Top 100 JAMB Scores 2024 in Nigeria

Giving a breakdown of the results of the 1,842,464 candidates released, the board’s Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, noted that, “8,401 candidates scored 300 and above; 77,070 scored 250 and above; 439,974 scored 200 and above while 1,402,490 scored below 200.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations are a pivotal milestone for Nigerian students aspiring to enter higher education. The 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) has been remarkable for its high achievers. In this post, we delve into the statistics and trends of the top 100 scores.

Overview of JAMB 2024 Results

The JAMB 2024 results have been noteworthy, with 8,401 candidates scoring above 3001. This represents a significant achievement given the rigorous nature of the examination. The performance distribution this year indicates a competitive academic environment with a high standard of excellence.

The 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results have been released by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), and the top performers have been revealed. This year’s UTME saw over 1.9 million candidates register and sit for the exam across Nigeria.

The top scorer in the 2024 UTME was Nkechinyere Umeh, a student of Deeper Life High School in Mowe, Ogun state. Umeh scored an impressive 360 out of 400 marks, earning her the top spot. 

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In 2013, the top scorer was Olise Isreal Chukwunalu with 299 marks. 1 In 2014, Onomejoh Princewill scored 299, while in 2015, Ilukwe Lottachukwu Geraldine topped the list with 332 marks. 

However, the highest score during the 2013-2022 period was 365, achieved by Ms. Maduafokwa Egoagwugwu Agnes in 2020.

The lowest top score during this period was 296, scored by a male candidate, Arienmughare Oghenetega.

Interestingly, there is a debate on social media regarding the gender, ethnicity, and regional representation of the top UTME performers.

Some users noted the male-dominated nature of the list, while others highlighted the strong performance of candidates from the Igbo and Yoruba ethnic groups. 

As the 2024 UTME continues, it will be interesting to see if the top scores can surpass the previous records. The release of the 2024 UTME results has once again highlighted the academic excellence of Nigerian students and the fierce competition for admission into the country’s top tertiary institutions.


Trends and Observations

  • High Scorers: A total of 0.4% of candidates scored above 300, showcasing exceptional academic prowess.
  • Gender Representation: There has been a notable increase in female enrolment, with over 1 million girls registering for the examination.
  • Inclusivity: The enrollment of Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWDs) increased by 36.2%, reflecting JAMB’s commitment to inclusivity.



Oghenefejiro’s JAMB 2024 Scores

  • Total JAMB Score: 279
  • Use of English: 65 marks
  • Government: 86 marks
  • Literature: 66 marks
  • Christian Religious Knowledge: 62 marks


Ozougwu’s JAMB 2024 Scores

  • Total JAMB Score: 289
  • Use of English: 57 marks
  • Chemistry: 77 marks
  • Biology: 68 marks
  • Physics: 87 marks


Obimakinde Seun’s JAMB 2024 Scores

  • Total JAMB Score: 257
  • Use of English: 53 marks
  • Commerce: 66 marks
  • Mathematics: 72 marks
  • Economics: 66 marks


Aleshinloye Khadijat’s JAMB 2024 Scores

  • Total JAMB Score: 334
  • Use of English: 69 marks
  • Chemistry: 95 marks
  • Biology: 75marks
  • Physics: 95 marks

Sam-Dike Victory’s JAMB 2024 Scores

  • Total JAMB Score: 307
  • Use of English: 69 marks
  • Chemistry: 82 marks
  • Mathematics: 81 marks
  • Physics: 75 marks

The Significance of High Scores

Scoring above 300 in the JAMB UTME is an impressive feat that opens doors to prestigious universities and preferred courses of study. It is a testament to the students’ hard work, dedication, and mastery of the subjects.

Challenges and Triumphs

The examination process was not without its challenges. Some results are under investigation, and there were disruptions in a few centers1. Despite this, the overall execution of the UTME was successful, with most sessions running smoothly.

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The top 100 JAMB scores of 2024 reflect the dedication of Nigerian students to their academic pursuits. While we celebrate the high achievers, it’s important to recognize the collective effort of all candidates who participated. As we look forward to future examinations, we encourage all students to continue striving for excellence.

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