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60-Year-Old Candidate Expresses Disappointment over UTME Score

Written by Akeem Alao

A 60-year-old man, Mr Gabriel Olarenwaju Akinyemi, who wrote the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME to read Pharmacy, has expressed disappointment over his low score.

While disclosing this in weekly news bulletin released on Sunday July 26, 2020, JAMB said Akinyemi was not happy with his aggregate 161 score.

The Indigene of Ekiti, chose the University of Lagos to pursue his preferred course of study.

He reportedly resigned his appointment as Court Registrar at the Ekiti State Judiciary in 2017 to pursue his educational goals after taking the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination at the Christ Boys’ Secondary School, Ado-Ekiti

According to the board, the sexagenarian had at the venue of the registration told the staff of the board and co-UTME candidates that his dream was to obtain a first-degree certificate in spite of his age.

He poured encomiums on the current leadership of JAMB for the transformations effected in the Board’s operational processes while also commending the Board for all the safety and containment efforts at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In my youthful days, I had a passion to study but my parents were very poor and they could not sponsor my education. So, I stopped after primary school education.

“However, as a result of my determination to acquire knowledge, I decided to further my education first by obtaining my ‘O’ level result, which I passed with flying colours and now my next objective the first degree without which my hunger would not be satiated,” Akinyemi said.

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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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