We Say Which Varsity Is Popular Or Not – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed how they determine which institution is the most popular. Each year they do a roll out data on the institutions with the highest number of applicants. A representative of the council had this to say;

“JAMB has no way of determining these factors from information available to us through the frequency of schools chosen by Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates,”


“For some years now, the University of Ilorin has been topping that chart, this does not mean that the school is the best in the country. It just shows students’ preferences, we only have access to the number of students who choose these schools. We cannot determine why they do so. UTME candidates are not asked why they choose schools.”

“If we have 1.6 million candidates applying through JAMB and 120,000 candidates choose University of Ilorin as first choice, automatically it becomes the most popular choice for that year, that is how we arrive at our data.”

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