IJMB 2020/2021

Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMB) is an advanced level programme moderated and established in 1970 under statute 5 of the Ahmadu Bello University Law, to run the Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMB) as an alternative to ‘A’ Level Examination, for candidates who may wish to seek for undergraduate admission into Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and other universities. The programme was envisaged as a stop-gap or bridge after secondary school education, to prepare candidates academically, mentally and socially for the challenges of university education.

The IJMB examination is based on an approved IJMB syllabus which was produced by harmonizing the contents of the syllabus of the formal Higher School Certificate, London GCE, Cambridge A-level examination and the 100 level curriculum of Nigerian education.

IJMB is a qualifying examination conducted annually, mainly for Advanced Level (A-Level) subjects for admission into 200 level (Direct Entry) into Nigerian and foreign universities. In addition, two Ordinary Level (O/L) subjects ( English and Mathematics) are also offered as equivalent to WASC or NECO O-level, for candidates who may be deficient in them.

NO JAMB NOR UTME is required. Awaiting result is accepted for registration. Certificate obtainable does not expire and guarantees 200-Level admission instead of the traditional 100-Level admission given by JAMB. All that students need to enroll for IJMBE is their O-level result i.e WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, GCE (Awaiting Results are also accepted).

We have good centers in Lokoja, Kogi State; Abuja (FCT); Owerri, Imo State and Calabar, Cross-River States

More About IJMB

Why should I care about IJMBE?

In 2013/14 Session, 1,735,720 candidates registered for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME; out of which 1,540,179 candidates had their results released as 704,000 candidates crossed the 180 marks bar. This represents 40.5% admission rate. The 59.5% were left without admission and added to the next year. In 2014/15 Session, 1,632,172 candidates registered for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. In 2015/16 Session, 1,475,477 candidates registered, and less than 670,000 candidates crossed the 180 marks bar.

The number of applicants that gained university admission annually with UTME is not proportionate with the number of applicants that are qualified for admission by the virtue of scoring the minimum benchmark for admission. In fact, the tendency of securing admission yearly with JAMB after crossing the hurdles of the traditional UTME is declining as clearly revealed by statistics. THIS IS DUE TO NUMEROUS APPLICANTS USING THE TRADITIONAL PLATFORM OF JAMB TO APPLY FOR 100 LEVEL ADMISSIONS WITH LIMITED ADMISSION CHANCE.

IJMBE as a Remedy

The only way out of admission quagmire is for candidates to seek ALTERNATIVE WAYS to obtain admission into the universities. This ALTERNATIVE WAY is IJMB. IJMB has been a PROVEN, APPROVED, ACCEPTED and CERTIFIED Programme that qualifies students into 200 levels in Universities in NIGERIA and ABROAD without writing JAMB. Past TESTIMONIES from our graduated students is the proof of the acceptability, universality and reliability of the programme, IJMB.

  • PROVEN: Annually about 15,000 applicants put in for the IJMB, in which more than 12,000 candidates secure admission into 200 level in their choice universities and desired courses, easily consequently skipping the 100 level stress and cost as compared to JAMB with close to 1.7 million applicants and just 500,000 admitted into 100 level. THE DIFFERENCE IS CLEAR!
  • APPROVED: The programme is approved by Federal Ggovernment as a platform for securing admission into universities in Nigeria and outside. It's moderated by ABU, Zaria with different study centers nationwide.
  • CERTIFIED: IJMB is certified by Nigeria University Commission (NUC) as an A’ level programme that qualifies students into 200 level upon successful completion of the programme. This can be confirmed in the JAMB Brochure.
  • ACCEPTABILITY: IJMB is accepted in over 95% of Nigerian Universities and even abroad. Also IJMB certificate does not expire.

How To Apply For IJMB Programme


Pay a sum of ₦8,000 to any of the following bank accounts:

Gwarinpa Center
[Acct Name: Abutech Training Academy]
Access Bank FCMB e-Barclays MFB
No 0695061067 No 2009643016 No 0303027503
Gwagwalada Center
Name Abutech Training Academy
No 2009643030
Karu Center
[Acct Name: Abutech Training Academy]
FCMB Access Bank e-Barclays MFB (Fidelity)
No 2009643023 No 0695061067 No 0303027503


Complete the IJMB Registration Form online; or download an empty form, fill it and drop it in person with us at our office, with evidence of payment.

If you choose to fill the form online, you will equally have to provide an evidence of payment by giving the number on the teller you used in making payment

You can use your IJMB Examination result to apply for Direct Entry Admission into 200Level into any school of your choice after the Programme.

Candidate is to select any THREE (3) A/LEVEL SUBJECTS (I.J.M.B is an A level Programme) from the following subjects:

Physics, Chemistry, biology, Mathematics & Geography for Sciences, Economics, Business management, Accounts, Government, Sociology, CRS/IRS, Literature for Arts/Social Sciences/ Humanities candidates.


Students who wish to study at our Centre must possess the qualifications below:

  1. Five O/L credit passes as contain in jamb brochure
  2. Awaiting result can also apply but O/L result must be available before University admission

IJMB Fees Schedule

You have the options of either enrolling for IJMB directly with us at our Abuja Training Center or with the Gwagwalada Center.

The fees for the completion of the 2020/2021 programme are as follows:


CATEGORY FULL TIME (10am - 3pm, Mon - Fri)
Application Form 8,000
Acceptance Fee 5,000
Tuition Fee 100,000
Exam Fee 35,000
Hostel Accommodation 60,000
Practicals (Science Students Only) 15,000
Textbooks 15,000


Arts/Social Science ₦213,000 with Hostel Accomodation
Sciences ₦228,000 with Hostel Accomodation
Arts/Social Science ₦153,000 without Hostel Accomodation
Sciences ₦186,000 without Hostel Accomodation

Notes to all prospective students:

  • Fees can be paid only in three installments with 40% deposit payment
  • The management is liberty not to register a student without proof of full payment of fees before the final examination registration
  • Students are to make 50% attendance to be eligible for enrollment for final examination
  • Fees paid are not refundable
  • Exam logistics is to be determined later before the Examination date
  • Tuition & Accomodation fees must be paid fully before the commencement of second semester Examination
  • Examination fees should be paid before the end of second semester