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JAMB 2020 Top 10 Institutions Chosen as First Choice By Candidates



Following the release of the 2020 JAMB UTME results, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) held the 2020 JAMB Admission Policy meeting yesterday and disclosed the top ten universities, polytechnics, Colleges of Education and IEIs that were picked most by candidates as their first choice institution during the 2020 JAMB registration.

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JAMB 2020 Statistics: Top 10 Most Sought-After Universities

Here is the list of the most sought-after universities, Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and IEI’s in Nigeria during the 2020 UTME registration. These institutions are the top most-chosen institutions during the 2020 JAMB UTME registration, i.e. they have the highest number of candidates seeking admission into them.

Also See: 2020 JAMB Registration Statistical Reports on UTME Applications

Top Ten Most Sought-After Universities

The University of Ilorin, Kwara State had 103,582 applications, making it the University with the highest first choice applications for 2020, with Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State is second with 82,984 applications. 

2020
POSITION
INSTITUTIONSTOTAL NUMBER
OF
APPLICATIONS
PERCENTAGE
(%)
   
1stUniversity of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State103,5825.31   
2ndAhmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State82,9844.26   
3RDUniversity of Lagos, Lagos State74,8003.84   
4thBayero University, Kano, Kano State70,3763.61   
5thUniversity of Nigeria, Enugu State Nsukka,68,9713.54   
6thUniversity of Benin, Benin City, Edo State68,8053.53   
7thUniversity of Ibadan, Ibadan,
Oyo State
62,6063.21   
8thObafemi Ife, Osun State Awolowo University, Ile-58,9143.02   
9thNnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State58,2922.99   
10thUniversity of Jos, Jos, Plateau
State
57,3182.94

You would notice that all these Universities are conventional Universities that offer courses in all or almost all disciplines. If you chose any the above-listed universities during the 2020 UTME registration, you now have a sense of how many applicants you are competing with for admission.

Also See: Nigerian Universities and Their Catchment Areas

Top Ten Most Sought-After Colleges of Education

For colleges of education, the data revealed the Federal College of Education, Zaria to have the highest first choice applications, with 4,370 applications.

2020
POSITION
INSTITUTIONSTOTAL NUMBER
OF
APPLICATIONS
PERCENTAGE
(%)
   
1STFederal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State4,3700.22   
2NDKaduna State College of
Education, Gidan-Waya,
Kafanchan, Kaduna State
3,7070.19   
3RDSaadatu Rimi College of
Education, Kumbotso, Kano State
2,9990.15   
4thFederal College of Education, Kano, Kano State2,4510.13   
5thFederal College of Education (Tech.), Gombe, Gombe State2,2390.11   
6thCollege of Education, Nasarawa State Akwanga,2,0930.11   
7thFederal College of Education,
Katsina, Katsina State
2,0570.11   
8thFederal College of Education (Tech.), Potiskum, Yobe State1,9450.10   
9THIsa Kaita College of Education,
Dutsinma, Katsina State
1,7830.09   
10THFCT College of Education, Zuba,
Abuja
1,1890.06   

Top Ten Most Sought-After Polytechnics And Monotechnics

Kaduna Polytechnic, had the most applications for polytechnics, with 5,014, followed by the Federal Polytechnic, Offa with 3,469 candidates.

2020
POSITION
INSTITUTIONSTOTAL NUMBER
OF
APPLICATIONS
PERCENTAGE
(%)
   
1stKaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna,
Kaduna State
5,0140.26   
2ndFederal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara
State
3,4690.18   
3rdFederal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun
State
3,2930.17   
4thRamat Polytechnic, Maiduguri,
Borno State
2,7580.14   
5thYaba College Of Technology,
Yaba, Lagos State
2,6010.13   
6thKwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin,
Kwara State
2,5430.13   
7thNuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria,
Kaduna State
2,0320.10   
8thFederal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun
State
2,0040.10   
9thFederal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo
State
1,8950.10   
10thThe Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo
State
1,8360.09   

Top Ten Most Sought-After Innovative Enterprise Institutions (IEIs)

Global Maritime Academy, Ogoni-olomu, Ughelli South, Delta State had the highest first choice applications for Innovation Enterprise Institutions- IEIs with 102 applications.

S/NINSTITUTIONSTOTAL NUMBER
OF
APPLICATIONS
1Global Maritime Academy, Ogoni-olomu, Ughelli South, Delta State102
2Katsina State Institute Of Technology & Management, Katsina State67
3PEFTI Film Institute, Lagos, Lagos State36
4Mario Institute Of Hospitality Management and Entrepreneurship
Education, Nsukka, Enugu State
16
5Nigerian Television Authority, Television College, Ray Field, Jos, Plateau
State
15
6Mbara Ozioma College of Technology, Ehime-mbano, Imo State14
7National Film Institute, Jos, Plateau State13
8The Certified Institute of Shipping of Nigeria, Apapa, Lagos State11
9Aquatech College of Agriculture and Technology, Ibadan, Oyo State6
10Federal College of Forestry, Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna, Kaduna State6

You can also see other JAMB 2020 registration insights via the link below:

JAMB Registration and UTME Application Statistics 


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