Nkechinyere Umeh: Anambra Indigene Who Emerged Overall Best Student in 2023 UTME Gets University Scholarship

Nkechinyere Umeh: Anambra Indigene Who Emerged Overall Best Student in 2023 UTME Gets University Scholarship

  • Miss Nkechinyere Umeh, who had the highest score in the 2023 UTME, has received a fully funded university scholarship
  • Umeh was offered a scholarship to study any course of her choice by the Anambra state government led by Charles Soludo
  • The state's commissioner for education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, who confirmed this development in a statement on Tuesday, June 27, said Umeh scored 360 in the examination

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The Anambra government, headed by Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has offered a scholarship to Miss Nkechinyere Umeh, an indigene of the state who has the highest score in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Professor Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, the state commissioner for education, made this known through a statement issued on Tuesday, June 27, in Awka, PM News reported.

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The Anambra Government, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Miss Nkechinyere Umeh, 2023 UTME, JAMB
Governor Soludo offers JAMB top scorer Nkechinyere Umeh University scholarship. Photo credit: Soludo TV, Charles Chukwuma Soludo
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Student with highest UTME score gets scholarship

Umeh emerged as the overall best, scoring 360 in the examination.

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Chuma-Udeh said the student had been offered a scholarship by the state government to study any course of her choice at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, The Punch report added.

“Nkechinyere Umeh has been declared the best by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), having scored a cumulative mark of 360 in the 2023 UTME.
“This is a testament that efforts by Gov. Chukwuma Soludo’s administration to reposition the education sector is yielding the desired dividend.
“This scholarship will encourage and motivate her to do more in future and also serve as an example to other students of the state,” she said.

She added that Soludo’s administration would continue to pay serious attention to education in the state.

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2023 admission: JAMB announces cut-off marks for universities, polytechnics, and Colleges of Education

Meanwhile, JAMB also announced the approved cut-off marks for 2022/23 admissions into universities, polytechnics, and other tertiary institutions in the country.

The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, announced 140 and above as the cut-off mark for 2022/23 admissions into universities.

Oloyede added that 100 had been approved as the cut-off mark for Polytechnics and Colleges of Education. The JAMB boss explained that the 140 and 100 cut-off marks were the minimum and that institutions must comply with them.

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