2016 JAMB UTME: 10 Most Sought After Courses In OAU
The registration deadline for the 2016 JAMB Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) lapsed 12:00am this morning, Saturday; meaning there is no further extension of the period.
Assessing the statistics of choices of courses in Obafemi Awolowo University for the 2016 JAMB UTME, following a protracted period of registration, 46,826 applicants chose OAU as one of their most preferred institutions. In this applicants’ number, 46,087 chose OAU as their 1st choice, 672 chose OAU as 2nd choice. 1 and 62 applicants chose OAU as their 4th choice and 3rd choice respectively.
The study of the statistics by OAU Peeps News Agency also revealed the most sought after courses by these applicants. Leading the chart is Medicine and Surgery in the College of Health Sciences with 8,402 applicants.
1.) Medicine and Surgery – 8,402
2.) Accounting – 5,744
3.) Law – 5,383
4.) Nursing/Nursing Science – 3,620
5.) Pharmacy – 2,307
6.) Economics – 1,895
7.) Political Sciences – 1,518
8.) Public Administration – 1,380
9.) International Relations – 1,267
10.) Computer Engineering – 1,134
Surprisingly, despite the announcement by the Federal Government to make tertiary education free for Science, Technology and Education students free in 2016, application to departments in these faculties is very low.
Below the chart are courses like Education and History (3), Portuguese (4), Education and Mathematics (5), Education and Mathematics/Integrated Science (5), Soil Science (8), Education and Physics (9) and Crop Production and Protection (9).