15-year-old Ekele Franklin from Imo state who emerged as the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) best candidate scoring 347 marks may not gain admission into any Nigerian University despite his outstanding performance.
The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, while speaking on the released results said that the best candidate may not be admitted into the University of Lagos (UNILAG), which he chose as his first choice because of his age.
Following the National Universities Commission (NUC) minimum age recommendation for admission into the university, he stands disqualified to register as a student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), his first choice of school.
The second best candidate with 346 marks, 16-year-old Emmanuel Chidiebube is from Abia state while 17-year-old Oluwo Isaac Olamilekan Oloyede from Osun state emerged third with 345 marks.
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