About our IJMB Programme
IJMB is an accroynm for "Interim Joint Matriculation Board." It is an educational program in Nigeria that provides an alternative means of gaining admission into Nigerian universities. IJMB was established by the Interim Common Services Agency (ICSA) in 1976, and it is moderated by Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
The IJMB program allows candidates to undergo a nine-month academic program that prepares them for Advanced Level (A-Level) examinations. These exams are equivalent to the first-year courses of university undergraduate studies. The primary objective of IJMB is to provide a platform for candidates to secure admission into 200 level (direct entry) in Nigerian universities, bypassing the traditional Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) process.
Key points about the IJMB program:
Duration: The IJMB program lasts for nine months, usually starting around November/December and ending in June/July.
Subjects: Students typically take three main Subjects related to their intended course of study in the university.
Entry Requirements: The IJMB program is open to candidates who have completed their secondary education (senior secondary school) or those awaiting their ordinary level (O'level) results.
Recognition: IJMB results are recognized by many Nigerian Universities, and candidates who complete the program can apply for direct entry into their chosen institutions.
Centers: IJMB centers are available in various states across Nigeria, and candidates can enroll in accredited study centers to undergo the program.
Prospective IJMB candidates need to confirm the credibility and accreditation status of the study center they choose, as some centers may not be officially recognized, and this could affect the acceptance of the IJMB results by universities.
Overall, IJMB provides an opportunity for students to gain admission into universities without going through the JAMB UTME process, making it a viable option for those who wish to pursue higher education in Nigeria.