider), assured that she would make Chief Chukwuma proud by showing greater devotion to her academics.

Legit.ng reported earlier that Ejikeme, a student of Anglican Girls Secondary School in Nnewi, Anambra state, emerged as the overall best student in the 2023 UTME with a score of 362.

Joy's English Language, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry scores were broken down as 98%, 89%, 94%, and 81%, respectively.

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Update: JAMB accuses Ejikeme Joy of manipulating her UTME score

In a fresh update, JAMB has accused Miss Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma of inflating his result from the 2023 UTME.

In a statement on Sunday, July 2, the examination board said it would take legal action against her for misleading Nigerians, claiming she got the highest result in the recently concluded exam.

The examination body said Ejikeme scored 249. Nevertheless, the young girl has denied manipulating her score, insisting she got the result from JAMB's portal.

Innoson Vehicles has also released a statement over the controversial development, calling for a thorough probe.

Editorial Note: This report was updated on Monday, July 3, to reflect the latest developments.

Brilliant 15-year-old boy scores high in 2023 UTME, has 93 in maths

A brilliant Nigerian student, Adeoba Adedayo James, who is only 15 years old, emerged victorious in his 2023 UTME (Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination) with a 340 aggregate score.

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The smart student scored 93 in mathematics and 90 in physics. He had 96 and 61 in chemistry and English language, respectively.

In a conversation with Legit.ng's Joseph Omotayo, Adedayo said he gave his full time to reading during the preparation for his UTME exam.

Source: Legit.ng

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