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IJMB means Interim Joint Matriculation Board. It is an Approved, Proven & Certified Advanced level programme moderated by 

Ahmadu Bello University and having coordinating body invarious tertiary institutions and different study centres nationwide.


History Of IJMB

The Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) was set up in 1974 under status 5 of the Ahmadu Bello University law to run the Interim Joint Matriculation Board of Examination (IJMB) as an alternative “A’ level Examination, to students or candidates who may wish to seek undergraduate admission into Ahmadu Bello University and other university. 


The various subjects offered at the IJMB are listed in appendix 1.2 Each candidates registered for the IJMB is expected to offer three subjects at the Advanced level; and where the need arise one or both the ordinary level subjects.

The IJMB syllabus is subject to review in order to correspond to global changes. The governing Board of the IJMB approved the review of the syllabus, which was last reviewed in 1997.

The review exercise was conducted in phases, in active collaboration with the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) participant were drawn from IJMB Affiliated Institutions, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and Examiners of the various subjects/papers. The IJMB syllabus is designed to be covered in twelve (12) months.



Prospective IJMB candidates are required to select any THREE (3) A/L IJMB Subject Combination identified with their preferred course of study in the university be it Science, Art or Social Science Course.

Candidates would then be lectured for the stipulated period at their respective Study Centre and thereafter sit for the final examination.

On completion of the programme, successful candidates accordingly utilize their IJMB certificate to secure admission into 200level in any Nigeria tertiary institution via Direct Entry.


PROGRAMME DURATION: IJMB A’level programme runs for a maximum period of one academic session(9-10month) divided in two(2) semesters.

PROGRAMME ELIGIBILITY: The programme is open to all interested candidates nationwide and any course can be offered be it Science, Art or Social Science.

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