A student of New Covenant Christian College International, Makurdi,
Benue State, Moses Ape, has emerged with the best result in the 2018
Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Moses scored 354 in the examination to beat Ibukun Oduntan of
Corona Secondary School, Agbara Ogun State who was initially celebrated
on social media as the best student with a total score of 344.
of New Covenant Christian College International, Mrs. Joyce Ufere, who
disclosed this at a press conference in Makurdi, explained that the
school, which was established in 2009, presented 23 students for the
Of the 23 candidates presented, Ufere said six of
them scored above 300 with Moses scoring the highest with 354 while the
least student from the school scored 249 in the examination.
how he attained the feat, the 17-year-old Moses gave the credit to God,
his teachers, his seniors and his parents for encouraging him to invest
his time in intensive study.
“Aside the encouragement I got
from all of these people, I also made up my mind to be the best I can be
by setting very high goals for myself academically knowing fully well
that I can be what I want to be if I’m determined,” he said.