It has been disclosed that Oyo, Osun and Ogun states had the highest number of applicants in the 2021 edition of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Oyo State had the most applicants with 82,521, Osun was behind with 74,214; and Ogun, 70,971
Imo has 66,348 applicants; Delta, 64,104; Kogi, 60,115; Kaduna, 58,122; Benue, 55,617; and Ondo, 54,026.
Behind these states is Edo, which had 52,514 applicants; Kano, 52,514; Kwara, 51,787; Enugu, 48,268; and Akwa Ibom, 42,783.
The data also shows that there is no state from the North-east region among the first 15 states on the chart.
Meanwhile, at the bottom of the ranking of the states are Zamfara, 6,545; FCT, 7,020; Sokoto, 10,302; Yobe, 11,946; and Jigawa, 13,784.
Other states with the least applicants are Taraba, 15,626; Adamawa, 18,956; Niger, 19,734; Gombe, 20,907; Ebonyi, 21,009; and Bauchi, 22,544.