– 16 year-old-boy scored 321 in 2018 UTME
– This is believed to be the highest recorded so far in the ongoing exam
– JAMB is expected to release more result on Tuesday, March 20
Oghotomo Ogheneruno Goddowell, a 16-year-old boy from Ethiope East in Delta state may have set a new record for Joint Admission Matriculation Board exam as he scored 321 believed to be the highest in the ongoing 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Goddowell wrote his exam at the Benchill schools, Warri Delta state.
Another unverified result that has sufficed online with the same 321 marks belonged to 18-year-old Yusuf Najeeb Lawal from Musawa in Katsina state.
Lawal wrote his exam at Kaduna polythecnic, Tudun Wada, Kaduna state.
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Recall that NAIJ.com had earlier reported that over 1.3 million results of candidates that sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination would be released on Monday, March 19, by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) after the scores have gone through security checks and found to be without malpractice.
The head of information of JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, who stated this on Sunday, March 18, in an interview, said the UTME results of Computer-Based Test centres where the CCTV showed malpractices had been cancelled.
He said some malpractices captured by the CCTV footage included CBT centre owners collecting money from candidates to engage in malpractices and also threatening JAMB officials at the centres.
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