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 the News Agency of Nigeria, Azuokeke, 15, scored a total of 337 marks in the examination, according to a statement by Dr Chiwuike Uba, Media Adviser to the Bishop of the Diocese of Nike (Anglican Communion), the Founder of the school.
Uba said Azụokeke, a native of Ọba in the Idemmili South LGA of Anambra State, scored 88 marks in Chemistry, 86 in Physics, and 64 in the English Language.
He said: “Azụokeke broke record set by Chidera Obi who scored 329 marks to emerge overall best, five years ago.
“Report shows that Azuokeke applied to study Electrical/Electronics Engineering at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.”
The PUNCH reports that 1,586,765 candidates sat the exam across its 708 CBT centres in 105 examination towns in the country.