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2021 UTME: JAMB Application Statistics by State of Origin Released

Filed in School News by on June 8, 2021

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JAMB Application Statistics: The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is yet to release the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) application statistics by the State of origin for 2021. Continue reading to see more details below.

2021 UTME: JAMB Application Statistics

LAST YEAR UPDATE:

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the statistics of candidates that registered for the 2020 UTME and Direct entry based on their State of Origin.

According to the stats released, Oy0 state indigenes top the list of candidates that registered for the examination. See the full breakdown below.

Brief About JAMB

By 1974, there were seven (7) Federal Universities in the country. Every one of these existing universities conducted its own concessional examination and admitted its students.

However, this system of admission revealed serious limitations and quite often, a waste of resources in the process of administering the concessional examination especially on the part of the candidates.

The general untidiness in the uncoordinated system of admissions into universities and the attendant problems were sufficient causes for concern to the committee of vice-chancellors.

What is More?

However, these problems had assumed a new dimension when by 1976, the then federal military government, under the leadership of General Olusegun Obasanjo, established six (6) additional universities.

Consequently, the government set up a national committee on university entrance under the chairmanship of Mr M. S. Angulu.

The Committee was specifically requested to consider the possibility of setting up a Joint Matriculation Board. The Committee recommended the setting up of two (2) bodies, the Central Admissions Board and the Joint Matriculation Board.

Furthermore…

The Federal military government accepted some of the recommendations of the committee and set up the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

However, the legal instrument establishing the Board was promulgated by the act (no. 2 of 1978) of the Federal Military Government on 13th February 1978.

By August 1988, the Federal Executive Council amended decree No. 2 of 1978 to empower the Board to conduct matriculation examinations for entry into all polytechnics and colleges of education in the country and to place suitably qualified candidates in the available places in these institutions.

The amendments have since been codified into decree No. 33 of 1989, which took effect from 7th December 1989.

Brief About JAMB

JAMB UTME Application Statistics by State of Origin

S/N STATE TOTAL PERCENTAGE <%)
1 OYO 110,578 5.67
2 OSUN 98,472 5.05
3 IMO 97,963 5.02
4 KADUNA 93,473 4.79
5 OGUN 93,179 4.78
6 KANO 86,586 4.44
7 DELTA 85,265 4.37
8 BENUE 83,216 4.27
9 KOGI 79,828 4.09
10 KWARA 74,502 3.82
11 ANAMBRA 74,116 3.80
12 EDO 70,522 3.62
13 AKWA IBOM 66,751 3.42
14 ENUGU 66,380 3.40
15 ONDO 65,537 3.36
16 PLATEAU 54,639 2.80
17 ABIA 50,369 2.58
18 NASARAWA 46,638 2.39
19 EKITI 45,942 2.36
20 RIVERS 44,125 2.26
21 KATSINA 40,990 2.10
22 CROSS RIVER 39,006 2.00
23 BORNO 35,877 1.84
24 LAGOS 34,149 1.75
25 BAUCHI 33,520 1.72
26 GOMBE 33,217 1.70
27 NIGER 32,054 1.64
28 EBONYI 31,092 1.59
29 ADAMAWA 27,977 1.43
30 TARABA 27,350 1.40
31 JIGAWA 26,081 1.34
32 BAYELSA 22,129 1.13
33 YOBE 21,063 1.08
34 KEBBI 20,732 1.06
35 SOKOTO 18,240 0.94
36 ZAMFARA 9,590 0.49
37 FCT 8,519 0.44
38 OTHERS 316 0.02

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