No fewer than 63 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Edo state’s camp sat for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organised by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB). The Coordinator, International Christian Mission Centre, Uhogua, Ovia North East local government area of the state where the camp is located, Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, disclosed this while speaking with journalists at the camp.
He said, “Out this numbers, 59 scored 200 and above while only four for scored below 200. In fact two of them scored 297 and 298. The two who scored 297 and 298 want to study Medicine at the University of Benin. They are from the school in the IDPs camp here. The 63 who sat for the examination all have five credits, including English Language and Mathematics.”
Pastor Solomon further disclosed that no fewer than 200 IDPs were preparing for the West African School Certificate Examination and National Examination Council this year, adding that 30 inmates of the camp were already in universities across the country.