- Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination
Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board
The Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) and Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) are two similar programmes. They both are A’ Level programmes and the benefit of both programmes is related to the 200 Level admission opportunity for candidates. The holders of the result from any of both programmes (IJMB and/or JUPEB) can apply for direct entry into any Nigeria institution of their choice.
However, the few differences between IJMB and JUPEB programmes are as follows:
IJMB is owned by Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria and it was founded to cater for the needs of those frustrated with the consistent let down and/or failure of JAMB examination. IJMB has been approved by the Nigeria University Commission (NUC) and it has been generally accepted and run in many other institutions in Nigeria. Not withstanding, only the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria can issue result to all students at the end of the programme.
JUPEB : it is own and pioneered by theUniversity of Lagos (UNILAG). However, JUPEB came into being after the existence of IJMB. JUPEB is fast gaining populary is the South-East and the South-West of the country. Also, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) frown at unapproved and illegal centres that conduct the programme.
The IJMB examination is been conducted once in a year and the exam is often scheduled to hold between February and March every year. The IJMB examination take a minimum of 14 days and maximum of 4 weeks for completion. Furthermore, the IJMB examination is not as difficult as speculated and any candidates with determination and the appropriate preparation will come out with an excellent grade. The total point for IJMB is 16 points.
The JUPEB examination is also conducted once in a year and it is always held around June/July every year. However, only centers that are been accredited and approved by the University of Lagos (UNILAG) will be able to conduct the JUPEB examination. The release of all JUPEB results often take 2 months.
The registration fee of both IJMB and JUPEB differs a lot. This is so because both programmes are owned and managed by two different institutions in Nigeria. As at the time of writing this post, the IJMB registration fees is 5,000 Naira only, while that of the JUPEB registration fees is 15,000 Naira only. Thousands of Admission seeker obtain their IJMB form on yearly basis to put an end to admission difficulties.
There is possibility of price change later in the future and it will be made known on this website.
4) ACCEPTABILTY :
The general acceptability of both JUPEB and IJMB results varies from one state and institution to the other. As a result, a school that accept IJMB results may not accept JUPEB results, and vice versa. This can be due to the rivalry between the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) on the two similar programmes.
As a result of these, the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) will not accept JUPEB and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) will not accept IJMB.
However both IJMB and JUPEB are accepted for direct entry admission into the other universities across the country.
5) SCHOOL FEES:
The tuition fee for the Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMB) is cheaper and more affordable to candidates and/or parent compared to that of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEP). This vast difference in regards to the cost of the programme might also exist because both programmes are owned and managed by two different institutions in Nigeria.