The JUPEB programme is important in the quest of students seeking to gain admissions into 200level without writing JAMB in Nigeria Universities. It is a major option that prospective candidates usually consider in their quest for admission. Regardless of the university students wish to enrol in, JUPEB is a programme that enables them to get into 200level in that particular institution.
However, this article covers everything you need to know about the JUPEB programme. Also, for thor those asking, JUPEB is the same as School of Foundation, Diploma or Direct Entry popularly called D.E. It is the same programme with a different name in some clime.
GAINING ADMISSION WITHOUT JAMB THROUGH JUPEB
It is quite crucial to get all the require details about JUPEB before you register for the programme. This article will do just that and answer all your questions about the programme.
JUPEB means Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board. It is very similar to IJMB which is also an Advanced Level programme and they are both recognized and approved by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the Nigeria University Commission (NUC).
The programme started officially in 2014 through the cooperation of 10 Nigerian universities led by the University of Lagos. However, the programme has been in existence since 2013.
Ever since the official pronouncement, there has been an influx of admission granted to students through the programme into Nigerian universities.
WHO IS INCHARGE OF JUPEB?
Prospective students often ask “who is in charge of the JUPEB programme?” The University of Lagos is the leading partner and the chiefly moderates the programme. Students can find this information on the school’s website.
However, the programme consists of affiliate institutions that students can apply to. Students can go elsewhere for their JUPEB programme as it is not limited to UNILAG. There are approved affiliated coordinating bodies in other institutions both public and private all across the country. This arrangement enables students from all walks of life to apply for the programme anywhere in the country, and to any institution of their choice.
According to report, the JUPEB programme was created to provide an alternative to students seeking admissions, and due to the increasing number of students within this category, the system of using affiliate institutions was adopted to make it easier for students to partake in the programme from all parts of the country.
You can read more about the programme on UNILAG website.
HOW DOES JUPEB WORK?
Upon consideration to apply for the JUPEB programme, the major question among others that comes to mind of prospects is “how does JUPEB work?” The JUPEB programme works relatively easy.
Just like its counterpart Advanced Level programme (IJMB), JUPEB requires students to select any three (3) Advanced Level subject combination that are prerequisite courses or that go in line with the students’ preferred course of study.
By default, English Language is selected as it is a major prerequisite for any course in whatever field – Arts, Sciences or Social Sciences. All of the details are specified in the instruction of filling the JUPEB form
After registration, students will be assigned to their JUPEB study centres where they will be lectured and adequately prepared within two semesters (an equivalence of an academic session) for the JUPEB examination.
After the programme, students will write the JUPEB exam, the result of which will see successful candidates begin to process their crossing over to 200level in their university of choice.
HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAMME?
Students who enrol for the JUPEB programme will be in the system for within 9-10 month; an equivalent of an academic session in a university. However, the time of resumption of a student before the end of the JUPEB academic year determines how long the programme takes.
Students do not usually resume at the same time. Some students resume six months into the programme and perform excellently well. It all depends on the student’s seriousness. However, we strongly advise that students should resume early enough to their study centers, as this avail them a lot of time to settle in and get proper guidance from tutors.
HOW MUCH IS JUPEB FORM & FEE?
The JUPEB form is sold at different prices between #10,000 to #15,000. The amount you pay for the form depends on where you get the form from.
The major factor that affects the amount to be paid for the JUPEB programme is the location you want to have your study centre. The location of your centre is usually factored into the eventual amount paid for the programme.
However, regardless of the state in the country students wish to choose for their programme, the fee for JUPEB is often between #240,000 to #280,000. Students cannot pay beyond this amount for the programme. The fee covers the following:
CAN I PAY JUPEB FEE IN INSTALMENT?
Students frequently ask questions as regards the payment process of their JUPEB fees. They want to know the available payment options for the programme, most especially the instalment payment arrangement.
We are glad to inform you that for those who register with us, the payment can be made bit by bit. This is in consideration of the harsh reality of the economic situation obtainable in the country (most especially with the adverse effect of the Coronavirus pandemic). We accept payment for JUPEB in instalment.
UNIVERSITIES THAT ACCEPT JUPEB PROGRAMME.
Tertiary institutions in Nigeria that accept the JUPEB programme are virtually limitless; almost all universities in Nigeria accept JUPEB. This is one major advantage the JUPEB programme has over IJMB in the category of Advanced Level examination. More schools accept JUPEB than IJMB.
However, we implore prospective students to be certain their institution of choice accepts the programme before they apply. You can confirm this information with us.
Also, bear in mind that when you register with us, we give you the best advice and guidance that help you secure your admission to your university of choice.
Here is a list of universities that accept JUPEB programme for 200level admission:
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife
University of Lagos, Akoka
University of Ilorin, Ilorin
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Federal University of Technology, Owerri
University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt
Federal University of Technology, Akure
Lead University, Ibadan
Bowen University, Iwo
University of Abuja
Caleb Universities, Imota
Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti
University of Uyo, Uyo
Redeemers University, Ede
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
University of Benin, Benin City
Federal University of Petroleum, Effurun
Crescent University, Abeokuta
Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State
Osun State University, Oshogbo
Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State.
Note: All private universities accept the admission of students to 200 level through JUPEB. There are more universities available that are not on the list.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR JUPEB?
Eligibility is a major aspect of the programme that students should be concern about. Every student should seek to know if they meet the eligibility criteria before they apply for the programme.
When it comes to JUPEB, there is only one criterion that ascertains students’ eligibility for the programme, which is simply the O’level result. Students who are admitted to 200level through the JUPEB programme must have an O’level result with a pass mark in the subjects related to their desired course of study.
Students who are awaiting their O’level result can apply for the programme as well. However, the result must be ready before the end of the JUPEB programme.
JUPEB helps you to secure admission into 200level without writing JAMB. Also, you do not need to write any exam before you apply for JUPEB if you register with a private JUPEB study centre.
For students who register directly with JUPEB affiliated universities, you will have to write a JUPEB entrance examination. This is a mechanism to screen students to reduce the number of students as well as screen them into various departments.
However, there are no entry exams with JUPEB private centres as there is efficient provision for the accommodation of students.
Immediately you obtain the JUPEB form and finalize all the registration process, the next step is to resume and begin to receive lectures in preparation for the exam.
WHAT ARE THE COURSES AVAILABLE TO APPLY FOR ON JUPEB?
Students often ask to know the list of courses available for application on JUPEB. We are glad to inform you that JUPEB is a standardized programme approved and certified by JAMB and NUC. Therefore, students can apply for any course available in their preferred institution of study.
Students get to apply for courses available in the institution so long they have the prerequisite O’level result required for the course as required by the institution (as said earlier, they can use awaiting result so far the result will be out before the end of the programme).
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO APPLY FOR JUPEB?
The best time to apply for the programme is immediately the form is available for sale. The timeline is usually between July and August. It is advisable to register as early as possible, as the programme like every other certified programme has a deadline. Register here now.
For those who were unable to register and resume early with us around September, they can still join as soon as possible and avoid missing out on the JUPEB programme this year.