The Joint Admissions and matriculation board, JAMB has released the 2020 UTME application statistics by candidates into the various tertiary institutions across the country.
The list shows the most sort after universities and tertiary institutions in Nigeria based on the number of first-choice applications in the 2020 UTME.
According to the information released by the board, 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.
For colleges of education, the data revealed the Federal College of Education, Zaria to have the highest first choice applications, with 4,370 applications.
Kaduna Polytechnic, had the most applications for polytechnics, with 5,014, while Global Maritime Academy, Ogoni-olomu, Ughelli South, Delta State had the highest first choice applications for Innovation Enterprise Institutions- IEIs with 102 applications.
Over 40,000 UTME and direct entry applications were received by the Ahmadu Bello University for the 2019/2020 academic session, out of which only 10,000 applications were considered.
Based on statistics, we can say this year’s admission compare to the previous one will be even more competitive. For those Applying to study in ABU, you can only stand a chance and stay ahead of others by preparing adequately for the Post-UTME screening.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had earlier in February, 2020 announced it registered over 1,900,000 candidates for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination.
According to JAMB figures, the 1.9million is the highest number of registration done in the 41-year history of the board.
View the table below for more details on the 2020 UTME application statistics for Institutions.