ABU, UNILORIN, three others win admissions performance award

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Five tertiary institutions across Nigeria have won the 2018 National Tertiary Admissions’ Performance Award.

Each of the winners, which was nominated under different categories was given a certificate and the cash prize of N25 million by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), at brief award ceremony in Abuja on Thursday, 24th May.

University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), emerged as the Most Subscribed Institution with a total of 86,401 candidates out of which it admitted about 10,000.

EduCeleb.com gathered that the university had consistently maintained appearance in the top choice of candidates in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) for about ten years in a row.

Also, Kaduna Polytechnic (KADPOLY), won the award of the Most National Institution in terms of Spread of Intakes.

The institution admitted candidates from each of the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

With a total of 37 students from different countries in the 2018 admission exercise, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU) was adjudged the Institution with the Highest Number of Admission of International Students.

Also, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, won the Most Improved Institution over previous year in Intake of Female Students. It had 2,508 females out the 5,416 students admitted in 2018.

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The prize for the Most Compliant Institution in keeping within the guidelines, rules and regulations of admission, was given to the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID). The institutions hasn’t violated any of the admission guidelines, according to JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede.

Speaking at the presentation of the awards, Oloyede, said the award “is geared towards encouraging other institutions to do what is right.”

He added that the award would encourage healthy competition among tertiary institutions across the country for global best practices.

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