The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has awarded the sum of N375 million to five best performing tertiary institutions in the country. Minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu disclosed this on Thursday while delivering a keynote address at JAMB’s second edition of the national tertiary admissions performance merit award for 2019 in Abuja.
Mallam Adamu said the awards was one of government’s reward system and intervention to institutions. He further pledged the federal government’s continued support for teaching, learning and research in the country.
While congratulating the winners, the minister challenged the runner’s up and other institutions to rise to the occasion at the next edition to give the present winners a healthy fight. It was gathered that the five Institutions who emerged winners in the board’s five categories for the awards would take home N75 million each.
Also the minister commended the efforts of JAMB towards ensuring excellence in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions. In his remark, JAMB’s registrar, professor Is-haq Oloyede mentioned that the university of Ilorin won the most subscribed institution by candidates category, while Ahmadu Bello university won the most national institution in admission of candidates.
The Federal University, Wukari won the most improved institution in gender balance while the university of Ilorin, again, won the Institution with the highest number of admitted international students. In the last category, Ogun state institute of technology, Igbese won the most compliant institution in keepingeping to guidelines of admissions.