JAMB Nigeria: Only 105226 of the over 1.2M applicants who applied to medical courses. And this is the number of applicants who applied for programs related to medicine in Nigerian public and private universities over the course of three years who were admitted, according to data obtained from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, the organization in charge of regulating admissions into tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
The numbers came from admissions statistics for the years 2019, 2020, and 2021. According to The PUNCH, “some universities are still accepting applications for the class of 2022 despite the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ and other university-based unions’ strike-related delays.”
Universities in Nigeria offer a variety of courses related to medicine, including nursing, anatomy, physiotherapy, and pharmacy.
Reports say, “a total of 436,799 students applied for 30, 111 available spots in courses related to medicine in 2019, but only 34,734 were accepted.” The amount exceeded the JAMB-recommended quota.
In 2019, JAMB increased the quota for medically related courses in Nigerian universities to 43,717, according to further analysis of the data. Only 36,821 of the total 452,196 applicants were accepted that year.
According to the most recent data, which included information about 2021 admissions, “the available quota was set at 39,850. Only 33,671 of the 367,499 applicants who applied were accepted,” according to data analysis.