In Nigeria, a university’s undergraduate admission quota is the maximum number of undergraduate students that the university is permitted to admit in a single academic session. Candidates who enter through the Unified Tertiary Institution Matriculation Examination (UTME) or Direct Entry are included in this category (DE).
The National Universities Commission (NUC) determines these quotas based on the facilities available in each university department. According to the Nigeria University System (NUS) Statistical Digest, the federal government owns the universities with the greatest quotas. Take a look at the top five universities in terms of admissions quotas.
1. National Open University of Nigeria
The National Open University of Nigeria is the most prestigious of them all (NOUN). As an open university, this institution has locations in nearly every state in the union. According to the most recent edition of NUS, the total number of admitted students at this university is 372 974. (372974). There are 288665 UTME students and 84309 DE students in this group.
2. The University of Maiduguri
The University of Maiduguri is the closest university to NOUN (UNIMAID). This is the country’s first second-generation university, located in the country’s north-eastern corner. UNIMAID has a quota of around 8,000 students. Thirteen thousands of these spots are designated for UTME candidates, while 5,000 are set up for DE candidates.
3. The University of Ilorin
The third and fourth places, respectively, go to the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) and the University of Benin (UNIBEN). UNIBEN has twelve thousand entrance slots, while UNILORIN has nine thousand five hundred UTME and one thousand six hundred DE spaces. The University of Calabar is closely following these two (UNICAL). There are a total of 11,500 entry slots available.
4. Ahmadu Bello University/ University of Lagos
The sixth and seventh universities with substantial admission quotas are Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria and the University of Lagos (UNILAG). While the former has the ability to admit 9,000 undergraduates, the latter is only allowed to admit 9,000 undergraduates every year. It’s worth noting that these two universities are the only ones on the list that are first generation.