The overall best candidate in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination, UTME, Ekene Franklin has added another boost to his outstand performance feather to his cap by winning the 2019 outstanding gifted child in American Mathematics Competitions, AMC.
Speaking in Ogun State during his decoration along with some other students across South West by International Academy for the Gifted LTD, IA GIFTED, Franklin said that he was not surprised with his outstanding performance even as he expressed concern over Nigeria’s school curriculum.
“I feel great to be honoured and despite my good performance, I still consider it as a challenge when compared with some of the students that took part in the exam from China and USA. ”
“The curriculum for AMC exam is different from what we are exposed to in school and of more high standard, but I took part in the exam because I love mathematics.”
Reacting to the development, Principal Consultant for IA GIFTED, Professor Adewale Solarin said for those who think Franklin performance in UTME was because the exam is multiple chioce, AMC has once again confirmed his ability. He explained that the idea behind the exam was to prepare Nigeria students to compete favorably with their peers all over the world.
Speaking on the benefits of participating in the exam, National Coordinator for the Academy, Fabowale Oyebola said aside from being decorated with medals, certificate presentation, “Students stand to gain a lot when seeking admission overseas. All they need to do is to upload their score along with their CV. It enhances their chances of gaining admission.