Nigeria Universities That Accept Second Choice In JAMB 2020 [Updated]

Today, I will show you the universities that accept second choice in jamb 2020.

Are you in desperate search of admission in Nigeria?.

Are you looking for a university or polytechnic you can use as second choice?.

Then you are on the right path.

Schools that accept second choice in nigeria

They say “a wise man does not put all his egg in one basket”.

That is why making a good choice for your 2nd choice slot is very vital.

In the battle for admission in Nigeria, one has to be very wise and clever in making decisions.

Now most federal universities in Nigeria don’t accept second  choice that is why you have to be mindful of the school you put as 2nd choice.

Don’t worry we are here to help and guide you.

Please don’t put your major institution for 2nd choice, make it your 1st choice cause most universities prefer being given 1st choice.

So here are the :

Federal universities in Nigeria that accepts 2nd choice and their jamb cut off

NOTE : The jamb cut off mark 2020/2021 are in bracket

  • Federal university OYE EKITI STATE.(180).
  • Federal  university of Otouke, Bayelsa state (160).
  • Federal university Wukari ,TARABA STATE (180) it depends on the course.
  • Federal university of maiduguri, BORNO STATE (160).
  • Federal university ndifu-alike, Ebonyi state (160).
  • Federal university dutsin-mama, katsina state (160).
  • Federal university  lafia, nassarawa state (160).
  • Federal university of Dutse jigawa  state (160).
  • Federal university lokoja, Kogi state (180).
  • Federal university Gusau, zamfarawa state. etcetera.

Please note that placing a federal university as second choice is very risky.

It is  preferable to put a state university as for your second choice slot.



  1. Abia state university, Uturu (160).
  2. Cross river university of technology, calabar (180).
  3. Adamawa state university, (180).
  4. Akwa ibom state university, (180).
  5. Sokoto state university, (160).
  6. Kwara state university, (160).

Those are the major universities  which can accept aspirants for 2nd choice.

Picking a private university is very much safer but coping with the fees is another thing.

I know you have questions,you can ask in the comment box.

I want you to know that your 1st choice should be your major focus.

GOD help everybody as the journey to admission begins.

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96 thoughts on “Nigeria Universities That Accept Second Choice In JAMB 2020 [Updated]”

  1. I scored 196 in Jamb and my 1st choice of university is Imsu and I want to study Nursing Science. Please does my jamb score qualify me to gain admission into my preferred university and course

  2. Actually, I submitted two results on jamb caps(waec n neco), my physics was canceled in waec that’s y I had to use two sittings, I obtained NDA form in which I used just my waec results, though I av all my requirements for the course I intend studying there, my question now is, hope am good with the step taken(course : biological sciences, requirements : biology, English, chemistry and either physics or maths

  3. Does Adekunle Ajasin university accept second choice candidate, and do they accept awaiting result?

  4. Pls is there anything like change of school form because am planning to change to imsu in case delsu doesn’t give me addmision

  5. Kwara poly , federal poly ado ekiti , federal poly Ede , moshood abiola poly and Lagosos State poly … which among dis listed school will definitely grant one admission if using as second choice

  6. Please is it possible in anyway for me to have medicine as my first choice and computer science as the second choice in jamb.Please need help.

  7. Please…. Does fuoye accepts second choice?
    Morealso, can i choose a federal university as first choice and at the same time another federal university as second choice?

    • Fuoye does not accept second choice.

      You cannot choose another federal university as second choice. Your second choice institution can only be a state university, polytechnic or college of education.

  8. It is not late to make esku as my first choice because I have chosen as my second choice institution

        • Your choice of institution. You have four choices to pick in jamb. You have first choice, second choice, third choice and fourth choice institution.

          The first choice can be a federal university, state university, private university or polytechnic.
          The second choice candidates be a state university, private university or polytechnic.
          The third choice can be a polytechnic or college of education.
          The fourth choice will be an educational institution (not a university or polytechnic).

          I hope this helps, Olawale.

  9. please i Need an urgent answer to this question.can i study economics with this result in unizik or absu. Maths A1,marketing B3,English c6, commerce c4,government c5 , economics c6, civic b3,crs a1 ,literature b3.urgently abeg

  10. 1. pls can I choose federal poly in replace of state university for second choice when I want to do change of institution because I choose Lasu as second choice and they did not accept second choice candidate.
    2. I have already choose kwarapoly for third choice, pls can I still choose federal poly making two poly but one federal and one state. pls is that possible….
    And lastly does kwarapoly accept second & third choice

    • yes,you can chose a federal polytechnic as 2nd choice,meanwhile lasu do not accept 2nd choice.
      yes,you can have a 2nd choice as poly and a third choice as poly.
      kwara poly does not accept 3rd choice.

    • Please tell me the course and the admission mode (UTME or DE). With these, I can easily tell you their requirements.

  11. I scored 208 in my jamb for computer science and i put imsu as my second choice will I be admitted

  12. Pls which school do not write post utme aside anambra state university that do screening. Which other school do screening nd accept 2nd choice candidates. Thanks waiting for ur reply in due time.

    • Most schools that do only screening do not accept second choice applicants. For example lasu is part of these types of schools. I will soon publish an article on that. Thanks for asking Chibueze.

    • Sorry Elizabeth, but they don’t accept second choice applicants. If you want to study there, then you must choose them as first choice in jamb.

    • Yes they do, but you must meet ESUT admission requirements if you want to get admitted to study your course there.

  13. Please does akwa ibom state uni accept second choice cos the form is out but was indicated “for first choice only

    • Kaduna state university does not accept second choice for admission. Though their admission method is strictly based on merit. If you can score above 90% in their postutme examination, then you are good to go.

    • They used to accept few years back, but last year and the year before they didn’t accept. If you are looking for an opportunity in OOU the best thing to do is pick it as first choice

    • Am so sorry for the late reply. Regarding your question, “does kwasu accept second choice ?”. The answer is yes, kwara state university accepts second choice in jamb and it is one of the universities that accepts second choice. I hope that answers it all.


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