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  • Updated: June 01, 2023

Lagos Honours Student With Highest 2023 UTME Score

The Government of Lagos State has celebrated the student with the highest score in the recently concluded 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in the state.

Dejo Segbenu, a science student of Lanre Awolokun High School, Gbagada, scored 352 out of a total of 400 marks.

The Lagos State Education District II, Maryland celebrated the school’s Assistant Head Boy who scored 94 in Mathematics, 98 in Chemistry, 96 in Physics, and 64 in English Language, emerging as the best candidate in Lagos State.

On her congratulatory visit to the school, the Tutor General/Permanent Secretary, Education District II,  Anike Adekanye, said Segbenu's performance highlights the positive impact of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s efforts and commitment to the education sector.

Dejo Segbenu and Tutor General/Permanent Secretary Education District II,  Anike Adekanye

“The candidate with the UTME best result is being celebrated to encourage others to improve on their efforts.

"I must, however, commend the teachers and the entire Education District II family for their dedication to service,” Adekanye said.

Adekanye urged Segbenu to remain focused and remember the roles played by his background, school, and the Lagos State Government in his success in the examination.

“My joy knows no bounds, especially with the success and achievement of the district, as recorded so far.

"The district is known for good results and achievements such as winning the Best Teacher Award in the state, the Best Artisan Award, the Best Student Award, including the best WASSCE result, and winning the Spelling Bee Competition with the prize of becoming the One-Day Governor, among others,” she added.

The Principal of Lanre Awolokun High School, Gbagada, Bayo Onifade, appreciated the TG/PS of Education District II for the visit.

He applauded Segbenu and his teachers for their efforts while urging other students to emulate his excellent performance.

In his remarks, Segbenu noted that his remarkable feat was achieved because he prioritised hard work and was diligent in his studies.

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