The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, has published the names of its 2018 best candidates in the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
This was made known yesterday by the Board’s Head of Media and Publicity, DR Fabian Benjamin; stressing that the development was to aid research, reportage and other national interest.
According to JAMB, an Ogun State candidate emerged as overall best with a score of 364 against the speculation that Benue came first.
Reports had it earlier that Ape Moses, a candidate from Benue State had the highest score of 354 in the 2018 UTME but, clarifying this, JAMB said Moses’ score in the exam is the highest among candidates from Benue State and the entire North-central Nigeria, while Zakari is the overall best.
JAMB revealed that the top four candidates are: “Galadima Zakari with 364, Adekunle Jesufemi from Ogun State who sat for his examination in Abeokuta with 358, Alikah Oseghale from Edo State who sat for the examination in Ekpoma and scored 357, and Ademola Adetola from Ogun State who sat for the examination in Lagos and scored 355.
“Also Akinyemi Paul from Ogun State, Ape Moses from Benue State, and Obi-Obuoha Abiamamela from River State all came fifth with a tie score of 354 to complete the top seven”.
The spokesman advised individuals and organizations who want to use JAMB’s data for research purposes to always contact the exam body for up to date information.
“Our doors are always open to any request especially when the nation would be the ultimate beneficiary.
“The Board appeals to all interested individuals and organisations who want to use its data for research, reportage and other national necessary disposition to always contact it for accurate and up to date information so as not to misdirect the public into taking wrong and misleading conclusions,” he said.