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There are more males in Nigerian tertiary institutions — NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics(NBS) has revealed that there are more males in Nigerian tertiary institutions.

The total Undergraduate New Entrants by UTME/DE Entry Mode 2019 was 785,259; constituting 438,260 males and 346,999 females.

However, the Undergraduate Enrolment by Institution-2019 stood at 56.54 per cent female and 43.46 per cent male.

The Undergraduate Enrolment by Institution Ownership-2019 revealed that in federal-owned institutions 57.82 per cent make up the male undergraduates while 42.18 per cent make up female undergraduates.

For state-owned institutions, the male population stood at 54.68 per cent, while the female was at 45.32 per cent. For private-owned institutions, the male and female population stood at 51.23 per cent and 48.77 per cent respectively.

“The total Postgraduate Enrolment in Nigeria University-2019 has a total of 119,881 male at 60.82 per cent and 77,224 female at 39.18 per cent.”

The Full-Time Postgraduate Enrolment by Programme-2019 has a breakdown of 34,247 males and 23,551 females at the PGD level.

Data presented showed 73,961 male and 47,794 female at the Masters level and 11,673 male and 5,879 female at the Ph.D level.

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