100 Best Universities Offering JUPEB in Nigeria

List of Universities Offering JUPEB in Nigeria- So have you been writing JAMB year in, year out, but you are yet to gain admission?  All your classmates that you left secondary school together have gained admission into the university and you feel so frustrated. Well, worry no more! With JUPEB, you can scale the hurdle of gaining admission without having to worry about JAMB. In this article, you will get to know all you should about JUPEB. At the end, some FAQS about JUPEB have been listed and also tips on how to pass JUPEB with high grade points.

What Is JUPEB?

Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) is an advanced level program that allows students gain admission into Nigerian Universities without UTME.  JUPEB program runs for a period of 9 months. During the 9 months, students are exposed to intensive lectures from Monday to Friday at their chosen JUPEB affiliate institution or study Centre. JUPEB Certificate is widely accepted for direct entry into most Nigeria universities (be it federal, state or private). JUPEB was approved by the federal government of Nigeria in 2013.

Why Choose JUPEB?

JUPEB was established in order to give opportunity to students who were unable to gain admission into the university through UTME or direct entry. It was created as an alternative route for school leavers into university in the place of JAMB.  Peradventure you have been writing jamb but still unable to gain admission, try JUPEB.

Requirements for JUPEB

A good O level results is all that is needed  .The program is open to all students irrespective of the prospective field of study be it science, art or social science.

List of Universities Accepting JUPEB in Nigeria

  • University of Ilorin
  • University of Uyo
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka
  • Bowen University
  • Caleb University
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  • Crescent University, Abeokuta
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  • Achievers University
  • Osun State University
  • Crawford University
  • Adeleke University
  • University of Lagos
  • Babcock University
  • Fountain University
  • Bayero University
  • University of Abuja
  • Adekunle Ajasin University
  • Federal University of Technology, Minna
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Imo State University
  • Nnamdi Azikwe University
  • Benue State University, Makurdi

JUPEB Centers in Nigeria

There are partner universities of JUPEB. These universities have study centres that enroll students, give out intensive lectures and then conduct exams for these students. They include:

University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos (UNILAG)

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

Federal University of Technology, Akure

University of Benin, Edo State

University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State (UNIPORT)

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Osun State (OAU)

University of Ilorin, Kwara State (UNILORIN)

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN)


JUPEB fees vary from one study Centre to another and from university to university.

But below is the average fees of JUPEB broken down as:

The Application form/JUPEB form          #15,000

School fees                                               #170,000

Textbooks and laboratory materials         #15, 000

JUPEB acceptance fee                              #20,000

Total                                                           #220, 000

7 tips to passing JUPEB Easily

1) Understand the nature of the JUPEB exam: Every exam has its style. You must know and understand the style of the exam. For example, how many questions are being set, the compulsory questions, optional questions, how many questions you are to answer, etc.

2) Have the mindset of success in the exam.

The kind of mindset you have will determine how you will prepare for it and your preparation will determine the way you will write the exam. You must have some level of confidence (not overconfidence).

3) You must find a suitable time for study daily and stay faithful to it

Don’t just read whenever you feel like reading, you must have a structure to your reading and stick to it.  Know the best time and place to study. Some people study best at night while some study well early in the morning. Some people can only read and assimilate in a solitary place while some can study well in noisy environment. You must know what style of study suits you and stick to it.

4) Get all the necessary materials that will enhance effective study.

You must have a workable timetable; this will help you to structure your study properly. Have the required textbooks, make use of your class notes too.

5) Attend lectures: Never assume “self-sufficiency”. Self – sufficiency in this case means having the impression that you can read and pass the exams by yourself. Attend lectures, it will help you study better and assimilate faster.

6) Get JUPEB past questions: Research has revealed that JUPEB repeats its questions yearly. You will never go wrong studying with past questions. Though, don’t make the mistake of replacing your textbook with past questions. You must have studied very well before you start treating past questions.

7) Read the instructions carefully before starting out the exams on the exam day.

You must ensure you read all the instructions carefully before starting out and adhere to the instructions. Also ensure to read and understand the questions before attempting to answer them.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about JUPEB

Can JUPEB result be used to study abroad?

JUPEB Certificate are well-recognized by various institutions both in Nigeria and overseas.

How many years is JUPEB result valid?

The result is valid for 3 admission years but the certificate is valid for a life time.

How many subjects are offered in JUPEB?

Students are to choose three subjects that are related to their course of study. For example, Literature, Government and C.R.S or I.R.S is the subject combination for Law while Physics, Chemistry, Biology is the subject combination for Medicine.

Is there entrance examination for the JUPEB program?

There is no entrance examination for JUPEB program. Once you are successfully registered, you gain entry into the program.

What is the difference between JUPEB and Diploma?

JUPEB is an examination body with which you can gain admission into the university while diploma certificates can be used both for getting job and gaining admission into the university .

Do JUPEB repeat Past Questions?

Previous research has revealed that JUPEB repeats questions yearly. So as a student of JUPEB, you need to be very conversant with the past questions.

Does JUPEB require Post-UTME?

No. Once you have the required grade points for your course of study, you gain admission into 200 level in the university.

How do I access Admission into the university through my JUPEB results?

Visit the nearest JAMB office or website to obtain a direct entry form. Fill in your personal details, choice of university and JUPEB result into the form and submit.

What is the difference between JAMB and JUPEB?

JUPEB is an A ‘Level program that enables you gain admission into 200L in the university while JAMB is an examination that allows you gain admission into 100 level in the university.

What is the duration of the JUPEB program?

The JUPEB program runs for 9 months which is being split into two semesters. Lectures hold in different study centres: Monday to Friday.

Is JUPEB and IJMB the same?

IJMB is being coordinated by Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria while JUPEB is being coordinated by the University of Lagos.

Is JUPEB computer based?

No, JUPEB is a written exam that has 3 sessions: Objective, theory and practical.

What is the highest point in JUPEB?

Maximum point is A  A  A in three subjects which implies 15 +1 =16points

Is JUPEB and Pre-degree the same?

The pre-degree program is structured to prepare students for admission into degree program ( 100 level ) in the university for all courses while JUPEB Program is structured to prepare students for direct entry into 200-level in the university.

What is the cut-off mark for JUPEB?

It varies from one course of study to another. For, example, cut-off point for Law is 13 points.

How is JUPEB grade points being calculated?


When the JUPEB examination result is out, how will the candidate receive it?

When results are ready, they are released to the respective affiliate institutions from where candidates will collect their statements of result.

When are JUPEB examination results released?

Results are released 2 to 3 months after the conduction of the examination

Where can I register for JUPEB?

You get to register for JUPEB ONLY in any of its University accredited centres.

Can I register for JUPEB at JUPEB Office?

No. You will have to register in an accredited university Centre where you will be receiving lectures.

Can I register for JUPEB in a tutorial Centre?

No, you can only register in a University Accredited Centre

When is JUPEB Examination written?

JUPEB examination is written every year in the month of June.


I believe you have learnt a lot about JUPEB from this article. So don’t delay any further, go apply for it and start out your career early in life. Know this that, the earlier you get on the road of your career, the better it will be.

Feel free to share this posts with friends and family especially the ones that have been struggling to pass JAMB.

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