The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday, August 31, released the details of the best 10 candidates in the 2021 edition of its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
JAMB’s Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, gave the details during his presentation at the 2021 admission policy meeting which was held virtually which had relevant education stakeholders in attendance as well as heads of government and private higher institutions, admission officers and registrars.
According to the JAMB registrar, Monwuba Chibuzor Chibuikem, a male, with registration number, 10054281ID, from Lagos State southwest of Nigeria, and who sat the examination in the state, topped the chart with a score of 358 out of the possible 400 marks.
Master Chibuikem was closely followed by the duo of Qomarudeen Abdulwasiu Alabi and Adeogun Kehinde Oreoluwa both rank second with their 350 marks.
Master Alabi, an indigene of Osun State also southwest of Nigeria, with registration number, 10115691FG, sat the examination in his state of origin.
On his part, Master Oreoluwa, also a male, with registration number, 10109964GI, is an indigene of Ogun State another from southwest of Nigeria who sat his examination in the state.
The fourth best candidate on the list is Ajayi Eberechukwu Isaiah, a male, with registration number 10067858JC, who scored 349. He hails from Lagos and sat the examination in Lagos.
Okarike Favour Kenneth, the first female on the list, with registration number 10088418AH, who hails from Rivers State southern Nigeria and sat the examination in the state, scored 348 to take the fifth slot on the chart.
Meanwhile, the trio of Omonona Oluwamayokun Victor with registration number 10008972BG; Owoeye Israel Oluwatimilehin with registration number 10165579GD, and Ehizogie Jeffrey Aidelogie with registration number 10006469FG, all scored 347.
Masters Victor, Oluwatimilehin and Aidelogie hail from Oyo, Ekiti and Edo all south-western states in Nigeria, respectively. But while Oluwatimilehin sat his examination in Lagos, the other two sat for the examination in their states of origin.
Ajeigbe Moyinoluwa Samuel, with registration number 10151081AE, male, hails from Ekiti State. He sat the examination in Kwara State and scored 346, and is ranked 9th on the log.
Yakubu Abdulraheem Joshua with registration number 10050994FA, male, from Edo State, sat the examination in the same state and scored 343 to take the 10th slot.
Since 1978 the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has been conducting entrance examinations into government and private tertiary-level institutions. The board conducts an entrance Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for prospective undergraduates in Nigerian universities.