Four Nigerian commercial banks have given scholarships to tertiary institutions to the best 100 candidates in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), Concise News reports.
This list of the best 100 students would be handed over to the yet-to-be revealed banks by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) this week.
According to JAMB Head of Information Fabian Benjamin, the development shows the acceptability of the board’s products.
“As a result of the handling of the crises and performances, many corporate organisations have called on the board to furnish it with top scoring candidates to offer scholarships to study in tertiary institutions of their choice,” he told The Nation, Monday.
“There are banks which are demanding the top 100 UTME candidates for scholarships. This is a stamp on the approval of the board’s products and efforts at repositioning the conduct of public examinations in Nigeria.”
Also, he said that the “fight against examination corruption should therefore be fought on all fronts. This is because of the board’s belief that the first manifestation of corruption is cheating in an examination.”