The highest-scoring candidate in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organized by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, has received a cash gift from an NGO Hijab Rights Advocacy Initiative, Concise News reports.
Franklin, 15, from Abia State, scored 347.
“We met Franklin the boy who scored highest in Jamb a student of Meiran Community High School. We gave him a cash gift to encourage him,” a statement on Hijab Rights Advocacy Initiative Twitter handle read.
We met Franklin the boy who scored highest in Jamb a student of Meiran Community High School.
We gave him a cash gift to encourage him. pic.twitter.com/LFnrQa81rR
— Hijab Rights Advocacy Initiative (@hijabnigeria) May 24, 2019
The Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, who announced Franklin as the highest scorer at a media briefing in Abuja, said the best candidate may not be admitted into the University of Lagos (UNILAG), which he chose as his first choice due to his age.