.There have been so many reported cases that some schools consider indigene ahead of non indigene and this is not a new practice and as a matter of fact…this practice is well backed by the the rules of catchment area.
Choosing an institution in your state will give you a Higher chance of securing admission compare to another institution outside your state . schools set a lower cut off narks for indigene of the state and if you have equal qualification with a non indigene you will be selected first.
However the merit admission list does not respect this principle, some schools merit admission list is strictly based on performance only. Only this that perform really well will be considered for admission.
The summary of the article is that it might be an advantage choosing your state institution however selecting an institution outside your school is not a bad practice provided you will meet the school admission requirements.