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Universities That Accept And Offer Provisional Admissions To Second Choice Candidates From JAMB

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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    Ekijah Jonah

    20th January 2020 at 8:31 am

    I will try one of the above as second choice.

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