Over the past few years, it has been a norm for most Universities, not to accept second choice candidates even if they scored the highest score in the UTME and post UTME. Some of the possible reasons postulated have usually been that the Universities do not like being regarded as second choice, which implies that the candidate already has a better choice than them. Also, it is downgrading for these institutions to be regarded only as ‘an options’. As a result, JAMB had strongly advised candidates from choosing other universities as second choices, in order to increase their chances of admission into the university. Recently however, Jamb reversed its decision which barred candidates from choosing any university as a second choice and allowed some few selected institutions to be selected as a second choice.
Though not all universities have been cleared by jamb to accept second choice candidate, the following Universities that provide this opportunity are for certain, open to admitting second choice students, given that they do not discriminate against first and second choice candidates anymore.
This article serves to provide candidates and prospective applicants with a clear guide to choosing the tertiary institutions they would desire to study in, especially if they have more than an option of a suitable university to study at.
While it is also very important to note that not all universities accept second choice candidate; with some accepting purchases for post-UTME screening and eventually still sidelining their second choice candidates, the following universities or institutions however, are reliably open to all second choice candidate that apply to them.
Lists Universities That Accept Second Choice Students
List of Federal Universities For Second Choice 2019/2020
Federal University, Oye Ekiti
Federal University, Lokoja
Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State
Federal University, Birnin Kebbi
Federal University Dutsema, Kastina State
Federal University Gashua, Yobe State
Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa State
Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State
Federal University Kashere, Gombe State
Federal University Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State
Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State
Federal University Wukari, Taraba State
University of Maiduguri, Borno State
List of State Universities For Second Choice 2019/2020
Abia State University, Uturu, Abia
Adamawa State University, Mubi, Adamawa
Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden, Akwa Ibom
Anambra State University, Uli, Anambra
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Bauchi
Cross Rivers University of Technology, Calabar, Cross Rivers
List of Private Universities 2019/2020
Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, Abia
American University of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa
Modibo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa
Obong University, Obong, Ntak Akwa-Ibom
Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State
Paul University, Awka, Anambra
Tansian University, Oba, anambra State, Anambra
University of Mkar, Gboko, Benue State
Novena University, Ogume, Delta State
Western Delta University, Ogbara, Delta State, Delta
Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State, Delta
Those are the full and updated lists of universities that accept second choice candidates for its admission without any attached conditions except the required documents for admission.
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