Every year, millions of students sit for the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, examination, but only a few students are privilege to gain admission into the University.
This makes students to sit at home till next to take this exam again.
This category of students later takes the exam again and probably again.
After many trials some give up on the course they want to study or even on school; imagine someone who is passionate about Law, who wants to become a lawyer, later apply for a different course that is different from Law.
This have been the issued on ground for many years till when the Government intervene in the issue, with a program called Interim Joint Matriculation Board, known as IJMB to save the students.
So if you were not given admission, due to one reason or another, maybe you have tried Jamb examination over and over, or you have given up, I am here to tell you that, it is not the end of the world, there is still hope, and IJMB is the way.
WHAT IS IJMB
The Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) was established in 1976 by the Interim Common Services Agency of the old Northern Regional Government of Nigeria.
It is organized so as to create a means for students to gain admission in the University at any time of their life, as this result does not expire unlike jamb result, without the use of Jamb.
This program was organized due to the high rate of students who were not given admission into the University, due to low jamb score, or maybe have high score, but due to one reason or another, are not given. In order to curb this problem, the Government has to come up with this solution for the students.
This program is organized in various Universities in a period of 9 calendar months. After the completion of the program by the individual, the student who passes their examination excellently is awarded a certificate into two-hundred levels into their dream course of study in any university they choose.
The program started in Ahmadu Bello in Zaria. Today the IJMB body has set up different centre in many Universities, in order to make it accessible by many Nigerians.
Note: The program is not a course in the University, but a program organized in IJMB centre, and those who pass are given the privilege into university into the course they wanted, and have applied for in the course of the IJMB program.
REQUIREMENTS FOR IJMB
- 8 passports
- Ordinary level result
- Awaiting results is also accepted
- It also requires your full time (This is because it is a full time program)
- WAEC, NECO, GCE, and NABTEB (Any one you have gotten is also accepted, with a minimum of 5 credits)
Note: In most courses like medicine and surgery, most University will not accept two sittings in WAEC, NECO, GCE, and NABTEB.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
The IJMB program is 9 months program.
Registration begins November and ends in April. After the registration ends, lectures take place, which is scheduled to begin between March and April and run through the whole year.
The examination begins from January or the first week of February the next year. The examination is conducted for a period of three weeks, after which results are released by the end of April.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR IJMB
The IJMB has made it so easy, that wherever you are you can register for this program, as the registration is an online process. You can also go their centres
To register for the IJMB program, you will have to go to IJMB registration portal.
HOW MUCH DOES THE IJMB PROGRAM COST
The IJMB program cost varies with the different study centres. The total fees due to different centres are N168, 000 and N258, 000.
The standard fee at Illorin centre is N168, 000 only.
The fees are for: school fees, hostel accommodation, textbooks and other materials.
The fees are can be paid in installment, so as to make it easy for everyone. Note that the fees are non refundable, so before you pay make sure you are ready for the program.
IJMB STUDY CENTRES
To meet up with all it takes for one to pass the examination, excellently, the government set up study centres across the country.
The study centres have set up in different locations to save the students the stress of travelling a long distance; therefore almost the states are covered.
Below are the functional study centres:
HOW TO USE THE RESULT TO GAIN ADMISSION INTO ANY UNIVERSITY
We know, we have various university in Nigeria; private or federal Universities.
Due to the fact, all Universities have their policy, not all University accepts the result.
The process you need to take to gain admission into any of the approved University includes:
1. Visit the nearest Jamb office to get the Direct Entry (DE) form. You can alternatively; you can visit the Jamb website, and click on the Direct Form link to go that page or portal.
2. Fill the hardcopy form you took from the office or the softcopy form on the website. The details you will fill on it, must tally with the details of your IJMB result.
3. In the form you have the option of choosing your preferred University. You have the option to choose six your choice University.
The fact, that you attended lectures wrote the exam, does not guarantees your desired course, so you need a early preparation with help of syllabus which is normally available after payment of acceptance fee payment, a good study centre and the grace of God for you, for you to make it.
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