IJMB simply means Interim Joint Matriculation Board. It is the body that moderates the popular IJMBE (Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination)

IJMB programme is an Advance Level Programme organized for candidates aspiring to secure admission into any Nigerian University through Direct Entry (DE). The programme last for nine (9) months divided into two semesters. During this period, students are exposed to intensive lectures from Mondays to Friday every week and a weekly C.A test..

IJMB is certified by the NUC (Nigeria University Commission) as an advanced level programme for Direct-entry (DE) admission into universities in Nigeria. (See section 4.0 of JAMB Brochure for details).


IJMB is more economical to go for, this programme will save you the cost and stress of 100 level as you will be admitted directly into 200 level upon completion of the programme . Even students with deficiency in O level can still register for the programme because preparations have been made for them by IJMB where they can write O'level IJMBE to augment their result. Candidate with awaiting results can also register. IJMB fees can be paid gradually while studying for the programme.


IJMBE is a Federal government approved programme of 9 month and it is being moderated by the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. IJMB is designed to solve problems of admission for candidates seeking admission into Nigeria University instead of JAMB.

IJMB examination is conducted in the first-quarter of every year, while the results is released in due time for admission processing.

On completion of the programme, successful candidates can use their result to gain admission into 200 level in any Nigeria university through direct-entry into their chosen universities. Most candidate who failed either in UTME or post-utme in the past always do this program and most of them get admission into 200level and meet their colleagues in 200 level. The good news is that a lot of people are entering into the university via IJMB program directly into 200 level because of its relevance.


Who Can Apply For IJMB?

A Student With An Awaiting Result
Student Seeking Admission Into Any University
Student Who Has Once Fail Jamb/UTME
An SS3 Graduates Or Graduating Student
Students That Doesn't Have Any Interest In Jamb And Did Not Sit For It

How to apply for Ijmb

Step 1

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Pre-enrollment Form

Please fill Out the Pre-enrollment form in Capital letter


Other names:


Phone Number:


State of Origin:

Course to Study:

Local Government:


Home Address:

Registration type:

And Click HERE to download the form

Step 2

Do fill the printed form accordenly with CAPITAL LETTER.

Step 3

Attach your passport to the designated area on the form, Add your Olevel result to it (Awaiting result is acceptable).

Step 4

A Notification will be sent to the Email you use for registration after few Hours to Confirm your details are recorded successfully, the email will include other few details you need to know as an IJMB students.

Step 5

Bring the Printed Form and your Available Documents along with You while coming to Resume for Final Clearance.

Step 6

The Registration Fee should be Paid directly online also can be paid when you Resume(During Clearance).

Please Note: Registration has been extended to 20th of June, Students are already resuming.
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