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How To Get Admission Without JAMB in 2019

Getting admission without JAMB is a possibility. Many admission seekers have wondered and asked if it is possible to gain admission into a University without writing JAMB. It is possible.

However, you still have to pass through some form of examinations which people generally believe are simpler than JAMB.

In light of the fact that you can gain admission without JAMB, we would like to talk about the various means by which you can do that. It would interested you know that some of these methods even help you get direct admission into 200 Level (Year Two) in Universities.

How People Used To Get Admission Without JAMB

We have received so many queries from NGScholars readers asking how they can get admission without JAMB UTME or Direct Entry. Therefore, we are creating this post to address the matter.

To be sincere with you, this used to be very difficult especially if you want admission into a university, polytechnic or other degree-awarding institutions.

None of these schools would give you admission without JAMB Examination and Post-UTME screening. The best way to get University admission without JAMB before was through Pre-degree but now, even pre-degree students are required to write JAMB UTME.

How To Get Admission Without JAMB into Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges

Two (2) words – IJMB and JUPEB. These two words shouldn’t be strange to you if you have been looking for admission. The problem is that many people don’t really understand how they work.

What is IJMB?


IJMB stands for Interim Joint Matriculation Board. It is a full-time Advanced level programme that runs for about 10-11 months. The starting and ending period depends on the school.

It is designed to prepare students for entry into the second year of various degree programmes of participating schools in Nigeria. This means that you not only stand to gain admission into the school at which you took the IJMB programme. You can also get admission into other schools that run IJMB programme.

The good part as you might be expecting is that it do not need JAMB for admission. You can gain admission without JAMB and even into 200 level (second year).

How to get Admission with IJMB (How it Works)

The programme will usually run for two semesters and the students are assessed through internally conducted Continuous Assessment Tests (CAT) during the semesters and the main external examination at the end of the second semester by February.

Depending on their choice of discipline, each student is expected to take 3 basic combinations of subjects. Each school will provide you with the list of courses available and the subject combinations.

Based on your performance, they (schools) will offer or deny you admission after completion of the programme.

List of Schools and there IJMB Programme Admission Links

What is JUPEB?


JUPEB stands for Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board. Just like IJMB, the JUPEB programme avails you the opportunity of being eligible for consideration for Direct Entry admission into the 200 level of University programmes. It is usually a 1-month programme.

With JUPEB you can get admission into degree programmes of schools in Nigeria. Also, for some schools like UNILAG, you can get admission into foreign institutions. For UNILAG, they include University of Bedfordshire, University of Central Lancashire, University of the West of England, De Montfort University, Leicester, University of Birmingham, (UK) and Soochow University, China.

How to get Admission with JUPEB (How it Works)

To qualify for admission, you need to have the O’level results prerequisite. For example, most schools require a minimum of FIVE credits. This will include English Language and Mathematics and three relevant subjects obtained in one sitting. It can be at the SSCE/WASSC, GCE/O/L, NECO.

Application for each school can be different, therefore take your time to read about the admission process for each school. The link to the admission information of each school will be below.

List of Schools and there JUPEB Programme Admission Links

NOTE: Please check the admission application deadline before you apply.

We will continue to update this page as more and more schools starts JUPEB admission.

Must I Have/Pass JAMB to gain Admission? If you have also been wondering…well, you have your answer now. In conclusion, you can easily get admission without JAMB UTME via IJMB and JUPEB programmes.


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