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JAMB 2024 Schools & Course Selection Guide

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As the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) registration for 2024 approaches, students across the nation are faced with the critical decision of selecting their preferred institutions and courses. Understanding what is needed to understand this process is necessary for making informed choices that align with your academic and career aspirations.

With that being said, here is a list of frequently asked questions followed by their answers regarding the topic of choosing schools.

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How Many Schools Can I Choose in JAMB?

When registering for JAMB, candidates can select up to four institutions. This selection can include universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, and innovative enterprise institutes. 

It’s very important to carefully consider and prioritize these choices to align with your academic goals and the specific admission policies of the institutions you’re interested in. Making informed decisions during this process is key to setting a strong foundation for your higher education journey.

Can I Choose Two State Universities in JAMB?

Yes, candidates can select two state universities in JAMB. However, it’s important to note that most state universities do not accept second-choice candidates, so it’s advisable to make these selections strategically.

Can I Choose Two Federal Universities in JAMB?

Choosing two federal universities in JAMB is possible, but similar to state universities, many federal universities do not consider second-choice candidates. Therefore, ensure that your first choice is a federal university that you’re highly interested in attending.

Which University Accepts Second Choice in JAMB?

Some universities are more flexible and do accept second-choice candidates. It’s vital to research and verify which universities have this policy before making your selection to increase your chances of admission.

Can I Choose the Same Course for First and Second Choice?

Candidates are allowed to choose the same course for both their first and second choices. This can be a strategic move if you’re particularly passionate about a specific field of study.

List of Universities That Accept Fourth Choice

  • Federal University, Oye Ekiti: Offers courses like Computer Science, Theatre Arts, and Agricultural Science.


  • Federal University, Lokoja: Known for courses in Economics, English Language, and History.


  • Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State: Provides courses in Biotechnology, Environmental Management, and Toxicology.


  • Federal University, Birnin Kebbi: Offers courses in Applied Geophysics, Biochemistry, and Demography and Social Statistics.


  • Federal University Dutsema, Kastina State: Known for courses in Food Science, Human Kinetics, and Health Education.


  • Federal University Gashua, Yobe State: Provides courses in Sociology, Geography, and Fisheries and Aquaculture.


  • Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa State: Offers courses in Creative and Visual Arts, French, and Philosophy.


  • Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State: Known for courses in Microbiology, Plant Science, and Zoology.


  • Federal University Kashere, Gombe State: Provides courses in Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics.


  • Federal University Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State: Offers courses in Physics, Chemical Sciences, and Mathematics.


  • Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State: Known for courses in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Electrical/Electronics Engineering.


  • Federal University Wukari, Taraba State: Provides courses in Fishery and Aquaculture, Forestry and Wildlife Management, and Food Science and Technology.


  • University of Maiduguri, Borno State: Offers a wide range of courses including Law, Medicine, and Engineering.


  • Modibo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa: Known for courses in Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Biochemistry.

Please note that the acceptance of fourth-choice candidates can vary each year, so it’s important to confirm with the individual university or refer to the latest JAMB brochure for the most current information. This will ensure you have the latest details on the courses offered and the admission policies of each institution. 

List of Federal Polytechnics That Accept 4th Choice in JAMB

Here’s a list of federal polytechnics that are known to accept candidates who select them as their third or fourth choice:

  • Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti
  • Federal Polytechnic Offa
  • Federal Polytechnic Bida
  • Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi
  • Federal Polytechnic, Idah
  • Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro
  • Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu
  • Federal Polytechnic, Nassarawa
  • Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State
  • Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo State
  • Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State
  • Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State
  • Federal Polytechnic, Birnin-Kebbi
  • Federal College of Animal Health & Production Technology, Ibadan

List of State Polytechnics That Accept Fourth Choice

State polytechnics that accept fourth choice candidates include:

  • Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara, Zamfara State
  • Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Abia State
  • Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi
  • Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola
  • Akwa-Ibom State College of Art and Science, Numkum

However, as you see these lists above, they are just a starting point, it’s always best to verify the current admission policies of each institution as they can change at any time.


Selecting the right institutions and courses during your JAMB registration is a pivotal step towards your academic aspirations. While the opportunity to choose up to four institutions provides flexibility, it’s crucial to make these choices strategically. Understanding which universities accept second, third, or even fourth choices can broaden your options and increase your chances of admission.

Remember to always verify the current admission policies of your chosen institutions, as they can change from year to year. Utilize the JAMB brochure as a reliable resource for up-to-date information on universities and their specific requirements.

By carefully considering your options and making informed decisions, you can navigate the JAMB school and course selection process with confidence. Best of luck in your educational journey, and may your choices lead you to a fulfilling academic experience in 2024 and beyond.

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