Ekiti indigene Adebayo Eyimofe scores highest in 2022 UTME

JAMB Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board

Ekiti State indigene Adebayo Eyimofe scored the highest mark in the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said on Thursday.

JAMB registrar Prof. Ishaq Oloyede said Adebayo, who wrote his examination in Abuja, scored a total of 362 marks.

Oloyede noted at the 2022 policy meeting of the board held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja that Adebayo was followed closely by Ugwu Chikelu, an indigene of Enugu.

Chikelu, he said, also wrote his UTME in Abuja and scored 359.

Other high scorers include Igbalaye Ebunoluwa 357; Emmanuel Oluwanifemi 357; Ozumba Samuel 357; Olumide-Attah Ayomide 355; Lawal Olaoluwa 355; Dokun Jubril 354; Amaku Anthony 354 and Aghulor Divine 353.

Meanwhile, JAMB has adopted 140 as the minimum cut-off mark for degree-awarding institutions for the 2022 session.

The board however fixed the minimum cut-off mark for polytechnics at 120 and 100 for colleges of education.

Oloyede had earlier said only 378,639 of the 1,761,338 who wrote the 2022 UTME scored 200 and above.

The JAMB boss noted that 378,639 scored above 200; a total of 520,596 candidates scored 190 and above; 704,991 scored 180 and above; 934,103 scored 170 and above; 1,192, 057 scored 160 and above.