JAMB UTME Admission Quota - [Merit, Catchment Areas & ELDS]

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB UTME Admission Quota Out for Merit, Catchment Areas and ELDS]

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has published the Merit, Catchment Areas and Educationally Less Developed States [ELDS] Admission Quota for all Unified Tertiary Matriculation Students [UTME].

Candidates are to note that Admission into all Federal Higher Institutions of learning via UTME in Nigeria is based on the following quota:

■ Merit - 45%
■ Catchment Area - 35%
■ Educationally Less Developed States (ELDS) - 20%

A. Admission Based on Merit: 

Admission into all Federal Higher Institutions of learning is reserved for candidates with very high UTME scores i.e. based on performance irrespective of the State of origin. Forty five percent (45%) of the available admission space is reserved for such eligible candidates.

Admission based on Merit is prime.

B. Admission Based on Catchment Area :

Specific States of the Federation have been identified as catchment areas of Federal Higher Institutions of Learning. Thirty five percent (35%) of the available admission space is reserved for eligible candidates whose States of origin have been identified as catchment areas of the institution of choice.

C. Admission Based on ELDS: 

Twenty-three (23) states of the federation have been identified as Educationally Less Developed States (ELDS).

These states are: Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Ebonyi, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kastina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara.

Candidates from these States are given special consideration for admission into Federal Higher Institutions.

Twenty percent (20%) of the available admission space is reserved for such eligible candidates.
JAMB UTME Admission Quota - [Merit, Catchment Areas & ELDS] JAMB UTME Admission Quota - [Merit, Catchment Areas & ELDS] Reviewed by Lagos University Info on Monday, December 18, 2017 Rating: 5

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