University of Ilorin has emerged as 2017 university of first choice among students. In 2017 the University of Ilorin has the highest number of applications with 104,038 student-applicants.
Students seeking admission considered the academic stability, popularity, affordability, available facilities and quality of lecturers of the institutions before making a choice.
In a new report by the Economic Intelligence magazine from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) the University of Ilorin, Kwara state, has emerged the 2017 university of first choice among student-applicants.
Nigeria’s foremost citadel of learning, University of Ilorin has the highest applications with 104,038 student-applicants.
This is followed by 17 other institutions from 148 officially recognised universities in Nigeria drawn from the federal, state and private institutions, the Economic Confidential reports.
The figure represents almost about 10% of the 1,212,818 total applicants seeking admissions into the 40 federal universities in Nigeria.
The Economic Confidential reports 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.
The following are the top schools out of the 40 federal universities in the country:
1. UNILORIN is number one with student applicants of 104,038.
2. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria in Kaduna is second with student-applicants of 89,688.
3. University of Benin, Edo State, is third in the ranking with 85,486 applicants.
4. University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu, is the fourth with 79,073 applicants.
5. University of Lagos, UNILAG, is the fifth with 78,899 applicants.
6. Bayero University Kano, BUK, comes sixth with 68,241 applicants.
Meanwhile, the federal universities with the lowest applications are Federal University Dutsima Katsina, Federal University Gashua Yobe, and National Open University ranked as 38th, 39th and 40th and have student-applicants of 3807, 1897 and 110 respectively.
Of the current 41 official state universities, Lagos State University, LASU, is number one with 36,119 applicants; followed by Kaduna State University with 28,914 applicants; Delta State University Abraka, is third with 28,672 student applicants, Nasarawa State University is fourth with 29,142 applicants; Benue State University Makurdi, and Adekunle Ajasin University Ondo came fifth and sixth with 27, 611 and 27,579 student-applicants respectively.
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.