On early Saturday, NIGERIA NEWS reveals that Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB reveals the 2019 highest the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) highest JAMB scorer to be that Ekene Franklin from Edo state
While having a conversation with newsmen, Franklin Ekene, the highest scorer gave a reason as to how he scored the highest scores, he says the competition organised by Lagos state government frequently has helped him and makes him the top scorer
Ekene Franklin spoke and was quoted as
“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 reveals to newsmen that though his ambition was to score 370 but was stills surprised to have beat others in attaining the highest score for the session. “The score I was targeting was 370. I still feel happy that I still achieved a good result.”
Also his Ekene mother, Mrs Chinelo Ezeunala a teacher at Hightree College, an independent school Lagos state, Berger area said that she is gladdened that her son could come out as the highest JAMB scorer for this year,
Also, addition she makes it known why Ekene Franklin finished secondary school at the age of 15, an age considered to be too early to gain admission into most federal universities in Nigeria.
The Chemistry graduate said her son had always shown brilliance in his education and as a result skipped some classes in primary school.
“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 now.
“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 learnt 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 full scholarship, my opinion is ‘why not?’
A report has it that The Uturu, Okigwe, Abia-based varsity, gave scholarship to Ekene and Emmanuel Chidiebube 16, who scored 346.
NYSC gives Prospective Corps Members travelling tips
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has revealed some travelling tips to Prospective Corps Members (PCM) who will be travelling across the length and breadth of the country to the various NYSC Camps for the exercise.
The Orientation Programme for the 2019 Batch “B” Stream 1 Corps Members will commence tomorrow, Tuesday, 18th June 2019 nationwide.
The Corps urged PCMs tp adhere strictly to the following tips:
- Every successful journey starts with a travel plan. PCMs, are enjoined to make adequate travel preparation before setting out on the journey. Therefore, you must ensure and crosscheck that you’ve packed all the relevant documents that will be requested at the point of registration. This is to guard against the danger of being asked to go back home and fetch the forgotten documents. Doing so will overexpose you to our roads fraught with so many risks.
Kindly research your destinations thoroughly before leaving.
3, On no account should you board a vehicle by the roadside because of seemingly attractive cheap fare. It is highway to calamity. So many have fallen preys to armed robbers, kidnappers and ritualists due to such indiscreet action. You should board vehicles only from recognised parks.
- Please, be conscious of your travel time. Journeys must be arranged in such a way that you arrive your destination latest 6 pm. Note that if it’s not possible to arrive your destination at the aforesaid time, please, break the journey.
Avoid unnecessary argument/discussion bordering on politics and religion, among others. You may unwittingly cause offence. Keep your views to yourself.
Be courteous, but don’t trust people too quickly and don’t be loud while answering telephone calls, so as not to unknowingly divulge information that may place you on harm’s way.
Watch your drinking habit. Alcohol dulls your senses. Always be sober.
Take only what you need for the journey. Don’t overburden yourself with load.
Dress normal. Don’t overdress. Conversely, don’t dress shabbily, since either way, you unduly stand out.
Please, keep a very close watch over your personal effects. It is advisable that you carry your vital documents (certificates, International passport etc) on you.
Don’t put valuables in your back pocket for that’s always the pickpocket’s first point of call. It’s safer to use your front pocket.
Keep your family and trusted friends updated on your itinerary.
The Director – General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim wishes you travel mercies, as you proceed to the respective camps in obedience to the clarion call to serve the Nation for one calendar year.
See WAEC’s latest advice to its certificate holders
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has advised people in possession of its certificates to guard them well, as it will not re-issue on account of misplacement, fire, flood or theft.
This was stated by the council’s Head of National Office, Olu Adenipekun, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
According to him, the advice became necessary as lots of people have been approaching the council at various times for a re-issue of the lost certificates.
“Let me make it clear that in the real sense of it, our certificates are issued only once, irrespective of who is involved or the circumstance that led to the misplacement, and that remains the truth of the matter.
“We do not issue our West African Senior School Certificates Examination (WASSCE) twice.
“But, if we have such cases of theft, fire, flood and others, as it concerns these certificates, yes, in reaction to our operational environment, we can consider the issuance of an ‘attestation certificate,” he stated.
He further revealed that the council had met five years ago and took the decision, saying no examination body issues two of its certificates to a single candidate in one examination.
“But, if a candidate should experience such losses through fire, flood or theft and can provide all the necessary proofs required to that effect, that will show such things actually happened to his or her certificate, there are certain steps such candidates are expected to take before approaching the council for further action,” he said.
The WAEC chief explained that after all such processes had been satisfactorily concluded then, the council would consider the issuance of “Attestation Certificate”.
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