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Anambra in top-5 highest JAMB applicant states



The Anambra State is in top five states with highest applications for the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which commences Saturday, February 28, 2016, nationwide, reports ITRealms.

Registrar and Chief Executive of West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), Prof. ‘Dibu Ojerinde, made this disclosure to ITRealms on the level of preparedness of the council on the conduct of the 2016 Computer-Based Test (CBT).

He listed the top five to include Imo with 102,727, following by Osun with 83,060, Oyo, 81,065, Delta 80,197 and Anambra with 76,777.

While the least five states with applications in the 2016 is led by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 5,069, followed by Zamfara with 7254, Yobe, 12,079, Kebbi, 12,3978 and Sokoto recording 13,443.

ITRealms reports that a total number of 1One Million, Five Hundred and Eighty-Nine Thousand, One Hundred and Seventy-Fifty (1,589,175) candidates applied for the 2016 UTME.

Prof. Ojerinde also said that in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted in 2015, a total of One Million, Four Hundred and Seventy-Five Thousand, Four Hundred and Seventy-Seven (1,475,477) candidates registered. 

The WAEC chief told ITRealms that the figure for the 2016 UTME shows an increase of One Hundred and Thirteen Thousand, Six Hundred and Seventy-three (113,673) applicants when compared with last year’s figure of One Million, Four Hundred and Seventy-Five Thousand, Four Hundred and Seventy-seven (1,475,477).

In addition, he said, Three Hundred and Forty-three (343) Prison Inmates registered for the 2016 UTME. “They will also have access to computers at both the Kaduna and Ikoyi prisons,” Prof. Ojerinde explained.
  
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