5 Advantages of IJMB and How you can make good use of it


IJMB– Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examinations (IJMBE) is an Advanced level programme moderated by the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Kaduna State with various partnering accredited centres and Institutions nationwide.

The IJMB programme was intended for candidates who cannot secure direct university admission. The programme is suitable for students who wish to study in the country’s tertiary Institutions and were denied admission either due to JAMB failure, Post-utme Failure, or Mass Quota failure (i.e university cannot admit more than its capacity due to high number of candidates) and so many other reasons.

IJMB guarantees 200L University admission provided the candidates meets up with the required points for admission. A candidate is expected to obtain 5-8points out of a total of 15 points to be eligible for university admission to 200 levels.



IJMBE was established in 1976 by the Interim Common Service Agency (ICSA) through the government of the Old Northern region of Nigeria. IJMB replaced the Higher School Certificate Examination (HSCE). Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) zaria is the national headquarters for the IJMBE programme.

Centre for Pre-Varsity Education, Nigeria (CEPED) has been licensed and approved by the Ahmadu Bello University to register candidates to all of its IJMB accredited centres nationwide.



  • 200L admission into any university accepting IJMB
  • IJMB certificates do not expire and can be used for admission in cases where the candidate was unable to secure admission the first year.
  • Awaiting result candidates can apply. Also, students who have deficiencies in their O’level mathematics and English can be remedied in IJMB O’level.
  • IJMB runs for a period of 9-12 months.


APPROVED : The programme is approved by FEDERAL GOVERNMENT as a platform for securing university admission into university in Nigeria and outside. Its moderated by ABU, Zaria with  different study centers nationwide.

CERTIFIED : By NIGERIA UNIVERSITY COMMISSION(NUC) as an A’ level programme that qualify students into 200 level in the university upon successful completion of the programme. CHECK JAMB BROCHURE TO CONFIRM.

ACCEPTABILITY: IJMB is accepted in over 80% of Nigerian universities and even abroad.


Basic Requirements For IJMB Admission Are Stated Below:

To be eligible for admission into the 2022 IJMB Programme, candidates must have satisfied the following:

*Photocopies of O’Level Result (Max of 2 sittings)

*Eight (8) recent Passport Photographs

*Birth Certificate

*Certificate of State of origin (Optional)

*Printed and signed IJMB Admission letter after successful submission of application.

*Clearance and Oath forms obtained from the student portal upon Login

*Duely completed IJMB online printout FORM from the Centre for Pre-varsity Education Nigeria, obtained from any of these websites



IJMB Helpline:
08131664241, 08097334870
Directorate of Student Affairs.

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