By Babalola Seyi
University of Ilorin has again led in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination institutional first choice statistics.
A statement signed by the university’ s Director of Media and Publicity , Mr . Kunle Akogun , said for the seventh year running , the University of Ilorin had maintained its position as Nigeria ’ s university of first choice .
“ With not less than 103 , 582 applications representing 5 . 31 per cent of all applications into higher education for 2020 , UNILORIN has maintained being the most chosen tertiary institution in Nigeria. ”
Akogun said this was based on data from EduCeleb . com obtained from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.
“ 95 . 13 per cent of applicants chose universities and degree awarding institutions above other tertiary institutions. Those interested in obtaining the National Diploma offered in monotechnics and polytechnics are next with 2 . 99 per cent.
“ Nigeria Certificate in Education awarding institutions follow with 1 . 86 per cent and National Innovation Diploma institutions had 0 . 02 of first choice applications, ” the statement said.
The statement further said UNILORIN was followed by Ahmadu Bello University , Zaria, which came second for the fourth year and received 82 , 984 applications or 4 . 26 per cent of all applications.