Kamsiyochukwu Umeh, has been confirmed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB as the best in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME with a cumulative score of 360.
Dr Eric Umeofia, Chief Executive Officer, CEO and President of Erisco Foods Limited, has awarded her with a cash gift of N2.5m for her hard work.
Umeofia, who spoke to newsmen on Friday, 7th July 2023, also announced various cash rewards to the administrator of the school, the four subject teachers, and two other best students of the school.
Umeh is a student of Deeper Life High School, Mowe in Ogun State, an indigene of Anambra State, scored 99 in Chemistry, 98 in Mathematics, 97 in Physics, and 66 in English in the examination.
Meanwhile, many Nigerians who supported Ejikeme Mmseoma, the student who manipulated her UTME result, have backtracked.
Mmesoma has been in the news since JAMB punctured her claim of being the highest scorer in the 2023 UTME.
JAMB said the student “actually got 249 in the exam and not 362” as widely assumed, which triggered a huge controversy. Amid the back and forth, Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State, set up a committee to investigate the issue.
A few days into the sitting of the eight-man panel of inquiry, Mmesoma appeared on a television programme where she backed down on her claim of scoring 362.
However, the panel, in its report, asked her to tender an apology to JAMB having owned up in the presence of her principal, and the Education Secretary that the narration by the JAMB officials was a true and correct description of what transpired. She also admitted to have given a manipulated result by herself unaided, using the same phone, with an Airtel number.
Story: Christy Dung