IJMBE means Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination, It is a nine months Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria moderated Advanced Level (A’Level) program. It is a federal government approved program, moderated by Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Zaria and is certified by Nigerian University Commission (NUC). Which is designed to solve admission menace of candidates as an alternative mode of gaining admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria into 200 level via Direct Entry (D.E) without UTME/JAMB and other related modes of entry.
It is a program that has been fully certified and the examination is called IJMBE which is Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination, Which was held first in the year 1977 after the first IJMBE started in the year 1976.
The Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination was established in 1976 by the Interim Common Services Agency (ICSA). ICSA itself was established by the government of the old Northern Region of Nigeria to provide educational and social services to the people of the region. The first Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMBE) was held in 1977 for all students who had undergone the post secondary education program in the existing schools of Basic/ Preliminary studies which had replaced the HSCE.
IJMB certificate is presently recognized and accepted in more than 80% of Nigerian federal, state and private Universities for Direct Entry admission. The Federal Government, through its various educational agencies, recognizes it as an examining body for Advance Level Examinations. The syllabus is approved by NERDC and the examination results are listed among the acceptable modes of entry in the JAMB brochure (check item 2.2 to confirm IJMB eligibility). kadeshgc.com
This is a program you must have heard of through friends, colleagues, family memebers etc. Thousands of students have gone through the program since it’s inception, and have completed their degree in various departments in their chosen universities.