With God and our guide, your admission to the University of Abuja(UofA) will be a success.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of students have to endure the frustration of missing out on university admission. For many of those students, that failure has little to do with their performance at the yearly Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organized by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
IJMB is an alternative for JAMB in Nigeria, unfortunately only very few parents and students are aware of these great opportunities.
A candidate could pass the UTME with flying colours and still miss out on admission. The latest figures from JAMB indicate that over 1.6 million candidates sat for the UTME. But only 30% are likely to get admission to a university of their choice.
Comparatively, the statistics for the number of candidates who are admitted to Universities through Interim Joint Matriculation Board(IJMB) surpasses the JAMB admission stats.
For instance, of the about 30,000+ IJMB applicants annually:
There is a 93% pass rate
81% successful admission rate to a university
75% of those admitted get to read their first choice course.
The gulf between students seeking for admission in Nigerian tertiary institutions and the actual number admitted through the UTME would continue to grow in the coming years.
In other words, unless an alternative is found, many more candidates would keep seeing their dreams of becoming a university student crash.
For many years now, that alternative is Interim Joint Matriculation Board and many students studying in universities today owe their good fortune to the comprehensive guidance they got through IJMB. A good is example is "Newman" He wrote Jamb in 2015 and scored 235 for medicine and surgery, had 58% in University of Ibadan Post Utme, but unfortunately he wasn't admitted. Immediately after that, he applied for IJMB and also applied for Jamb to make it two Plans A and B. Fortunately for him, he did well in his IJMB and gained admission to the University of Ibadan Medicine and Surgery department. Now in his 5th year.
What is IJMB Program?
The Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) was established in 1976 by the Interim Common Services Agency of the old Northern Regional Government of Nigeria.
IJMB at inception had two basic functions: to provide social services and educational opportunities to people of the Northern region of the country. Now though, it has grown to encompass the whole country providing the best pathway to university education in the country.
Since the beginning, Interim Joint Matriculation Board has been moderated and coordinated by one of Nigeria’s premier tertiary universities, the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. The program also has coordinating bodies in various tertiary institutions around the country.
To make it accessible to as many Nigerians as possible, there are accredited IJMB centres across the country of which Interim Joint Matriculation Board is one of the foremost.
Among those centers is the UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA. The Uniabuja IJMB program application for 2020/2021 will be closing on the 30th of July, 2021. To apply, visit the school IJMB portal HERE
- 8 passports
- Ordinary Level result (O’level result)
- Awaiting O’level result is also acceptable
And your time ( IJMB is a full-time program, and no you cannot write the Exam alone without attending lectures
WAEC, NECO, GCE, NABTEB are accepted into the programme
Maximum of two sittings with 5 credits
Medicine students should be aware that most universities will not accept two sittings for Medicine and Surgery at the university
What IJMB Does Not Require
You do not need state of origin certificate ( You need it when you want to gain admission into the university
You do not need JAMB score
You do not need Post UTME Score
How to use the IJMB Result to gain admission
The IJMB can be used to gain admission into the 200 level in any approved Nigerian University.
A candidate wishing to use the result to her admission into the University must follow these steps:
- Visit the nearest JAMB office to get the Direct Entry (DE) form. Alternatively, you can visit the JAMB website and click on the DE link to get to the required portal.
- Fill the form on the website or the hardcopy you bought from the JAMB office.
Make sure the details you provided match your IJMB result.
- In the form, you have the option of choosing your preferred university (Uniabuja or any other institution as first choice) and an alternate choice (second option). You are allowed to make up to six choices
The course you chose would be directly related to how well you perform in the IJMB examination.
Hard work and diligent study would surely guarantee your Interim Joint Matriculation Board result would get you any course you desire.
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