What is IJMB

IJMB– Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examinations (IJMBE) is an Advanced level programme moderated by the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Kaduna State with various partnering accredited centres and Institutions nationwide. The IJMB programme was intended for candidates who cannot secure direct university admission.

The programme is suitable for students who wish to study in the country’s tertiary Institutions and were denied admission either due to JAMB failure, Post-utme Failure, or Mass Quota failure (i.e university cannot admit more than its capacity due to high number of candidates) and so many other reasons. IJMB guarantees 200L University admission provided the candidates meets up with the required points for admission. A candidate is expected to obtain 5-8points out of a total of 15 points to be eligible for university admission to 200 levels.


IJMBE was established in 1976 by the Interim Common Service Agency (ICSA) through the government of the Old Northern region of Nigeria. IJMB replaced the Higher School Certificate Examination (HSCE). Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) zaria is the national headquarters for the IJMBE programme.

Centre for Pre-Varsity Education, Nigeria (CEPED EDURESOURCE) has been licensed and approved by the Ahmadu Bello University to register candidates to all of its IJMB accredited centres nationwide.


  • 200L admission into any university accepting IJMB
  • IJMB certificates do not expire and can be used for admission in cases where the candidate was unable to secure admission the first year.
  • Awaiting result candidates can apply. Also, students who have deficiencies in their O’level mathematics and English can be remedied in IJMB O’level.
  • IJMB runs for a period of 9-12 months.



To be eligible for admission into the 2019 IJMB Programme, candidates must have satisfied the following:
*Photocopies of O’Level Result (Max of 2 sittings)
*Eight (8) recent Passport Photographs
*Birth Certificate
*Certificate of State of origin (Optional)
*Printed and signed IJMB Admission letter after successful submission of application.
*Clearance and Oath forms obtained from the student portal upon Login
*Duely completed IJMB online printout from the Centre for Pre-varsity Education Nigeria, obtained from any of these websites
1. www.myijmb.com
2. www.cepednigeria.com.ng


*No JAMB/PUTME score is needed for Admission
*Awaiting Result Candidate too can Apply
*Automatic Admission without Screening
*A non-refundable form fee of #5, 000 (via online payment option, transfers or bank deposit,which includes Registration & logistics) is to be made  
School fees:
Applicant/Candidate should visit their centres to know about other requirements and to know more about the program or call 08131664241, 08097334870.

A candidate is to undertake only 3 subject combinations relevant to His/Her desired university course.