The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has doled out the sum of N125 million to five tertiary institutions which were outstanding in their performances in terms of processes admission of candidates.
The awards were conferred on the winners by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday in Abuja, each institution receiving N25 million.
While University of Ilorin, Ilorin, emerged the most subscribed institutions by candidates with 86,401 candidates, the most national institution in terms of spread went to Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna with intakes of 0.25 (1/400) from 36 states of the Federation.
Ahmedu Bello University, Zaria, won in the category of the institution with the highest number of admission of international students with intakes of 37 foreign students.
The most improved institution over the previous year in intake of female students went to Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, while the most compliant institution in keeping with the guidelines, rules, and regulations of admissions went to University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri.
Osinbajo who was represented by the Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment Programme, Maryam Uwais, said it has been empirically proven that the future of nation could be premised on who and what obtains in the tertiary institutions.
He said this involves the teachers, students, curricula, environment, and other key components, saying the role of JAMB in the selection of candidates for admission by tertiary institutions was critical to the government.
He insisted that the normal standard in teaching, learning, curriculum, and assessment must be present in every tertiary institution in Nigeria.