The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the statistics of candidates that registered for the 2021 UTME and Direct entry based on their State of Origin.

JAMB UTME Application Statistics by State of Origin

According to the stats published by JAMB, Oyo, Osun and Ogun states had the highest number of applicants that sat for this year’s UTME, one of the prerequisites for any Nigerian student seeking higher education.

Applicants from the three states totalled 227,706 of the country’s 1,351,215 applicants. The three states together also had more candidates than the combined figure of the 10 states that had the least candidates.

Oyo State had the most applicants with 82,521, Osun was behind with 74,214; and Ogun, 70,971 – the three states making up for an equivalent of 16 per cent of this year’s UTME applicants. Placed in fourth place is Imo with 66,348 applicants; Delta, 64,104; Kogi, 60,115; Kaduna, 58,122; Benue, 55,617; and Ondo, 54,026.

Behind these states is Edo, which had 52,514 applicants; Kano, 52,514; Kwara, 51,787; Enugu, 48,268; and Akwa Ibom, 42,783.

The data also shows that there is no state from the northeast region among the first 15 states on the chart.

Meanwhile, at the bottom of the ranking of the states are Zamfara, 6,545; FCT, 7,020; Sokoto, 10,302; Yobe, 11,946; and Jigawa, 13,784.

Other states with the least applicants are Taraba, 15,626; Adamawa, 18,956; Niger, 19,734; Gombe, 20,907; Ebonyi, 21,009; and Bauchi, 22,544.

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