With a score of 358 in the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, a candidate from Lagos State, Monwuba Chibuikem, has emerged as the best candidate.
The information was contained in a document shared by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board at its policy meeting held on Tuesday.
At that meeting, the board also dropped the idea of uniformly cut-off marks for institutions for the next academic session, asking the institutions to decide their individual benchmarks.
According to the document, Qomarudeen Alabi from Osun and Adeogun Oreoluwa from Ogun jointly came second as they both scored 350.
Ajayi Isaiah from Lagos took the fourth position with a score of 349 while Okarike Kenneth from Rivers secured the fifth spot with 348.
The trio of Omonona Victor, Owoeye Oluwatimilehin, and Ehizogie Aidelogie took the sixth position with 347 while Ajeigbe Samuel and Yakubu Joshua (Edo) had 346 and 343 respectively to complete the top 10.
A breakdown of the top 10 candidates by their states of origin showed Lagos, Edo and Ekiti had the highest with two students each while Osun, Oyo, Ogun, and Rivers had one each.