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The quota system of admission into the Federal University of Technology, Owerri is real, and this is simply because FUTO is one of the federal universities in Nigeria.

If you want to gain admission into the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, you need to understand how the admission quota is being calculated so that you can prepare yourself very well.

According to the information available on the official JAMB website as at the time of publishing this post, the admission quota for the Federal University of Technology, Owerri is divided into three.

In this post you will see how the admission quota for FUTO is calculated and what you should be preparing for in your admission exercise.

NOTE: The quota as seen on the JAMB official website are as follows:

1. 45% by merit
2. 35% by catchment area
3. 20% by educationally less developed states (ELDS)

See The Analysis Below.

Assuming eighteen thousand candidates (18,000) choose FUTO in UTME, and ten thousand (10,000) candidates score above the institution’s UTME cut off marks, then FUTO will conduct post UTME screening for the 10,000 candidates.

Let’s say [INSTITUTION] pegs their post UTME cut off mark at 50, and only has the capacity to admit 5000 candidates.

If 7,500 candidates pass the post UTME out of the 10,000 candidates, then the quota will be calculated as follows.

Quota by Merit: Admission by merit is awarded to candidates with the highest performance in UTME and the school’s post UTME screening (if any) plus any other requirements specified by the school’s board.

So, from the figures above, the merit quota will be:

45 x 5000 / 100

= 2,250 candidates.

These 2,250 will be admitted strictly based on merit.

Quota by catchment area (Indigene): Admission by catchment area is strictly for the indigene of Imo state and it makes up 35% of the total number of candidates to be admitted.

Let’s do the calculation.

35 x 5000 / 100

= 1,700

= 1,700 candidates will be considered for admission based on catchment area.

Quota by state category (Educationally less developed state). This quota is reserved to candidates from some selected states in Nigeria, and it makes up 20% of the total candidates to be admitted.

20 x 5000 / 100

= 1,000

1,000 candidates will be considered for admission based on ELDS (Educationally Less Developed States).

States that fall under the “educationally less developed states”.

Twenty-three (23) states of the federation have been identified as Educationally Less Developed States (ELDS). These states are Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Ebonyi, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara.

Conclusion.

The analysis above is to help you understand how the quotas are shared. The figures are only formulated so that you can understand the calculation. If you observe something different from this analysis, kindly share it with us in the forum by clicking here.