Nigeria as the most populous black nation in the world is filled with inhabitant that values the important of education which makes many to consider good education as one of their basic aspirations of many including illustrates.
This aspiration coupled with the massive population of 220 million people has its toll on the admission process of not too many universities in the country.
Most parents and students only look at the option of UTME for admission into University despite the tedious and frustrating experiences linked with this option.
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Out of about 20 million applicants that sit for UTME yearly, 60% don’t know the benefit of seeking admission through IJMB which could have been a good option for them.
IJMB which means Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) is a way out for many Nigerians to secure admission into universities and Colleges in Nigeria.
It is an alternative to the popular Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) examination which is the main qualifying exam for higher institution admission. The program (IJMB) runs for about 9 to 10 months. IJMB has been in existence (even before JAMB) since the year 1970.
The catching quality of IJMB is the fact that most universities will admit holders of this program’s certificate for direct entry into 200 level.
HOW IJMB WORKS
Students are assessed through the internally conducted Continuous Assessment Tests (CAT) which is conducted during a two (2) semesters program after which the main examination which is external is conducted at the end of the second semester by February.
Students are to undergo intensive teaching in 3 basic combinations of subjects to be determined by their choice of discipline to be provided by the school seeking admission into.
The courses and their required admission requirement including the subject combinations can be found at the admission portals.
The grade obtained and the other admission parameters will enable the school (for admission) to either offer or deny admission.
There are many Federal State and Private Universities that allow IJMB to be used as admission requirement based on the growing recognition of the program and they are as follows:
Federal Universities That Accept IJMB Certificate:
1.Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
2.Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
3.Bayero University, Kano
4.Federal University Gashua
5.Federal University of Technology, Akure
6.Federal University of Technology, Minna.
7.Federal University of Technology, Owerri
8.Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State
9.Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
10.Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State
11.Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
12.Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State
13.Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
14.Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa
15.Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
16. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
17.Federal University, Birnin Kebbi.
18.Federal University, Gusau.
19. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
20.Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
21.Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola
22.National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos.
23.Nigerian Defense Academy, Kaduna
24.Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
25.Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
26.Police Academy Wudil
27.University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
28.University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
29.University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
30.University of Benin
31.University of Ilorin
32.University of Calabar
33.University of Ibadan
34.University of Jos
35.University of Maiduguri
36.University of Nigeria, Nsukka
37.University of Port-Harcourt
38.University of Uyo
39.Usmanu Danfodiyo University
Find below the list of state-owned universities that accept IJMB in Nigeria.
1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
2. Abia State University, Uturu
3. Adamawa State University Mubi
4. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
5. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
6. Anambra State University of Science & Technology, Uli
7. Bauchi State University, Gadau
8. Benue State University, Makurdi
9. Bukar Abba Ibrahim University, Damaturu
10. Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar
11. Delta State University Abraka
12. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
13. Ekiti State University
14. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu
15. Gombe State University, Gombe Professor Abdullahi Mahadi
16. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
17. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni
18. Imo State University, Owerri
19. Kaduna State University, Kaduna
20. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil
21. Kebbi State University, Kebbi
22. Kogi State University Anyigba
23. Kwara State University, Ilorin
24. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
25. Lagos State University Ojo, Lagos
26. Nasarawa State University, Keffi
27. Niger Delta University, Yenagoa
28. Northwest University, Kano
29. Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye
30. Ondo State University of Science & Technology, Okitipupa
31. Osun State University, Oshogbo
32. Plateau State University, Bokkos
33. Rivers State University of Science & Technology
34. Sokoto State University, Sokoto
35. Tai Solarin Univ. of Education, Ijebu-Ode
36. Taraba State University, Jalingo
37. Technical University, Ibadan
38. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina.
1. Achievers University, Owo
2. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
3. Adeleke University, Ede
4. African University of Science & Technology, Abuja
5. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan
6. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
7. American University of Nigeria, Yola
8. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
9. Baze University
10. Bells University of Technology, Otta
11. Benson Idahosa University,Benin City
12. Bingham University, New Karu
13. Bowen University, Iwo
14. Caleb University, Lagos
15. Caritas University, Enugu
16. CETEP City University, Lagos
17. Covenant University Ota
18. Crawford University Igbesa
19. Crescent University
20. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
21. Evangel University, Akaeze
22. Fountain University, Osogbo
23. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
24. Gregory University, Uturu
25. Igbinedion University Okada
26. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
27. Katsina University, Katsina
28. Kwararafa University, Wukari
29. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
30. Lead City University, Ibadan
31. Madonna University, Okija
32. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
33. Nigerian-Turkish Nile University, Abuja
34. Novena University, Ogume
35. Obong University, Obong Ntak
36. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
37. Pan-African University, Lagos
38. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
39. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
40. Renaissance University, Enugu
41. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
42. Salem University, Lokoja
43. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
44. Southwestern University, Oku Owa
45. Tansian University, Umunya
46. University of Mkar, Mkar
47. Veritas University
48. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State
49. Wesley Univ. of Science & Tech., Ondo
50. Western Delta University, Oghara.
Failure to get university admission for hundreds of thousands of students every year has to do with the stringent requirement of passing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with high scores, IJMB is a good alternative in Nigeria even though only very few parents and students are aware and understand how this great opportunity works. It is really a very good and worthy option.
Visit this link IJMB registration to check your program.
•Pay for your registration fee
•Fill out the form
•Confirm your email by clicking on the verification link sent to your email address.
•Select your center and method of payment either online through paystack or otherwise if already paid.
•Confirm your payment by activating your portal( for quick resolving, upload your payment evidence, screenshot, teller and ensure they are all accepted)
•Thereafter you will be redirected to fill out the parent/guardian form
•You will receive your admission letter in your email and will also be available on your IJMB portal to be downloaded and viewed anytime.