UNILORIN, UNIBEN, UNIMAID among universities that admitted most students in 2020


Ten Nigerian universities alone accounted for one-fifth of the students admitted into Nigerian tertiary institutions last year, data from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has shown.

Of the 551,553 students admitted into Nigerian universities as of August, 101,034 students gained admission into these 10 universities, according to the admission data released by JAMB.

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) admitted the highest number of students with 13,634. The University of Benin (UNIBEN) followed with 12,336 admission figures. The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) – which admitted the most students in 2019 despite raving insurgency – admitted 11,416 students.

The University of Calabar (UNICAL) admitted 10,888; Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), 10,736; the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), 9,509; the University of Uyo (UNIUYO), 8,502; Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), 8,110; Ekiti State University (EKSU), 8,088; and University of Lagos (UNILAG), 7,815.

The data also shows that more than half of those who sought admission to the Ekiti State University (EKSU) got it. About a third of those who did in UNIMAID, UNIPORT and UNIUYO were admitted.

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