By Jude Atupulazi
Miss Nkechinyere Umeh, who scored the highest mark in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination has been awarded a university scholarship by Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, the State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, announced last Tuesday.
According to the Commissioner, in a statement issued to newsmen, the beneficiary, Miss Umeh, who had an aggregate score of 360 in the 2023 UTME, was offered the opportunity to study any course of her choice at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, a state government-owned university
She further described the student’s performance as testament that the efforts by Gov Chukwuma Soludo’s Administration to reposition the education sector were yielding the desired dividend; while also adding that the government would continue to transform and invest more in the state’s educational system.
She said, ‘Nkechinyere Umeh has been declared the best by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, having scored a cumulative mark of 360 in the 2023 UTME.
‘This is a testament that the efforts by Gov. Chukwuma Soludo’s Administration to reposition the education sector are yielding the desired dividend.
‘This scholarship will encourage and motivate her to do more in future and also serve as an example to other students in the state.’
It will be recalled that Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, the body that organizes UTME, had recently announced Ms. Umeh from Anambra State as the candidate with the highest score in the 2023 batch of the national examination.
According to him, the other top candidates are Aguele Stephen, 358; Ositade Oluwafemi, 358; Gbolahan Ayinde, 357; John Fulfilment, 356; Chimdubem Ugonna, 355, among others.