How Many Candidates Sat For Jamb 2021

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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Releases 2021 UTME Application Statistics by State of Origin. 1,351,215 applicants sat for Jamb 2021.

According to the stats published by JAMB, Oyo, Osun and Ogun states had the highest number of applicants that sat for this year’s UTME, one of the prerequisites for any Nigerian student seeking higher education.


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Applicants from the three states totalled 227,706 of the country’s 1,351,215 applicants. The three states together also had more candidates than the combined figure of the 10 states that had the least candidates.

Jamb Application Statistics For Top 10 States

  1. Oyo State – 82,521 Jamb Applicants
  2. Osun State – 74,214 Jamb Applicants
  3. Ogun State – 70,971 Jamb Applicants
  4. Imo State – 66,348 Jamb Applicants
  5. Delta State – 64,104 Jamb Applicants
  6. Kogi State – 60,115 Jamb Applicants
  7. Kaduna State – 58,122 Jamb Applicants
  8. Benue State – 55,617 Jamb Applicants
  9. Ondo State – 54,026 Jamb Candidates
  10. Edo State – 52,514 Jamb Applicants

How Many Candidates Applied For Jamb In 36 States

Oyo State had the most applicants with 82,521, Osun was behind with 74,214; and Ogun, 70,971 – the three states making up for an equivalent of 16 per cent of this year’s UTME applicants.

Placed in fourth place is Imo with 66,348 applicants; Delta, 64,104; Kogi, 60,115; Kaduna, 58,122; Benue, 55,617; and Ondo, 54,026.

Behind these states is Edo, which had 52,514 applicants; Kano, 52,514; Kwara, 51,787; Enugu, 48,268; and Akwa Ibom, 42,783.

The data also shows that there is no state from the northeast region among the first 15 states on the chart.

Meanwhile, at the bottom of the ranking of the states are Zamfara, 6,545; FCT, 7,020; Sokoto, 10,302; Yobe, 11,946; and Jigawa, 13,784.

Other states with the least applicants are Taraba, 15,626; Adamawa, 18,956; Niger, 19,734; Gombe, 20,907; Ebonyi, 21,009; and Bauchi, 22,544.

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