September 25, 2022

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THIS information is for all those who sat for the JAMB 2018 UTME, Computer-Based Test, CBT. If you are among them, then it is your right to know the most-sought after Universities in Nigeria for the 2018/19 academic session.

One of the most sought-after University in Nigeria has always been University of Ilorin, (Unilorin) followed by University of Benin, (Uniben).

This two Universities has always claim the top spot in all past Jamb Examinations. See the full list below;

10 Most Sought After Universities in JAMB 2018

Below is the Most sought/preferred Universities in Nigeria.

1. University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, (86,401 Candidates).
Unilorin is the 4th best university in Nigeria. The Cut off mark is usually 200, and 240 for Medicine.

Fact: Do you know that out of the 86,401 candidates that applied for University of ilorin for the 2018 session, only 11,000 candidates will be admitted?

2. University of Benin, (UNIBEN) (70,322 Candidates),
Uniben is the 8th best university in Nigeria. Uniben cut off mark is usually 200.

3. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, (UNIZIK) (48,554 Applicants),
Unizik is the 16th best institution in Nigeri and the Cut-off mark is 180 for Education based courses, 200 for the others.

4. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN) (66,486 applicants).
UNN is the 7th best university in Nigeria, the cutoff is 200. (But there is news that the cutoff might be reduced to 180 this year – Read more here)

5. University of Lagos, UNILAG (62,436 Applicants).
Unilag is the 1st best university, the cut-off mark is always stamped at 200 and above.

6. Ahmadu Bello University, ABU (74,635 applicants),
ABU Zaria is the biggest university in Nigeria and 2nd in Africa. Rated 10th best.
The Cut-off is 180 for Sciences and 190 for Arts

7. University of Ibadan, UI (47,544 applicants), 3rd best. Cut-off mark is 200.

8. Bayero University Kano, BUK (56,261 Applicants).
BUK is rated as the 19th best. The Cut-off mark is 180 and above.

9. Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU (48,646 candidates),
The second best university. The cutoff mark is usually 180.

10. University of Jos, UNIJOS (46,082 applicants),
Rated as the 15th best. The Cutoff mark is 180.

Top 10 Polytechnics And Monotechnics Selected As First Choice By Candidates

  1. Yaba College of Technology, Yaba – 5,275 Applicants
  2. Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro -5,258 Applicants
  3. Federal Polytechnic, Offa -4,456 Applicants
  4. The Polytechnic, Ibadan -4,075 Applicants
  5. Federal Polytechnic, Ede- 4,047 Applicants
  6. Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna -3,922 Applicants
  7. Lagos State Poly, Ikorodu -3,629 Applicants
  8. Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin -3,041 Applicants
  9. Federal Polytechnic, Oko- 2,781 Applicants
  10. Federal Polytechnic, Nekede -2,529 Applicants.

Top 10 Colleges Of Education in Nigeria

  1. Federal College of Education, Zaria -2,836
  2. Federal College of Education (Tech.), Potiskum -2,244
  3. College of Education, Akwanga – 1,950
  4.  Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare -1,652
  5. Federal College of Education, Kano -1,559
  6. Federal College of Education (Tech.), Gombe- 1,453
  7. College of Education, Gidan-Waya -1,303
  8.  College of Education, Waka-Biu -1,022
  9. Isa Kaita College of Education, Dutsinma -968
  10.  FCT College of Education, Zuba -945

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