Only 2% of 2015 UTME Candidates Considered Private Varsities

2015 JAMB UTME Statistics: Less than 20,000 of 1.4 million candidates choose to study at Nigeria’s private universities.

Private Universities statistics

Less than 20,000 of the over 1.4 million candidates who applied for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination are seeking admission to the nation’s private universities, MySchoolGist findings have shown.

This shows that over 98 per cent of candidates prefer the public universities to the private ones.

See : Just 2%: Education Courses Receive Low Patronage from JAMBites.

There are 60 private universities and 79 federal and state universities in the country.

Of the candidates seeking admission to private universities, the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, has the highest number of applicants with 3,042 candidates. Last year, the school belonging to the Living Faith Church, led by Bishop David Oyedepo, had 3,315 candidates.

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The Kwarafa University, Wukari, has the least number of applicants with only five candidates seeking placement in the institution. The Obong University, Obong, Ntak, Akwa Ibom State and the Southwestern University, Okun-Owa, Ogun State, occupied this position in 2014. They had only four candidates seeking placement in each of the institutions.

See: Nigeria’s Most Sought-After Universities – 2015 [Detailed].

Again, whereas Obong University, Ntak, has increased its profile by having 16 candidates this year, Southwestern University, Okun-Owa, upped its ranking by having two more candidates. The Wellspring University, Ogbaneki, Benin, Edo State, has seven candidates while each of Renaissance University, Ojiagu-Agbani, Enugu and Rhena University, Obeama, Rivers State, has eight and 10 candidates respectively.

MSG Team.

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