- A piece of news that would gladden the heart of most Nigerians is an Ekiti indigene who emerged as UTME's highest scorer
- Identified simply as Adebayo Eyimofe, scored the highest mark in the just concluded UTME with 362
- Meanwhile, the names of other top scorers were released by the board and confirmed by JAMB Registrar Prof Ishaq Oloyede
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) on Thursday, July 21, announced that an indigene of Ekiti, Adebayo Eyimofe, scored the highest mark in the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) with 362, The Nation reports.
The smart candidate, Adebayo wrote the examination in one of the computer-based test centres in Abuja.
JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, made this disclosure at the ongoing 2022 policy meeting of the board held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.
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Enugu indigene emerged second
Meanwhile, another candidate identified simply as Chikelu, an indigene of Enugu state emerged second with a score of 359.
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interestingly, like Adebayo, Ugwu also wrote the UTME in Abuja.
Names of other top scorers released
Other high scorers include;
- Igbalaye Ebunoluwa with 357;
- Emmanuel Oluwanifemi 357;
- Ozumba Samuel 357;
- Olumide-Attah Ayomide 355;
- Lawal Olaoluwa 355;
- Dokun Jubril 354;
- Amaku Anthony 354 and
- Aghulor Divine 353.
Nigerian mum competes with son in JAMB-UTME examination
In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian mum and her son competed with each other in JAMB examination.
The boy floored the woman, scoring 243 as against his mum who posted 230 in aggregates.
When the story broke, it quickly went viral and attracted huge attention on the internet as many appreciated the mum for going into the contest.
Kano Keke rider writes JAMB, scores 150
Also, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian Keke rider wrote JAMB and scored 150 in aggregates. The man named Hakeem said he is ready to go to the Kano State Polytechnic.
According to him, he is going to school to study Office Technology and Management.
He however said he will not stop his Keke business, saying he will continue to ride and pay his school fees.