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List of Universities that Accept Second Choice for Admission (2022)


Universities That Accept Second Choice For Admission- Federal, State, and Private Universities that accept second choice? It’s common for most students to choose popular universities/polytechnics as their second Choice without finding out about the lists of Universities that accept second choice for admission.

The truth is most universities do not accept second choice candidates but that’s notwithstanding they’re still few that accept second choice candidates without any attached conditions.

Even Some candidates who wish to select two high ranked universities as 1st and 2nd choice can go ahead an do so. However, the list of those Universities you can select is VERY LIMITED. Funny enough, Most of the popular Universities will not even be listed, while registering for JAMB for Second (2Nd) choice.


Also read; List Of universities that offer Admission without JAMB

In this article, I will give you the explicit list of Universities that accept second choice for Admission. You can choose them when you want to do your JAMB registration or sit for post utme even if you don’t have your olevel Results yet.


So I’ll give us the full and updated lists of universities that accept second choice candidates.This list contains Federal, State and Private universities that are less competitive. So if you wish to pick a public university as a 2nd choice, please ensure it is one of the ones on this list or any other one you know that is less competitive.


Do not make mistakes other innocent students do get into, making the wrong universities as your second choice will only get you sitting at home for another year.


Many students even ask questions like: does UNIBEN accept second choice?, Does kasu Accept second choice?, Does kwasu accept second choice? Does UNILORIN Accept second choice, does OOU Accept second choice? Does kasu Accept second choice? Does imo state University Accept second choice? Does Polytechnics Accept second choice? Does fuoye Accept second?, Does uniuyo Accept second choice?, Does oau, unimaid, UNICAL, aksu, uniport , futo Accept second choice and many more I can’t mention right here but will be listed below.

The answer to all of this will shock you because the unexpected might be Among. Although Private Universities can also be considered for second choice only if you can bear the fees. However, your admission is sure choosing a private University as second choice.


Universities will not accept second choice candidates even if they got the highest score in the utme and post utme. Reason are;

  • It is believed you already have a better university chosen over them as first choice
  • You can’t stand on the fence, it’s either you’re in for them or you’re out
  • No university/polytechnic will ever want to be an option except few that will consider that based on the little population they have
  • No more available space to admit second choice candidates, because after admitting both utme, jupeb, ijmb, DE and other students, they usually no more space to admit second choice students.

Also Read; Had Low JAMB Score? See How To Gain Admission With Low JAMB Score In 2022

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List Of Federal Universities For Second Choice 2022

Here are the updated list of universities in Nigeria that currently Accept second choice candidates for Admission in JAMB.

  1. Federal University, Oye Ekiti
  2. Federal University, Lokoja
  3. Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State
  4. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi
  5. Federal University Dutsema, Kastina State
  6. Federal University Gashua, Yobe State
  7. Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa State
  8. Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State
  9. Federal University Kashere, Gombe State
  10. Federal University Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  11. Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State
  12. Federal University Wukari, Taraba State
  13. University of Maiduguri, Borno State

List Of State Universities For Second Choice

Here also are list of state Universities you can choose for second choice in JAMB.

  1. Abia State University, Uturu, Abia
  2. Adamawa State University, Mubi, Adamawa
  3. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden, Akwa Ibom
  4. Anambra State University, Uli, Anambra
  5. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Bauchi
  6. Cross Rivers University of Technology, Calabar, Cross Rivers

List Of Private Universities For Second Choice

As I said earlier, most Private Universities Accept Second Choice so far you can pay their fees. However, not all will admit you for choosing as second because they also have high volume of applicants that already selected as first choice.

In light of this, here are the sure second choice Private Universities currently in Nigeria.

  1. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, Abia
  2. American University of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa
  3. Modibo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa
  4. Obong University, Obong, Ntak Akwa-Ibom
  5. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State
  6. Paul University, Awka Anambra
  7. Tansian University, Oba, anambra State, Anambra
  8. University of Mkar, Gboko, Benue State
  9. Novena University, Ogume, Delta State
  10. Western Delta University, Ogbara, Delta State, Delta
  11. Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State, Delta

Nigerian Universities That DO NOT Accept Second Choice

Listed below are the Federal universities that won’t consider you for admission when chosen as an second choice in JAMB. The universities I’ll be listing below have made it known to the general public that they won’t in any chance consider any candidates who chooses them as second choice for admission.
If you by any means choose these universities as second choice while Processing JAMB registration ., Donot bother to buy their post utme screening form or rather you take the JAMB change of institution form as soon as possible.

Also Read; JAMB Change of Course/Institution [Data Correction Procedure] 2022 

It is imperative to note that any candidate that buy their post utme screening form or chose them as their second choice while registering for JAMB will not be admitted as it has been made known by these Institutions.

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. University of Ibadan, Ibadan
  3. Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  4. University of Calabar
  5. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife
  6. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  7. University of Ilorin, Ilorin
  8. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  9. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  10. University of Jos, Jos
  11. University of Lagos, lagos.


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.

So I’ll encourage you to make use of these list so you don’t fall victim of not getting admitted with your high utme score.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to let me know using the comment section below and I’ll be glad to reply you with immediate effect or rather you want to get in touch with me using the contact page

Lastly do not forget to help share this information with your friends, am sure someone also need to hear this to be safe from mistakes. 



51 Replies to “List of Universities that Accept Second Choice for Admission (2022)

  1. i accepted my first choice of institute but currently in my second choice of institute, please what can i do for me to be able to get my admission letter that show the second institute, and am in my 300 level and if i don’t have my jamb admission letter i wont be able to go for my nysc. what should i do to get my admission letter that display this my current second institute, i will be graduating next year 2023 by August. please help me. Please i need urgent reply

  2. How do I do change of institution since we didn’t use email for 2021jamb registration 2021, pls someone should help me.

  3. Sir please can a candidate choose another school for second choice in jamb after writing the jamb
    First choice delsu
    second choice federal University Nduife ebonyi state

  4. Please, must I change absu to my first choice before I will be offer admission? And how long will it take to reflect?

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