A 15-year-old student of Bishop Otubelu Juniorate, Trans Ekulu, Enugu, Lotanna Azuokeke, scored 99 marks in Mathematics in the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
According to a statement made by Dr. Chiwuike Uba, Media Advisor to the Bishop of the Diocese of Nike (Anglican Communion), the founder of the school, Azuokeke, 15, achieved a total of 337 marks in the exam, according to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria.
According to Uba, Azokeke, an Anambra State native from the town of ba in the Idemmili South LGA, received 88 in Chemistry, 86 in Physics, and 64 in English.
"Azokeke broke the record set by Chidera Obi five years ago, who scored 329 marks to win the overall competition," he stated.
"Report reveals that Azuokeke applied to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, to study electrical/electronic engineering."
The PUNCH reported that 1,586,765 candidates took the exam at 708 CBT centers located in 105 test locations across the nation.
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