JAMB Applications and Admitted Candidates by State and Gender Within Faculty
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board data reflected that the total number of applications received in 2018 was 1,653,127 as against 1,722,269 applications received in 2017. This represents about 4.01% drop in comparison to the total applications received in 2017.
Similarly, the total number of candidates admitted in 2018 was 549,763 candidates as against 566,719 admitted candidates in 2017. The fall in total admitted candidates in 2018 is about 2.99% compared to the total admitted candidates in 2017.
Further breakdown showed that 902,176 applications of the total applications received in 2018 were from male applicants while 750,951 applications received were from female applicants.
In 2017, however, 952,436 of the total applications received for that year were from male applicants while the remaining 769,833 applications received were from female applicants.
In 2018, 302,183 male candidates were admitted as against 315,678 male candidates admitted in 2017 while 247,580 female candidates were admitted in 2018 as against 251,041 female candidates admitted in 2017.
Data source: National Bureau of Statistics