Tertiary education in Nigeria can be receivedthrough College of Education Polytechnic UniversityThe University is the 3rd and the highest levelof education.From six in 1962; all controlled by thegovernment, today Nigeria have over 120universities with private sector establishingmore than Governments – State and Federal.
Universities & Owners Federal State Private Govt. Govt. 37 37 50 124 Universities
Courses in UniversitiesThere are over 570 courses in all the 124Universities.Courses are categorized into Faculty, namely:Administration Agriculture Arts Education EngineeringEnvironmental Law Medical Sciences Social Sciences Sciences Sciences
Most Preferred CoursesOf the over 570 courses; some enjoy highsubscription as first choice while some othersare never consider though they eventually getenrolment when Applicants’ preferred choicesdeny them admission.Courses like Medicine, Accounting,Economics, Mass communication are oversubscribed. While the likes of Plant Science,Forestry and courses in Education suffersfrom rejection.
15 Most Preferred Courses JAMB 2011 Application JAMB 2012 ApplicationIt shows from the 2 tables that the most desired courses are: Medicine & Surgery, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, Mass Communication and Computer ScienceFrom 2012 Table, Computer Science is offered in 100 Uni. Medicine& Surgery (35), Nursing , Law (22) and Accounting (87).
15 Most Preferred Schools JAMB 2011 Application JAMB 2012 Application University of Lagos remain the school of first choice to most applicants!However, University of Ilorin had the highest increase in subscription from 2011 while Ahmadu Bello University dropped by over 28,000 applicants
Most Preferred Courses & SchoolsCourse Total InstitutionMedicine & Surgery 12,273 Ahmadu Bello University, ZariaAccounting 10,990 Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,Business Administration 9,357 University of LagosEconomics 6,722 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, AwkaMass Communication 6,416 University of LagosLaw 6,334 University of Benin, Benin CityNursing Science 5,674 University of Nigeria Nsukka.Public Administration 5,088 Nasarawa State University, KeffiPharmacy 4,760 Ahmadu Bello University, ZariaMechanical Engineering 3,859 Federal University of Tech, OwerriComputer Science 3,831 University of Ilorin, IlorinPolitical Science 3,368 Benue State University, MakurdiMicrobiology 2,490 Ahmadu Bello University, ZariaBiochemistry 2,453 Ahmadu Bello University, ZariaCivil Engineering 2,429 Federal University of Technology, Akure Source: JAMB 2011 Application
Most Preferred Courses & SchoolsCourse Total InstitutionAccounting 10,192 University of IlorinMedicine And Surgery 10,131 University of Nigeria NsukkaBusiness Administration 9,423 University of IlorinLaw 6,634 University of Nigeria NsukkaMass Communication 6,315 University of IlorinEconomics 6,071 Nnamdi Azikiwe UniversityNursing Science 5,056 University of Nigeria NsukkaPharmacy 4,397 University of Nigeria NsukkaPublic Administration 4,253 Nnamdi Azikiwe UniversityComputer Science 4,201 University of IlorinMechanical Engineering 4,041 Federal University of Tech, OwerriPolitical Science 3,120 Benue State UniversityCivil Engineering 2,726 Federal University of Tech, OwerriMicrobiology 2,699 Nasarawa State UniversityBiochemistry 2,032 University of Ilorin Source: JAMB 2012 Application
The Big 5 Courses Mass Accounting Communication Medicine & Surgery Business Economics Administration
The Big - CompetitivenessMedicine The most competitive, it exist in only 35 Schools& Surgery Mass 2nd most competitive, it exist in only 59 Schools Comm. 3rd most competitive, 65 Schools Biz Admin 4th most competitive, 87 Schools Accounting Economics Least, 87 Schools