JAMB: Up to 6 million Admission seekers were declined by Nigerian Universities

Up to Six million applicants seeking admission into the Nigerian university between 2013 and 2017, were unable to gain admission due to limited capacity and space.

Professor Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC),  revealed this in his office, yesterday, when he met with academics from Kogi West senatorial district, who lobbied for upgrade of Federal College of Agriculture, Kabba to a full-fledged university.

Rasheed said between 2013 and 2017, out of 7.8 million university admission seekers, only 1.9 million were admitted, leaving 5.9 million out in the wilderness.

“The surest way out of this problem largely created by yearly  increase in population is for government and private individuals or corporate bodies to establish more universities.

“As at Monday, March 12, there are 161 universities comprising 41 Federally owned,  46 state-owned and  74  owned by private individuals or corporate bodies, with inadequate space, capacity and facilities for admission of up to two million admission seekers,” he said.

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