Meet Ajibola Oluwatosin, 15-Year-Old Boy, Who Scored Highest In 2018 UTME
Ajibola Oluwatosin Olumayowa, a student of Taidob College in Abeokuta has emerged ‘best candidate’ of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) following the release of 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Reports had emerged earlier in the week that Corona Secondary School student, Ibukun Oduntan, reportedly had the highest score with 344 marks when results were being released.
However, Taidob College Asero Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun State later on Wednesday, disclosed that its student, Ajibola Oluwatosin Olumayowa emerged with the highest score of 349.
A statement signed by one, Dare Adedotun stated that:
“Ajibola Oluwatosin from Egbado North, Ogun State recorded 78 in the Use of English, 94 in Mathematics, 88 in Physics and 89 in Chemistry. Giving a total of 349”
Also, a 16-year-old JAMB candidate from Ethiope East in Delta state, Oghotomo Ogheneruno Goddowell was initially considered to have scored the highest score of 321, in the Use of English, Physics, chemistry and biology.
Meanwhile, as it stands, Oluwamayowa’s 349 is believed to be the highest score in the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
A staff of Corona Secondary school had earlier said that Oduntan’s score was the highest among the released results.
“I would like to call your attention to the scores achieved by Corona Secondary School (CSS), Agbara, Ogun state.
‘The highest score from CSS, Ibukun Oduntan is 344. Our top 4 scores are above 320. Our Top 10 scores are above 300.”
According to the information on the school website, the 2018 UTME has been said to be a success for Corona Secondary School as the students’ average score in the exam is 272.
The information reads:
“After months of preparation, JAMB 2018 was a huge success for Corona Secondary School. Ibukun Oduntan scores an amazing score of 344 while 10 other students score above 300. Also 19 students scored between 280 and 299 and 51 students scored 250 and above. The average Jamb score this year is a score of 272”.