Recently, some candidates whose results were held by WAEC or pending by NECO called to ask if it’s possible to go to CBT centres and upload the same printouts. A few candidates called me to ask if they can just go to CBT centres or JAMB offices to upload their awaiting results during their UTME or DE registrations.
Can’t I just go to register my UTME and ask the CBT centre to indicate PENDING so they can know I’m waiting for the subject in the NECO results?
I was quick to answer him. Yet, I felt bad for him.
Apart from withheld, conditions that include outstanding and canceled results were witnessed in WAEC. I discussed the differences in the held, outstanding, and canceled results in my post, “Why WAEC/NECO Withholds or Outstands Results“. There, you will also see what you can do about each and when to expect it to be released.
Uploading of O’level Results is About Grades
Why do you think they will prefer you to upload held, pending, outstanding, or awaiting results?
The simple truth is that it’s worthless to upload HELD or OUTSTANDING results. Hence, it’s not allowed.
Upload Outstanding Results if the Subject(s) is (are) Not Relevant
In this case, you can still upload outstanding or pending results on one condition. Here is it.
If the subject outstood, held, or pended was not relevant for your admission. In other words, the subject affected is not related to the proposed course.
For example, a student whose Data Processing was outstood, held, or pended would be saved if he was proposing Medicine. Once he has Maths, English, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics released and good, he never needs others. These are the five relevant subjects required for Medicine like literally any other course. Then, other subjects are irrelevant here. See WAEC, NECO, and NABTEB Compulsory Subjects for Secondary Students
If however, English or/and Physics is affected, he can’t upload that for admission since either or both are needed for his admission.
CBT Centres and Uploading of O’level Results
Do you think a CBT centre will upload a pending or outstanding result for you? Do you think they will encourage you to upload HELD results?
Obviously, NO. It’s against the instructions given to them by JAMB.
And of course, in the options provided by JAMB, you won’t see the HELD, PENDED, or OUTSTOOD results in the options. You can only see A, B, C, D, E, F, and AR (Awaiting Results).
Can I Still Wait For WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB Results?
You need to know this so you can upload that instead if it comes out at the right time.
I have answered this question comprehensively in my post, “Will NECO Results Meet Up With This Year Admission?”. You can also check “Can I Use GCE Awaiting Result For This Year Admission?” if that is your own hope.
In brief, you may or may not wait. It all depends on the school admission policies or the timing of the admission exercise.
Uploading Results On The School Portals
As a matter of fact, the same condition applies to JAMB and schools. You can’t upload that on the school portal. No difference.
Both the school and JAMB allow you to use awaiting results. If things eventually favor you, you should leave things to awaiting results while expecting the exam’s body to decide your final fate.
You can still upload the results on the JAMB portal as soon as you have your results released or you get another one. See the date this year’s admission will end, according to JAMB.
We have also seen the cases of universities that reopen the upload of O’level results after candidates had done post UTME and registrations for it were closed. For example, UNILORIN did this a few days after releasing their post UTME results when they noticed some of their candidates who did well in the post UTME were still awaiting results on their portal (2019 and 2020 admission year). UNIOSUN and a few other institutions did the same.
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