Imo students top JAMB application list in 2016

Candidates writing JAMB examination [Photo credit: ElitesplanetBlog]

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, said Imo topped the number of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, applications with 103,122 in 2016.

The figure is reflected in an NBS report on “JAMB Admitted Candidates by State and Gender within Faculty’’ released on Monday in Abuja.

According to the report, three states – Imo, Osun, Oyo – top the list of those with the highest number of JAMB applications in 2016, following the applications of statistics by state of origin.

The report stated that Osun recorded the second highest with 83,569 applications, while Oyo recorded 81,630 applications.

Meanwhile, the report stated that Yobe, Zamfara and FCT recorded lowest applications with 12,268; 7,303 and 5,089 respectively.

In 2015, the report listed Imo, Delta and Oyo as the top three states with highest applications.

“JAMB received 111,066 applications from Imo (in 2015), out of which 28,883 were admitted for admission, representing 26 per cent of the students admitted in the year.

“JAMB received 101, 213 applications from Delta (in 2015), out of which 26,462 were admitted, representing 28 per cent of students in the year under review.

“Also, JAMB received 87,180 applications from Oyo state (in 2015) in which 24,652 were admitted in the year.’’

The report, however, stated that top three states with lowest applications in 2015 were Sokoto (12,877), Zamfara (6,304) and FCT with 1,725 applications.

It stated that JAMB received a total 11. 7 million applications in 6 years from 2010 to 2016. (NAN)


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  • Rommel

    Imo is the state with highest number of unemployed university graduates since the state graduates by wide margin the highest numbers of tertiary graduates year on year which makes it a ticking time bomb unless something drastic is done,there is a limit to the number of people that govt can employ,it becomes necessary that a new thinking is required,we need to explore the German education system which lays great emphasis on apprenticeship training for blue collar jobs which are highly valued,this produces people who employ themselves rather than seeking white collar jobs and we need to halt Nigerian population explosion,it is becoming an aberration

  • NwaIgbo

    Another point of view us that Imo should not be short changed during census, otherwise where are all these students coming from?

  • thusspokez

    Imo students top JAMB application list in 2016

    You mean the most able crammers?
    Nigerian pupils would cram every subject including English language, English literature, Religious studies, History, Geography, Mathematics, Science subjects, Cookery, etc.

    There is no inquiry based learning. Is it any wonder that too many Nigerians lack an inquiring mind, critical thinking and debating skills and hence quick to resort to aggression and insults as substitute for argument. Some others think that they can win argument or even foolishly think that they can intimidate people by letting everyone know how many academic qualifications they had crammed to pass.

    The problem with crammers is that after just a few years, all the stuff they had crammed have evaporated — they don’t remember much.