Lotanna Azuokeke, a 15-year-old student at Bishop Otubelu Juniorate, Trans Ekulu, Enugu, scored 99 over 100 marks in mathematics at the just-concluded 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
According to a statement released by Dr. Chiwuike Uba, Media Adviser to the Bishop of the Diocese of Nike (Anglican Communion), the Founder of the school, the 15-year-old student they scored a total of 337 points in the examination.
According to Uba, Azụokeke, from Ọba, Idemmili South LGA, Anambra state, scored 88 in chemistry, 86 in physics and 64 in English and 99 in Mathematics.
He said: “Azụokeke broke the record set by Chidera Obi, who scored 329 marks to emerge overall best five years ago”.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, “Report shows that Azuokeke applied to study Electrical/Electronics Engineering at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.”
1,586,765 candidates applied for the examination, and they wrote it across 708 CBT centers in 105 examination towns in the country.
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