Does UI accept second choice candidates for admission? Recently, aspirants of the prestigious University of Ibadan (UI) have been sending messages to may email, seeking to know whether UI accept second choice candidates when giving admission. Well, i think it is pertinent to know the institution you wish to attend before choosing the institution during JAMB registration.
Many a time, students make the mistake of choosing institutions they don’t really know anything about and that has been one of the reasons why many students don’t gain admission, even after scoring high in JAMB and meeting all the admission requirements of the particular school they wish to attend.
Nonetheless, in this post, i am going to answer the question; “Does UI accept second choice candidates when offering admission?”.
Basically, this post is to enlighten and to save students from making the mistake of choosing the University of Ibadan (UI) as their second choice of institution. Make sure to share this post with other UI aspirants because, you might save someone from making the mistake.
Before I answer the above question, I would like to give you a brief information about the University of Ibadan (UI). Here we go!
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Brief Information about the University of Ibadan (UI)
Undoubtedly, the University of Ibadan (UI) is the first and best university in Nigeria. The university started its activities in 1946. It was established even before Nigeria got her independence by the colonial masters.
Till today, UI is still seen by many Nigerians as the most reputable university in Nigeria. The university is known in Nigeria and even beyond Nigeria. In fact, it is the only Nigerian university that has ever been ranked as one of the top 1000 universities in the world.
Based on what I have discussed so far, you don’t need anyone to tell you that the University of Ibadan is very competitive. The university usually have about 1 million aspirants every year! This is undoubtedly a large number.
When it come to offering admission to aspirant, UI is probably the strictest university in Nigeria. In fact, only students who are exceptionally good can gain admission into the University of Ibadan.
Aside from the usual high departmental cut off marks, UI admission requirements are always tough. Below, i will answer the question as to whether UI accept second choice candidates or not.
Does UI accept people that make them second choice?
No! The University of Ibadan (UI) does not not accept second choice candidates when giving admission. To corroborate this, the university has categorically stated in her website that admission is strictly for those that made the university their first choice of institution during jamb registration.
In light of the above, candidates that make the University of Ibadan (UI) their second choice of institution are actually wasting their time because UI will most probably not offer them admission. However, there is actually a solution for those who have already made the university their second choice. As we continue, i will explain to you how to change UI from your first choice.
Why UI does not accept second choice candidates
Just like I explained, the University of Ibadan (UI) is probably the most competitive university in Nigeria. Aside that, the university is one of the best universities in Nigeria and in the world. Due to these facts, UI usually have about 1 million people applying for admission every year.
So, in order to reduce the high number of aspirants the university usually have, the management of UI always restrict admission to only candidates that made the university their first choice of institution. This way, the university will be able to first out the best students among the millions of students that apply for admission into the university in Nigeria.
What to do if you have already made UI your second choice of institution
If you have already made UI your second choice before reading this post, then there is one tentative solution for you. Quickly apply for JAMB change of course and institution form for not more that N3,000 (three thousand Naira only). This form will allow you to, either replace UI with another school that accepts second choice candidates or to make UI your first choice.
Hopefully this will work for you. However, you must apply for the JAMB change of course and institution form as early as possible because there is usually a deadline for application.
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Yeah! There you have an answer to the question as whether UI accept people that make them second choice in JAMB. Hope this post was able to clear your mind on this topic.
In short, I have stated that UI does not accept second choice candidates for admission. Thus, only aspirants who made the university their first choice in JAMB will eventually be offered admission into the school. However, those who have already made the Institution their first choice can still change or replace the university using JAMB change of course and institution form.
In conclusion, if you still have question concerning this topic, I would like to hear from you. Send your questions using the comment section below.
Edeh Samuel Chukwuemeka ChMC, is a Law Student and a Certified Mediator/Conciliator in Nigeria. He is also a Developer with knowledge in HTML, CSS, JS, PHP and React Native. Samuel is bent on changing the legal profession by building Web and Mobile Apps that will make legal research a lot easier.