3 states lead university admission in Engineering courses for 5 years
Since 2011, JAMB data show that three south-west states have been leading other states in university admission for engineering courses.
The three states according to JAMB data are Oyo, Ogun and Osun.
Out of the 36 states in Nigeria, the three south-west states are reported to have maintained a consistent lead in JAMB-administered admissions for Engineering courses in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Analysis of the data over a period of five years
Starting from 2011, the JAMB data show that while Osun had 1,196 students admitted into various universities to study Engineering degree courses, Ogun followed with 1,117 students with Oyo coming third with 1,076.
In 2012, Oyo came first with 1, 339 students, followed by Osun with 1,339 and Ogun came third with 1,081. Akwa Ibom and Ondo came fourth and fifth with 966 and 901 students admitted into Engineering respectively
In 2013, Oyo led again with 1,870 students, while Osun followed with 1,478 and Ogun came third with 1,244. Delta and Kaduna came fourth and fifth with 1,165 and 1,068 candidates respectively.
Osun returned to the first position in 2014 with 2,168 students while Oyo dropping to second had 1,647 students as Ogun came third with 1, 639. This time, Delta came fourth with 1,447 students while and Ondo came fifth with 1,281 students.
In 2015, Oyo reclaimed the first position with 2,536 students, followed by Osun with 2,326, Delta came to third with 1, 511, while Ogun was relegated to the fourth position with 1, 468. Ondo maintained the fifth position with 1,368 students.
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