Sunday, August 5, 2018 4:42 pm
JAMB gave the clarifications while disputing that claim by a newspaper that Ape Moses from Benue State was the highest scoring candidate nationwide in the 2018 UTME.
While disputing the claim, Mr. Fabian Benjamin, the spokesperson of JAMB in a statement said in a statement on Sunday that Galadima Zakari from Biu, Borno State, is the candidate with the highest score in the 2018 UTME with a score of 364, according to Premium Times.
While Zakari sat for the examination in Ogun State, Ape Moses from Benue State sat for the examination in Makurdi and scored 354, the highest score from Benue State and the entire North-central Nigeria, JAMB noted.
The top five leading candidates in the 2018 UTME, according to JAMB are: Galadima Zakari with 364, Adekunle Jesufemi from Ogun State who took the examination in Abeokuta with 358, Alikah Oseghale from Edo State who sat for the examination in Ekpoma and scored 357, and Ademola Adetola from Ogun State who sat for the examination in Lagos and scored 355.
He added that Akinyemi Paul from Ogun State who wrote his examination in Lagos, Ape 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.
The JAMB spokesperson therefore asked interested individuals and organisations who want to use its data for research, reportage and others national purposes to always contact it for accurate and up to date information.