15-Year-Old Emerges Best In JAMB, Scores 337 Overall

Lotanna Azuokeke, a 15-year-old student of Bishop Otubelu Juniorate, Trans Ekulu, Enugu, has emerged as the best performer in the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that Dr Chiwuike Uba, Media Adviser to the Bishop of the Diocese of Nike (Anglican Communion), the founder of the school revealed that Azuokeke, scored a total of 337 marks in the examination.

The statement said Azuokeke, a native of Oba in the Idemmili South Local Government Area, LGA, of Anambra State, scored 99 marks in Mathematics, 88 in Chemistry, 86 in Physics, and 64 in the English language.

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Uba said, “Azụokeke broke the record set by Chidera Obi who scored 329 marks to emerge overall best, five years ago.

“Report shows that Azuokeke applied to study Electrical/Electronics Engineering at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.”

Recall that 1,586,765 candidates sat the exam across its 708 CBT centres in 105 examination towns in the country.

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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