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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
100Level, Nigeria.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
(JAMB) recorded a 4.01 per cent drop in the
applications received in 2018.

The NBS, in its JAMB Applications and Admitted
Candidates by State and Gender within Faculty
Data (2017-2018) posted on its website, stated
that applications received in 2018 were 1.65
million as against the 1.72 million received in

This, it said, represented about 4.01 per cent
drop in comparison to the total applications
received in 2017.

Similarly, candidates admitted in 2018 were
549,763 as against the 566,719 admitted
candidates in 2017.

The report said the fall in total admitted
candidates in 2018 was about 2.99 per cent,
compared to the total admitted candidates in

A further breakdown of the data showed that
902,176 applications received in 2018 were
from males while 750,951 applications
received were from female applicants.
The bureau said 952,436 applications received
in 2017 were from males while the remaining
769,833 applications received were from
female applicants.

In 2018, the bureau also said 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 for the report was supplied
administratively by JAMB while it was verified
and validated by NBS.

According to NBS, data in the report is
restricted to test-based admissions and does
not cover admissions not determined by
official tests and examinations conducted by



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