JAMB Candidate Who Scored 289 in UTME Gets N500,000 Worth of Scholarship to Attend University

JAMB Candidate Who Scored 289 in UTME Gets N500,000 Worth of Scholarship to Attend University

  • A Nigerian girl who sat for the 2024 JAMB UTME has received the help she needs to proceed to the university for further studies
  • The girl was promised a scholarship if she could score 300 in the examination, but she scored 289
  • However, an anonymous donor has offered her an annual scholarship worth N500,000 which would enable her access university education

A Nigerian girl has received help that will enable her to proceed to the university after sitting for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME).

The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) released the results of the UTME in April, and the girl passed.

Girl who wrote JAMB gets scholarship.
The girl got a scholarship to proceed to the university. Photo credit: Getty Images/Leland Bobbe and JAMB. Girl's photo used for illustration only.
Source: UGC

Before the examination, the girl was told she would get a full scholarship if she was able to score 300. However, she scored 289.

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The girl's story was shared on X by education promoter, Alex Onyia, who said help has come her way.

He said:

"Just now, someone has offered to contribute 500,000 Naira annually towards her education. This act of kindness nearly brought me to tears. The donor has chosen to remain anonymous."

See the story below:

Reactions as girl gets scholarship

@mararymma said:

"May God bless the donor and the anonymous Angel."

@InneInnih said:

"Wow! Thank you, Jesus. Thanks so much, anonymous. May you go from strength to strength. Thanks, Mr Alex, for making this happen. The future is BRIGHT."

@FlokiRazz said:

"Grace spoke and is still speaking in Jesus Holy Name."

@ChukwuebukaVal7 said:

"Omo...she dey cry for 289, and one big head got 204, and he is celebrating. He even told me that uncle, people failed very well. I was just laughing. The mumu was telling me to choose which state university for him.....lol. Congratulations, she still has to make them proud."

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@ObiageliEm15958 said:

"May God bless the anonymous donor."

Another girl gets scholarship

Meanwhile, a Nigerian girl did exceedingly well in the West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) but could not continue.

The girl took the WAEC examination in 2023, but she has remained at home due to a lack of resources to register for JAMB.

Her story was shared on X by Alex Onyia, who said Wigwe University, founded by the late Access Bank CEO, would offer the girl scholarship.

Proofreading by Nkem Ikeke, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

Source: Legit.ng

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