Best Ways To Gain Admission Into Nigerian Universities Without JAMB

In our previous article, we listed Nigerian universities that admit students without JAMB. So many prospective university students struggle yearly to gain admission through JAMB. Even some students that make it through this exam still have to internal screening exams by the university (POST-UTME). Here is a line of hope for Nigerian want-to-be university students; you can now gain admission into a Nigerian university without JAMB.


In the course of this article, we would be walking you through the different ways you can become a university student without JAMB. Without further ado, let us delve in.

Best Ways To Gain Admission Into A Nigerian University Without JAMB

Here are top 5 ways you can enter some universities in Nigeria without writing JAMB

#1. The National Open University Of Nigeria

This program was established in the regime of Olusegun Obasanjo to help Nigerians with advanced age to have university education. The National Open University awards degrees like every other University institution in Nigeria. If you are employed, and want advanced studies, you can apply for the National Open University without JAMB.

Since its establishment, it has embraced over ten thousand Nigerian students. NOUN has campuses in almost all the major cities in Nigeria. In other to apply for the NOUN, you have to make an application via their online portal, and then pay the required fees.  You would also be required to fill a form, where you would upload your O-level results.

The NOUN is a good way to pursue admission without getting to write JAMB at all.

#2. IJMB- Interim Joint Admission Matriculation Board

Second on our list is the IJMB also known as the Interim Joint Admission Matriculation Board. You can gain admission into a Nigerian University without writing JAMB using the IJMB program. Though, the only university that can admit you are universities that are affliated with the IJMB. In later paragraghs, we would give you a list of Nigerian universities that accept IJMB. For now, lets learn more about the IJMB.

What is the IJMB?

The IJMB is a predegree program that is coordinated by Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. They run a curriculum that is approved by the Nigerian government.  When a prospective University student completes this program, he/she can apply for 200 level in any IJMB approved university.

The IJMB has different study centres across Nigerian states. They have expanded since their establishement and have different coordinating bodies in various Nigerian Universities.

At the birth of the IJMB, its primary aim was to help students in northern Nigeria to gain admission without JAMB. Today, the platform is available in universities across Nigeria. So, if you have lesser chances of getting admission into a Nigerian university via JAMB, then make IJMB a must-choose.

List Of Nigerian Universities That Accept Ijmb

Here are the Universities in Nigeria that admits students to the IJMB program.

  • Ekiti State University Ado-Ekiti
  • University Of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State
  • Abia State University Uturu
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • University Of Ilorin
  • University Of Ibadan
  • Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
  • University Of Agriculture  Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
  • Bayero University Kano State, Nigeria
  • Federal University Of Technology Minna
  • Delta State University
  • University Of Jos
  • University Of Benin
  • University Of Calabar
  • University Of Uyo
  • Ambrose Ali University
  • Igbinedion University
  • Osun State University

#3. The Cambridge A” Level Program

Another way to gain admission without JAMB into a Nigerian University is through Cambridge A” Level program.

In this program, you are required to attend lectures for a duration of 12-18 months. After this duration, you would be required to write your Cambridge examinations. When you now pass your Cambridge examinations, you can now apply for any Nigerian universities as a direct entry student.

#4. Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board

If you are tired of writing JAMB multiple times, then JUPEB is a sure way to gain admission without any huddles. This program is a proven, approved and certified 9 month program that is moderated by the University of Lagos. They also have different coordinating bodies across Nigeria. The JUPEB program was originally designed for candidates that cannot secure admission into regular degree programmes for one reason or the other. All that is required to register for the JUPEB programme is your O-level Result.

After you complete the JUPEB programme, you would be awarded a certificate. it is with this certificate that you can apply for direct entry in JUPEB affiliated universities for 200 level admission.

Universities That Accept/Run The IJMB Programme

  • Abia state university
  • University of Maiduguri
  • University of Jos
  • University of Benin
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Ilorin
  • University of Abuja
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe university
  • Federal university, Gusau
  • Akwa Ibom state university
  • Anambara state university
  • Benue state university
  • Kaduna state university
  • Kano state university of Technology
  • Imo state university
  • Enugu state university
  • Ebonyi state university
  • Delta state university
  • Cross River state university
  • Bauchi state university
  • Gombe state university
  • Ladoke Akintola university of Technology
  • Nasarawa state university
  • Ondo state university
  • Plateau state university
  • Rivers state university of science and technology
  • Osun state university
  • Technical university Ibadan
  • Taraba state university

#5. Pre-degree/Remedial Programmes

There are two types of pre-degree programmes, we have the remedial and the IJMB. In the course of subsequent paragraphs, we would be reviewing the Remedial pre-dgree programme. This is a programme  that is designed to aid candidates that are not successful in JAMB to gain admission.

Upon completion of the pre-degree programme, you would be offered admission into 100 level in your applying university. In the course of this, your O level results must be complete and you have to be aware that not all the courses are accepted. The result of your Remedial predegree programme expires after one year.

Also what noting, is that the pre-degree programme has a duration of 7-12 months and its certification is no substitute to a university degree. The programme is only designed to help candidates bypass jamb and get admitted into relevant undergraduate degrees of their choice. Let us go further and envisage a complete list of Nigerian universities that accept pre-degree in Nigeria.

List Of Nigerian Universities That Accept Predegree In Nigeria

  • Ekiti state university
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka
  • University of Jos
  • The Lagos state university
  • University of Ilorin
  • University of Uyo
  • Osun state university
  • Obafemi Awolowo university
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University
  • Federal university of Agriculture Abeokuta
  • University of Lagos
  • Adekunle Ajasi university
  • Delta state university
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • University of Port Harcourt
  • Delta state University
  • Ahmadu Bello University
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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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