List of Second Choice Universities in Nigeria

In life, we all have our choices and, most times, it goes beyond one or two, or even three choices. It is for the understanding of this human desire for the best of the best that the Joint Admission Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB) provided for admission seekers to highlight their choices of institutions, from first to the last.

Meanwhile, what happened when your first choice institution is not available? Well, this article will answer this question by listing the universities in Nigeria that accept second choice candidates.

If you are a candidate who sat for the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) Examination in 2021 and are considering changing institutions or courses, but are unsure which university to choose, this article will show you Nigeria Universities that accept second choice in 2021.

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You’ll find a list of institutions that accept the second choice and a list of universities that do not accept the second choice below, so you don’t make any mistakes when changing institutions or courses. See list of fake universities in Nigeria.

State Universities that Accept Second Choice

  • Anambra State University, Uli, Anambra
  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Bauchi
  • Cross Rivers University of Technology, Calabar, Cross Rivers
  • Abia State University, Uturu, Abia
  • Adamawa State University, Mubi, Adamawa
  • Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden, Akwa Ibom

Federal Universities that Accept Second Choice

  • Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State
  • Federal University, Birnin Kebbi
  • Federal University Dutsema, Kastina State
  • Federal University, Oye Ekiti
  • Federal University, Lokoja
  • Federal University Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  • Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State
  • Federal University Wukari, Taraba State
  • University of Maiduguri, Borno State
  • Federal University Gashua, Yobe State
  • Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa State
  • Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State
  • Federal University Kashere, Gombe State
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Universities that DO NOT Accept Second Choice

  • University of Ilorin, Ilorin
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  • University of Jos, Jos
  • University of Lagos, Lagos
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • University of Calabar
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure


The list above contains a list of Nigerian colleges that accept second choices. If you want to change universities or are looking for schools that would accept your second option, the list above should be your first stop.

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Source: Nyscinfo

Updated: August 11, 2021 — 10:45 am

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