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Why some universities do not accept second choice

We have a listing of universities that accept 2nd choice candidates for post UTME/admission. This particular post is to explain why some universities do not accept second choice. Carefully read and be guided to help other students in choice making.

Should in case you want to view the list of those wouldn’t admit you as second choice, click here to read our update on that. Else, proceed to know why the hell they won’t consider 2nd choice JAMBites. Let’s count the reasons!

Reasons why some universities do not accept second choice

  1. Most Federal Universities only consider candidates who chose them as MOST PREFERRED, If you select a Federal University as your SECOND MOST PREFERRED, you are simply saying, “I just need something to fill-in the empty space”, chance are, you will NEVER make it, unless they have new courses that are not accredited yet, then they might consider using you to experiment on the course. #funny huh?
  2. Depending on the population that chose a particular school as first choice, the school may decide not to invite 2nd choice candidates in other to be able to handle the teeming population of applicants. For instance, schools like UNILAG, ABU, UNIZIK, UNILORIN, UI, etc often have many applicants per year.
  3. It is also possible that the school is interested in the best students, and as such will respect those who put them to high esteem by making them their first choice.

From experience and Statistics, we have discovered that majority of candidates admitted into Federal Universities in Nigeria are those who select the institution as their 1st Choice.

By the way have you seen the statistics of JAMBites per school? Get an idea of the competition per school by checking out Official JAMB Statistics of University Candidates with 200 scores & above.

Ask Question Below, if any! Good luck 🙂



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  2. please kindly send to my mail the university that accept 2nd choice and their cut off marks

  3. Is Yaba college of tech post utme form out

  4. is UNILAG post utme form out?

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