The Joint Admission Matriculation Board has disclosed that the University of Ilorin and University of Lagos, Akoka are the first two institutions who had the highest numbers of candidates who selected them as first choice universities in Nigeria. This was contained in the 2021 JAMB policy document signed by the JAMB’s registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede.
UNILORIN which was the first had 78,466 applications, UNILAG had 59,190, University of Benin, 49,763; University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 47,239; Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, 45,920; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 44,509; Bayero University, 44,352; Nnamdi Azikiwe University, 43542; Obafemi Awolowo University, 42, 614 and University of Jos, 38,309.
The report also revealed the performance statistics for 2021 UTME. According to the report, 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
The report also identified extortion of candidates by some centres during registration as a major challenge the board experienced.