Matriculation Board clarifies highest scorers in 2018 UTME

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board ,JAMB has appealed to all interested individuals and organisations who are interested in using its data for research, reportage and other national disposition to contact it for accurate and up to date information , so as not to misdirect the public into taking wrong and misleading conclusions.

Jamb Head Public Affairs, Fabian Benjamin said this in a statement made in response to a publication in one of the Dailies of 31st, July 2018  which reported one of its candidate, Ape Terhemba Moses from Benue State with 354 score in the 2018 JAMB UTME  as the candidate with the highest JAMB score in the entire 2018 exercise.

According to Dr Fabian,” the report is absolutely not correct and demands immediate retraction from the paper as Galadima Israel Zakari from Biu, Borno State, who sat for the examination in Ogun State and  score 364  is the candidate with the highest score in the 2018 UTME exercise “

He added that the statement is imperative to ensure that the public is not misleading by the unverified report.

He further added that the doors of the board are always open to any request, especially when the nation would be the ultimate beneficiary.

To place the record completely straight as it affects the outcome of   the 2018 UTME exercise where Galadima came top, it’s necessary to state the performance of the top five candidates.  After Galadima is Adekunle Samuel Jesufemi from Ogun State who sat for his examination in Abeokuta and score 358; third position is Alikah Anthony Oseghale from Edo State who sat for the examination in Ekpoma and score 357; forth is Ademola Ebenezer Adetola from Ogun State who sat for the examination in Lagos score 355. Akinyemi Olatunbosun Paul from Ogun state, who wrote his examination in Lagos, Ape Terhemba Moses from Benue State, who wrote the examination in Makurdi and Obi-Obuoha Abiamamela from River State who wrote the examination in Port Harcourt all, came fifth with a tie score of 354″he stated.

From the above analysis, it’s clear however  that Ape Terhemba Moses from Benue State with 354 score is the highest scorer from Benue State and the entire North Central” Benjamin added.

This information is to put the records in the proper perspective.

 

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