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Full List: Unilorin, Unilag, Uniben, are among the top 10 most sought-after Universities

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board has said the  University of Ilorin, University of Lagos, Akoka and University of Benin, are the first three institutions that had the highest numbers of being picked as first choice universities in Nigeria.


This was recorded in the 2021 policy document made available to The PUNCH and signed by the JAMB’s registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede.

  1. UNILORIN which was the first had 78,466 applications,
  2. UNILAG had 59,190,
  3. University of Benin, 49,763;
  4. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 47,239;
  5. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, 45,920; 
  6. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 44,509;
  7. Bayero University, 44,352;
  8. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, 43542;
  9. Obafemi Awolowo University, 42, 614 and
  10. University of Jos, 38,309.

Furthermore, the report also said the 2021 UTME cumulative performance statistics revealed that out of the total  1,312,992 applicants who wrote UTME in 2021,

  • 168,613 scored 200 and above,
  • 236,936 scored 190 above,
  • 327,624 scored 180,
  • 445,597 scored 170 above,
  • 5995,015 scored 160 above,
  • 772,463 scored 150 above,
  • 964,098 scored 140 above and
  • 1,134,854 scored 130 and above.
  • It added that 66,811 scored below 120 and 1,245,449 scored 120 and above

As part of efforts to make enquiries easy for applicants, JAMB said the candidates no longer needed to travel to JAMB offices to access certain services.

“The board uses the ‘ticketing system’ where a candidate or anybody desiring the board’s services can send their complaint(s). Responses are given within 24 hours. It has a tracking number that is issued once a ticket is raised. If not attended to, the number can be used as evidence to track the officer scheduled who would be sanctioned. The system is designed to eliminate any stress associated with accessing the board’s services,” it read partly.


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