List of Over 50 Universities that accept IJMB in Nigeria

Many Universities that accept IJMB in Nigeria tend to use it as criteria for securing university admission and also IJMB is an advanced examination that will promote a candidate directly into 200 level, saving students the stress of rewriting or applying for the JAMB-Joint Admission and Matriculation Board.

The interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) is was introduced in 1976 by the Interim  Common Services Agency (ICSA). The government of the old Northern Region of Nigeria established ICSA to provide educational and social services to the people of the territory.

This IJMB was created to help students who are seeking admission into a tertiary institution to gain admission into 200 level through Direct Entry (D.E) and this IJMB  program process is recognized in many Nigerian universities.

For those of you who are interested in applying for IJMB 2022/23, the registration is ongoing and it requires a one-time payment of N8,750 for you to register.

What is IJMBE?

IJMBE-Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination is a post-secondary education program which had currently replaced the High School Certificate Examination (HSCE). This program is now serving as an advanced level of examination which assures students admission into 200 level.

The Institute of Education of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria was said to be the origin of IJMBE and other members of the board which include representatives of different educational institutions like the Joint Admission Matriculation Board; Federal University of Technology, Minna.

What is the Difference Between JUPEB and IJMB?

These two programs are being moderated by two different bodies; Ahmadu Bello University in charge of IJMB and they usually sit for examination every February yearly, while the University of Lagos is in charge of JUPEB and their examination is usually conducted every May/June yearly.

IJMB is far cheaper compared to JUPEB, Although these two programs offer university admission to the 200 level and also use a similar syllabus to teach their candidate.

List of All Universities that accepts IJMB in Nigeria

Below are the lists of Private Universities, State Universities, and Federal Universities that accept IJMB in Nigeria Currently.

♦Private Universities that accept IJMB

  • Achievers University, Owo
  • Adeleke University, Ede
  • Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti State
  • African University Science & Technology, Abuja
  • Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan
  • Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  • American University of Nigeria, Yola
  • Babcock University, Ilishn Remo
  • Baze University
  • Bells University of Technology, Otta
  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  • Bingham University, New Kano
  • Bowen University, Iwo
  • Caleb University, Lagos
  • Caritas University, Enugu
  • CETEP city University, Lagos
  • Covenant University, Ota
  • Crawford University Igbesa
  • Crescent University
  • Elizade University, Ilara Mokin
  • Evangel University, Akaeze mountain University, Oshogbo
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu Nike, Enugu State
  • Gregory University, Uturu
  • Igbinedion University Okada
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji – Arakeji
  • Kastina University, Kastina
  • Landmark University, Omu – Aran
  • Lead City University, Ibadan
  • Madonna University, Okija
  • Macpherson University, Seriki Sotaya, Ajebo
  • Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja
  • Novena University, Ogume
  • Obong University, Ipetumodu, Osun State
  • Pan African University, Lagos
  • Paul University Awka Anambra State
  • Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  • Renaissance University, Enugu
  • Rhema University, Obeama Asa Rivers State
  • Salem University, Lokoja
  • Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  • Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  • Tansian University, Umuya
  • University Of Mkar, Mkar
  • Veritas University
  • Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa Edo State
  • Wesley Univ. Of Science & Tech., Ondo
  • Western Delta University, Oghara
  • Wukari Jubilee University, Wukari

♦State Universities that accept IJMB in Nigeria

  • Abia State University, Uturu
  • Adamawa State University, Mubi
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  • Akwa Ibom State University Of Technology, Uyo
  • Anambra State University Of Science & Technolgy, Uli
  • Bauchi State University, Gaudau
  • Benue State University, Makurdi
  • Bakar Abba Ibrahim University, Damaturu
  • Cross River State University Of Science & Technology, Calabar
  • Delta State University, Abraka
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  • Ekiti State University
  • Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
  • Gombe State University, Gombe
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapia
  • Ignatius Ajuru University Of Education, Rumuolumeni
  • Imo State University, Owerri
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  • Kano University Of Science & Technology, Wudil
  • Kebbi State University, Kebbi
  • Kogi Stae University, Anyigba
  • Kwara State University, Ilorin
  • Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology, Ogbomoso
  • Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos
  • Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  • Niger Delta University, Yenagoa
  • Northwest University, Kano
  • Ondo State University Of Science & Technology, Okitipupa
  • Osun State Univer, Oshogbo
  • Plateau State University, Bokkos
  • River State University Of Science & Technology
  • Sokoto State University, Sokoto
  • Tai Solarin Univ. Of Education, Ijebu – Ode
  • Taraba State University, Jalingo
  • Technical University, Ibadan
  • Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua University, Kastina

♦Federal Universities that accept IJMB in Nigeria

  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • Federal University, Gashau
  • Federal University Of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
  • Federal University Of Technology, Akure
  • Federal University Of Technology, Minna
  • Federal University, Duste, Jigwa State
  • Federal University, Dustin – Ma, Kastina
  • Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State
  • Federal University , Lafia, Nasarawa State
  • Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State
  • Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa
  • Federal University, Oye – Ekiti, Ekiti State
  • Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
  • Federal University, Birinin Kebbi.
  • Federal University, Gusua.
  • Modibbo Adama University Of Technology, Yola
  • National Open University Of Nigeria
  • Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka
  • University Of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  • University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  • University Of Agriculture, Makurdi
  • University Of Benin
  • University Of Calabar
  • University Of Ibadan
  • University Of Ilorin
  • University Of Jos
  • University Of Maiduguri
  • University Of Uyo
  • Usmanu Danfodiyo University

♦Universities that accept IJMB for Pharmacy

  • University of Ilorin
  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • University of Maiduguri
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • Niger Delta University
  • University of Uyo
  • University of Benin
  • Igbenedion University
  • Delta State University
  • University of Ibadan
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University
  • University of Jos
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Usmanu Danfodiyo University
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Madonna University
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • University of Lagos

How can I Calculate my IJMB Scores

Scores calculation on IJMB is the same with scores calculation on JUPEB; 70%−100% = A 60%−69%= B 50%−59% = C, 45%−49% = D 40%−44% = E39% and Below = F.


A = 5 Points, = 4 Points, = 3 Points, D = 2 Points, = 1 Points, F = 0 Points.

How to obtain 16 points on IJMB?

This examination has a secret that people seize to understand, many people want to score 10-16 points on IJMB but don’t they know how to go about it, here is the secret; for you to obtain 16 on IJMB you must make sure that there’s no grade “F” in all the subjects combination and also most these grades must “A” and “B“.

Which University does IJMB in Nigeria

InterimJoint Matriculation Board (IJMB) is a well-known accredited program with advanced feathers which have spread wide across Nigerian universities both Federal, state, private, and other centers of learning. This program is being moderated by Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Zaria.

Is IJMB accepted abroad?

YES, the IJMB program certificate is a well respected and acceptable certificate that helps students to gain admission into 200level to study their desired courses, the results of this program can be used to secure admission in some closeby countries such as Ghana, Benin Republic, e.t.c.

What is the IJMB cutoff mark?

The cutoff mark depends on the course you are aspiring to study, Admission is considered 5 points, then for Medical courses 13 points upward, for Engineering courses 8 points upward, for others a minimum of 7 points will be accepted in most of the universities that accept IJMB in Nigeria.



For candidates interested in applying for this amazing program it only lasts for 9 months which means it is only 2 semesters then you will move to 200 level direct (Direct Entry) and currently, their registration is ongoing and students can register into their desired centers in any part of the country by gradually following the simple steps below.

Registration can only be made online on their official website and a one-time Application fee of  N8,750 is to pay to their official banking detail which is already present on their main website. For more information visit their website or any other valid contact us details below;


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