77% of JAMB candidates fail to get admission in last 6 years
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday, 20 Feb, released data on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, for 2010 – 2016 which shows a rise in candidates’ application tide and ebb in the carrying capacity of Nigeria’s tertiary institutions.
The JAMB data revealed that a total of 11.7 million applications were received between 2010 and 2016 while a total of 2.7 million students were admitted across the 36 states and the FCT between 2010 and 2015. This represents a 23 percent admission to application ratio, which means about 77 percent of those who applied were not admitted.
In 2010, a total of 1.5 million applications were received while 423,531 students were admitted. This implies that 28 percent of students who applied for admission were admitted across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory in the year under review.
In 2010, Adamawa, Niger and Sokoto States topped the list of States with the highest percent of ratio of admissions to applications. For instance, Adamawa and Niger States both admitted 38 percent of students who applied for admission in 2010.Both states received 14,483 and 16,556 applications while 5,678 and 6,278 students were admitted respectively. Similarly, a total of 1,636,356 applications were received while 417,341 students were admitted in 2011.
Yobe, Katsina and Gombe States top the list of States with the highest percent of ratio of admissions to applications in 2011.
Imo State consistently led the list of top three states with highest applications and admission for the six years under review except for 2014 when it ceded the first position of top three states with most admission to Osun State.
Imo, Delta, and Anambra States held onto the position top three states with both highest application and admission rates. Whilst Zamfara and Sokoto States accompanied by the FCT led the list of top three states with both lowest applications and admissions rates.
In 2011, 26 percent of students who applied for admission were admitted across the 36 states and the FCT. Yobe State with 7,879 applications and 3,185 admissions has 40 percent of students who applied for admission admitted.
The lowest percentages of applications to admissions were recorded in 2013 and 2014 with 24 percent and 25 percent of applications to admissions recorded respectively during the period under review.
Yobe State with 11,222 applications and 4,084 admissions has the highest percentage of applications to admissions with 36 percent recorded in 2013 while Jigawa State with 16,214 applications and 6,169 admissions has the highest percentage of applications to admissions with 38 percent recorded in 2014.
The highest percentage of applications to admissions was recorded in 2015 with 30 percent of applications to admissions recorded. Yobe State with 17,461 applications and 9,703 admissions has the highest percentage of applications to admissions in the year with 56 percent recorded.
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