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15-Year-Old Ekele Franklin Emerges Best Student In 2019 UTME

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Photo: Eagle Online
Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Photo: Eagle Online

Fifteen year old, Ekele Franklin from Imo state was announced as the overall best candidate in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) conducted in April, 2019 by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, made this known at a news conference to announce the release of the results in Abuja on Saturday.

Speaking on the general performance of the candidates, the Registrar revealed that in all, 2,906 candidates scored over 300 as against 4,683 in 2018.

He stated that 57,579 candidates scored between 250 and 299 while 366,757 candidates scored between 200 and 249, which is a significant improvement from the 2018 results.

He advised candidates to use the phone number used for registration and text ‘RESULT’ to a short code, 55019 to view their results instantly.

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