Imo tops list as 1,589,175 candidates sit for 2016 UTME in 529 centres

Posted by News Express | 26 February 2016 | 2,468 times

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Imo State has the highest number of candidates for the 2016 examination of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to be conducted from Saturday, February 27, and expected to last not more than 14 days.

A statement issued yesterday in Abuja by JAMB Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. ’Dibu Ojerinde, showed that a total number of 1,589,175 candidates applied for the 2016 UTME.

The figure shows an increase of 113,673applicants when compared with last year’s figure of 1,475,477.

The statement showed Imo topping the list with 102,727 candidates while the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) came last with 5,069 candidates.

TOP 10 HIGHEST APPLICATIONS BY STATE

Imo 102,727

Osun 83,060

Oyo   81,065

Delta  80,197

Anambra  76,777

Ogun  72,023

Enugu  66,770

Kaduna 65,355

Edo  64,508

Benue  62,140

TOP 10 LOWEST APPLICATIONS BY STATE

FCT 5,069

Zamfara 7,254

Yobe  12,079

Kebbi  12,398

Sokoto  13,443

Jigawa  14,472

Borno 19,723

Bayelsa 19,894

Taraba 20,357

Adamawa 21,025

•Photo shows JAMB Registrar, Prof. ’Dibu Ojerinde.


Source: News Express

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