Rose Ejembi, Makurdi
A student of New Covenant Christian College International, Makurdi Benue State, Moses Ape, has emerged with the best result, so far, in the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Ape scored a total of 354 in the examination to beat Ibukun Oduntan of Corona Secondary School, Agbara Ogun State who was initially celebrated on the Internet as the best student with a total score of 344 in the examination.
Principal of New Covenant Christian College International, Mrs. Joyce Ufere who disclosed this on Thursday at a press conference, in Makurdi, explained that the school which was established in 2009, presented 23 students for the examination.
She said the school had approached the examination body and was told that other results were being collated.
Asked how he attained the feat, the 17-year-old Ape gave the credit to God, his teachers, his seniors and his parents for encouraging him to invest his time in intensive study.
“Aside the encouragement I got from all of these people, I also made up my mind to be the best I can be by setting very high goals for myself academically knowing full well that I can be what I want to be if I’m determined.”