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IJMB is an acronym of Interim Joint Matriculation Board, It is an approved, proven and certified Advanced level programme moderated by Ahmadu Bello University. The Programme has coordinating body in various tertiary institutions and different study centres nationwide. The entry qualification into IJMB is purely Ordinary Level result (O’level). Also, candidates awaiting result can apply. IJMB certificate is presently recognized and accepted in more than 80% of Nigeria Federal, State and Private Universities. Thus, prospective candidates can check Section 2.2 of JAMB BROCHURE to confirm its legibility.

On yearly basis, about 20,000 applicants put in for the programme in which more than 70% successfully secure admission with it into 200 level to their preferred institution & course. The Programme is certified by Nigeria University Commission (NUC) as an Advanced level examination that qualify students into 200level via Direct Entry into Nigerian Universities.

Registration Requirements

Any 3 A'Level Subjects

English (Compulsory)

Interested Candidates are expected to select any THREE (3) A/L SUBJECTS (English Compulsory) related to their course of study in the university. Candidates would then be lectured on these subjects for a period of 9 – 10 months and then write the final examination being coordinated by ABU, Zaria (in case of IJMB) and University of Lagos (in case of JUPEB). On completion of the programme with good grade points, candidates can therefore use their IJMB result to secure admission into 200 level in any Nigeria university via Direct Entry. Interested Candidate can confirm from Jamb brochure to see IJMB and JUPEB as a direct entry requirement into 200level.

Eligibility criteria to Apply/Register for IJMB/JUPEB Candidates

  • With Ordinary Level (O.L) WAEC or NECO results
  • Awaiting Ordinary Level (O.L) WAEC or NECO results
  • Seeking admission into any University
  • Who pass JAMB/Post JAMB examination and unable to secure admission
  • Who fail JAMB/Post JAMB examination
  • Deficiencies in English Language or Mathematics
  • Who do not sit for JAMB/UTME examination at all


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Opportunities in Undertaking IJMB Programme

Registering with A-Level Direct gives candidates assurance of admission into any university of their choice to study any course of their choice, among other benefits like:

  • Automatic Admission without Screening
  • Privilege to pay tuition fee in installment
  • Conducive Learning Environment
  • Conducive Hostel Accommodation etc.

Our Facilities

  • Well Secured and Serene Environment
  • Full Boarding Facilities
  • Spacious Air-Conditioned classrooms
  • Multi-Purpose Outdoor Sport Facilities
  • Well-Equipped Science Laboratories
  • New ICT Classroom
  • Well-Equipped Library
  • Well-Equipped Home Economic Classroom
  • State of the Art Furniture

Universities accepting IJMB

IJMB and JUPEB Examinations are highly respected and recognized by various higher institutions both in Nigeria and abroad. The certificates/results are acceptable in increasing number of institutions in the country. The Federal Government, through its various educational agencies, recognize IJMB/JUPEB as an examining body for both Ordinary and Advanced Level Examinations. The syllabus is approved by the National Education Research and Development Council (NERDC) and the IJMB/JUPEB examination results are listed among the acceptable modes of entry in the JAMB brochure.

For more details regarding the Universities that accept IJMB and JUPEB certificates, we encourage you to check your JAMB bronchure for IJMB Acceptability in your school of choice.

Universities that contributed to the Establishment of IJMB

  • University of Lagos, Akoka – Lagos
  • University of Ilorin, Ilorin
  • Federal University Of Technology, Akure
  • Federal University Of Technology, Minna
  • University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • University Of Jos
  • National Open University of Nigeria
  • Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State
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Why Study Here?

Admission Assurances

We have been mentoring our candidates over the years to secure admission into their choice University. We shall continue to strengthen our service in the area of providing alternative admission to potential University admission seekers who passes the examination.

Welfare Assurances

We are providing a total service for our candidates including accommodation for them to concentrate on their studies due to the compressing nature of the Programme. The welfare of our candidate is very paramount to us and we always treat them like Queens and Kings .We are giving further assurances that we shall continue to offer our candidates the best welfare package we can offer.

Begin Your Journey

Journey to IJMB/JUPEB success begins with the right tutoring and a conducive atmosphere in order to achieve the best results. GEMSTONE Institute of Advance Studies provides you with these amongst others benefits.