Ondo student Daramola who has 6As in WAEC, scores 341 in UTME despite mass failure

Miss Oluwademilola Oreoluwa Daramola, a native of Ogbagi Akoko in Akoko North-West local government area of Ondo State, achieved an impressive aggregate score of 341 marks in the recently concluded 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) administered by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

In addition, Daramola achieved six Distinctions, consisting of straight As and three Bs, in the 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC).

Her exceptional performance stands out, especially when considering the breakdown of overall performance released by JAMB for the 2024 examination year, revealing that over 76% of candidates who took the placement exams scored below 200.

Breaking down her results, Daramola achieved remarkable scores of 95 in Physics, 86 in Chemistry, 82 in Biology, and 78 in English Language.

These scores position her among the top performers in this year’s examination across Nigeria, a testament to her consistent excellence and exceptional academic prowess.

Recall that from Friday, April 19th to April 29th, over 1.9 million candidates participated in the computer-based examination aimed at evaluating candidates for admission into tertiary institutions across Nigeria.

However, Mr. Oloyede, the Registrar of JAMB, announced that the examination body has withheld the results of 64,624 candidates due to possible infractions. He further stated that the board is currently investigating the withheld results.

According to a copy of his speech Mr. Oloyede stated, “Out of a total of 1,989,668 registered candidates, 80,810 were absent. A total of 1,904,189 candidates sat for the UTME within the six days of the examination…”

He confirmed that the results of a total of 1,842,464 candidates have been released.

Furthermore, the registrar highlighted that 8,401 candidates, which accounts for 0.5 per cent of the total, scored 300 and above in the examination. He also noted that the maximum score attainable in the UTME is 400.

He mentioned that 77,070 candidates, constituting 4.2 per cent, achieved scores of 250 and above, while 439,974 candidates, which represents 24 per cent, scored 200 and above.

He added that 1,402,490 candidates, constituting 76 per cent of the total, scored below 200.

In conclusion, Daramola from Ondo State is among the few 0.5% that scored 300 and above.

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