Alikah Oseghale, an indigene of Edo state who emerged third best in the 2018 national Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), organised by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, has been commended by the state governor, Godwin Obaseki.
Speaking through his special adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, Obaseki said the results shows the ongoing reforms in revamping the educational sector in the country.
According to JAMB, Alikah Oseghale from Edo State, took the third position with a score of 357, coming behind Israel Galadima from Borno State who came first with 364 score and Adekunle Jesufemi from Ogun State scoring 358.
Oseghale sat for the examination in Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State.
Governor Obaseki promised that his administration would continue to drive reforms to reposition the education sector in the state beginning with the revamp of the basic education sector, noting that the reforms would improve access to quality education in public schools.
He said his administration is committed to doing educational revamp in the state, so that indigenes can compete with geniuses all over the world.
The governor said the reforms would provide policy directions for private investors in the sector to ensure that they do not fall short of acceptable standards in the state.
Another report by the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), revealed that Edo State alongside Bayelsa and Borno states didn’t record incidence of examination malpractice in the May/June 2018 NBC/NTC examinations.