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Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMBE)

Are you tired of writing JAMB multiple times? If you answered yes then here comes the solution to the menace, with Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMBE) candidates can secure 200L admission into their preferred university and course without JAMB via Direct Entry.
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It is of the acronym Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMBE), It is an Approved, Proven & Certified Advanced level programme moderated by Ahmadu Bello University and having coordinating body in various tertiary institutions and different affiliated study centres nationwide. The programme is specifically designed to provide an opportunity for candidates who cannot gain admission to regular degree programmes in Nigerian Universities for one reason or the other, as the programme only requires candidates O'level results, also awaiting result candidates can Enrol.

  • Approved: By the Federal Government has a platform for securing admission into higher institution in the country and abroad.
  • Proven: Yearly, about 20,000 applicants put in for the programme in which more than 70% fraction successfully secure admission with it into 200 level to their preferred institution & course of study.
  • Certified: By Nigeria University Commission (NUC) has an Advanced level examination that qualify students into 200level via Direct Entry.


Prospective IJMBE candidates are required to select any THREE (3) A/L IJMBE Subject Combination(English language compulsory) identified with their preferred course of study in the university be it Science, Art or Social Science Course. Candidates would then be lectured for the stipulated period at their respective Study Centre and thereafter sit for the final examination. On completion of the programme, successful candidates accordingly utilize their IJMBE certificate to secure admission into 200level in any Nigeria tertiary institution via Direct Entry.

IJMBE A'level Examination Subjects:

Candidates are to note that their combination of subjects meet the requirements (as applicable) for admission into Degree Programmes in the Arts , Social Sciences, Management Sciences and Sciences courses in all IJMBE-affiliated universities in Nigeria.

Options/Fields Subject Combinations
ARTS & HUMANITIES Christian Religious Studies
Islamic Religious Studies
Visual Arts
Business Management
SCIENCES Agricultural Science

IJMBE O'level Examination Subjects:

The Ordinary Level examination is meant to remedy deficiencies in English Language and Mathematics at the same level in the WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or Cambridge (CIE) results, As students having deficiencies in O/Level English Language and Mathematics in their WAEC, NECO or NABTEB examinations can sit for these subjects. You can register for one or both O/Level subjects, depending on the number of deficiencies, These subjects are to be chosen from the list provided below;

IJMBE Grades and Points:

Your academic efforts are interpreted into grades and points at the end of your programme. This tables below contains information on these grades and points, including illustrations.
A 70 + Excellent 5
B 60 to 69 V. Good 4
C 50 to 59 Good 3
D 45 to 49 Merit 2
E 40 to 44 Pass 1
F 0 - 39 Fail 0

NB: If a candidate does not have any F in his/her three (3) subjects therefore an additional one (1) point is given, making a point of sixteen (16) points.


IJMBE A'level programme runs for a maximum period of one academic session(9-12month) divided in two(2) semesters.


The programme is open to all interested candidates nationwide and any course can be offered be it Science, Art or Social Science.


CERD NIGERIA is inviting applications from prospective candidates for IJMBE 2016/17 academic session. To register, candidates are required to follow the procedures at our ➧Register Now page.


Registering for IJMBE intensive training & guidance for the examination with CERD NIGERIA, The venue of the programme depends on applicants choice, click to read the locations of all our partnering ➧IJMBE study centers nationwide.


IJMBE certificate is presently recognised and accepted in more than 80% of Nigeria federal, state and private Universities. The Federal Government, through its various educational agencies, recognize IJMBE as an examining body for both Ordinary and Advanced Level Examinations. The syllabus is approved by the National Education Research and Development Council (NERDC) and the IJMBE examination result are listed among the acceptable modes of entry in the JAMB brochure (check item 2.2 to confirm IJMBE legibility). Thus, the below listed institutions are affiliates universities as at 2014 who currently accepts IJMBE for Direct Entry Admission;

  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
  • Ahmandu Bello University, Zaria
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • Federal University, Gashau
  • Federal University Of Petroleum Resources
  • 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, Binin Kebbi.
  • Federal University, Gusua.
  • Modibbo Adama University Of Technology
  • 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
  • Abia State University, Uturu.
  • Adamawa State University, Mubi
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  • Akwa Ibom State University Of Tech.
  • Anambra State University Of Science & Tech.
  • Bauchi State University, Gaudau
  • Benue State University, Makurdi
  • Bakar Abba Ibrahim University, Damaturu
  • Cross River State University Of Science & Tech.
  • Delta State University, Abraka
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  • Ekiti State University
  • Enugu State University Of Science & Tech.
  • Gombe State University, Gombe
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
  • Ignatius Ajuru University Of Education
  • Imo State University,owerri
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  • Kano University Of Science & Tech.
  • Kebbi State University, Kebbi
  • Kogi Stae University, Anyigba
  • Kwara State University, Ilorin
  • Ladoke Akintola University Of Tech.
  • Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos
  • Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  • Niger Delta University, Yenagoa
  • Northwest University, Kano
  • Ondo State University Of Science & Tech.
  • Osun State Univer, Oshogbo
  • Plateau State University, Bokkos
  • River State University Of Science & Tech.
  • Sokoto State University, Sokoto
  • Tai Solarin Univ. Of Education, Ijebu–Ode
  • Taraba State University, Jalingo
  • Technical University, Ibadan
  • Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua University, Kastina
  • Achievers University, Owo
  • Adeleke University, Ede
  • Afe Babalola University,Ekiti State
  • African University Science & Tech, Abuja
  • Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan
  • Al Hikmah University, Ilorin
  • American University Of Nigerian, Yola
  • Babcock University, Ilishn Remo
  • Baze University
  • Bells University Of Technolgy, Otta
  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  • Bingham University, New Karu
  • Bowen University, Iwo
  • Caleb University, Lagos
  • Caritas University, Enugu
  • CETEP City University, Lagos
  • Covenant University, Ota
  • Crawford University Igbesa
  • Crescent University
  • Elizade University
  • Evangel University, Osogbo
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu State
  • Gregory University, Uturu
  • Igbinedion University Okada
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  • Kastina University, Kastina
  • Landmark University, Omu – Aran
  • Lead City University, Ibadan
  • Madonna University, Okija
  • Macpherson University, 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 Universiy, 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, Edo State
  • Wesley Univ. Of Science & Tech, Ondo
  • Western Delta Universitya
  • Wukari Jubilee University


  • Does IJMBE have an Official Website?
    Currently No. We (IJMBE Consultancy Services) serve as a registered educational agency partnering with various accredited IJMB study centres nationwide, with the sole aim of registering interested IJMB applicants to various IJMB centre that is closer to their location, that's the fair advantage we have over others.
  • Why do we have differents IJMB websites online?
    It shoud be noted that IJMBE is owned and moderated by Ahmadu Bello University zaria, thus in a way to spread the operationability and acceptability of the programme, It thereby gives affiliation to different other institutions among study centers nationwide. Therefore giving rise to different study centres, and every of this centres strifes to own a website in other to promote their own IJMB centre so as to get students registered.

    However, not all these study centres or website(s) are accredited or affiliated to be operating the programme. It is for this reason we advise all prospective applicant of the programme to register with us, as we only partner with genuine study centers nationwide which is closer to applicant location among other benefits.
  • Why do we have differents IJMB numbers online giving diverse information?
    As explained above, with various websites springing up everyday you are mostly likely to be seeing different numbers online giving you diverse information about the programme. Another reason we have so many IJMB websites and numbers online is because of Agents. Yes, we do have IJMBE agents who tends to solicite for registration of interested applicants by posting their numbers on different websites, blog, forum, social media etc in return of getting a commission.

    Therefore be wary of numbers to call outside our website as you are most likely to be a victim of extort or scam. Thus we wont be held reponsible for any financial lost, you are however advised to direct all your enquiries, supports or complaints only to our official IJMB helpline 0700-IJMBCONNECT (0700-45622666328), 0700-CERDNIGERIA (0700-23736443742), 08166609890 or 07084844897.
  • How do i know genuine IJMB study centres or website?
    CERD Nigeria core value is transparency and flexibity, It is for this reason we only partner with genuine affiliated study centers nationwide. Thus, prospective aspirants are advised to register with us online to any of these our partnering study centres within their proximity.
  • How Long is my IJMB result Valid?
    IJMBE certificate are valid for life compared to JAMB(UTME) that expires after a year.
  • Why do we have so many IJMBE examination failure?
    This is caused by applicants refusal to study in the right study center either due to Ignorance, distance or financial budget.
  • Why do i recieve sms of different bank accounts for IJMB registration?
    Most often than none, this is because you have called and spoken with different IJMB numbers online, thereby giving you diverse information. You are warned never to pay any amount, no matter how small to personal account e.g Mr. Ebong Chinke, but pay only to account name which bears corresponding name as of the organisation.
  • How many IJMB study centre exist in a states/city?
    Most often than none, more than one IJMBE study centres exists in a state. Thus, most prospective applicant do thinks IJMB are all the same in any state/city. Therefore, if you had register with us before to a particular centre in a state and later misplaced our contacts, their is 90% chances that if you go online to search for such you might end up speaking with another centre at a different location. Thus, you are advised to follow our social media platforms for updates.
  • I was told ilorin is the only accredited IJMBE centre?
    No, their is no iota of truth in it. IJMBE accredited institution among other study centres operates in different locations nationwide.
  • I want to study at UNILORIN, does it mean my centre has to be in ilorin?
    No, please note that IJMBE programme leading to the award of its certificate can be done at any location and be used for admission at any preferred university nationwide.
  • I already applied for JAMB, can i still apply for IJMBE?
    Yes, this give such applicants multiple choice of admission.
  • How guaranteed is the admission into 200level?
    Basically, IJMBE is for the serious students, as yearly more than 90% of students who registered with us succesfully secure admission into their preferred university and course. Hence, our partnership with differents institutions gives our applicants higher advantages.
  • How Much Does It Cost To Register and Study for IJMB EXAM?
    For registration and studying fees kindly refer to our ➧IJMBE programme fees!
  • When am I to pay my tuition fee?
    Tuition fee are to be paid either partly or in whole at applicant respective choosen study centres upon arrival for clearance and/or resumption. Thus, we encourage applicants to have financial possession of their fees before the clearance and/or resumption date on their registration printout.
  • Why are your partnering study centres addresses not disclosed before registration?
    This is so because, all our accredited partnering study centres has limited numbers of students its can accommodate. Thus, candidates are expected to choose a centre of his/her choice depending on the centres that are still available (i.e not yet filled up) at the time of such registration. Therefore, it is advisable for prospective candidates to register in time, in other to meet up to their desired study centre location.
  • How do i report IJMB scam or fraud?
    Kindly comment in details your ordeal by ➧clicking here or write to us at complaints@cerdnigeria.com, We would look into it and forward to the appropriate channel.


For further information visit our ➧Official IJMBE Registration Portal or contact us on 0700-CERDNIGERIA (0700-23736443742), 08166609890, 07084844897 or visit the ➧Contact Us page for other alternatives.

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