10 Most Sought After Universities & Polytechnics In Nigeria (2020)

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THIS information is for all those who sat for the JAMB 2020 UTME, Computer-Based Test, CBT. If you are among them, then it is your right to know the most sought after Universities in Nigeria for the 2020/2021 academic session.

One of the most sought-after universities in Nigeria has always been the University of Ilorin, (Unilorin) followed by Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, (ABU).

These two Universities have always claimed the top spot in all past Jamb Examinations. See the full list below;

Recommended: JAMB Cut Off Mark for Universities and Polytechnics 2020/2021.

10 Most Sought After Universities in JAMB 2020

Most Sought After Universities in JAMB

See the list of the Most Sought After Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education and Innovative Enterprise Institutions in Nigeria 2020.

Below are the Most sought/preferred Universities in Nigeria.

1. University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, (103,582 Candidates).
Unilorin is the 4th best university in Nigeria. The Cut off mark is usually 200, and 240 for Medicine.

Fact: Do you know that out of the 86,401 candidates that applied for the University of Ilorin for the 2018 session, only 11,000 candidates will be admitted?

2. Ahmadu Bello University, ABU (82,984 applicants), ABU Zaria is the biggest university in Nigeria and 2nd in Africa. Rated 10th best. The Cut-off is 180 for Sciences and 190 for Arts.

3. The University of Lagos, UNILAG (74,800 Applicants).
UNILAG is the 1st best university, the cut-off mark is always stamped at 200 and above. (it could be less this admission exercise though).

4. Bayero University Kano, BUK (70,376 Applicants).
BUK is rated as the 19th best. The Cut-off mark is 180 and above.

5. University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State (68,971 Applicants)

6. University of Benin, (UNIBEN) (68,805 Candidates). UNIBEN is the 8th best university in Nigeria. Uniben cut off mark is usually pegged at 200.

7. University of Ibadan, UI (62,606 applicants), 3rd best. The cut-off mark is 200.

8. Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU (58,914 candidates),
The second-best university. The cutoff mark is usually 180.

9. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, (UNIZIK) (58,292 Applicants),
Unizik is the 16th best institution in Nigeria and the Cut-off mark is 180 for Education based courses, 200 for the others.

10. The University of Jos, UNIJOS (57,318 applicants),
Rated as the 15th best. The Cutoff mark is always pegged at 180, but it could be less in the 2020/2021 admission exercise.

Top 10 Polytechnics And Monotechnics Selected As First Choice By Candidates

Polytechnics And Monotechnics Selected As First Choice By Candidates

(All Colleges Of Education) – First Choice

InstitutionsTotal Number Of Applications
Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State4,370
Kaduna State College of Education, Cidan-Waya, Kafanchan, Kaduna State3,707
Saadatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Kano State2,999
Federal College of Education, Kano, Kano State2,451
Federal College of Education (Tech.), Combe, Combe State2,239
College of Education, Akwanga, Nasarawa State2,093
Federal College of Education, Katsina, Katsina State2,057
Federal College of Education (Tech.), Potiskum, Yobe State1,945
Isa Kaita College of Education, Dutsinma, Katsina State1,783
FCT College of Education, Zuba, Abuja1,189

(All Polytechnics/Monotechnics) – First Choice

InstitutionsTotal Number Of Applications
Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Kaduna State5,014
Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State3,469
Federal Polytechnic, Haro, Ogun State3,293
Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri, Borno State2,758
Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State2,601
Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Kwara State2,543
Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State2,032
Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State2,004
Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo State1,895
The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State1,836

(Innovation Enterprise Institution- Ieis) – First Choice

InstitutionsTotal Number Of Applications
Global Maritime Academy, Ogoni-olomu, Ughelli South, Delta State102
Katsina State Institute of Technology Management, Katsina State67
PEFTI Film Institute, Lagos, Lagos State36
Mario Institute Of Hospitality Management and Entrepreneurship Education, Nsukka, Enugu State16
Nigerian Television Authority, Television College, Ray Field, Jos, Plateau State15
Mbara Ozioma College of Technology, Ehime-mbano, Imo State14
National Film Institute, Jos, Plateau State13
The Certified Institute of Shipping of Nigeria, Apapa, Lagos State11
Aquatech College of Agriculture and Technology, Ibadan, Oyo State6
Federal College of Forestry, Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna, Kaduna State6

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