IJMB: Everything About IJMB Programme

IJMB A-level

IJMB stands for Interim Joint Matriculation Board. The official Board that controls, directs and moderates the Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMBE) and programme.

IJMB is the best and leading advanced level programme in Nigeria. It is a nine (9) month programme that allows interested and qualified candidate to study any course in any university of his/ her choice WITHOUT JAMB UTME.

History Of IJMB

The IJMB programme was established by the The Interim Common Services Agency (ICSA) in 1976 under statute 5 of the Ahmadu Bello University Law, to run the Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMBE) as an alternative ‘A’ level Examination to student or candidate who may wish to seek for undergraduate admission into Ahmadu Bello University and other University.


IJMB remains the best option and alternative for University admission seekers due to the few numbers of candidates who apply for direct entry (200 level admission) admission in Nigeria unlike the regular 1.5million Jamb UTME(100level) applicants. It is economical and time saving.

You can apply for IJMB and also Jamb UTME at the same time. IJMB result does not expire and can be used for admission application into different university.
The IJMB program was designed to prepare  post-secondary school candidates  academically, mentally and socially for  University education.
The IJMB examination is based on an approved IJMB syllabus which was produced by harmonizing the contents of the syllabus of the former higher school certificate, London GCE, Cambridge A-level examination and the 100 level curriculum of Nigerian University.


The Requirements For IJMB  Admission.

  • Fully completed online application form ( You can Obtain your IJMB form HERE)
  • 8 copies passport photographs of the applicant
  • Printed copy of applicant's Ordinary Level Result ( WAEC,NECO,NABTEB, SSCE or GCE). You must have at least 5-credit passes in not less than 5 subjects (not more than two (2) sittings ). Accepts Awaiting results & 2 sittings.
  • Printed and signed IJMB admission letter after successful submission of the application form.
  • Clearance and oath form (These forms are made available in your portal within 24hours of  successful application)

2019 IJMB Admission application process is ongoing

IJMB admission into our study centres nationwide is ongoing. Interested candidates are required to apply before registration deadline.

Admission is ongoing and it closes soon

Advantages of IJMB Programme

  • 200 Level Admission

    You gain admission into 200 level in any university of your choice via direct entry.

  • Study Any Course

    You can study any course of your choice in any university you choose. No limitation!

  • Very Cheap & Affordable

    IJMB with us is the cheapest. Candidates can pay their fees in instalment while studying.

  • Admission is Guaranteed

    One reason why many candidates choose us is because with us, they have 100% assurance of gaining admission

  • Conducive Hostel / Facilities

    There is suitable hostel accommodation for all candidates in all our study centres with modern facilities

  • Result is Valid For Life

    Your IJMB certificate is valid for life. Plus, you can use it for admission anytime you desire.



The IJMBE is a qualifying examination conducted yearly, essentially for Advanced level (A/L) subjects for admission into Nigerian and foreign Universities at 200 levels. In addition, two ordinary level (O/L) subject (English/Mathematics) are also offered equivalent to WASSCE or NECO-O level, for candidate who may be deficient in them.Candidates for the examination are presented through institutions affiliated to the program for the purpose of examination.


The institution affiliated to the IJMB program cut across the different strata of tertiary education in Nigeria. They include colleges of arts and sciences established purposely for the IJMBE and remedial studies, colleges of education, polytechnics and Universities.

These institutions are private, state or federal establishments. As at 2013, there 51 institutions spread across Nigeria, affiliated to the IJMB program of which Educore Nigeria is one.

The IJMB institutions are saddled with the responsibility of providing facilities and preparing candidates for the examination under the control of the IJMB Governing Board. The yearly IJMB examination has been conducted unfailing since the inception of the IJMBE under the control of the IJMB Governing Board.


IJMB candidates can study any course of his/her choice without restriction. The available IJMB courses include Medicine, Nursing, Engineering, Law, Accounting, Management, and many others. You can study any course you like.


The benefits of IJMB and why many candidates apply for it are discussed here. Apart from the fact that you gain easy admission into 200 level, A-level has several benefits you should check  now

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IJMB fees in any of our accredited centres is the cheapest and most affordable. We allow our students to pay their fees in instalment throughout the nine months of studying. We also offer waiver /scholarship to candidates with special needs


IJMB cut-off marks for admission into any IJMB universities is are stated here.  

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IJMB universities are the universities that accept IJMB programme for 200 level direct-entry admission in Niger. Over 98% of universities in Nigeria accept IJMB except UNILAG because of her JUPEB programme

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IJMB and JUPEB are both approved for admission into 200 level in any university in Nigeria. Yet are still different.

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