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JAMB 2016 Zone By Zone Ranking

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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:

Benin Republic
Cameroon,
Côte d’Ivoire,
Ethiopia,
Ghana,
Saudi Arabia,
South Africa, and
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.

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The zonal breakdown is as follows in alphabetical order:

North central = 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

Imo – 104,383
Delta – 78,854
Anambra – 77,694
Osun – 72,752
Oyo – 72,298
Enugu – 69,381
Edo – 66,107
Ogun – 62,973
Akwa Ibom – 62,369
Benue – 60,160
Kogi – 57,694
Kwara – 54,606
Kaduna – 54,227
Ondo – 54,110
abia – 51,619
Kano – 48,579
Rivers – 41,331
Plateau – 34,469
Ekiti – 34,398
Ebonyi – 32,806
Nasarawa – 30,599
Cross River – 29,763
Lagos – 24,160
Katsina – 23,522
Bayelsa – 21,208
Gombe – 19,729
Bauchi – 19,462
Niger – 18,231
Borno – 15,697
Taraba – 15,672
Adamawa – 15,615
Jigawa – 12,664
Yobe – 10,045
Sokoto – 10,006
Kebbi – 8,947
Zamfara – 5,295

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FCT – 4,087 * (not a state)

Source of data used for the breakdown: JAMB

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