The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Thursday July 21, said only 378,639 out of the 1,761,338 candidates who wrote the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations scored 200 and above.
Registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede who spoke during the 2022 policy meeting, said an Ekiti indigene attained the highest score during the 2022 UTME examinations conducted by the board.
Reeling out the figures, Oloyede said 378,639 candidates scored above 200; a total of 520,596 candidates scored 190 and above ; 704,991 scored 180 and above; 934,103 scored 170 and above; 1,192, 057 scored 160 and above.
Oloyede also said the board allowed candidates with awaiting results to register for the 2022 UTME.
“JAMB allowed awaiting results candidates to register and sit for the 2022 UTME. These candidates can’t be considered for admission on awaiting result status. They must present their O’level results on the board’s portal before the commencement of admissions”.
An Ekiti State indigene, Adebayo Eyimofe scored the highest mark in the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Adebayo who wrote his examination in Abuja, scored a total of 362 marks. He was followed closely by Ugwu Chikelu, an indigene of Enugu state who also wrote his UTME in Abuja. Ugwu scored 359.
Other high scorers include Igbalaye Ebunoluwa 357; Emmanuel Oluwanifemi 357; Ozumba Samuel 357; Olumide-Attah Ayomide 355; Lawal Olaoluwa 355; Dokun Jubril 354; Amaku Anthony 354 and Aghulor Divine 353.