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Best JAMB candidate 2020: Anambra-born, Maduafokwa, others receive scholarship

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ANAMBRA State born highest scorer in the last UTME, Maduafokwa Egoagwuagwa Agnes and some other students who scored high in the examination have been rewarded with N16 million schorlarship for their academic excellence by the Nigerian Society of Engineers.

  President, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Babagana Mohammed said Maduaforkwa and other beneficiaries are to receive the sum of N200,000 per year for the next five years.

  The 16 Nigerian students were rewarded for their outstanding performance in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation (UTME) exercise by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). The best of the 16, led by Maduafokwa Egoagwuagwa Agnes, Nwobi Okwuchuwu David, Ojuba Mezisasha Shalom, who scored 365, 363 and 359 respectively, received the reward in scholarship worth N16 million alongside 13 other students with brilliant performances.

  All 16 students expressed their interest to study mechanical, electrical, computer, industrial production as well as civil engineering in different Nigerian universities.

  Report says all beneficiaries of the scholarship also got a brand new laptop with the best student, Agnes getting an extra laptop and tablet which was donated by the president of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria, Funmilola Ojelade.

  Agnes who led the pack for the 2020 UTME exercise is the president of the mathematics club and first assistant head girl of Louisvilles Girls High School, Ijebu-Itele in Ogun State.

  She disclosed her intention to study engineering where she can apply mathematical concepts in solving societal challenges.

  She wrote her UTME on March 14, 2020 in St Michael Otedola Education Centre in Epe, Lagos State.

  The young lady scored 72, in Use of English, 99 in Mathematics, 99 in Physics and 95 in Chemistry.

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