Lotanna Azuokeke, a 15-year-old student, has scored 99 over 100 in mathematics in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) released the results of the examination on Tuesday.
A total of 1,595,779 candidates had registered to take the examination in 708 CBT centres across 105 examination towns in the country.
According to NAN, Azuokeke, who is a student of Bishop Otubelu Juniorate, Trans Ekulu in Enugu state, scored a total of 337 over 400 in the examination.
Azụokeke is a native of Ọba in Idemmili South LGA of Anambra state.
In a statement by Chiwuike Uba, media adviser to the founder of the school, the teenager applied to study engineering at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Uba said that Azụokeke scored 99 marks in mathematics, 88 marks in chemistry, 86 in physics, and 64 in the English Language.
“Azụokeke broke record set by Chidera Obi who scored 329 marks to emerge overall best, five years ago,” he said.
“Report shows that Azuokeke applied to study electrical/electronic engineering at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
“The school recorded 100 per cent success in the last Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE); three students came out with 11As each.
“We are proud of the success we have attained so far. Our JAMB results are simply wonderful, our WASSCE and NECO results are not bad also.”
This year’s UTME which started on April 25 ended on May 3. Candidates whose exams were rescheduled have been put up for May 6.
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