18-year-old student from Yobe state emerges 8th overall best in 2019 UTME

In the official result for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) released by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), 18-year-old Shuaibu Abdullahi Maje, is said to have emerged as the 8th overall student in Nigeria.

The young chap from Yobe state, who studied at Nigerian Tulip International Colleges (NTIC), scored the total of 342.

This is a great achievement going by the number of secondary school students who find it difficult to make even half that mark.

Quite a number of Nigerians, particularly from the northern region are pleased with Shuaibu’s great feat and many of them have taken to social media to celebrate him.

According to The Sun, JAMB revealed that 15-year-old Ezenala Ekene Franklin, from Imo state emerged the best candidate with the score of 347, and he was followed closely behind by 16-year-old Igbam Emmanuel Chidiebube, who scored 346 points.

JAMB also revealed that the third best candidate at the 2019 UTME was Olowu Isaac Olamilekan from Osun state with 345 points.

This is wonderful news. Congratulations to all the bright students for making their families and schools proud.

In other news, we reported on the inspiring story of a 27-year-old student who multitasks as a taxi driver, flight attendant and a cloth vendor.

Born in a poor family and taken care of by her grandmother after her parents divorced, Ntinyari Rutere, the firstborn of her family, knew she had to work hard in life to make ends meet.

Rutere’s typical day usually starts at 4:30am when she wakes up and drives to Wilson Airport for her morning shift as cabin crew member.



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