Gaining admission into Nigerian universities is now a serious business with a lot of policies review and changes. Most times, after writing UTME for more than five times and could not gain admission into any of their universities of choice.
It is on this ground that applicants continue to search for other options through which they can gain admission into universities. There are various options, ranging from remedial/pre-degree, JUPEB, ND, NCE and IJMB.
I don’t intend to write on all of the various options, you can read it HERE, the post is only to extensively write on IJMB and everything that has to do with the following below:
1. What is IJMB?
2. Price of IJMB Form?
3. Requirements For IJMB Programme
4. IJMB Registration
5. What is The Cost Of IJMB ( The breakdown of IJMB Schools Fees)
6. IJMB Accredited Registration Centres
7. Lists of Nigerian Universities That Accept IJMB Result
8. IJMB Courses
9. What Is IJMB Grade & How To Calculate Yours
10.Nature of IJMB Exam
10.How To Get IJMB Past Questions
11.IJMB Syllabus For All Courses
So let move on and write on all of the above, topics so that you can understand what is all about.
What Is IJMB: The Meaning
I’m so sure you must have heard of this word times without number. The full meaning of IJMB is Interim Joint Matriculation Board. IJMB is an A’level programme which can let you gain admission directly into 200level in Nigerian universities through direct entry.
IJMB Programme is a Nine months intensive programme which is moderated by ABU Zaria and has a lot of affiliated learning centres all over Nigeria. This means that, all IJMB centers in Nigeria is under the supervision of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, as it is the general overseer.
How Does IJMB Program Operate?
This is another questions you may want to ask us, because it may interest you to know how could 9months program get you to 200level so fast. IJMB is an intensive program you run with any center of your choice in Nigeria. It is as simple as obtaining the form, attend their coaching and write exam. Thereafter, you use the IJMB result to apply for admission into any university of your choice through direct entry.
Price of IJMB Form?
IJMB form is sold all over the centers that run it and the price is just N5,000. The price of the form is so similar that every center sell it at the same price of N5000.
IJMB Program’s Duration
The duration for IJMB program is just 9 months. Though some students will not resume until its just five months to the end of the program.
Requirements For IJMB Programme
The requirements to enroll for IJMB is as simple as having five credit in five subjects in your O’level result. Either WAEC, NECO or NAPTEB. So everyone is qualified once you have your O’level result read, you can easily enroll your self for IJMB. Another interesting thing is that, awaiting result applicants can also run IJMB.
Even if you have deficiency in any of your O’level results, you can still apply.
IJMB Registration Procedures
The procedures of getting yourself registered for IJMB in Nigeria is as simple as walking to any of the accredited and reliable IJMB centers in your State and obtain the form with only N5000. Fill the form and submit your O’level result, Birth Certificate, 13 passport photographs and State of Origin certificate.
The centers will handle the whole registration procedures and it is an automatic admission once completed.
IJMB registration is always on with just few months as closing date. The registration commences by January and closes by December.
I guess this is cool?
How Much Is IJMB School Fees & The Cost ( The breakdown of IJMB Schools Fees)?
This is one of the questions applicants keep asking us. What is the cost of IJMB program? What is the total amount to spend while running IJMB program in Nigeria?
To run IJMB is relatively cheap compared to what is obtainable in other programme that guarantee 200level admission into Nigerian universities.
The rough estimate for running IJMB is as below:
After you application has been completed and approved, you will need to incur the following expenses:
- IJMB Acceptance Fee: N15,000 – N20,000
- IJMB Tuition Fee: N90,000 – N100,000
- IJMB Center’s Accommodation: N25 – N30,000 (Optional)
The interested thing is that, if you don’t have enough cash, you can pay on installment basis in most centers in Nigeria. I can give you some reliable centers in any State of Nigeria if you called us for that.
IJMB Accredited Registration Centers
There are lot of IJMB centers in Nigeria. Some of them are accredited, some are reliable while many are not. If you need those centers that are good for your IJMB program, fee free to call us on +2348030447894 and we will recommend the best for you.
We don’t run a center, but we can give you list of centers you won’t regret.We are also researching on 50 list of centers in Nigeria for IJMB program.
For those asking us for IJMB centres in Abuja, IJMB centres in Lagos, IJMB centres in Ibadan
IJMB center Kano, IJMB centers in Ilorin, IJMB centers in Kaduna and many other States. We will not list them here.
List of Nigerian Universities That Accept IJMB Result
This is one of the most important thing all applicants always want to know. You can all agree with me that, there is no point in running an IJMB program when there is no university in Nigeria to offer admission into 200level through direct entry.
There are lot of universities that do offer admission to IJMB students into 200level through direct entry. Below are some of them:
- University Of Ilorin (Unilorin), Kwara State. Nigeria
- University of Agriculture. Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
- Bayero university. Kano State, Nigeria
- Ahmadu Bello university (A.B.U). Zaria, KadunaState, Nigeria
- University Of Abuja (Uniabuja). Gwagwalada, FCT,Nigeria
- Federal university of technology (futminna) Minna,Niger State, Nigeria
- University of jos. (Unijos). Jos, Plateau State,Nigeria.
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University (unizik) Awka, AnambraState, Nigeria.
- Abia State University. (ABSU) Uturu, Abia State,Nigeria.
- Ekiti State University. Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
- Federal University Of Agriculture. Abeokuta, Ogun.
- Osun State University, Osun State.
- University Of Benin (UNIBEN). Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
- University Of Calabar (UNICAL), Cross-River State, Nigeria.
- University Of Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria
- Ambrose Ali University (AAU) Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
- Igbinedion university. Okada, Edo State, Nigeria.
- Delta State University (DELSU) Delta state, Nigeria.
What Are The IJMB Courses?
Whatsoever course you want to study in the university, you will only be allowed to register three subjects in IJMB program. The combination of subjects to registered depends on the course you are interested on. Someone who want to study ACCOUNTING in the university, may be allowed to register subjects like Accounting, Mathematics and Economics in IJMB.
What Is IJMB Grade & How To Calculate Yours
IJMB does with point system. What you score in each course is converted to a point which is the determinant of your admission in your university of choice.
How To Calculate Your IJMB Points Is Below:
IJMB Grdaing point is as:
- 70-100% (A) is 5points
- 60-69% (B) is 4points
- 50-59% (C) is 3points
- 45-49% (D) is 2points
- 40-44% (E) is 1point
- 39% below (F) is 0 point
For instance, if you registered 3subjects with grades such as Accounting 73% which is (A), 65% in Economics which is (B) and 57% in Mathematics which is (C).
The calculation of your result would look similar to this:
- Accounting: A = 5points
- Economics: B = 4points
- Mathematics: C = 3points
With the above calculation, the total points you scored is 12points plus IJMB bonus point which is 1points.
Therefore, the total point you scored is 13points.
13 points is a wonderful point which any school would easily offer admission. The overall point scorable in IJMB is 15points.
Nature of IJMB Exam
IJMB exam is conducted all over Nigeria at the same time. Prior to the exam, many centers across Nigeria would have concluded their lectures/coaching and must have covered up their syllabus..
IJMB exam is usually been conducted sometimes around February every year. February of the year used to be the last month of the 9months duration for the program.
Ahmadu Bello university (ABU) is the moderator of IJMB, so they are always in charge of setting and marking the exam. The
Examination is conducted in different venues across the Nigeria. The exam centers are always been approved to various accredited centers where they are expected to take their candidates to for examination.
IJMB Past Questions & Answers
For whatsoever examination you are preparing for, having the past questions and answer is very important. It gives you hints on how the exam would be and prepare you for the challenges ahead.
Getting IJMB past question is not easy but we can refer you to some centers and individuals who can give you the following:
- IJMB past question in Chemistry
- IJMB past question in Physics
- IJMB past question in Biology
- IJMB past question in Business Management
- IJMB past question in Financial Accounting
- IJMB past question in Economics
IJMB Result And How To Check
IJMB do releases its candidates’ result in April of every year. Remeber, the examination was completed in February. It takes only two months to release IJMB result after the examination.
You don’t need to buy any IJMB result checker or scratch card. You can check your IJMB result at the center where you registered and attended couching, they can as well forward your result to your email or phone numbers to make things easy.
How To Use IJMB Result To Gain Direct Entry Admission
To apply for direct entry is easy. Around April every year, JAMB do commence the sale of its direct entry form. Just walk to the cafe, go to www.jamb.org.ng and apply for direct entry.
While feeling the form, select any of the universities that accepts IJMB results in Nigeria I listed up, IJMB as your highest qualification. Make sure you submit the copies of your credentials and your direct entry application form to the nearest JAMB office.
Participate in the school admission screening exercise, and if qualified, you would be offered admission into 200level. You can red more about direct entry application procedures in the article I wrote What is direct entry, who can apply and how to gain admission.
Benefits/Advantages of Running IJMB Program In Nigeria
1. You can use IJMB result to apply for direct entry into various universities for 5-7years
2. It is not expensive compared to what you will spend for ND or NCE programs
3. You can run IJMB while you still write UTME
4. IJMB is ran within a short period of time
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