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90% Plus Success Rate

Every year, more than 90% of applicants for IJMB proceed to universities

Direct Admission into 200 Level

With IJMB you can secure a direct entry into 200 level without the need for UTME/JAMB

IJMB certificates

The IJMB certificates are valid for life unlike UTME

Qualified tutors

Our tutors are experienced and exceptional

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2022/2023 applications are now ongoing

Application for the 2022/2023 IJMB examinations are open, you can apply here for access to the best training and guidance required to be an exceptional student for direct entry into any of your choice university. Our center is affordable and equipped with the best of equipments to make your examination a success.


Background Information

Admission into higher institution in Nigeria has been an unending issue as students await UTME year after year hoping the next UTME might be the possible solution to their admission related issue. However, national estimation has shown that UTME is not the only alternative for securing admission stating that only 20% of the annual UTME candidates end up securing admission successfully with Post UTME as Post UTME has constituted another issue towards securing admission into the Nigerian universities.

This simply implies that on yearly basis, only 320,000 out of every 1,600,000 JAMB (UTME) (representing only 20%) aspirants gain admission successfully. The question is ‘what happens to the remaining 80%? Fortunately, the Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) has been found to provide succour to those prospective students willing to take the opportunities and secure admission into many Nigerian Universities.

Brief History of IJMB

Recognizing the frustration encountered by the teeming prospective students in the old Northern Region, the Interim Joint Matriculation Board (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. The first Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMBE) was held in 1977 for all students who had undergone the IJMBE post-secondary education program in the existing schools of Basic/Preliminary studies which had replaced the HSCE.

Presently, IJMB is broader in scope for it has been approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria as a platform for securing admission into higher institution in the country. IJMB now serve as an Advanced Level Examination which guarantee candidates 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

About Gemstone Academy

Gemstone Institute of Advanced Studies (GIAS), a Subsidiary of Gemstone High International Academy established in 2015, is a new educational institution situated on a vast expanse (about 3.5 Hectares) along the Boundary of Federal Capital Territory and Nasarawa State.

Presently, the School is making use of a completed educational building and the newly completed Hostel Accommodation with Rooms Ensuite pending the completion of other structures within the complex described in the Master Plan.

Full Boarding Facilities

Our boarding facilities are state of the art making sure you have a confortable and serene learning environment

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Well Equipped Library

Our libraries are equipped with the relevant books and materials required for your success.

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New ICT Driven Classrooms

Our modernized ICT driven classrooms ensure you take advantage of the latest technologies to argument your studies

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Well Equipped Science Laboratories

We've ensured practical classes are truly practical by ensuring all the necessary science equipments are available for use.

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The Application Process


Start Online

Once you fill the registration form online you'll be directed on the next steps to take to complete the admission process


Pay Application Fees

Your application fee and at least the initial deposit of the fees should be paid into the account of the school with proof of payment to be shown on resumption


Submit and Resume

Once payment for the form and initial fees have been deposited you're allowed to resume to the hostel for the start of the program

Things To Know First

The Common Application is required for students applying to any or all of our three programmes.

You will need:

  • A Photocopy of your O'Level Certificates
  • Birth Certificate
  • Medical Report

When To Apply?

Application Deadline Classes Commence
Early Application April 7 April 25
Regular Application April 13 April 25
Late Application April 20 April 25

Where to submit necessary documents?

Please bring all necessary documents after your online registration to our office

No.2, Gemstone Close
Ben Okoh Street, Off Police Commissioner-Leha Road
Behind City College of Education, Karu, ABUJA