An image of a happy looking student after gaining admission wirhout JAMB

How to gain admission without JAMB?

This is a guide on how to gain admission into 200level in Nigerian universities without JAMB.

Admission without JAMB into 200level in Nigeria university is relatively easy with the availability of various programmes that students can apply to with their O’level results and gain admission without writing JAMB. These programmes are Advanced Level Programmes, popularly known as A’levels programmes.

Find out about these A’level programmes JUPEB and IJMB, the two direct entry admission programmes that guarantee your admission into 200level by calling us on 08115651421 or 08169138392 now. However, if you already know about these programmes and you wish to register, click on your desired programme JUPEB or IJMB to get to our registration portal.

Nevertheless, this article will equip you will all the knowledge you need to get the complete picture of the programmes and you can forget about the headache of writing JAMB or feeling depressed about your last JAMB. You will get answers to questions such as: How possible it is to gain admission without JAMB, the available options for gaining admission after a low JAMB score.

Above all, this article presents you with an opportunity to get appropriate knowledge that could inform your next line of action in your quest of seeking admission. Let’s get into it, shall we?

What are the ways to gain admission without JAMB?

Admission boards in the country alongside university commission have created for Nigerian students alternatives to securing admission to their school of choice, aside from the Joint Admission Matriculations Board JAMB. But a lot of students do not take this opportunity as they waste time to rewrite JAMB next year.

Let’s do the math together. Over 1.7million students sit to write JAMB every year and less than 1million students will be admitted. Others who do make the requisite score will anticipate next year’s JAMB. Secondary school leavers will graduate and write the exam next year to join the admission hunt.

Students who which to take second degree take another JAMB, students who did not get their desired course take another JAMB to try again. The population increases and the circle continues. Waiting, writing, waiting, writing; this keeps on recurring.

Resources, Effort And Time – Scarce Resources Students Waste

In a bid to gain admission through JAMB at all cost, and as a result of failure to explore other options and ply new route in the admission quest, students subconsciously waste a lot of resources.

In a report, the Federal Government made a profit of N7.8billion from selling JAMB examination forms to about 2million candidates. However, the whole universities in Nigeria do not have the capacity to admit over a million students. That is a lot of resources in the wrong hands.

In furtherance of the frustration that comes in with JAMB, students who get good scores still have another hurdle to cross in the admission quest. They have to write the Post UTME of the schools they chose. This is also another screening that will take less than 60% of students that apply or buy the form for the Post UTME of any school.

Now, some students tend to continue to turn blind eyes to glaring alternatives sources of seeking admission while others take their chances with different options. The difference between these two sets of students is the drive of how much students wish to truly gain admission. How much do you want it?

So, why are you wasting your time and resources when there are other ways to gain admission without Jamb? How can you not gain admission when there are JUPEB, IJMB and others!


The JUPEB programme is one of the options created to avail students with the opportunities of gaining direct entry admission into students’ preferred universities without writing JAMB. It is quite pertinent to know what JUPEB is and the opportunity it presents before applying.

JUPEB simply means Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board. It has the certification of JAMB and the Nigeria University Commission (NUC) like the IJMB programme, and they are mainly for direct entry admission into 200level in universities.

The programme has been in existence since 2013, but with the partnering of 10 universities under the leadership of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), the programme was formally established in April 2014.

Subsequently, the programme has seen a lot of student through into securing their desired admission in various universities. Students gain admission into universities through JUPEB, into 200level to whatever course of study available for study in their university of choice.


Read also, everything about JUPEB and how to apply for JUPEB

Who is in charge of JUPEB?

The University of Lagos is the leading partner of the JUPEB programme and also the chief moderator of JUPEB. Students can find about this on the university’s website.  Ifficial Logo of University of LagosThe school merely coordinates and moderates the programme, however, students can seek admission in other universities through the programme.

It is also important to know that there are approved coordinating bodies in various universities and Private centres nationwide.

This facilitates the availability of JUPEB to students seeking admission through the programme, from anywhere in the country.

The JUPEB programme was created to provide an alternative for students seeking admission, hence the approval of several coordinating bodies.


JUPEB has a well-established structure and process of operation just like every other admission bodies. The programme just like IJMB requires that students select any THREE (3) Advanced Level Subject Combination that go inline or are prerequisite to the provisions of their preferred course of study.

English Language is a default subject for every for all candidates, be it Art, Science or Social Science major. This information will be provided when students fill in the JUPEB form.

After registration, students will be assigned to their study centres, where they will begin to receive lectures and guides within a specific timeline, towards preparation for the examination. After the end of the JUPEB programme, students will write the JUPEB exam and successful candidates will begin the process of crossing over into their preferred universities.


The programme runs with 9-10months, an equivalent of a university session, but the duration depends on how soon a candidate decide to resume for the programme. Some students do not resume immediately after registration. Some student resume 6months into the programme and pass the exam excellently. We implore students to resume in time and get serious with lectures as these are crucial factors in the admission process.


The form is sold at a different range of prices within N10,000 to N15,000. What you pay for the form depends on where you get the form. However, with us at JUPEB form is N10,000. Get your JUPEB form here and carefully read the instructions.

How much is JUPEB Programme?

The JUPEB fee is in between N240,000 and N270,000. This price varies depending on the location or the state a particular study centre is located. However, regardless of any state a student decides to take the JUPEB programme, the fee does not go beyond the aforementioned amount. Also, the fee consists of the student’s acceptance fee, accommodation fee, and tuition fees.


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 installment 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). Therefore, we accept payment for JUPEB in instalment.

Universities that grants admission without JAMB through JUPEB

It is important that you know that it is not all universities in Nigeria that accept the JUPEB certificate for admission. An instance is the University of Ibadan. UI does not accept JUPEB for admission programme.

However, a variety of universities in Nigeria accept JUPEB. It is a major plus the JUPEB programme has over IJMB (the other DE admission programme).

Here is a list of universities that accept JUPEB certificate for admission into 200level:

  • 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
  • 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.

In addition, this is not the exhaustive list of universities that accept JUPEB. Some other universities/tertiary institutions that take the programme are not included in the list. However, all private universities in Nigeria accept JUPEB students for admission into 200level.

Qualification and Eligibility for JUPEB

Like every admission programme, JUPEB has a set of criteria that certify the eligibility of students. 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.


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).


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.

You can contact us via these numbers 08115651421 or 08169138392 whenever you want to register for advice on application. You can also send us an email at




The other programme that is available as an alternative to gaining admission without JAMB is IJMB. The programme simply means INTERIM JOINT MATRICULATION BOARD EXAMINATION in full, and it is an alternative to securing admission into 200level in Nigerian universities.

The official logo of IJMB Nigeria

The official logo of IJMB Nigeria

Prospective students need to understand that it is not everyone who wishes to gain admission into university will achieve that aim through JAMB. Also, it is not everyone that can afford the JUPEB programme. However, IJMB is a fantastic opportunity that provides students with the opportunity to gain admission into 200level, just like JUPEB.

Interim Joint Matriculation Board is a body established by the Interim Common Services Agency (ICSA). The establishment was under the directives of the then Government of the old Northern Region of Nigeria.  It is a means of providing easy access to proper education for the many youths of the Northern Region.

Ever since its establishment, the IJMB programme has been through various developmental phases, which has grown the programme into a national one now.


The IJMB runs in line with its JUPEB counterpart. That is, it runs with 9-10months and equivalent of a session in the university.

The programme is structured into two semesters as it is in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. This makes the programme similar to a hundred level period obtainable in universities.

It is important to know that the IJMB sessions usually end by February when IJMB candidates begin their exams. The IJMB exams usually last for a month. Immediately after the exams, registration for a new session starts. The IJMB form comes out for sale. By May, a new session commences and lectures start in full.


We sell IJMB form for N8,000 here at You can register for your form on this website or visit any of our centres. Although some centers sell the form for about N12,00, our IJMB form here is N8,000.

Read also how to obtain 2020/2021 IJMB FORM.

The school fee for IJMB is in between N160,00 to N180,000. The price you pay within this range is solely dependent on the state your preferred study centre is located. For instance, IJMB study centres in Abuja are more expensive than IJMB study centres in Ibadan.

The IJMB fee consists of payment for acceptance fee, accommodation fee, and tuition fees.


Nigerian universities accepting IJMB are not as many as those accepting JUPEB. Below is a list of university accepting the programme. However, if your university of choice is any of Nigerian private universities, then you can apply for IJMB as they all accept the programme.

List of universities that accept IJMB:

  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Delta State University, Abraka
  • University of Ilorin
  • The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  • Benue State University
  • Rivers State University of Science and Technology
  • University of Uyo, Uyo
  • Federal University of Technology, Minna
  • Cross River State University of Science and Technology
  • All Universities in the Northern States and Middle Belt, Nigeria
  • All Private University in Nigeria


You don’t need to apply with us before you can pass and gain admission. There are a lot of other centres out there. If you are already registering with them or intend to, we hope that the information we have provided on this website has guided you to make the right decision.

However, we guarantee direct entry admission with IJMB and JUPEB due to the dedication our team put in place to ensure your success. We are highly fixated on the eventual triumph of our students against the admission odds. We do our best to help you secure your admission. Thus, we are one of the right places you can trust. We have good JUPEB and IJMB Centres across the country.

The following states are where we currently have study centres for JUPEB and IJMB Programmes:

  • Lagos State
  • Ilorin, Kwara State
  • Rivers State
  • Uyo
  • Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  • Abeokuta, Ogun State
  • Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Anambra
  • Enugu
  • Nasarawa
  • Abuja

Click on your programme of choice to apply for IJMB or JUPEB. And you can also call our service line to make enquires and get help through your registration process.

As a result, you don’t have to waste more time at home, hoping to write another JAMB next year. These are options available to you to gain admission into 200level without writing JAMB. Apply for IJMB or JUPEB today! We wish you the best of luck!

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