Can I Use Awaiting Results for OAU Admission? Answered! -

Can I Use Awaiting Results for OAU Admission? Answered!

Are you a student eagerly eyeing admission into Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Nigeria?

The question that might be keeping you up at night is whether you can use awaiting results for your OAU admission application. 

As someone who has been through the process and understands the ins and outs of university admissions, let me break it down for you.

All Schools Accept Awaiting Results - Fact or Fiction?

Let's start with a common belief circulating among students: all schools accept awaiting results

Well, here's the scoop - yes, it's true that many universities, including OAU, do indeed accept awaiting results. This is especially good news for those fresh out of their WAEC (West African Examination Council) or NECO (National Examination Council) exams.

In fact, it's so common that even JAMB (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board) allows you to sit for the UTME (Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination) without having your O'level results in hand, assuming you're awaiting them.

Timing is Everything: When Do Universities Wait?

Now, you might be wondering, "Do universities really wait for my results before considering my application?" The answer is a resounding "yes!" 

Most universities, including OAU, recognize the importance of your results and make sure to time their admission process accordingly. They often hold off on selling post-UTME and screening forms until WAEC and NECO results are out.

This means that you won't have to stress about missing out on admission just because you're eagerly awaiting your results.

OAU and the Waiting Game: WAEC vs. NECO, NABTEB, and GCE

But here's where things get a little tricky, especially when it comes to OAU.

While OAU usually waits for WAEC results before opening its post-UTME applications, the same might not hold true for NECO, NABTEB, or GCE (General Certificate Examination). 

If lady luck is on your side and NECO results are released before the application deadline, you're in fortune. However, NECO tends to take its sweet time, with results often coming out a good 45 days after the last paper.

The OAU Portal Dilemma: Submit First, Edit Later?

Now, let's talk about the nitty-gritty of the application process.

OAU's portal requires you to fill out the post-UTME form online and upload your O'level results. But what if you're still awaiting your results? Can you upload them later? Unfortunately, the answer is a bit of a buzzkill. 

Once you hit that submit button, your fate is sealed. The portal locks up, and you won't have the chance to edit or update anything on it. Trust me, uploading a placeholder result and trying to replace it later won't work.

Can OAU's ICT Center Save the Day? Not Always.

You might be thinking, "Can't I just visit the OAU ICT center once my results are out? Surely they can help me upload them, right?" 

Well, here's the reality check: many students have walked that path before, only to face disappointment. 

While it sounds like a solid plan, the ICT center might not always be able to swoop in and save the day. Some have tried and failed to convince the ICT wizards to reopen the portal for result updates.

The Ultimate Advice: Playing the Waiting Game

So, what's the best way to navigate this awaiting results maze? If you're awaiting WAEC results, chances are high that they will align with OAU's admission timeline. 

Simply wait for the results before obtaining the post-UTME form, and you're good to go. However, when it comes to NECO, NABTEB, or GCE, the situation gets a tad more unpredictable.

My advice? Check the post-UTME form closing date and see if it gives your results enough time to make their grand entrance. If the stars align, go ahead and take the plunge.


That's the lowdown on using awaiting results for your admission journey. While OAU usually waits for WAEC results, the same can't always be said for NECO, NABTEB, or GCE. 

Timing is key, and your best bet is to ensure your results are ready before diving into the application process. Remember, a little patience and planning can go a long way in securing your place at OAU. 

So, whether you're awaiting WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, or GCE, here's to happy waiting, successful applications, and a future filled with academic achievement!

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