JAMB 2016 – Zone-by-Zone Ranking

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JAMB 2016 – Zone-by-Zone Ranking

  • Writers War Room special publication

According to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was conducted from Saturday, February 27 to Wednesday, March 23, 2016 with 1,592,305 registered candidates.

The examination was conducted throughout Nigeria and eight foreign centres, namely:

  1. Benin Republic
  2. Cameroon,
  3. Côte d’Ivoire,
  4. Ethiopia,
  5. Ghana,
  6. Saudi Arabia,
  7. South Africa, and
  8. United Kingdom

Plans for admission into tertiary institutions are ongoing.

However, nobody has ever published a report that shows how the six zones of Nigeria stand in this annual examination into Nigerian higher institutions. What the media usually publish are highlights of the top states and least states as regards number of candidates and similar information.

For the first time in Nigeria, a zone-by-zone breakdown is made public by Writers War Room.

While filling the JAMB form, each candidate enters his or her state of origin, irrespective of state of residence. This helps JAMB to know how many people from each state registered for the exam, and which state is improving or decreasing or even stagnant in this annual examination that determines those who get admitted into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.

The zonal breakdown is as follows in alphabetical order:

Northcentral = 6 states plus Abuja FCT
S/n State No. of candidates
1 Benue 60,160
2 Kogi 57,694
3 Kwara 54,606
4 Nasarawa 18,231
5 Niger 18,231
6 Plateau 34,469
7 Abuja FCT 4,087
Total 259,846

 

Northeast = 6 states
S/n State No. of candidates
1 Adamawa 15,615
2 Bauchi 19,462
3 Borno 15,697
4 Gombe 19,729
5 Taraba 15,672
6 Yobe 10,045
Total 96,220

 

Northwest = 7 states
S/n State No. of candidates
1 Jigawa 12,664
2 Kaduna 54,227
3 Kano 48,579
4 Katsina 23,522
5 Kebbi 8,947
6 Sokoto 10,006
7 Zamfara 5,295
Total 163,240

 

Southeast = 5 states
S/n States No of candidates
1 Abia 51,619
2 Anambra 77,694
3 Ebonyi 32,806
4 Enugu 69,381
5 Imo 104,383
Total 335,883

 

Southsouth = 6 states
S/n States No. of candidates
1 Akwa Ibom 62,369
2 Bayelsa 21,208
3 Cross River 29,763
4 Delta 78,854
5 Edo 66,107
6 Rivers 41,331
Total 299,632

 

Southwest = 6 states
S/n State No. of candidates
1 Ekiti 34,398
2 Lagos 24,160
3 Ogun 62,973
4 Ondo 54,110
5 Osun 72,752
6 Oyo 72,298
Total 320,691

 

2016 UTME – zone-by-zone ranking
Position Zone No. of states No. of candidates
6th Northeast 6 96,220
5th Northwest 7 163,240
4th Northcentral 6 + FCT 255,759
3rd Southsouth 6 299,632
2nd Southwest 6 320,691
1st Southeast 5 335,883

 

2016 UTME – How the states stand on number of candidates

  1. Imo – 104,383
  2. Delta – 78,854
  3. Anambra – 77,694
  4. Osun – 72,752
  5. Oyo – 72,298
  6. Enugu – 69,381
  7. Edo – 66,107
  8. Ogun – 62,973
  9. Akwa Ibom –  62,369
  10. Benue – 60,160
  11. Kogi – 57,694
  12. Kwara – 54,606
  13. Kaduna – 54,227
  14. Ondo – 54,110
  15. Abia – 51,619
  16. Kano – 48,579
  17. Rivers – 41,331
  18. Plateau – 34,469
  19. Ekiti – 34,398
  20. Ebonyi – 32,806
  21. Nasarawa – 30,599
  22. Cross River – 29,763
  23. Lagos – 24,160
  24. Katsina – 23,522
  25. Bayelsa – 21,208
  26. Gombe – 19,729
  27. Bauchi – 19,462
  28. Niger – 18,231
  29. Borno – 15,697
  30. Taraba – 15,672
  31. Adamawa – 15,615
  32. Jigawa – 12,664
  33. Yobe – 10,045
  34. Sokoto – 10,006
  35. Kebbi – 8,947
  36. Zamfara – 5,295
  37. FCT – 4,087 * (not a state)

Source of data used for the breakdown: JAMB

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