THE TRUTH ABOUT FIRST AND SECOND CHOICE SELECTION IN NIGERIAN ADMISSION

Much has been said about the admission process in our country, Nigeria, Especially the myth surrounding the admission or Non-admission of Second choice candidates in Nigerian Universities.

Most post-utme candidates believes that the Universities in Nigeria has formed a habit of turning down the application of second choice candidates for the sole reason that they selected them as second choice, and as such requires such candidates to go for their first choice institutions. This is not a lie, if we go through the admission process of Nigerian Universities.
It has become a tradition in Nigeria that our second choice applicants no longer have hope in their second choice institutions and hence, needs to do all to gain admission in their First choice.

VNTI have been able to make some research as well as asking some questions, and we have been able to come up with some interesting facts which we want to share with you all, who should in turn share it with your friends.
These facts, though have their exceptions but stands true 75% of the time. Below are some highlights;

> Most Federal universities in nigeria do not accept second choice applicants. Exception Includes; UNILLORIN, UNN, OAU, UI, UNIABUJA, and few others.
> All Federal Universities do not Accept second choice candidates for Professional Courses.
> Post-utme Candidates stand a higher chance of gaining admission( statistically about 75% chance) into a state owned university if they are selected as your First choice.
> Post-utme candidates have about 50% chance of admission into a state University if they are your second choice.
> you can hardly be admitted for professional programmes including, but not limited to:
Law,
Medcine,
Economics,
Engineering,
Pharmacy and
Political science in any institution which you place for a second choice.
> Some institutions also levy additional charges on post- ume forms for second choice applicants to the extent of fixing the post-utme of second choice applicants on a separate day.
> Some Institutions on the worst side, do not welcome second choice applicants for their post-utme examination. A notable example is the Nnamdi Azikiwe University(UNIZIK) where second choice applicants are not invited for the post-utme test.
> All Federal and state polytechnics always admit both first and second choice applicants if and if only you pass their post utme examination
> All first admissio list released by our Institutions mostly contains names of only those that meet the University and departmental cut-off marks and also selected the institution as their first choice.
> Post-utme candidates can easily gain admission for less competitve programmes when you apply for them in your JAMB UTME. VNTI has always provided a list of less competitive courses as related to the institution being considered.
> Most importantly, prepare and study well.
> The following Universities;
The University of Lagos(UNILAG),
The Ekiti state University(EKSU),
The Osun state University(UNIOSUN),
The University of Benin(UNIBEN),
The adekunle Ajasin University(AAUA),
The University of Abuja(UNIABUJA),
The obafemi Awolowo University(OAU),
The Nnamdi Azikiwe University(UNIZIK),
The University of Ibadan(UI),
The University of Nigeria(UNN),
The University of Calabar(UNICAL),
The University of Port-harcourt(UNIPORT),
The Federal University of Oye-Ekiti(FUOYE),
The Bayero University Kano(BUK),
The University of Jos(UNIJOS), and
The Federal University of Technology Akure(FUTA) are among the family of Universities in which the candidate should score 200 and above to be eligible to take part in the University post-utme.

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