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2019 UTME result: 15 year old scores JAMB’s highest mark

JAMB announces postponement of 2019 UTME exams

A 15-year-old boy from Abia State has reportedly emerged the best-scoring candidate with 347 – considered the highest by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in its newly releseased 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) results.

Similarly, a 16-year-old boy from Abia State came second by scoring 346 marks just as a 17-year-old from Osun State trailed behind with 345 – considered by the board as the third best result in the 2019 UTME.

However, the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, who announced this at a media briefing, Saturday, says the best candidate may not be admitted into the University of Lagos (UNILAG), which he chose as his first choice due to his age.

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He gives the name of the three best candidates as Ekene Franklin, Igban Emmanuel Chidiebube and Oluwo Isaac Olamilekan. Meanwhile, Prof Oloyede did not disclose the intended courses of the best-performing candidates.

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