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UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by Nobody: 8:58pm On Aug 30, 2017
The University of Ilorin Kwara State in Central Nigeria, has emerged the 2017 university of first choice among student-applicants as the foremost citadel of learning in the Country, followed by seventeen (17) others from 148 officially recognised Universities in Nigeria drawn from the Federal, State and Private institutions, the Economic Confidential can authoritatively report.

In a new report obtained and carefully computed and analysed by the Economic Intelligence magazine from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on the preferred first university of choice in 2017, the University of Ilorin has the highest applications with 104,038 student-applicants. The figure represents almost about 10 percent of the 1,212,818 total applicants seeking admissions into the 40 Federal Universities in Nigeria. The Unilorin also led last year with 103,238 student-applicants.

Using the JAMB’s report of most preferred universities in the country, the Economic Confidential gathered that applicants seeking for admission into universities considered academic stability, popularity, affordability, available facilities and quality of lecturers as part of their check-list before making choices in their applications. Of the Forty (40) federal Universities in the country, UNILORIN is number one followed by Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria in Kaduna North-West Nigeria with student-applicants of 89,688.

University of Benin, Edo State in South-South Nigeria is third in the ranking with 85,486 applicants; University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu in South-East is the fourth with 79,073 applicants, University of Lagos (UNILAG) in South-west Nigeria is the fifth with 78,899 while Bayero University Kano (BUK) in the North-West Nigeria comes sixth with 68,241 students applicants.

Meanwhile, among the federal universities in the country, namely: Federal University Dutsima Katsina in North-West, Federal University Gashua Yobe in North-East and National Open University (NOUN) are ranked as 38th, 39th and 40th positions and having student-applicants of 3807; 1897 and 110 respectively.

State Universities: Of the current 41 official State Universities, Lagos State University (LASU), South-West Nigeria is number one with 36,119 applicants; followed by Kaduna State University North-West with 28,914 applicants; Delta State University Abraka, South-South is third with 28,672 student applicants, Nasarawa State University, North-Central is fourth with 29,142 applicants; Benue State University Makurdi in North-Central and Adekunle Ajasin University Ondo in South-West came fifth and sixth with 27, 611 and 27,579 student-applicants respectively.

In the lower ladders in the ranking of State Universities, the institutions with lower patronage of admission seekers are Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa in South-West, Edo University, Iyamho in South-South and Eastern Palm University, Ogboko in Imo State in the South-East are ranked 39th, 40th and 41st and have student-applicants of 399; 165 and 12 respectively. Private Universities: As for private Universities in the country numbering 67, the four leading institutions are all from the South-Western States of Nigeria.

The number one position is grabbed by Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota with 2,438 applicants, followed by Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State 1,599, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State 1,455 and Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State with 485 students applicants. The fifth and sixth positions go to Abuja based Nigerian Turkish Nile University with 478 and Baze University with 476 student applicants.

The Economic Confidential discovered that out of the 67 private Universities in Nigeria, these ones occupy the lower rung in the ladder with 5 applicants each: Chrisland University, Owode Ogun State South-West; Koladaisi University Ibadan, Oyo South-West and Legacy University Okija, Anambra South-East. The least patronage by University seekers in the last position of 67th is Kwararafa University, Wukari, Taraba State with just 4 applicants

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/08/unilorin-lasu-covenant-first-choice-universities-nigeria/

Lalasticlala

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Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by Jollyakat(m): 10:32pm On Aug 30, 2017
Good information. unilorin na die ooo

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Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by blessedvisky(m): 4:18am On Aug 31, 2017
How come UNN has more applicants than UI and OAU I smell a rat

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Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by Nobody: 6:09am On Aug 31, 2017
Which one is kolaodaisi university and kwararafa university aggain

We all know why unilorin wld continue to be the university of first choice.
Lasu isn't much of a surprise too. Since lautech now has k leg many wld be applicant wld seek out lasu.
Covenant has always been the private uni of first choice since time immemorial even without offering law and medicine.


You see over 900 folks choosing Nile and Baze university as their first choice in jamb. I am certain these kind of people require some sort of luxury education without having to leave Nigeria.

These kind of ppl would never have schooled in places like UI or UNN even if they got the admission free of charge and by the way even if they wanted they would still get into Fg unis before the poor mass(having that kind of wealth in d nation's capital comes with unprecedented influence). So if private universities didn't exist i can bet my two cent that those folks would be schooling outside these country with our badly needed forex.

Thankfully many in the wealthy class are no longer seeing the need to send out their very young ones to foreign schools for undergraduate studies rather they wld let them do undergrad here and travel out for postgrad-these makes our economy better. While these private universities are educating the wealthy and middleclass they are also doing an important job of keeping them here!

For the rest still running to UK, its a matter of time and they would realise that their wealthy family friends are studying in the likes of Nile, Baze and even Covenant and Babcock(with full bragging rights) and hopefully they would choose those universities instead of leaving the country.


Lalasticlala

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Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by jupiterz: 7:29am On Aug 31, 2017
unilorin will always lead

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Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by Alexk2(m): 7:31am On Aug 31, 2017
Unilorin will always be first choice for many reasons which are genuine. When we see something good, lets learn to appreciate and celeberate it without prejudice.
Unilorin; Better by Far Far!

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Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by SirHouloo(m): 7:32am On Aug 31, 2017
Before nko
who no go fear ASUU

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Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by Spells(m): 7:32am On Aug 31, 2017
Seems Ahmadu bello University is lagging behind embarassed
Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by Dutchey(m): 7:32am On Aug 31, 2017
b4 nko, who loves strike? but to be honest o, i think those schools with less than 4000 applicants should be able to admit all of them sha.....
Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by FroshJaynex(m): 7:32am On Aug 31, 2017
What of the over hyped Unilag lol

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Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by HenryDion: 7:32am On Aug 31, 2017
Hope they will all be given admission?

Anyway, check my signature for business ideas.
Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by nduboss(m): 7:32am On Aug 31, 2017
shocked
Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by habex005(m): 7:33am On Aug 31, 2017
lasu is now a private institution with their fees.

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Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by mayoor15(m): 7:36am On Aug 31, 2017
jupiterz:
unilorin will always lead
Thanks to no strike, schools like OAU, UI, ABU remains d school to beat in terms of standard, I studied at unilorin so don't bother terming me a hater, the standard in our beloved school has fallen and is falling at a very fast pace, we only hope the new VC takes the school back to Oloyede days.

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Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by sirusX(m): 7:37am On Aug 31, 2017
FroshJaynex:
What of the over hyped Unilag lol
Them use their hand chase students away
Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by Afam4eva(m): 7:38am On Aug 31, 2017
Has Eastern Palm university started accepting students?

cc: abagworo

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Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by Lero15(m): 7:39am On Aug 31, 2017
I rep Unilorin
Alumnus cool

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Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by Afam4eva(m): 7:40am On Aug 31, 2017
Alexk2:
Unilorin will always to first choice for many reasons which are genuine. When we see something good, lets learn to appreciate and celeberate it without prejudice.
Unilorin; Better by Far Far!
What will you say about ABU that came second?

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Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by free2ryhme: 7:40am On Aug 31, 2017
Make dem come labour market nah
Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by BlueRayDick: 7:40am On Aug 31, 2017
habex005:
lasu is now a private institution with their fees.
Which of the lasu are you referring to? The lasu that pays 25k per year or another one?

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Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by ghuzy01: 7:40am On Aug 31, 2017
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Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by mendelian(m): 7:41am On Aug 31, 2017
what does jambites even know about choice of institutions sef

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Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by BlueRayDick: 7:42am On Aug 31, 2017
Lasu has been the best state university for some years now so it's not surprising seeing people trying to get in and join the ship.

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Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by Nobody: 7:43am On Aug 31, 2017
Lol.. LASU? You must be joking grin
Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by nNEOo(m): 7:43am On Aug 31, 2017
With the low no of applicants for the private unis one would think they'll slash their fees by half to encourage more ppl .....

They schools admit students bellow carrying capacity of the school and yet they won't slash price to attract students .....
Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by stzy(m): 7:44am On Aug 31, 2017
If covenant uni can make top 1000 in the world they have my full support.

I still believe that churches that established schools should give scholarships to smart Nigerians regardless of your religion and denomination and in the process initiate a conversion strategies for non-believing-scholars.

buh i guess the world is totally after money and fame rather than the message.
Re: UNILORIN, LASU, Covenant are Nigeria's First choice Universities-JAMB by Nobody: 7:44am On Aug 31, 2017
Why didn't they release dis stats since
Weh person for don't put DAT edo state university deh wait for call say make I resume skul asap

400+ candidates imagine

Shey change of institution still deh available

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