- Kamsiyochukwu Umeh, the girl who got the highest score in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination, said she prayed a lot
- Speaking while appearing on Arise TV's Morning Show, Kamsiyochukwu said she also prepared very well before the examination
- She said she studied for at least six hours daily in preparation for the nationwide examination held earlier this year
The best UTME candidate for 2023, Kamsiyochuwkwu Umeh, was interviewed on Arise TV, where she revealed the secrets to her resounding academic success.
Umeh was named the highest-scoring candidate by the examination body. She scored 360 in aggregates, sweeping Mathematics with 99.
Since her academic prowess became public knowledge, many Nigerians on different platforms have continued to celebrate her.
I prayed and studied a lot
While appearing on Arise TV's flagship Morning Show, Kamsiyochukwu revealed that consistent prayer was part of what helped her.
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But apart from prayers, she said she had enough time to study because she started preparing for the examination as soon as she made it to SS3.
Kamsiyochukwu said she studied an average of six hours daily while preparing for the examination. When the result came out, she said her mother was the one who checked the scores for her. The interview video was later reposted by @instablog9ja.
Watch the video below:
Reactions to Kamsiyochukwu's performance
"The other girl even trend pass this one."
"You can't score that high and not be articulate. That's not possible. A great future awaits you."
"See fluency and coherence, I was probably dragging first position on vernacular speakers list at this stage."
"This is where the attention should be."
"This is how the highest in Jamb should sound, fluent and expressive."
"You’ll just see that the difference is clear. Excellence speaks for itself."
JAMB accuses Ejikeme Mmesoma of changing her UTME result
According to the examination body, Mmesoma scored 249 and not 362, as she claimed.
The girl, however, insisted that she did not doctor her result, saying she printed it from the JAMB portal.