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Junior Taamas
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A fifteen-year-old Ekene Franklin Ezeunala,
who scored 347 to emerge the overall best in
the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation
Examination (UTME) targeted 370 out of a
possible 400, it was learned yesterday.
The SS3 pupil of Meiran Community Secondary
School, Meiran, on the outskirts of Lagos, is,
however, happy with his mark.

He said yesterday that he was shocked to be
announced the candidate with the highest
Ekene told The Nation: “I tried to make a good
score while preparing for the examination. The
score I was targeting was 370. I still feel happy
that I still achieved a good result.”

The teenager, who will turn 15 May 27, said:
“When I first heard I was the highest, I was a
bit shocked. But I became glad and happy.”
He attributed his feat to regular participation
in competitions organized by of Lagos State

“The competitions impacted positively on my
preparation. Some of the subjects I did I had
done them in preparing for the competitions
and met the same thing in the exams,” he said.

Ekene wants to study Chemical Engineering in
the university – for the love of it and to
impact society. He said he was already working
on some bio-fuel research to reduce carbon
emissions in Nigeria.

“I want to study Chemical Engineering because
I feel that chemistry and technology can
impact the general public and society in
various ways; and personally, I have a flair for
chemistry,” he said.

His mother, Mrs. Chinelo Ezeunala, a
Chemistry teacher at Hightree College, a
private school at Berger, Lagos, said she was
happy about her son’s feat.

The Chemistry graduate said her son had
always shown brilliance in his education and as
a result skipped some classes in primary

“He started school early at two years plus
because I was serving when I had him. He
attended Philthel Primary School, Akoka. The
school was owned by a professor teaching at
the University of Lagos. But the woman is late

“In primary school, he was very bright so he
was promoted twice that was why he is 14
years in SS3,” she said.

Mrs. Ezeunala learned of a scholarship offer by
Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, from
this reporter.

When asked if she would allow the boy to go,
she said it would be discussed as a family. She
said the family was not buoyant enough to
afford private university fees if the offer was
not a full scholarship. She said her husband
was a retired staff of the defunct NITEL where
he worked as a technician and had experienced
hard luck in his efforts at running businesses.
She said: “We are not really well off and we
cannot afford private university fees. If it is a
full scholarship, my opinion is ‘why not?’
The Uturu, Okigwe, Abia-based varsity,
awarded a scholarship to Ekene and Emmanuel
Chidiebube 16, who scored 346.

source: www.titiloyeblog.com/2019/05/i-aimed-at-scoring-370-says-utme-best.html
Ekene Franklin Ezeunala: I Aimed At Scoring 370 - Utme Best Candidate  - Jamb Updates

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Adelodun Adeyemi
Political Science
Aspirant, Nigeria.
Haven't you heard "Shoot for the moon even when your target fails you will land on the stars"

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Junior Taamas
, Nigeria.

[ @Crownfitsme: ] Haven't you heard "Shoot for the moon even when your target fails you will land on the stars"

Yeah I have seen that.

just about three minutes ago.. from you.. on this forum

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