The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Imo State in 2016 was on top of other states in the number of application to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) with 103,122 in 2016. Wow, they like to go school well well oh.
The figure is reflected in an NBS report on ‘JAMB Admitted Candidates by State and Gender within Faculty’ released on Monday in Abuja.
According to the report, three states – Imo, Osun, Oyo top the list of those with the highest number of JAMB applications in 2016, following the applications of statistics by the state of origin.
The report stated that Osun recorded the highest applications with 83,569 while Oyo recorded 81,630 applications.
Meanwhile, the report stated that Yobe, Zamfara, and FCT recorded lowest applications with 12,268; 7,303 and 5,089, respectively.
In 2015, the report listed Imo, Delta and Oyo as the top three states with highest applications.
“JAMB received 111,066 applications form, out of which 28,883 were admitted for admission, representing 26 percent of the students admitted in the year.