Do you know Israel Zakari, an indigene of Biu in Borno State?

I don't think so but interestingly, he is the guy with the highest score in the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

Good thing coming from Borno, you must be saying. 

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said on Sunday that Zakari, got the highest score of 364.

According to the board, Zakari, who sat for the UTME in Ogun State, beat Adekunle Jesufemi from Ogun State to the second position with 358 score, and Alikah Oseghale from Edo State, to the third position with 357 score.

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The JAMB Head of Public Affairs, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who confirmed this in a release on Sunday, said the board appealed to individuals and organisations, which wanted to use the UTME data for research and national statistics to seek accurate information from the agency and avoid misleading sources.

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Benjamin said: “This release of candidates’ scores is imperative to ensure that the public is not misled by unverified reports.

“Israel Galadima from Borno State came first with 364 score while Adekunle Jesufemi from Ogun State scored 358; the third position is Alikah Oseghale from Edo State, who sat for the examination in Ekpoma and scored 357. This is to put the records in perspective".

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