UNILORIN beats UNIBEN, UI, OAU, others as Nigeria’s most patronised university

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Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali: My vision was to handover University of Ilorin a better university than I inherited.

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“But instead of those campaigns of calumny to stop the university popularity, it continues to be the first (if not only) destination of choice for every Nigerian school leaver seeking admission into the any university in the country,” said the respondent.

The University of Ilorin had the highest number of admission applications for any university in Nigeria between 2012 and 2016, admission statistics from the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board show.

The figures, according to a media report, reveal the 10 most sought-after universities in Nigeria in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

The report said the revrllation does not contain details of 2015 and 2017 but The DEFENDER in its recent interview with Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, had published that UNILORIN had retained its position in the JAMB statistics for 2017 as Nigeria’s most sought university in terms admission.

During the recent courtesy visit to JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, by the Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin, the JAMB boss had revealed to his visitor and his entorage that UNILORIN still emerged the most sought according to statistics from the admission and matriculation board in terms of applicants seeking admission into Nigeria’s university in 2017.

The ranking shows UNILORIN was first choice for admission seekers for three years, and only came second behind University of Benin in 2012.

In all four years, the school had 411,340 or 25.76 per cent total applications for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

The University of Benin ranked second with a total of 331,178 or 20.56 per cent applications, while Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, had the third highest number of aggregate applications of 305,790 or 18.65 per cent.

The fourth and fifth places were held by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and University of Lagos respectively.

Imo State University, Owerri, was the only state university that appeared on the ranking twice, that is 2012 and 2013.

This feat is coming into the open for the first time because many have been silent about the fact that UNILORIN is best Nigerian university in terms of everything. A respondent told The DEFENDET on Sunday.

“You will now see that some hypocrites could have been so vocal trying to stop the fast growing that UNILORIN is, which is obvious in what Ibadan zonal ASUU have been doing painting the university including its immediate past and sitting vice chancellor in bad light. But instead of those campaigns of calumny to stop the university popularity, it continues to be the first (if not only) destination of choice for every Nigerian school leaver seeking admission into the university level.

“However, the truth is constant and it has revealed itself today. I can only say congratulations to University of Ilorin, its vice chancellor Prof. Ambali, the entire members of management, staff and students of the Ilorin based university,” said the respondent.


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