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JAMB List Of 2017/2018 Most Sought-After Universities, Polytechnics And COE’S

The Joint Admission And Matriculation Board following the conclusion of its policy meting had provided the list of Most Sought-After and Least Sought-After Universities, Polytechnics And Colleges of Education In 2017/2018 Academic session as well as the least-sought after.

Most sought-after schools are schools that received the highest number of applications from applicants in 2017 UTME registration while least sought-after schools means schools that received lowest number of applications from applicants in 2017 UTME.

Among  Universities, UNILORIN came first with 104,038 Applicants. For polytechnics, Federal Polytechnic Ilaro came first with 1706 Applicants while for Colleges of Education, Federal College of Education, Zaria came first with 2163 Applicants.

The comprehensive lists are below;

Top Ten Most-Sought After Federal Universities In 2017


University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)  –  104,038 Applicants

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)-  89,688 Applicants

University of Benin (UNIBEN) – 85,486 Applicants

University of Nigeria Nsukka, (UNN) – 79.073 Applicants

University of Lagos, (UNILAG) – 78,899 Applicants

Bayero University Kano, (BUK) – 68,241 Applicants

University of Ibadan (UI) – 62,295 Applicants

Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) – 60,875 Applicants

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) – 51,556 Applicants

University of Jos (UNIJOS) – 49,505 Applicants

Least Sought After Federal Universities

Federal University Dutsima Katsina –  3807 Applicants

Federal University Gashua Yobe –  1897 Applicants

National Open University – 110 Applicants


Most-Sought After State Universities In 2017

Lagos State University, LASU,  –  36,119

Kaduna State University – 28,914 Applicants;

Delta State University Abraka, –  28,672 student applicants,

Nasarawa State University –  29,142 applicants

Benue State University Makurdi, 27, 611 Applicants

Adekunle Ajasin University Ondo  27,579 Applicants.

Least Sought After State Universities

Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, 399 Applicants

Edo University, Iyamho – 165 Applicants

Eastern Palm University, Ogboko in Imo State – 12 Applicants


Most Sought After Private Universities

Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota – 2,438 Applicants

Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State  – 1,599 Applicants

Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State  – 1,455 Applicants

Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State –  485  Applicants

Nigerian Turkish Nile University  –  478 Applicants

Baze University  – 476 Applicants

Least Sought-After Private Universities

Chrisland University, Owode Ogun State – 5 Applicants.

Koladaisi University Ibadan, Oyo State – 5 Applicants.

Legacy University Okija, Anambra State  – 5  Applicants.

Kwararafa University, Wukari, Taraba State –  4 Applicants.


Most-Sought After Polytechnics In 2017

Federal Polytechnic Ilaro  – 1706 Applicants

Federal Polytechnic Offa – 1698 Applicants

Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna –  1359 Applicants

Federal Polytechnic Ede – 1188 Applicants

Maritime Academy of Nigeria Oron  – 909 Applicants

Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin –  576 Applicants

Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri – 532 Applicants

Akwa-Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot-Osura – 454 Applicants

Federal Polytechnic Nekede – 450 Applicants

Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Uwana Afikpo – 446 Applicants


Most-Sought After Colleges of Education In 2017

Federal College of Education, Zaria – 2163 Applicants

Federal College of Education (Tech.) Postiskum – 2149 Applicants

Aminu Saleh College of Education Azare– 1382 Applicants

College of Education, Waka-Biu – 1,072 Applicants

Federal College of Education, Yola – 834 Applicants

Kashim-Ibrahim College of Education, Maiduguri – 686 Applicants

Federal College of Education, Katsina – 639 Applicants

Federal College of Education, Kano  – 575 Applicants


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