IJMB programme is moderated by Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. It is designed to solve problems of admission for candidates seeking admission into Nigeria University instead of JAMB.
The examination is conducted in February every year in designated Polytechnics and colleges Of Education,while the results is released in due time for admission processing. Students are to purchase a direct entry form from JAMB office and apply to any school of their choice.
When admission begins in September and October, they are then shortlisted for admission into their chosen institution. The number of subjects a student can enter for is three (3)in respect to their chosen profession.
Meanwhile, candidates with deficiency in O'level English Language and Mathematics can also remedy these subjects by registering for the O'level
History of IJMB
The Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) was set up in 1974, 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 under graduate admission into Ahmadu Bello University and other University. The program was envisaged as a stop-gap or bridge after secondary school education, to prepare candidates academically, mentally and socially for the challenges of 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 IJMB 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 WASC 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 IJMBE 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 IJMBE program of which MEC is one of the institution.The 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 examination has been conducted unfailing since the inception of the IJMBE under the control of the IJMB Governing Board. The joint Admission and matriculation Board (JAMB) has from 1978 been the moderating agency to the IJMB examinations. JAMB participates in moderating the questions supervising the marking of the scripts through external moderators it recruits from Universities throughout the country.
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR IJMBE
1. O level Result- WAEC,NECO,NABTEB. Also awaiting result is accepted.
2. Birth Certificate
3. State of Origin Identification
4. 15 passport photograph
SCORES GRADES POINTS
70-100% A (5 Points)
60-69% B (4 Points)
50-59% C (3 Points)
45-49% D (2 Points)
40-44% E (1 Points)
39%Below F (0 Points)
For a student that registered for three (3) Subjects with grade such as
Physics A. Chemistry B. Biology B. the Total number of points scored
will be as follows:
Physics A= 5Points
Chemistry B= 4Points
Biology C= 3Points
Note: Check page 4 of Jamb Brochure, Item 2.2 (2) to confirm IJMB as a requirement for University admission
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Below are the universities that accept IJMB admission