Meaning of Awaiting Results and Effects on Admission

Meaning of Awaiting Results and Effects on Admission: The meaning of awaiting results as often used by prospective tertiary institution students in Nigeria refer to results of some certificate examination that is yet to be released, which is being “waited for”. For instance, a candidate may be waiting for WAEC, NECO, GCE, NABTEB, etc results and it is customary to say that such results are being ‘awaited’.

To stress further, if such candidate is applying for admission into a university (per se), he/she can then choose Awaiting Result (A.R) to inform the school of interest that such result (qualifications) will be submitted in due time.

This post should be of help to candidates asking questions like, Does UNIBEN accept awaiting results? Does UNILORIN, OAU, UNIZIK, UNILAG  and  FUNAAB accept awaiting result? etc.

Reasons why people wait for results

Release of results from Senior School Certificate Examinations, SSCEs, whether WAEC, NECO or NABTEB, takes an average of about 3 months from the date examination was taken. This is as opposed to Computer Based Tests, whose results are seen almost immediately.

Candidates who took such SSCEs and who wish to apply for admission into a University, Polytechnic or College of Education are, therefore, often at the mercy of such schools to accept them pending when the result is available. In some cases, the results may have been seized (withheld), and the Applicant is hopeful they will be released someday, hence he/she selects awaiting results.

Some Schools ‘Accept’ it…

Major Universities and Polytechnics in Nigeria accept awaiting results during post-UTME registration but don’t be tricked into thinking you will be allowed to start school and bring the results on a later date or in years to come.

From what is obtained in our schools, the maximum you can use awaiting results is from the time of online registration for screening to the time for payment of the admission acceptance fee. This means you must provide the results you claim is being awaited for you to become a true student.

Don’t panic if you are sitting for your examination now (May/June – WAEC & June/July NECO); the result should be out before admission season is open.

Universities that accept Awaiting Results

Below are the universities that accept awaiting results, including federal, state, private and polytechnics.

Federal Universities That Accept Awaiting Results

  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU)
  • Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
  • Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
  • Bayero University (BUK)
  • Federal University Gashua (FUGASHUA)
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM)
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  • Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  • Federal University, Dustin-Ma (FUDMA)
  • Federal University, Dutse (FUD )
  • Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  • Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  • Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
  • Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
  • Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI )
  • Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOTUOKE)
  • Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (FUOYE)
  • Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  • Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike (MOUAU)
  • National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos (NOUN)
  • Nigeria Police Academy Wudil (NPA)
  • Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB)
  • Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA)
  • Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State (NMU)
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  • The Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)
  • The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)
  • The Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA)
  • The Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTECH)
  • The University of Abuja, Gwagwalada (UNIABUJA)
  • The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  • University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  • University of Ibadan (UI)
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  • University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  • University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  • University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  • University of Uyo (UNIUYO)
  • Usman Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)

State Universities That Accept Awaiting Result

  • Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU)
  • Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA)
  • Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU)
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (AAU)
  • Anambra State University of Science & Technology, Uli
  • Bauchi State University, Gadau ( BASUG)
  • Bayelsa Medical University
  • Benue State University, Makurdi (BSU)
  • Bornu State University, Maiduguri (BOSU)
  • Bukar Abba Ibrahim University, Damaturu
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli (COOU)
  • Delta State University Abraka (DELSU)
  • Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State (EPU)
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki (EBSU)
  • Edo University Iyamo (EUI)
  • Ekiti State University (EKSU)
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  • Gombe State University, Gombe (GSU)
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  • Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,Rumuolumeni
  • Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  • Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  • Kebbi State University, Kebbi (KSUST)
  • Kogi State University Anyigba (KSU)
  • Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  • Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  • Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology Abeokuta
  • Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  • Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  • Northwest University Kano NWU
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye (OOU)
  • Ondo State University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED)
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  • Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  • Oyo State Technical University Ibadan (Tech-U)
  • Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  • River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  • Sokoto State University (SSU)
  • Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
  • Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  • Taraba State University, Jalingo (TASU)
  • Technical University,Ibadan
  • The Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni (IAUE)
  • Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  • University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State (UAT)
  • University of Cross River State
  • Yobe State University, Damaturu (YSU)
  • Zamfara State University

Private Universities That Accept Awaiting Results

  • Achievers University, Owo
  • Adeleke University, Ede
  • Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta State
  • Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  • African University of Science & Technology, Abuja
  • Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan
  • Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  • Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  • American University of Nigeria, Yola
  • Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
  • Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross River State
  • Atiba University Oyo
  • Augustine University
  • Babcock University, Ilishan–Remo
  • Baze University
  • Bells University of Technology, Otta
  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  • Bingham University, New Karu
  • Bowen University, Iwo
  • Caleb University, Lagos
  • Caritas University, Enugu
  • Chrisland University
  • Christopher University Mowe
  • Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  • Cn Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  • Coal City University Enugu State
  • Covenant University Ota
  • Crawford University Igbesa
  • Crescent University
  • Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  • Dominion University Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  • Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, Lagos
  • Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  • Enugu. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  • Evangel University, Akaeze
  • Fountain University, Oshogbo
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  • Greenfield University, Kaduna
  • Gregory University, Uturu
  • Hallmark University
  • Hezekiah University, Umudi
  • Igbinedion University Okada
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  • Kings University
  • Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Kwararafa University, Wukari
  • Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  • Lead City University, Ibadan
  • Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  • Madonna University, Okija
  • Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo

  • Micheal & Cecilia University
  • Mountain Top University
  • Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  • Novena University, Ogun
  • Obong University, Obong Ntak
  • Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
  • PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt
  • Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
  • Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  • Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo
  • Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  • Renaissance University
  • Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
  • Ritman University
  • Salem University, Lokoja
  • Skyline University, Kano
  • Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  • Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State
  • Summit University
  • Tansian University, Umunya.
  • University of Mkar, Mkar
  • Trinity University Ogun State
  • Veritas University
  • Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State
  • Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo
  • Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
  • Westland University Iwo, Osun State

Polytechnics that Accept Awaiting Result

Aside from Universities, all Polytechnics also accept the use of awaiting results In JAMB.

Federal Polytechnics That Accept Awaiting Result

  • Yaba College of Technology (YabaTech)
  • Federal Polytechnic Idah
  • Federal Polytechnic Damaturu
  • Federal Polytechnic, Nekede
  • Auchi Polytechnic
  • Federal Polytechnic Ilaro
  • The Polytechnic Ibadan
  • Federal Polytechnic Oko
  • Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic
  • Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti
  • Federal Polytechnic Oil and Gas, Ekowe
  • The Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa
  • National Institute of Construction Technology
  • Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic
  • Federal Polytechnic Bida
  • Petroleum Training Institute Effurun
  • Federal Polytechnic Ede
  • Federal Polytechnic Offa
  • Federal Polytechnic Oil and Gas Bonny
  • Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic
  • Nigerian College of Aviation Technology
  • Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Science
  • Federal Polytechnic Ukana
  • Federal Polytechnic Mubi
  • Federal Polytechnic Ile-Oluji
  • Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda

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State Polytechnics That Accept Awaiting Result

  • Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara, Zamfara State
  • Abia State College Of Health Sciences And Management Technology, Aba, Abia State
  • Abia State Polytechnic, Aba. Abia State
  • Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State
  • Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi, Bauchi State
  • Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola. Adamawa State
  • Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic. Eruwa. 0yo State
  • Akwa Ibom State College Of Arts And Science Nung, Ukim, Akwa Ibom State
  • Akwa-Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot-Osurua, Akwa Ibom State
  • Bayelsa State Polytechnic, Aleibiri, Bayelsa State
  • Benue State Polytechnic. Ugbokolo, Benue State
  • Binyaminu Usman Polytechnic, Hadijia. Jigawa State
  • College Of Administrative And Business Studies, Potiskum, Yobe State
  • College Of Business And Management Studies, Konduga, Borno State
  • College Of Health Science And Technology, Ijeroekiti, Ekiti State
  • Cross River State Institute Of Tech And Management, Ugep, Cross River State
  • Cross River State Institute Of Tech And Management, Ugep, Cross River State
  • D.S. Adegbenro Ict Polytechnic, Itori, Ogun State
  • Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State
  • Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe. Delta State
  • Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Delta State
  • Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, Edo State
  • Enugu State Polytechnic, Iwollo, Enugu State
  • Gateway ICT Polytechnic, Saapade, Ogun State
  • Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic. Katsina, Katsina State
  • Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Owerri, Imo State
  • Institute Of Management And Technology, Enugu, Enugu State
  • Isa Mustapha Agwai I Polytechnic, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  • Jigawa State Polytechnic, Dutse. Jigawa State
  • Kano State Polytechnic, Kano. Kano State
  • Kenule Benson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori, Rivers State
  • Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Kogi State
  • Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Kwara State
  • Lagos State Poly, Ikorodu, Lagos State
  • Mai Idris Alooma Polytechnic, Geidam, Yobe State
  • Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta, Ogun State
  • Niger State Polytechnic, Zungeru, Niger State
  • Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State
  • Ogun State Institute Of Tech (Formerly Gateway Ict Poly). Igbesa, Ogun State
  • Osun State College Of Technology, Esa-Oke, Osun State
  • Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Osun State
  • Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin-Ladi. Plateau State
  • Port Harcourt Polytechnic, Rumuola. Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  • Ramat Polytechnic. Maiduguri, Borno State
  • Rivers State College Of Health Science, Ikwerre Rd, Rumueme, Port Harcourt
  • Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo. Ondo State
  • Taraba State Polytechnic, Suntai, Taraba State
  • The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki. Oyo State
  • The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic, Sokoto. Sokoto State

Does using awaiting result  affect one’s admission

There have been several cases of a candidate being offered admission only to be denied such intake because he/she failed to provide the A.R. within the specified time interval.

If you are reading this and have chosen AR during your application (UTME or Direct Entry – DE) into any school, kindly make sure the result is ready

However, the best thing for every student to do is clear all O’level result problems first before attempting to seek admission into the university/polytechnic or college. It’s better to be ready than half-ready!

Feel free to ask any questions you may have regarding awaiting results below. We are hopeful you now know the meaning of awaiting results.


  1. pls sir. I wrote utme ad I scored 212 But I want to write GCE Nov/Dec 2015 ,an confused whether UNN will have patience till my my result is out (GCE)

  2. pls sir. I wrote utme ad I scored 212 But I want to write GCE Nov/Dec 2015 ,am confused whether UNN will have patience till my my result is out (GCE)

  3. I applied for unilag with a score of 243 using an awaiting GCE Nov/Dec will the school accept me or b patient with me?

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