The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in short “JAMB” has rewarded the Five Best Tertiary Institutions N375 Million. Details about the news are given below.
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The best five performing tertiary institutions during the 2019 admission year have been awarded by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) the sum of N375 million.
The institutions which received the award are the University of Ilorin, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Federal University, Wukari, and the Ogun State Institute of Technology, Ilese. In another category, the University of Ilorin was also selected as the winner.
The University of Ilorin with a number of 108,917 candidates was given the reward of being the Most-Subscribed university by candidates in the admission exercise of 2019. The University was also adjudged as the university that has the highest number(66) of international students.
In terms of the spread of intakes, the university that was rewarded is Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State.
The institution which was adjudged as the Institution with the most improved Gender Balance is the Federal University, Wukari. Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa was given the reward of being the Most Compliant in Admission Guidelines.
The examination body gave each of the winners a certificate and the sum of N75 million. The institutions were appreciated by the JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede for their outstanding performance in the previous year. He also encouraged other institutions to emulate the winning institution.
The winners were congratulated by Mr. Adamu and the efforts of the board towards ensuring excellence in the country’s tertiary institutions were also applauded. The awards “were one of the government’s reward systems and interventions to institutions” as stated by Mr. Adamu.
At the first edition of the program in 2019, JAMB supported the Tertiary Institutions with the sum of N125 million, and this year, the institutions were supported with the sum of N375 million by the board.
This can be seen as an excellent gesture by the board. Mr. Adamu stated that “I am aware that the board’s support for the education sector cuts across the Basic, Senior School, and Tertiary Education through its Corporate Social Responsibility Agenda”.
According to him, contributions to the educational system should not be limited only from the budgetary allocation of the government to the sector.