UTME 2019: Highest scorer in JAMB revealed

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A 15-year-old boy from Abia State emerged the best candidate of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME.

DAILY POST reported that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, released the results of the 2019 UTME on Saturday.

The 15-year old boy, according to JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, scored 347 marks considered as the highest by board.

Similar, a 16-year-old boy from Abia State came second by scoring 346 marks.

Also a 17 year old from Osun State who trailed behind with 345.was considered by the board as the third best result in the 2019 UTME.

But the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyode, who announced this at a media briefing, Saturday, however, said the best candidate may not be admitted in the University of Lagos,which he chose as his first choice because of age.

He gave the names of the three best candidates as Ekene Franklin: Igban Emmanuel Chidiebube and Oluwo Isaac Olamilekan Oloyode did not disclose the intended courses of the best performing students.