St. Francis Catholic Secondary School, Idimu, Lagos has improved on its 2021 feat as 34 of its students in the just concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scored above 300 out of 400 marks.
Four years ago, a student of the school, Master Chibuzor Monwuba, 16, obtained the overall best result in Nigeria in the UTME. He scored 358 marks. Another UTME candidate from the school, 17-year-old Master Eberechukwu Ajayi emerged as one of the best four candidates in the country that same year having scored 349 marks.
This year, 125 students of the school, which is run by the Jesuits of the Catholic Church, sat for the examination conducted by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
A computer-based test, the UTME enables candidates to seek admission to Nigeria’s tertiary institutions. This year’s examination was conducted between 6th and 14th May.
At least 1,837,011 candidates across the country registered for this year’s examination.
One of the students of the school, Master Ayomide Olumide-Attah scored 355 marks, while Master Osuala Justin Tochukwu recorded 350.
According to a memorandum to stakeholders from the school’s Administrator, Rev. Fr. Francis Koshoffa, 21 male students out of 34 posted the outstanding results were boys.
Describing the performance as outstanding, Fr. Koshoffa noted that the 2022 set had performed a great feat in the annals of the school, highlighting that the school had 13 female students scoring 300 and above as against none last year.
“By virtue of this UTME result, Class of 2022 has made history in SFCSS by setting a new record. Since the inception of the school, this is the first time that 27.2 per cent of total candidates who sat for the UTME will score 300 and above”, Fr. Koshoffa gushed.
He gave further breakdown of the school’s performance, saying 79 other students scored between 250 and 299 marks, while only 12 students scored between 200 and 249 marks.
The administrator’s further congratulated the students: “The UTME 2022 has come and gone and I am glad to inform you that our students had a fantastic outing. They went, they saw and they conquered JAMB. They promised to ‘jam’ JAMB and they kept their word. Each of them lived up to the spirit of the Magis. And as a set, they have made themselves, their teachers, their parents and relatives, and the school proud. Big congratulations to Class of 2022!”.