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Young Nigerian boy who sells pure water to support his family scores 309 in JAMB, bags full scholarship to university

A young Nigerian boy named Ugwu Chibuzo Augustus who sells pure water to support his family has scored 309 in the 2024 Joint Admission Matriculation Board examination and was awarded a full scholarship to university.

Augustus dropped out of school in 2022 to start selling pure water due to financial challenges according to Alex Onyia, the founder of Educare, an organisation that prepares candidates for UTME.

Alex stated that he convinced Augustus to join his JAM preparatory classes with a promise that he will get a scholarship if he scores above 300. Augustus took up the challenge and he scored an excellent grade in the Unified Tertiaty Matriculation Examination.

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“This youngster from my village, Ugwu Chibuzo Augustus, scored 309 in JAMB. He left school 2 years ago and has been selling pure water in the streets.“We convinced him to join the JAMB prep program with a promise that he will get a scholarship if he scores above 300,” Alex wrote on Twitter.




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Augustus obtained 57 points in English, 93 points in Physics, 67 points in Biology, and 92 points in Chemistry. As a result, his overall score totaled 309 points.

August took up the challenge and started the preparation for the examination. Alex mentioned that he was committed to the preparation, stating that he comes to classes during the day then goes back to sell pure water on the road by evening.

Alex also mentioned that Augustus has a zeal for sharing knowledge, noting that some students shared testimony of how he stays back after class to teach them.

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“Interestingly, some of the students who did well in science said that Chibuzo usually stays back to explain further to them what was taught in class before he leaves for the day to sell pure water,” she said.

He mentioned that Augustus study group comprised of those who were determined to score above 300 and get the scholarship. Alex added that they became close friends and studied together always.

He said during their monthly assessments, Augustus has been consistent with good scores and he passed the UTME examination excellently. Alex stated that as promised, Augustus has been awarded a full scholarship to the university.


In another story, a 13-year-old Nigerian boy, Ahmed Muhammed who is presently in Junior secondary school wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for fun and passed with a remarkable 282 over 400 grade.

Ahmed Muhammed, a young boy from Zamfara in Nigeria who is currently in his second year in secondary school wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination popularly known as JAMB, and scored an excellent grade.

Ahmed’s teacher, Mukaila AbdulRazaq who is one of his coaches at Dagama Extra Mural Classes shared his achievement on his Facebook praising the teenage boy for his excellent performance despite his academic level and his young age adding that he was just in Primary 1, five years ago. Read more about Ahmed HERE.


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