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1.7 million candidates fight for 750,000 university spaces

17 June 2016, 07:14

Lagos - The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) annual examination data has revealed that in the past five years the average number of candidates that registered for UTME is 1. 7 million, but higher institutions only provide 700,000 spaces yearly.

While Federal Government is considering approval  of more universities to alleviate the yearly admission   deficit, stakeholders are urging it to concentrate more on expanding the existing universities  and also encouraging students to seek other options for tertiary education.

Also read:Why FG scrapped post-UTME

Speaking with Vanguard on this issue  the President of Eden Global   Business School   (EGBS),   Tunji Adepoju, lamented  the fate of the over one million admission seekers, he said that over the years, they have fallen into the hands of crooks and charlatans. 

Many of them, he added have been deceived by mushroom outfits because they are desperate to get admission, adding that crooks have capitalized on this to extort gullible students. 

Read more at Vanguard

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