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Over 500, 000 admission spaces were unutilized in 2018 – JAMB

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said on Sunday that over 500,000 spaces were not utilized in the admissions into the nation’s tertiary institutions last year.

At least 1,126,025 candidates applied for admission into the nation’s universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and Innovation Enterprise Institutes (IEIs) last year.

Also, a total of 585,498, out of the total sum, were utilized, while a total of 527,815 slots were not utilized in the 2018 admission process.

The board disclosed these in its weekly bulletin released in Abuja, Sunday.

The JAMB Head of Media, Fabian Benjamin, while speaking on the matter, said the release of the official statistics became necessary in order to ensure transparency and avoid the spread of misleading information about the 2018 exercise.

The JAMB spokesman said the board hopes to utilize at least 80 to 90 percent of the available spaces for the 2019/2010 admission exercise.

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