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527,815 slots not used in 2018 admissions, says JAMB

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said over 500,000 slots were not utilised in the 2018 admissions in the nation’s tertiary institutions.

It disclosed this in its weekly bulletin, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Abuja.

NAN reports that JAMB’s statistics for 2018 admissions in the country’s tertiary institutions showed a total of 1,126,025 quota for universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and innovation enterprise institutes (IEIs).

The bulletin revealed, a total of 585,498 quota of the total sum were utilised, while 527,815 slots were not utilised in the 2018 admission process.

Its Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a telephone interview explained that the release of the official statistics became necessary to ensure transparency in the board’s admissions process.


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