Ekiti indigene scores highest as 378,639 make over 200 in JAMB

AN EKITI State indigene, Adebayo Eyimofe, has obtained the highest mark in the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ishaq Oloyede, a professor, disclosed this at the 2022 policy meeting of the Board in Abuja on Thursday.

According to Oloyede, Eyimofe, who sat for the examination in Abuja, scored 362 marks out of a total of 400 marks.


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An indigene of Enugu State, Ugwu Chikelu, came second with 359 marks. Chikelu also sat for the examination in Abuja.

According to the Board, other candidates with high marks in the examination are Igbalaye Ebunoluwa, Emmanuel Oluwanifemi and Ozumba Samuel, who scored 357 each.

    Olumide-Attah Ayomide and Lawal Olaoluwa got 355 each, while Dokun Jubril and Amaku Anthony scored 354 apiece.

    Meanwhile, only 378,639 of the 1,761,338 who sat for the examination scored 200 and above, which is the minimum requirement for admission into most Nigerian public universities.

    Oloyede said 520,596 of those who sat for the examination got 190 and above.

    He added that 704,991 scored 180 and above, 934,103 scored 170 and above, and 1,192 057 scored 160 and above.

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