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Following the release of the 2020 JAMB UTME results, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) held the 2020 JAMB Admission Policy meeting yesterday and disclosed the top ten universities, polytechnics, Colleges of Education and IEIs that were picked most by candidates as their first choice institution during the 2020 JAMB registration.

JAMB 2020 Statistics: Top 10 Most Sought-After Universities
Here is the list of the most sought-after universities, Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and IEI’s in Nigeria during the 2020 UTME registration. These institutions are the top most-chosen institutions during the 2020 JAMB UTME registration, i.e. they have the highest number of candidates seeking admission into them.

Top Ten Most Sought-After Universities
The University of Ilorin, Kwara State had 103,582 applications, making it the University with the highest first choice applications for 2020, with Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State is second with 82,984 applications.

1st University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State 103,582 5.31
2nd Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State 82,984 4.26
3RD University of Lagos, Lagos State 74,800 3.84
4th Bayero University, Kano, Kano State 70,376 3.61
5th University of Nigeria, Enugu State Nsukka, 68,971 3.54
6th University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State 68,805 3.53
7th University of Ibadan, Ibadan,
Oyo State 62,606 3.21
8th Obafemi Ife, Osun State Awolowo University, Ile- 58,914 3.02
9th Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State 58,292 2.99
10th University of Jos, Jos, Plateau
State 57,318 2.94
You would notice that all these Universities are conventional Universities that offer courses in all or almost all disciplines. If you chose any the above-listed universities during the 2020 UTME registration, you now have a sense of how many applicants you are competing with for admission.

Top Ten Most Sought-After Colleges of Education
For colleges of education, the data revealed the Federal College of Education, Zaria to have the highest first choice applications, with 4,370 applications.

1ST Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State 4,370 0.22
2ND Kaduna State College of
Education, Gidan-Waya,
Kafanchan, Kaduna State 3,707 0.19
3RD Saadatu Rimi College of
Education, Kumbotso, Kano State 2,999 0.15
4th Federal College of Education, Kano, Kano State 2,451 0.13
5th Federal College of Education (Tech.), Gombe, Gombe State 2,239 0.11
6th College of Education, Nasarawa State Akwanga, 2,093 0.11
7th Federal College of Education,
Katsina, Katsina State 2,057 0.11
8th Federal College of Education (Tech.), Potiskum, Yobe State 1,945 0.10
9TH Isa Kaita College of Education,
Dutsinma, Katsina State 1,783 0.09
10TH FCT College of Education, Zuba,
Abuja 1,189 0.06
Top Ten Most Sought-After Polytechnics And Monotechnics
Kaduna Polytechnic, had the most applications for polytechnics, with 5,014, followed by the Federal Polytechnic, Offa with 3,469 candidates.

1st Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna,
Kaduna State 5,014 0.26
2nd Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara
State 3,469 0.18
3rd Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun
State 3,293 0.17
4th Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri,
Borno State 2,758 0.14
5th Yaba College Of Technology,
Yaba, Lagos State 2,601 0.13
6th Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin,
Kwara State 2,543 0.13
7th Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria,
Kaduna State 2,032 0.10
8th Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun
State 2,004 0.10
9th Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo
State 1,895 0.10
10th The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo
State 1,836 0.09
Top Ten Most Sought-After Innovative Enterprise Institutions (IEIs)
Global Maritime Academy, Ogoni-olomu, Ughelli South, Delta State had the highest first choice applications for Innovation Enterprise Institutions- IEIs with 102 applications.

1 Global Maritime Academy, Ogoni-olomu, Ughelli South, Delta State 102
2 Katsina State Institute Of Technology & Management, Katsina State 67
3 PEFTI Film Institute, Lagos, Lagos State 36
4 Mario Institute Of Hospitality Management and Entrepreneurship
Education, Nsukka, Enugu State 16
5 Nigerian Television Authority, Television College, Ray Field, Jos, Plateau
State 15
6 Mbara Ozioma College of Technology, Ehime-mbano, Imo State 14
7 National Film Institute, Jos, Plateau State 13
8 The Certified Institute of Shipping of Nigeria, Apapa, Lagos State 11
9 Aquatech College of Agriculture and Technology, Ibadan, Oyo State 6
10 Federal College of Forestry, Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna, Kaduna State 6
You can also see other JAMB 2020 registration insights via the link below:

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