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Important JAMB Statistics for 2017 UTME – Must Read


​Following the Close of Registration for the JAMB 2017 UTME, here are important statistics that we feel may inspire you in one way or the other.

These numbers were released by The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, at a news briefing with newsmen in Bwari, in preparations for the conduct of this year’s UTME.


1,736,571 – Total Number of Registered Candidates (Highest Number in the History of JAMB)

Top 10 States with Highest Number of Applicants 

101,868 – Imo State (Highest Number)

88,655 – Osun State

87,811 – Oyo State

81,349 – Ogun State

81,108 – Delta State

77,253 – Anambra State

72,104 – Kaduna State

70,276 – Kano State

70,150 – Kogi State

68,916 – Benue State

321 visually handicapped candidates

624 CBT Centres Nationwide to Hold Exams Simultaneously

The official benchmark cut-off points for admissions will be released after the results are out.

He further said that cut-off points were not set by JAMB, but by policy committee been chaired by the Minister of Education with the Board, Vice-Chancellors, Provost of Education and Polytechnic Rectors.

He described cut-off points to be a minimum requirement and not an indication that one was admissible.

We wish all candidates the best of luck as the exam starts on 13th May, 2017.

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