The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Thursday, rewarded each of the five best performing tertiary institutions in Nigeria with N375 million.
The University of Ilorin won the Most Subscribed Institution by Candidates award, while Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, won the Most National Institution in Admission of Candidates.
Federal University, Wukari, Taraba, 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.
Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbese, won the Most Compliant Institution in keeping to guidelines of admissions.
The 2019 Tertiary Admissions Performance Merit Award is the second edition was the second edition of the National Tertiary Admissions Performance Merit Award for 2019.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, while congratulating the recipients commended JAMB’s effort in achieving excellence in tertiary institutions in the country.
Adamu stated that the Federal Government would continue to play a critical role in teaching, learning and research, adding that the exercise was one of the government’s reward systems and intervention in tertiary institutions.
“In the first edition of the awards in 2019, JAMB supported tertiary institutions with N125 million and this year. The board is supporting the sector with N375 million.
“This is no doubt an excellent gesture worthy of emulation. I am aware that the board’s support for the education sector cuts across the basic, secondary, and tertiary education levels, and it is a good Corporate Social Responsibility agenda.
“I’m equally aware that many other agencies, the organized private sector, individuals, NGOs, international agencies, and many others are supporting the education sector in various forms and quantum.
“Contributions to the education sector should not be limited to the budgetary allocation of the government to the sector.
“This doesn’t negate the reality that education is not receiving an equitable share of the national budget,” Adamu said.
It was the second edition of the National Tertiary Admissions Performance Merit Award for 2019.
Recall that in the maiden edition, Five institutions in the country Institutions have each won N25m in the maiden edition of the 2018 National Tertiary Admissions’ Performance-merit Award held yesterday at the National Judicial Institution, Abuja.
The award which was organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had the University of Ilorin winning the Most Subscribed with a total of 86,401 candidates.
The Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna won the Best in National Spread intakes with the admission of a minimum of 14 candidates from 34 states.