Brief History Of IJMB


In 1976, Interim Common Services Agency (ICSA) established the Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB). The Interim Joint Matriculation Board was established by the then government of the old Northern Region of Nigeria to offer educational and social services to the people of the Northern region.
The first examination organized by Interim Joint Matriculation Board, IJMB was conducted in 1977 for all candidates who had undergone the IJMBE post secondary education programme in the existing schools of Basic/Preliminary studies which had substituted the HSCE.

The Institute of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria is saddled with the responsibility of administering IJMB Board.
The main reason why students spend longer than usual at home after their secondary school education is because they are not exposed to the kind of information that would help them proceed into the university. Many admission lists of various universities have been released but what happens if your name is not on the list??? Do you just sit down and do nothing? wait for another year to come by so that you could enrol for UTME??? The simple answer is NO!!!
INTERIM JOINT MATRICULATION BOARD (IJMB) is a nine month programme moderated by Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with our affiliated centre in Lagos, Kwara State.
It is designed to ameliorate problems of admission for candidates seeking admission into Nigeria University instead of JAMB.

Over the years now IJMB has been a good alternative for most students entering into university directly into 200level.

The programme is recommendable. . . CHECK PAGE 4 OF UTME BROCHURE ITEM 4.4 (2) TO CONFIRM IJMB AS A REQUIREMENT

On successful completion of the IJMB programme, candidates will be given certificates which can be used to gain admission into 200 levels in 80% of Nigeria University through direct entry.
Most candidates who could not pass either JAMB or post UME usually engage themselves in IJMB programme and quite a number do gain admission into 200 levels, this gives them an opportunity to meet their colleagues/friends in 200 levels. It worthy to mention that IJMB programme has the history of providing a good number of people with admissions into 200 levels in Nigerian University.


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