2016/17 10 Most Sorted After University In Nigeria

The information emerged from the computer-based test conducted by the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) from February 27 to March 3 across 540 centres in the country.

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) in Kwara state may yet be Nigeria’s best higher institution if recent statistics are anything to go by.


According to information made available to The Punch,

  1. UNILORIN attracted 103, 238 applicants in the last UTME
  2. UNIBEN coming second with 81, 363 applications.
  3. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna state, with 75, 383 applicants and 56-year-old University of Nigeria,
  4. Nsukka, Enugu state, attracted 65, 954 candidates to place third and fourth respectively.
  5. Bayero University in the ancient city of Kano placed fifth with 64, 220 while the
  6. Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka bossing 61, 862 stood at sixth.
  7. The prestigious University of Lagos (60, 659 candidates) stood at seventh with Nigeria’s oldest varsity,
  8. University of Ibadan, rating eighth with 59, 176 candidates.
  9. One of Nigeria’s finest, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, remained ninth (from last year) with the 45, 924 candidates seeking admission to the institution while

the University of Jos improved on its rankings with 40, 366 applicants to complete the top ten ‘most sought after’ tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

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