Father of Best UTME Student Reveals How Federal School Refused Admission Due to Lack of Connection

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Uzonna Umeh


Uzonna Umeh, the father of Nkechinyere Umeh, the student who scored the highest at the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), has made a shocking revelation. He revealed that a Nigerian government federal school refused to admit his daughter into Junior Secondary class 1 due to lack of connection.


According to Uzonna, the family had visited the government school seeking secondary education for his daughter, but they were turned down. The school demanded that they get someone influential to vouch for them before his daughter could be admitted. Frustrated by this setback, they decided to enroll Nkechinyere in Deeper Life High School, Mowe, Ogun State.


Since enrolling in Deeper Life High School, Nkechinyere has excelled academically, culminating in her achieving the highest score of 360 in 400 at the 2023 UTME. Her father expressed his satisfaction with the education his daughter received at the school, commending the school for treating the children well and providing them with five daily meals.


This incident highlights the problem of corruption and nepotism in the Nigerian education system. It is disheartening to see that merit is often overlooked in favor of connections and other forms of influence. Uzonna's revelation is a call to action for the government to address this issue and ensure that students are admitted into schools based on their academic performance and potential, rather than their social status or connections.


Nkechinyere's achievement has not gone unnoticed; she has already been contacted by the Nigerian Society of Women Engineers and has been offered a scholarship to study at Nnamdi Azikiwe University. This is a testament to her hard work and determination to succeed despite the challenges she faced.


In conclusion, it is essential for the Nigerian education system to prioritize merit and ensure that students are admitted based on their academic performance and potential. It is time to end the era of corruption and nepotism in the education sector and create a level playing field for all students to succeed.

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