2016 Jamb Policy Meeting

So, Here is the deal.

On the 2nd of June, 2016.

The 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to degree, Nigeria Certificate in Education and National Diploma Awarding Institutions was held at the National Universities Commission, Maitama, Abuja.

Here is summary of some cool facts, stats and and info that was released at the meeting.

2016 jamb policy meeting

summary of 2016 jamb policy meeting

You can use the sleek table of content to jump around – if you are the lazy type.

General Conduct of 2016 UTME

— The 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was conducted EXCLUSIVELY on a Computer-Based Testing (CBT) mode from Saturday, 27th February to Wednesday, 23rd March, 2016

— The examination was conducted throughout the Federation and eight Foreign Centres viz:

1. Benin Republic,
2. Cameroun,
3. Cote D’ Ivoire,
4. Ethiopia,
5. Ghana,
6. Saudi Arabia,
7. South Africa, a
8. United Kingdom

Statistical Report on 2016 Admissions

By first choice Preference, here is what it looks like;
1,557,017 candidates went for degree programmes – that’s 98% of all candidates.
17,673 candidates preferred NCE – that’s 1.1%.
The number ND applicants were 17,584.

Performance Statistics for Jamb 2016

565,479 candidates(10.46%) scored 200 and above.
821,095 candidates (25.56%) scored 190 and above.
1,053,979 candidates(45.16%) scored 180 and above.
117,290 candidates(2.17%) scored below 160.

nb: If 190 is minimum score, JAMB still can FILL the carrying capacity of ALL tertiary institutions in Nigeria – 695,449.

Application Stats by State of Origin

See image below for Application statistics by State of origin.
jamb 2016 stat by states of origin

Jamb Stats by State of Origin and Gender

See image below;
2016 jamb stats by gender

Arts Vs Science Statistics

Here is the Art Vs Science stats.
arts vs science jamb 2016

Top 10 Public Institutions

top 10 public institutions

Top 10 Private Institutions

These are based on first choice applications.
top 10 private institutions

Download Full Report

More info is available in the full report.
Click here to download the full report as released by JAMB.


  1. Vikky millz Vikky millz September 1, 2016

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