Admissions Quotas: JAMB Says Tertiary Institutions Fail to Fill 405,256

Admissions Quotas: JAMB Says Tertiary Institutions Fail to Fill 405,256

Admissions Quotas: JAMB Says Tertiary Institutions Fail to Fill 405,256 The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has disclosed that tertiary institutions in the country have failed to fill 405,256 admissions quotas. The development is coming at a period when the country is witnessing an increase in the number of admission seekers yearly. In 2021,

Admissions Quotas: JAMB Says Tertiary Institutions Fail to Fill 405,256

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has disclosed that tertiary institutions in the country have failed to fill 405,256 admissions quotas.

The development is coming at a period when the country is witnessing an increase in the number of admission seekers yearly.

In 2021, the board stated that a total of 1,351,215 candidates registered for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination/Direct Entry.

The board stated that there was a huge leap in 2022 as a total of 1,837,011 candidates registered for the UTME/DE.

The latest statistics made available on the website of the board for the 2020/2021 admissions however revealed that 405,256 admission quotas were not filled by institutions.

According to JAMB, a total of 601,775 admissions quota were made available to universities; with federal universities having 259,292 quotas, state universities 221,545 and private universities 120,938.

The board, however, noted that 179,330 quotas remained unfilled.

For colleges of education, it was noted that 83,020 admission quotas were made available for federal-owned institutions, 131,880 for state-owned institutions and 20,340 for privately-owned colleges of education, making a total of 235,240 admissions quotas made available. The board, however, noted a vacancy of 187,320.

JAMB stated that a total of 35,352 quotas remained unfilled for polytechnics and monotechnics despite the 115,243 admission quotas provided.

In the case of innovation enterprise institutions, the board stated that despite the 4,870 quotas provided, 3,573 vacancies remained unfilled.

The board attributed some causes of non-admissions to be, wrong O’level subject combination low Post-UTME screening score non-acceptance of admission offer duplication of application absence from post UTME screening and mismatch of catchment.

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