The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has awarded N375m best five performing tertiary institutions in the country.
The institutions are University of Ilorin, Ahmadu Bello University, Federal University, Wukari and the Ogun State Institute of Technology, Ilese. Also, the University of Ilorin won in another category.
The five Universities who emerged winners in five categories would take home N75 million each.
The categories are: most subscribed institution by candidates’ category; most national institution in admission of candidates; most improved institution in gender balance; institution with highest number of admitted international students and most compliant institution in keeping to guidelines of admissions.
Speaking at the at JAMB’s Second Edition of the National Tertiary Admissions Performance Merit Award for 2019 on Thursday, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said the Federal Government would continue to play a critical role in teaching, learning and research.
According to the minister, the awards are part of government’s reward system and intervention in institutions.
“In 2019, JAMB at the first edition of the programme, supported tertiary institutions with N125 million and this year, the board is supporting the sector with N375 million. This is no doubt an excellent gesture, worthy of emulation,” he said.
He said the board’s support for the education sector cuts across the basic, senior school and tertiary education through its Corporate Social Responsibility Agenda.
JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, said the University of Ilorin won “the most subscribed institution by candidates” category, while Ahmadu Bello University ABU won “the most national institution in admission of candidates”.
He said Federal University, Wukari won the “most improved institution in gender balance” while the University of Ilorin, again, won the institution with highest number of admitted international students.
“In the last category, Ogun State Institute of Technology, Ilese, also won the most compliant institution in keeping to guidelines of admissions,” he said.
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