19 NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES AND THEIR CATCHMENT AREAS!!!
It has been the practice of all Nigerian Federal Universities to admit students within their catchment first before considering other students outside their catchment area, so I have decided to make a research on this and here a list of some universities and their catchment areas:
1 Ahmadu Bello University: Kaduna Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue,Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Gombe, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Katsina, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto,
Nasarawa, Yobe, Zamfara, Taraba
2 ATBU: Bauchi Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Gombe, Taraba,Yobe
3 BAYERO UNIVERSITY: Kano Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara
4 FUTA:Ondo Ekiti, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Ondo
5 FUTMinna: Minna Niger, Benue, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa,Niger, Plateau,Sokoto, Zamfara
6 FUTO: Imo, Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Imo, Enugu
7 FUT Yola: Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe
8 OAU: Osun Ekiti, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Ondo
9 UDU: Sokoto Jigawa, Kwara, Kebbi, Katsina, Kano, Kano, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Niger, Sokoto, Zamfara
10 UNN: Enugu Abia, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta,Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Imo, Rivers
11 UNIBEN: Edo Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta, Edo, Rivers
12 UNICAL: Cross-Rivers Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta,Edo, Rivers
13 UNIJOS: Plateau Benue, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger,Plareau
14 UNILAG: Lagos Ekiti, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Ondo, Ogun
15 UNILORIN: Ilorin Benue, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa,Plareau, Sokoto, Zamfara and some South Western States
16 UNIMAID: Borno Adamawa, Borno. Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba,Yobe
17 UNIUYO: Akwa-Ibom Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta,Edo, Rivers
18 UNIZIK: Anambra, Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo
19 UNIABUJA: UI, UMUDIKE, MAKURDI, UNIPORT, UNAAB, FUPRE, All States of the Federation.
There are also some states which are accepted as catchment states in any federal university, and they are called EDUCATIONAL LESS PRIVILEGED STATES (ELPS) and you seem lucky if you are from any of these states, namely: Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross-River, Ebonyi Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara.
According to the Federal Government (NUC) Admission Policy; 20% of those offered admission are supposed to be from ELPS.
NOTE!!!: If the university you chose during JAMB registration doesn't have your State of Origin as their catchment area, it doesn't mean that's the end of the world but it means you have a low probability of gaining admission into that university. Just be prayerful.
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