Ten Nigerian Universities that Accept Two Sittings

For Admissions into a Nigerian university, a prospective candidate must have at 5 least credit passes in his core subjects, including English and mathematics in his O’levels exams. One way students have attempted fixing this problem is by combining results of two sittings. If not done properly though, this could lead to the student loosing the admission. I have seen it happen. There are some schools that accept two sittings and some others don’t. However in those schools that accept two sittings, there are some departments that do not accept two sittings. Below are ten schools that accept a combination of 2 O’level results.

Schools that Accept Combinations of O’level Results

University of Ibadan – accepts Waec and Neco, Neco and Neco, Neco and Waec

This is the premier higher institution of learning in Nigeria. It comes tops perennially in Nigerian University rankings. UI is one very good thing in Oyo state, and it has brought a lot of development to the state, just in line with its mission and vision. University of Ibadan’s vision is “to be a world-class institution for academic excellence geared towards meeting societal needs. Its mission is “to expand the frontiers of knowledge through provision of excellent conditions for learning and research”.  UI doesn’t accept two sittings for Medicine and Surgery and Law.

University of Nigeria Nsukka – accepts Waec and Neco, Neco and Neco, Waec and Neco

This is the first full-fledged University in Nigeria, it became a full fledge university in 1960, two years ahead of UI. UNN has three campuses, the Nsukka campus, which is the oldest and the biggest. In addition, the Enugu campus and the Itukku campus, which both happen to be urban campuses. In UNN there are 15 faculties and 102 departments.

University of Uyo

Uniuyo is a third generation federal government university, founded in 1991; it was originally University of Cross Rivers, which was founded in 1983. It remained UNICROSS, until 1991, when the federal government took over. Three years prior to this time though, Akwa Ibom state had been created out of Cross Rivers State. So therefore, it took the name Univesity of Uyo. The school runs a multi campus system. However, its main campus it situated in the heart of Uyo the capital of Akwa-Ibom. This school also accepts two-sittings.

University of Abuja

UNIABUJA is another Nigerian university that accepts two sittings. It runs what is called a dual mode learning educational system. That is it runs a conventional university system where students come to the school to receive lectures and a distance learning programme. This school was founded in 1988, but it started academic work in 1990.  Gwags as otherwise called runs diploma, undergraduate and post graduate programmes. The university runs a dual campus system. It has its mini campus situated Gwagwalada and its main campus and permanent site is along Kaduna-Lokoja-Abuja road.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University

This is a federal government university located in Awka, Anambra state. It was initially Anambra State University of Science and technology (ASUTECH) until 1991, when Enugu state was formed out of Anambra state. In 1992, the federal government took over the school and it has remained a federal government institution till date. UNIZIk runs two campuses, one at Awka and the other at Nnewi. The school accepts combined results for all courses except law and medicine and surgery.

Obafemi Awolowo University

OAU is located in the ancient city of Ile-ife, Osun state. It has a proud history of excellence and innovation having started the first department of  chemical engineering Nigeria, and producing a Nobel laurette. It was initially named University of Ile-Ife, but was changed by the military government in the 70s, to honour Obafemi Awolowo. OAU accepts 2 sittings for its courses.

Ahmadu Bello University –ABU Zaria

Perennially the best university in the northern part of Nigeria always comes top in Nigerian universities rankings. They have one of the biggest university teaching hospitals in Africa. ABU is located in Zaria, which is popular for its many institutions of learning. The school was established in 1961 and academic work stated in 1962. Its first vice chancellor was Sir Norman Stanley Alexander from New Zealand, and its first chancellor was Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto. By 1975, the school was taken over by the federal government. ABU Zaria is one of the most prestigious schools in Nigeria. ABU Zaria accepts combined o’level results.

University of Ilorin

Uniilorin doesn’t accept two sittings for medicine and law. This university is located in Kwara state Nigeria and they are reputed for having a very stable school calendar. They do not go on strikes unlike other government universities. University of Ilorin has one of the best medical colleges in this country. So if you want to study medicine, it is a very nice place to go.

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture – MOUAU

This is amongst the first universities of Agriculture established by the federal government.  It was established in 1992 and its first Vice chancellor was Placid C.Njoku. MOUAU is located in Umudike, about 9 kilometres from Umuahia, the Abia state capital. MOUAU accepts two sittings but you’ll have to reach your department to know the requirements.

University of Benin

Founded in 1970, this school was an institute of technology until 1971 when it was upgraded to a university. In addition, by 1975 it became a federal university, after this request was made of the federal government by the state government. Uniben however doesn’t accept two sittings for Medicine and Law.

Here are the top ten universities that accept two sittings for O’level results. These are not the only universities that do. All the schools mentioned about accept both a combination of two WAEC or two NECO results, and also they accept combination of WAEC and NECO. However, you should note that Nigerian Universities like Unilag, and University of Ado-Ekiti doesn’t accept two sittings at all.

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