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Will GCE Results Meet Up With This Year Admission?

Using GCE awaiting result for admission
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I’ve got a few students asking, lately, if it was possible to use WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB GCE awaiting results for the current year admission.

I’ll be brief on this though. Yet, there’re things you must understand upfront.

The direct answer to that question is “YES, you can”. But a warning here! You must really know what you’re doing.

Let’s dive into it.

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What’s an Awaiting Result?

This is a situation where an admission seeker has not written his or her SSCE or got the result and yet, he/she wants to consider obtaining JAMB UTME or any other admission form for the year. This is allowed if such a candidate is expecting to write any of the O’level exams in a few days or months. See more on awaiting results.

However, in most cases, candidates expecting WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB internal are usually confident of using it for the current year admission. This is because they believe; their results should be out before their proposed schools start selling post UTME or entrance exams forms or at worst, while the forms are still on sales i.e before the closing dates.

So, what’s the fate of the candidates expecting the results of WAEC GCE (external/private candidates) or NECO and NABTEB GCE?

Ride on.

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Why will you want to use GCE Awaiting Results for the admission of this year?

A reason a candidate may want to consider using GCE awaiting result is if he or she has missed the internal ones.

Also, a few candidates who registered for UTME with awaiting results got higher marks but when their O’level results were released they’re disappointed. Are they going to waste the 250 or more marks?

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As a result, they want to consider GCE as an immediate and the last resort. Here comes the question: won’t admission for the year close before the release of the GCE results?

Let’s see where it will work and where you shouldn’t try it.

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Where GCE Result Can Meet-Up for this Year Admission

As stated above, you can use GCE awaiting result for your admission but on the following conditions:
  1. The proposed university, polytechnic, or college of education should be well-known for delaying admissions. In fact, some universities will come last in the admission calendar no matter what. You can rely on such schools for GCE awaiting results. A few schools such as EKSUOSUSTECH, EKSU Ila-Campus, etc are a few schools that may continually be selling post UTME until admission year comes to an end. Here, GCE results may meet up. See when this admission is likely to end finally.
  2. Where a school conducts admission early, check to see if they include AR (awaiting results) in the grades available on their post UTME portals. Some schools' online forms will ask you to load your O’level result, yet they still include AR. For example, the grade section will show A1, B2, B3, C4, C5, C6, D7, E8, F9, and “AR”. In this case, it means the school still allows Awaiting for results.
  3. If the university continually sells several batches of admission forms. Some schools would not stop selling admission forms until JAMB ends the admission exercise for the year. This set of schools is the go-to if you want to use GCE awaiting results e.g EKSU and most private schools that don’t conduct post UTME and they can bring any candidate before the year admission closing date.
  4. If the admission is for other programmes such as a school of nursing or college of health (where accepted), pre-degree, IJMB, JUPEB, and so on. Certain schools of nursing will keep selling their entrance forms until GCE results are out or won't start selling not until those results are released.

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Where GCE Result Can’t Meet Up With Admission

Contrarily, below are situations you shouldn’t attempt to use GCE awaiting results.
  1. Where the school is known for early admission and post UTME exercise/screening. A majority of our premier universities' admission exercises end before GCE results will be out. For example, UNIBEN, ABU, UNILORIN, UI, OAU, etc See the date WAEC announced to release the results.
  2. Schools that conduct post UTME may not work out for this. This is because a majority of them will release their admission lists earlier than those conducting admission screening only. See the difference between Post UTME and screening only.


You can now see my point on why you must know what you’re doing before you can use GCE awaiting results for the current year's admission. While you must know that, it’s not applicable to all schools. Those accepting that may still change their system anytime in the future.

Meanwhile, if you must use any GCE at all, I suggest WAEC GCE (not NECO or NABTEB). This is because the WAEC GCE result is more likely to be out earlier than others. The body is conducting two series per year and usually releases results within 45 days of the last paper.

If you think it is worth the trial, give it a shot. And if it doesn’t work, you can still use your result next year.

Best of luck! 

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  1. Please is GCE from other countries accepted in Nigeria for admission

    Please I need reply

  2. Please is GCE registration still going on

  3. Pls when is the GCE commencing for next year 2021

    1. Bookmark this post and revisit sooner. I will update as soon as the date is made available. You can also subscribe to this blog through the link below.

  4. Please when is the GCE result likely to be released

  5. How is the economics and commerce result still pending

  6. Can a candidate write both gce first and second series. That is if she doesn't make her papers in the first series

    1. Sure. And the two are combinable for admissions and jobs. Read more through my post below.


    2. When is it likely for the result to be out?

  7. Will the waec Gce result second series meet up with this year admission process?

  8. will there be form for change of course

    1. Please when will this year admission process end?

    2. If you mean when JAMB form will close, read the post below.


  9. What about someone whose awaiting results is bad and decided to register NOV/DEC GCE while post UTME results are released, is there hope of been admitted

  10. pls I applied foreleg this year but they are asking for information entry and I don't know whether to put in awaiting gce results
    I bought an awaiting form

  11. Please I'm using awaiting results (WACE GCE) but my school has begun giving admission would I still meet up pending the release of the results for second series 2022/2023
    My school is uniben and I scored 280+ in jamb and passed the post utme

  12. Why neco has 'note' tags on their 2022 November /december print out results..this is delaying me in getting admission over sea

  13. will gce second serious exam meet up uniport admission this year

  14. Hello
    I wrote waec but had a D7 in English
    And I want to write second series gce
    Can I still meet up with bells university of technology when the results is out

  15. Will neco gce result for this year meet up with admission in poly offa and which month is likely to release neco gce results after doing it??

  16. Please will waec gce 2nd series catch up with university of Benin admission this year

  17. When is gce commencing this year


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