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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Universities/Polytechnics Accepting Lower UTME Marks and Reasons to Do JAMB Change of Institutions

GUIDE TO MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION REGARDS JAMB CHANGING OF INSTITUTION AND COURSES IF YOU SCORE 100, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170 etc

It's another admission year. UTME has come and gone. We now decide our next move after seeing our results. That next move is JAMB changing of institutions and courses. This has to be done before schools start selling their post UTME forms.

You're confused about which schools you should consider at this juncture. Note that, you're not the only one who seems down to making the right decisions. It's a general concern whether you have a higher score or lower one for that matter.

More than a hundred students found themselves in the same dilemma which I'd helped them on.

If you care to know how we'd helped others, read this post to the very end for your first aid guide to a successful and error-free changing of institution and courses.

Read also: 
10 Things to Know About JAMB Change of Data, Institutions and Courses


Why Students do Change of Institutions and Courses?

Ordinarily, it's easy to believe that the only reason admission seekers consider changing schools is because of low marks in UTME. No!

Candidates take to this for other reasons. Let's look at those reasons that may lead you to changing of institutions and courses.
  1. If you scored lower mark than expected. In this case, you want to go for a school who can accept your mark.
  2. If you score higher than expected. This happens when a candidate had thought he would not perform to the expectation of a school but surprisingly, he got mark required by the school. He now decides to go back to the school. 
  3. If at the registration center, they mistakenly chose a wrong school or course for you or you earlier chose a wrong school.
  4. If they chose a wrong UTME subjects for you. You may need to change to a course that is appropriate for the combination. See: What Candidates Should Do With Wrong Subjects Combination.
  5. If the earlier course requires a higher mark than you had in JAMB. Then you'll have to change to a course perfect for your score.
  6. If suddenly your school just increase the tuition or you later realize you can't afford a school tuition.


Now, with lower marks, you're thrown into confussion as to what univrsities, polytecnic or colleges of education to go for. Below is a list schools that will admit you with any UTME score you have.

List of Universities to Change To If You Scored Less Than 200

200 and above is generally the most look-up-to mark for any student to gain admission. Yet with good plan and chasing of the right schools, you can still secure admission with less mark than 200.

From experience, some schools will not accept any mark less than 200. University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, University of Benin, University of Lagos are a few of such universities that will only accept 200 and above from admission seekers. Even if JAMB declared any mark less as the national cut-off mark, these institutions would insist on 200 and above.

If you fall into this category and you scored a mark less, consider changing your school.

Read also: 
Can I Still Obtain Change of Institution Now? Schools you Can Change to at Present


12 Federal Universities that Accept 180 and Above in UTME

  1. Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO)
  2. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  3. Federal University Dutsin-Ma,
  4. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  5. Oye-Ekiti Federal University
  6. University of Maiduguri, (UNIMAID)
  7. Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto University of Uyo, (UNIUYO)
  8. Niger Delta University (NDU)
  9. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
  10. University of Ilorin (some of their courses only require you to have 180 and above while others require 200 to 240)
  11. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State (accepts 180 and above for some courses while 200 and above for others) 
  12. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

16 State Universities that Accept 180 and Above in UTME

  1. Imo State University (IMSU)
  2. Kaduna State University (KASU)
  3. Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma
  4. Anambra State University (ANSU)
  5. TAI Solarin University of Education (TASUED)
  6. Katsina Federal University
  7. Bayelsa State Ebonyi State University (EBSU)
  8. Enugu State University of Science Tech (ESUT)
  9. Rivers State University of Science and Technology, (RSUST)
  10. Delta State University, Abraka, (DELSU)
  11. Kogi State University, (KSU)
  12. Ambrose Alli University Edo State (AAU)
  13. Osun State University University, Osogbo (accepts 160 and above for some courses and 200 and above for others)
  14. Kwara State University, Ilorin
  15. Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH) accepts 160 and above for all their courses.

Note: I will keep updating this list if you can visit us again. You can subscribe to my blog receive updates to your email.

Meanwhile, with 180 and above, you can still consider changing to polytechnics. Polytechnics generally will accept 150 and above. Hence, if chosen any as first choice, you will be given an edge over those who chose them as second choice.

List of Universities to Change to If You Scored Less Than 150

Ok you only got a mark between 150 and 179 but you still prefer universities.

Sincerely, Federal University of Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) and Abia State University, Uturu, (ABSUU) were universities in the past that accepted 150 above. You can give them a trial. However, you will do well not going for more competitive courses.

Also, note that these universities may change their systems anytime without notice.

However, it should be noted that FUOYE doesn't do Post-UTME test rather they do screening. Hence, SSCE result must be of higher grades if you'll eventually be offered admission with such a lower UTME score.

Also, cut-off mark is subject to change any time. Hence, you may not be lucky if the school eventually changes to higher cut off mark this year.

I don't recommend them, if you don't have more As and Bs in your O'level result and your JAMB score is not higher.

Majority of Private owned and newly created universitites will consider you for post UTME if you just score 150 or a bit higher.


List of the Universities to change to if you score less than 100 to 149.

All hope is not lost if you scored less than 150.

If you still insist on universities, then don't bother. Some private universities will accept any candidate provided he writes UTME. In fact, don't believe what you read online about these private institutions.

They can consider any mark once you write UTME. Just visit the school and tell them what you want. One school recently announced 140 for her post UTME. When I called to tell them I had a student who wanted to obtain their form with 125, they asked us to pick up the form and leave the rest to them.

Also, any private owned Polytechnic can be approached with a mark btween 100 to 149.

Read also:
19+ Schools that Accept 100 and Above for Post UTME/Admission

Change Your Polytechnic or College to First Choice

You must have heard that some candidates are changing their polytechnics or colleges of education to first choice. Polytechnic as first choice? College of Education as first choice? 

Yes. And if you're not aware, now you do. Let me explain better ...

You have four choices in UTME. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th. Some candidates just believe that the 1st choice must be University, 2nd should be Poly and so on. NO!

You can select your school in any way you want.

In other words, polytechnic can be your first choice and followed by University. In fact, you can take poly as the four choices if you want. See How to Choose Institutions in UTME and DE: A Must Read for All Admission Seekers

Now, if you score less than 180 but you can't find universities accepting such for your intended course, consider changing to Poly you'd chosen as 2nd or 3rd - by bringing it to the first.

This is recommended if you'd scored between 150 and 179. Such polytechnics consider those who chose them as the first choice before others. 

The same is applicable to colleges of education.

FINAL NOTE
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