The top ten highest scorers in the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have opted to study engineering and science courses in the respective varsities of their choice.

This follows the release of their details on Tuesday in its 2021 edition Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The examination body’s registrar, Is-haq Oloyede, gave the details during his presentation at the 2021 admission policy meeting which was held virtually and was attended by relevant education stakeholders including heads of tertiary institutions, admission officers and registrars.

Oloyede revealed that Monwuba Chibuzor Chibuikem, a male, with registration number, 10054281ID, from Lagos State, and who sat the examination in the state, topped the chart with a score of 358 out of the possible 400 mark.

Chibuikem was closely followed by the duo of Qomarudeen Abdulwasiu Alabi and Adeogun Kehinde Oreoluwa both rank second with their 350 marks.

The fourth best candidate on the list is Ajayi Eberechukwu Isaiah, a male, with registration number 10067858JC, scored 349, who hails from Lagos and sat the examination in the centre of excellence.

Okarike Favour Kenneth made the top five. The first female on the list, with registration number 10088418AH, hails from Rivers State and sat the examination in the state. She scored 348.

Meanwhile, the trio of Omonona Oluwamayokun Victor with registration number 10008972BG; Owoeye Israel Oluwatimilehin with registration number 10165579GD, and Ehizogie Jeffrey Aidelogie with registration number 10006469FG, all scored 347. The trio hail from Oyo, Ekiti and Edo states, respectively.

While Oluwatimilehin sat his examination in Lagos, the other two sat for the examination in their states of origin.

Ajeigbe Moyinoluwa Samuel, with registration number 10151081AE, male, hails from Ekiti State. He sat the examination in Kwara State and scored 346, and is ranked 9th on the log.

Yakubu Abdulraheem Joshua with registration number 10050994FA, male, from Edo State, completed the top ten after sitting for the examination in the same state and scored 343.

Meanwhile, out of the ten candidates, five of them chose to attend Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State. Apart from the best performing candidate, Master Chibuikem, four others, masters Victor, Oluwatimilehin and Samuel, and the only female on the list, Miss Favour, all chose Covenant University.

Alabi who came second on the list, chose Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, while Oreoluwa chose to attend the University of Lagos.

Number four on the list,  Isiah applied to the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State, while Aidelogie chose Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Ekiti State.

On his part, master Joshua applied to study at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra State.

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