JAMB Reveals Top 10 Universities With Illegal Admissions in Nigeria

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The Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB has recently revealed the names of top Nigerian Universities with the highest numbers of illegal admissions in statistics made available on Thursday.


  • JAMB reveals the names of Universities with the highest numbers of illegal admissions.
  • JAMB has released the name of the top ten highest scorers of the 2022 UTME.
  • The board warns against favouring & giving admission to candidates based on personal interests by top officials in Universities.
  • Every admission given to a candidate should pass through JAMB Central Admission Processing System.


According to the statistics which were covered four years ago (2017-2020), a total of 58,698 illegal and fake admissions were conducted by the 10 institutions during the period under review.

The board listed the universities as follows;

  • Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, with 20,162 illegal admissions;
  • University of Jos, 7,600;  Benue State University, 6,171;
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka 5,457;
  • Kwara State University, 5,070;
  • Novena University, 3,432;
  • Alex Ekueme University, 2,902;
  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, 2,795;
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, 2,586, and
  • University of Calabar, 2,523.

It has been reported that the board has continually complained over admissions done outside the Central Admissions Processing System.

Commenting on the development, the Registrar of the board;

[quotation name = ‘ Prof. Ishaq Oloyede Said’]The ASUU chairman once went on air to say that some vice-chancellors were the ones conducting admissions. I told him to bring me the name of any of the vice-chancellors conducting the admissions.

“Admissions are conducted via CAPS. Some institutions came to us and told us to give them the grace to rectify the illegal admissions that were conducted outside of CAPs. The minister also forgave them and we told them that anyone that is caught will have his or her admission reversed.[/quotation]

While Speaking in an interview with Punch correspondent, the Programme Director, Reform Education Nigeria, Oluwatoyin Ayodamola said;

[quotation name=’Ayodamola’]There is a need for transparency in the conduct of admissions. Over time, you see some institutions favouring other candidates based on personal relationships with top officials, among others. CAPS introduced by JAMB has been going a long way in ensuring that there is a reduction in the rate of illegal admissions. The institutions that continue to engage in such should be punished and not allowed to go Scott free.[/quotation]

JAMB has released the name of the top ten highest scorers of the 2022 UTME

JAMB has released the name of the top ten highest scorers of the 2022 UTME, with Adebayo Eyimofe emerging the highest with 362 (over 400).

JAMB registrar, Oloyede revealed that Adebayo who wrote his examination in Abuja scored a total of 362 marks.

  1. Adebayo Eyimofe emerged the highest with 362 (over 400).
  2. Ugwu scored 359.
  3. Igbalaye Ebunoluwa 357;
  4. Emmanuel Oluwanifemi 357;
  5. Ozumba Samuel 357;
  6. Olumide-Attah Ayomide 355;
  7. Lawal Olaoluwa 355;
  8. Dokun Jubril 354;
  9. Amaku Anthony 354;
  10. Aghulor Divine 353.



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