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Here are the UTME top scorers from 2013 to 2023

Group berates JAMB over poor conduct of 2024 UTME

… as Nigerians await the 2024 UTME top scorer announcement

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday, April 29, 2024 announced the release of the just concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results.

The tertiary institutions entrance examination for 2024 commenced on Friday, April 19, and was concluded on Monday, April 29, 2024.

Read also: UTME 2024 breakdown: Only 27% of 1.9m who sat for JAMB scored above 200

Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar/chief executive officer at JAMB, announced this at a press conference held at the board’s headquarters, Bwari, in Abuja, when he explained that more than 1.94 million candidates registered and sat the examination in 118 towns and over 700 centres across the country.

However, the board is yet to announce the top scorers of the 2024 UTME against the tradition of announcing candidates who performed so well in the examination for special media and public applause.

Here is a throwback of how some students came tops in past JAMB-UTME.

In 2013, Olise Israel Chukwunalu with a record score of 299 emerged as the top scorer in the examination. He gained admission into the University of Ibadan, where he studied medicine and surgery.

Similarly, Onomejoh Princewill with a score of 299 emerged as the top scorer in 2014. Onomejoh gained admission into the University of Benin (UNIBEN) where he graduated with first class.

2015 witnessed double winners in the UTME in the persons of In Ilukwe Lottachukwu Geraldine emerged as the highest-scoring candidate in 2015 with a 332 score. Ilukwe from Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, later went to study at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in England.

In 2016, there was a tie as Akenbor Adesuwa Osarugue and Anonye Victory Emenike both scored 359 to emerge the top scorers in the examination.

Adesuwa was admitted as a medical student at the University of Benin, while Anonye was a student of medicine and surgery at the University of Jos.

Akingbulugbe Precious Ayomide emerged as the highest scorer in 2017 with 353. While in 2018, Galadima Israel Zakari was the top scorer with 364. He gained admission into Covenant University, where he studied electrical and electronics engineering.

Read also: JAMB releases 2024 UTME Results

2019 saw Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, a 15-year-old student emerge top scorer with 347. Maduafokwa Egoagwuagwu Agnes emerged as the highest-scoring candidate in UTME with 365 in 2020.

Monwuba Chibuzo Chibuikem was announced as the top scorer in 2021 having recorded 358 over 400.

Adebayo Eyimofe Oluwatofunmi emerged as the highest-scoring candidate in 2022, while Nkechinyere Umeh was the top scorer in 2023 with 360 over 400.

JAMB was established in 1978, and since then, some candidates have stood out due to their academic performance. Who will wear the academic top scorer’s crown for UTME in 2024; all eyes are on JAMB, the umpire board for the examination.