2018 Utme Highest Scorer From Borno State Gets Scholarship From Gov. Shettima (Photos)
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the names of five candidates with exemplary performance in the just concluded 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The board said Galadima Israel Zakari from Biu in Borno State, who sat for the examination in Ogun, scored 364 to emerge overall best candidate.
Subsequently, Governor Kashim Shettima on Tuesday, August 7 hosted Galadima in his office in Maiduguri.
He also awarded five years University Scholarship to Galadima who has already secured an admission at Covenant University, Enugu.
The governor said:
It will be my greatest honour to host Nigeria’s JAMB King, Galadima Israel Zakari and his mother in my office tomorrow. Galadima is that young Bornoan (from Biu local government area) who has made us very proud by coming first nationwide after scoring 364 in the 2018 JAMB examination. I am this great son of Borno. He deserves to be celebrated.
Meanwhile, JAMB’s Head, Public Affairs, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in a statement on Sunday, August 5 in Abuja said Adekunle Jesufemi from Ogun State who sat for his examination in Abeokuta scored 358 to come second and the third position went to Alikah Oseghale from Edo State who sat for the examination in Ekpoma with a score of 357.