16 Sep 10 Universities admit one-fifth of new students in Nigeria
Ten Nigerian universities absorbed about one-fifth of the students admitted into Nigerian tertiary institutions last year, according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has shown.
Out of the 551,553 students admitted into Nigerian universities as of August, 101,034 students gained admission into these 10 universities.
The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) admitted the highest number of students with 13,634. The University of Benin (UNIBEN) followed with 12,336 admission figures. The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) – which admitted the most students in 2019 despite raving insurgency – admitted 11,416 students.
The University of Calabar (UNICAL) admitted 10,888; Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), 10,736; the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), 9,509; the University of Uyo (UNIUYO), 8,502; Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), 8,110; Ekiti State University (EKSU), 8,088; and University of Lagos (UNILAG), 7,815.
The data also shows that more than half of those who sought admission to the Ekiti State University (EKSU) got it. About a third of those who did in UNIMAID, UNIPORT and UNIUYO were admitted.
In UNIBEN, UNICAL and NAU, about a quarter of admission seekers were admitted. FUOYE admitted a little above one-fifth of its admission seekers.
UNILORIN admitted only about 19 per cent (19 in 100) of its applicants, while UNILAG admitted only about 17 per cent (17 in 100) of its applicants.