What is IJMB program?

IJMBE means Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination, It is a nine months Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria moderated Advanced Level (A’Level) program. It is a federal government approved program, moderated by Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Zaria and is certified by Nigerian University Commission (NUC). Which is designed to solve admission menace of candidates as an alternative mode of gaining admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria into 200 level via Direct Entry (D.E) without UTME/JAMB and other related modes of entry.

It is a program that has been fully certified and the examination is called IJMBE which is Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination, Which was held first in the year 1977 after the first IJMBE started in the year 1976.


The Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination was established in 1976 by the Interim Common Services Agency (ICSA). ICSA itself was established by the government of the old Northern Region of Nigeria to provide educational and social services to the people of the region. The first Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMBE) was held in 1977 for all students who had undergone the post secondary education program in the existing schools of Basic/ Preliminary studies which had replaced the HSCE.

IJMB certificate is presently recognized and accepted in more than 80% of Nigerian federal, state and private Universities for Direct Entry admission. The Federal Government, through its various educational agencies, recognizes it as an examining body for Advance Level Examinations. The syllabus is approved by NERDC and the examination results are listed among the acceptable modes of entry in the JAMB brochure (check item 2.2 to confirm IJMB eligibility). kadeshgc.com

This is a program you must have heard of through friends, colleagues, family memebers etc. Thousands of students have gone through the program since it’s inception, and have completed their degree in various departments in their chosen universities.


How Long Does It Really Take For An IJMB Result To Expire?

The time it takes for the result to expire is 7 good years, that means you can seek admission with an IJMB result or certificate for a good 7 years. In fact, this is one of the major benefits of doing an IJMB program, is not like UTME that is yearly. 7 years, if you are not being followed from your mum or dads village, if you will permit me to use those words, you should be able to gain admission to the university of your choice. After 7 years the result will no longer be useful for anything


Presently IJMB now serve as an Advanced Level Examination which guarantees candidate admission into 200level. The Board is administered by the Institute of Education of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Other members of the board include representatives of various education institutions such as Joint Admission Matriculation Board; Federal University of Technology, Minna and Kadesh Solution Tutors Nationwide.


(A) Five O/L credit passes as contained in JAMB
Brochure (Maximum of 2 sittings)

(B) Awaiting result can also apply.

(C) Fifteen Passport(Red Background Photographs)

(D) Birth Certificate


I will first and foremost start with the meaning of the two programs and origination.

IJMB is known as interim joint matriculation board. It is an advanced level which is expected to last for at least nine months. It also certified by Nigeria University Commission (NUC). IJMB was simply established to serve as an alternative way of gaining admission into the university. I.e. 200L via direct entry. It was set up by Interim Common Services Agency (ICSA) in 1976.

JUPEB – also known as joint universities preliminary examinations board is a National examination body entitled with the responsibility of setting examinations for students, who have gone through approved combination of subjects and are seeking to gain admission into the university via Direct Entry.

IJMB – was founded and owned by Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. It was set up for the students who have been desperate to gain admission to the university. Therefore, IJMB is largely known and accepted in many Nigerian institutions. IJMB was established in 1976 by the Interim Common Services Agency (ICSA). ICSA itself was established by the government of the old Northern Region of Nigeria to provide educational and social services to the people of the region.

NOTE– Only Ahmadu Bello University can issue any result to students who took the examination.

JUPEB–The Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) is a national examinations body approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria in December 2013. It was formally established in April 2014 by a consortium of ten (10) partnering universities led by the University of Lagos.

The board has the responsibility of conducting common and standard examinations for the candidates, who have been exposed to a minimum of one-year approved courses in the different Universities’ Foundation and/or Diploma Programmes and are seeking Direct Entry admissions into University courses at the 200 Level in Nigerian and partnering foreign universities.
Knowing full well that JUPEB was founded and owned by University of Lagos (UNILAG) and it should be noticed that JUPEB came after the establishment of IJMB. JUPEB is currently going nationwide as most tertiary institutions approve it. Schools in the South East and South West are mostly using it.

IJMB gives candidates admission into 200 level. IJMB candidates do not need to register for JAMB. IJMB result is valid for 7 years.

JUPEB result does not expire, you can decide not to use it immediately you are through with the programme, you might use it after 10 years of having JUPEB result, 3 years after having it.


IJMB– IJMB examination is taken only once in a year and the exam is expected to hold between the months of February and March. It should also be known that the exam is not as difficult as most students presume those who prepared well should be able to scale through it and the total point for IJMB is 15 points.

JUPEB– JUPEB examination is also taken once in a year, which is similar to IJMB. The exam is expected to hold between the months of June and July every year. Only those students who beat the maximum point will be taken to study their favourite courses and the result is expected to be released after 2 months the exam must have been taken.


IJMB–Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and University of Lagos (UNILAG) are the only universities that do not accept IJMB in their institutions. Other tertiary institutions accept IJMB into their institutions.
JUPEB- Only the tertiary institutions which are JUPEB affiliated are accepted into these institutions. Schools without these cannot give admission to those who seeking to study in their favourite institutions. It simply explains that IJMB is more popular and accepted nationwide than JUPEB.


The most interesting thing that comes with gaining admission into any university of your choice to study your desired course if you pass is that you do not have to write JAMB examination in order for you to enter the university. Also, you would be starting off in the university from 200 level.

It is also important for you to note that even private universities accepts IJMB result if you pass, so also Federal and State universities. So if you are a Nigerian and you do not want to contest with the hustle and bustle JAMB has to offer you, with this information on the list of Nigerian universities that accepts IJMB, you can go ahead and register for the 2020/2021 academic session and get admitted into any university of your choice.

Federal Universities That Accept IJMB Result

1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

2. Bayero University, Kano

3. Federal University Gashau

4. Federal University Of Petroleum Resources, Effurun

5. Federal University Of Technology, Akure

6. Federal University Of Technology, Minna

7. Federal University, Duste, Jigwa State

8. Federal University, Dustin-Ma, Kastina

9. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State

10. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State

11. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State

12. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa

13. Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State

14. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State

15. Federal University, Binin Kebbi

16. Federal University, Gusua

17. Modibbo Adama University Of Technology, Yola

18. National Open University Of Nigeria

19. Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka

20. University Of Abuja, Gwagwalada

21. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

22. University Of Agriculture, Makurdi

23. University Of Benin

24. University Of Calabar

25. University Of Ibadan

26. University Of Ilorin

27. University Of Jos

28. University Of Maiduguri

29. University Of Uyo

30. Usmanu Danfodiyo University

State Universities That Accept IJMB

1. Abia State University, Uturu.

2. Adamawa State University, Mubi

3. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba

4. Akwa Ibom State University Of Technology, Uyo

5. Anambra State University Of Science & Technolgy, Uli

6. Bauchi State University, Gaudau

7. Benue State University, Makurdi

8. Bukar Abba Ibrahim University, Damaturu

9. Cross River State University Of Science & Technology, Calabar

10. Delta State University, Abraka

11. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki

12. Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti

13. Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu

14. Gombe State University, Gombe

15. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai

16. Ignatius Ajuru University Of Education, Rumuolumeni

17. Imo State University, Owerri

18. Kaduna State University, Kaduna

19. Kano University Of Science & Technology, Wudil

20. Kebbi State University, Kebbi

21. Kogi State University, Anyigba

22. Kwara State University, Ilorin

23. Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology, Ogbomoso

24. Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos

25. Nasarawa State University, Keffi

26. Niger Delta University, Amasoma

27. Northwest University, Kano

28. Ondo State University Of Science & Technology, Okitipupa

29. Osun State University, Osogbo

30. Plateau State University, Bokkos

31. River State University Of Science & Technology

32. Sokoto State University, Sokoto

33. Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode

34. Taraba State University, Jalingo

35. Technical University, Ibadan

36. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Kastina

Private Universities That Accept IJMB

1. Achiever’s University, Owo

2. Adeleke University, Ede

3. Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State

4. African University of Science & Technology, Abuja

5. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan

6. Al Hikmah University, Ilorin

7. American University Of Nigerian, Yola

8. Babcock University, Ilishan Remo

9. Baze University

10. Bells University Of Technolgy, Ota

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. Landmark University, Omu-Aran

28. Lead City University, Ibadan

29. Madonna University, Okija

30. Macpherson University, Seriki Sotaya, Ajebo

31. Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja

32. Novena University, Ogume

33. Obong University

34. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State

35. Pan African University, Lagos

36. Paul University, Awka, Anambra State

37. Redeemer’s University, Ede

38. Renaissance University, Enugu

39. Rhema University, Obeama Asa Rivers State

40. Salem University, Lokoja

41. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa

42. Southwestern University, Oku Owa

43. Tansian University, Umuya

44. University Of Mkar, Mkar

45. Veritas University

46. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa Edo State

47. Wesley University of Science & Tech., Ondo

48. Western Delta University, Oghara

49. Wukari Jubilee University, Wukari.

Above are the list of Federal, State and Private universities that accepts IJMB result. So by now, you should not be worried if you wish to go through IJMB.

Also note that;

  • No JAMB/UTME score is needed for the Admission.
  • Awaiting Results Candidate too can Apply.
  • Automatic Admission without Screening.
  • the exam is as difficult as your  O’level exams eg. WAEC, NECO and NABTEB examinations. However, any average student can make excellent grades in the this program. All that is required of the student is academic diligence and dedication to study. The program is only one step higher than the ordinary level examinations.

Come to think of it: Is there entrance exam for IJMB?

Capital NO, Just obtain your form and begin lectures. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FEES.



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