Imo State Tops In 2017 Jamb Applications

Imo State has emerged as the highest in number of the 2017 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (Jamb) candidates – Making it the sixth times since 2012.

The report was made known by the team of Imo Rescue Mission, in a press release issued out on Thursday.

The statement reads;

“With gratitude to God Almighty, the Rescue Mission Government in the State with Governor Rochas Okorocha on the driver’s seat, has acknowledged the report Credited to the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede that Imo State has again topped the JAMB APPLICATIONS this year (2017) with 101,868 applications out of the total of 1.7million applications.

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“Prof. Oloyede had said at a Press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 that Osun State came second with 88,653 applications, while Oyo State came third with 87,811 applications.

“This beautiful development on the side of the State would make it the Sixth time since 2012 Imo would come first in JAMB applications.

“In 2012, Imo State had 123,865 applications to be on top, followed by Delta State with 88,876. 
In 2013, the State recorded 134,610 applications followed by Delta State also with 101,610 applications, and in 2014, the State had 118,809 applications, whereas, Delta State had 87,153 applications to maintain the second position.

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“Again, in 2015, Imo State recorded 104,382 applications to maintain the first Position, while Delta State also maintained the second Position with 78,856 applications, and in 2016, Imo State had 104,383, and also followed by Delta State with 78,854.

“However, these enviable records didn’t come by happenstance. They are all products of the free education programme in the State which occasioned the astronomical increase of the School enrolment in the State from 280,000 in 2011 to more than 800,000 at the moment.

“Some elements who had out of petty Politics tried in vain to discredit the free education initiative could now see the progress.

“And the people and government of the State have nothing else to say, than to say, to God be the glory.

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