About Us

 

LIGHOUSE POLYTECHNIC IJMB UNIT is located in Evbuobanosa, Along Benin-Agbor Road, Near Abudu, Edo State Nigeria.

THE INTERIM JOINT MATRICULATION BOARD EXAMINATION (IJMB)

The  interim joint matriculation board examination (IJMB) was set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1974 under status 5 of the Ahmadu Bello University law to run the  interim joint matriculation board examination (IJMBE)as an alternative “A” level Examination, to students or candidate who may wish to seek undergraduate admission into Ahmadu Bello University and other universities. The interim joint matriculation board examination (IJMB) is a qualifying examination into Nigeria and other international Universities. It is conducted yearly essentially for Advanced level(A/L) subjects for students already admitted by colleges affiliated to the board for the purpose of the examinations.

In addition, two ordinary level(O/L) subjects (English and Mathematics) are also offered for students who may be deficient in these two (O/L) subjects. The various subjects offered at the IJMB are listed in appendix1.2, Each candidate 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 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 2021. The review exercise was conducted in phases, in active collaboration with the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC). Participants were drawn 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.

LIST OF IJMB COURSES / SUBJECTS:

The IJMB programme offers seventeen (17) Advanced level syllabus and two (2) ordinary level syllabus of the IJMB.

ADVANCED LEVEL (A/L) SUBJECTS

  1. SCIENCES
  2. Biology
  3. Chemistry
  4. Physics
  5. Geography
  6. Geology
  7. Mathematics (A/L Maths)
  8. SOCIAL SCIENCES
  9. Economics
  10. Business Management
  11. Accounting
  12. Government
  13. Sociology
  14. ARTS
  15. Christian Religious Studies (CRS)
  16. Islamic Religious Studies (IRS)
  17. Literature-in-English

ORDINARY LEVEL (O/L) SUBJECTS

O/L English Language

O/L Mathematics

One or both may be taken by external candidate at a sitting, but only one or the other by IJMB students

1.2 ADMISSION ENTRY REQUIREMENT:

 Admission into the IJMB programme requires at least five (5) O/L credit passes including Mathematics and English Language. These five subjects include three ‘A’ level course/ subjects which the students wish to offer. In addition, awaiting results  (SSCE) is also allowed.

1.3 PRE-MOCK AND MOCK EXAMINATIONS

At the end of the first semester comes the pre – mock examination to TEST students in their chosen subjects and to further prepare them for the mock examination. Mock examination is conducted at the end of the second semester lecture to further test students in their respective subjects area and to prepare them for the final ?IJMB exams. The Pre-mock examinations together with class attendance from students continuous assessment (C) as may be required by the IJMB Board.

1.4 IJMB TEACHING AND EXAMINATIONS:

Teaching on the IJMB programme is guided by the IJMBE syllabus and the content of the syllabus cover university 100 level syllabus and above which must be taught for a minimum of 12 months. Strict adherence of the IJMBE calendar of activities is ensured through documentation of candidates’ registration of the institutions and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

1.5 IJMB EXAMINATION

Examinations are conducted and supervised by the ABU IJMB Board in every February. All dully registered candidates are eligible to sit for the weeks exam. Thereafter, results are released by the ABU IJMB Board two months after the final exams.

1.6 COMPONENTS OR IJMB EXAMINATIONS

The IJMB examination consists of:

  1. CONTINOUS ASSESSMENT (C.A)

This form 20% of the total marks and it comprises of the following:

  1. Class attendance
  2. Assignments
  3. Tests
  4. End of semester examinations
  5. Scores for practical. Etc
  6. EXAMINATION

This comprises of 8% of two or three written examination papers (Objective, Essay, Practical) as defined by the subject syllabus. Details of examination subjects are contained in the syllabus.

  1. To obtain a grade, candidate must have C.A and examination component.

1.7 THE IJMB EXAMINATION GRADING SYSTEM

MARK RANGE       LETTER GRADE     GRADE POINTS                 INTERPRETATION

70- Above                    A                                 5                                  EXCELLENT

60 – 69                        B                                 4                                  VERY GOOD

50 – 59                        C                                 3                                  GOOD

45 – 49                        D                                 2                                  MERIT

40 – 44                        E                                  1                                  PASS

0 – 39                         F                                  0                                  FAIL

Grade A – E are considered as pass grades while grade ‘F’ is a failed grade. The total grade point for a candidate is the cumulative total for the three A-level subjects attempted. Candidates are entitled to bonus of one point, if they pass all the three  A – level subjects with at least ‘E’ grade.

1.8 APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION THROUGH DIRECT  ENTRY

            After the IJMB examinations, successful candidates who have written the exams and have received their results shall go ahead to obtain university JAMB Direct Entry Form from any JAMB offices or agents nationwide to apply to university and for course of their choice.

In applying for Direct Entry admission into any university candidate must take the following into consideration:

  1. University Catchment Areas:- Every Public University in Nigeria have their catchment areas. Those whose states fall within the Catchment areas have greater chances for gaining admissions. Students should consult JAMB Direct Entry Brochure for list of university and their catchment areas.
  2. Choice of Course:- Before making a choices of university, candidate must check to ensure that the institution of their choice offer the course in which they are applying for admissions.
  3. Grade Point:-Candidates must also confirm the acceptance grade points for the course they are applying for admissions.
  4. Post Direct Entry (DE) Examinations:- Applicants should also confirm if the institution of his/ her choice does Post Direct Entry Examination. She/he should confirm the date, Time and Venue and general examination requirements.
  5. Post IJMB Counseling Services:- Free Counseling services are available for deserving IJMB students on the steps to take in applying for admissions through Direct Entry with IJMB certificates/ Result.

1.9 UNIVERSITIES THAT ACCEPT IJMB CERTIFICATE:

Virtually all the Nigerian Universities (government and private owned) accept IJMB results. The number is gradually increasing as a result of increasing awareness on the relevance of the IJMB.

For the benefit of doubt, here is a list of some of the universities that recognize and accept the results.

  • Ahmadu Bello university, Zaria
  • Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto
  • Delta State University, Abraka
  • Bayeo University, Kano
  • University of Ilorin, Ilorin\
  • Kogi State University, Anyamgba
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa
  • Kwara State University, Malete
  • University of Port-Harcort,Ahoada
  • University of Lagos, Akoka
  • Benue State University, Markurdi
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure
  • Federal University of Technology, Minna
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  • Ondo State University, Akumgba Akoko
  • University of Calabar, Calabar
  • Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma
  • Madonna University, Okija, Anambra state
  • Well- Spring University Irrirhi, Benin City
  • Coonvenant University, Ottah, Ogun State
  • Igbenedion University, Okada, Edo State
  • Niger-Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State
  • Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State
  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin
  • Anambra State University, Uli
  • Abia State University, Uturu
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakiliki
  • Imo State University, Owerri; and other degree awarding institutions

2.0 BENEFITS OF IJMB OVER JAMB

The following are the edge IJMB has over JAMB:

  1. IJMB candidate are admitted into 200 Level while JAMB candidate are admitted into 100 level
  2. IJMB certificate/ result does not expire it is for life. Therefore, you can keep using it year after year as it remains valid but, JAMB result is valid only for a year.
  3. IJMB students has double chances for university admissions (200 level and 100 level) as they can as well register for JAMB as they are running the IJMB programme
  4. IJMB candidate are registered and trained under well-established educational institutions like Our Center (Global Relevance) and Calvary Polytechnic, Owa-Oyibu, Delta State.
  5. It has been discovered that 7 out of every 10 Nigerian Universities First Class Graduates were products of IJMB.

2.1 WHY SHOULD YOU REGISTER FOR IJMB

  1. Admission without JAMB stress.
  2. We provide assistance (guidance and counseling services) to our candidate to facilitate quick admissions
  3. We are experienced and highly connected to most of the universities in Nigeria and Abroad.
  4. We provide adequate training for our students to enable them pass well.
  5. Our result over the years has been outstanding.
  6. We permit flexible in terms of payment(Installment)
  7. Our fees are highly affordable without hidden charges
  8. We provide our students the opportunities to attempt other examinations
  9. We provide ancillary services such as hostel accommodation, hotel accommodation and recommended books at affordable prices to facilitate learning process.
  10. We don’t relent until our candidates get admissions. So we are still waiting for you to get your form now!!!

2.2  HOW TO APPLY

Candidates wishing to apply for the 2021/2022 Academic session shall:

Pay a non-refundable admission fee of N10,000 into

CALVARY POLYTECHNIC IJMB UNIT, WEMA BANK, 7812126121

And proceed to Calvary Polytechnic Owa-Oyibu, IJMB Unit to Obtain Admission Form with the Teller.

OR

Pay a non-refundable admission fee of N10,000 into

CALVARY POLYTECHNIC IJMB UNIT, WEMA BANK, 7812126121

Proceed to complete the Admission Form after payment.

CLICK HERE FOR ADMISSION FORM NOW

All IJMB students are accommodated in the IJMB students hostel for ease of learning. Therefore no registered student is expected to live outside the accommodation provided by management.

Please note that all payment made by students shall be receipted at IJMB registry, while the receipt shall be produced by the students during screening and clearance exercises.

2.4   IJMB RECOMMENDED BOOKS AND PAST QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

At resumption, Students are provided with IJMB recommended textbooks, past questions and answers and other learning aids after payment of recommended fees into the designated bank accounts.

2.5 WHAT IT WILL COST TO RUN IJMB PROGRAMME:

The IJMB programme cost the following:

  1. Application Form                      N10,000
  2. Screening & Acceptance Fee   N10,000
  3. Tuition Fee                               N120,000
  4. Hostel Accommodation           N40,000
  5. IJMB Recommended Books     N16,500
  6. IJMB Final Exam Reg. Fee         N20,000

TOTAL                                              N216,500

NOTE:

  1. Part payment of School fees is accepted provided that the first installment must be at least 50%of the total fee which shall be made before or not later than a month after resumption
  2. Any payment of outstanding balance of school fees that exceeds the date shall attract a Default/Penalty fee of five thousand naira (N 5,000)
  3. IJMB School fees are not refundable under any circumstances
  4. No student is eligible to attend class or participate in any activity of IJMB without making full payment or the approved part payment.

Interim Joint Admission Board (IJMB)

The Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) was set up in 1974, by the Federal Government under the statutes  of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Law to run the Interim Joint Admission Board Examination (IJMB) as an alternative to Advanced Level Examination for students or candidates who may wish to seek for undergraduates’ admission into Ahmadu Bello University and other Universities in Nigeria and Abroad. The programme was envisaged as a bridge after secondary school education to prepare candidates academically, mentally and socially for challenges of university education.

The IJMB examination is based on an approved IJMB syllabus produced by harmonizing the contents of the syllabus of the former Higher School Certificate (HSC), London GCE, Cambridge Advanced Level examination and 100 level curriculum of the Nigerian universities.

IJMB is a qualifying examination conducted yearly essentially on advanced level subjects for admission into Nigerian universities and foreign universities into 200 level. Candidates for the IJMB examination are presented through the affiliated institutions which is saddled with the responsibilities of providing teaching and training facilities for the candidates. Currently there are over 53 affiliated centers across the country including Calvary Polytechnic, Owa-Oyibu, Delta State.

 Entry Qualification into The IJMB Programme

Candidates seeking for admission into the programme must possess a minimum of five (5) credits at O’ level from either WAEC, NECO or NABTEB at not more than two sittings which must include 3 relevant subjects in addition to Mathematics and English Language.

 Objectives

To provide direct entry for students into 200 Level in Nigerian Universities after a candidate must have passed the exam of the Inteim Joint Matriculation Board

 Target Groups

  1. Students who have pass  with five O’level credits including Mathematics and English Language in GCE, SSCE, NECO, WAEC, NABTEB in the relevant fields
  2. Students seeking admission  in any of the Nigerian Universities who are unable to secure admission through Joint Admission and Matriculation Board(JAMB)
  • Graduates who wish to change their course of study through direct entry into any of the Nigerian Universities.
  1. Workers who wish to further their education if granted opportunity.

 IJMB Subject Combinations

The IJMB subjects’ combination were compiled with the aim of streamlining and making them relevant to the proposed course of specialization as obtained and accepted in the universities. The approved course combinations are arrived  at after due consultations with relevant documents related to direct entry requirements for various programmes of studies in the Nigerian Universities as specified in the JAMB brochure. Below are the approved IJMB combination:

CODE

IJMB SUBJECT COMBINATION

POSSIBLE UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

 

004

Acct; Bus. Mgt; A/Maths

Acct, Bus. Admin, PA, BAF, MK

 

005

Acct; Bus. Mgt; Econs

Acct, Bus. Admin, Econs, PA, BAF, MK

 

006

Acct; Bus. Mgt; Geoeg

Acct, Bus. Admin, PA, BAF, MK

 

007

Acct; Bus. Mgt; Govt

Acct, Bus. Admin, PA, BAF, MK

 

008

Acct; Bus. Mgt; Sociology

Acct, Bus. Admin, Sociology, PA, BAF, MK

 

009

Acct; Econs; Geog

Acct, Bus. Admin, Econs, PA, BAF, MK, URP

 

011

Acct; Econs;Govt

Acct, Bus. Admin, Econs, BAF, MK, MC

 

012

Acct; Econs; Sociology

Acct, Bus. Admin, Econs, Sociology, PA, BAF

 

013

Acct; Geog; A’levelMaths

Acct, Bus. Admin, Geog, PA, BAF, MK URP

 

014

Acct; Geog;Govt

Acct, Bus. Admin, Geog, PA, BAF, MK

 

015

Acct; Geog; Sociology

Acct, Bus. Admin, Geog, Sociology, MC, PA, BAF, MK

 

016

Acct; Govt; A’levelMaths

Acct, Bus. Admin, Pub. Admin,  BAF, MK

 

017

Acct; Govt; Sociology

Acct, Bus. Admin, Sociology, Pol SC., Inter. Studies, PA, MC, BAF,MK

 

020

Arabic; Govt; Hausa

Pol. Sc, Inter. Studies, MC, Single honors

 

021

Arabic; Govt; Isalmic Studies

Pol. Sc, Inter. Studies, MC, Single honors

 

022

Arabic; Hausa; History

Archeology(ABU), MC, Pol Sci., Inter Studies, Single Honours

 

023

Arabic; Hausa; Islamic Studies

Single Honours

 

024

Arabic; Hausa ; Lit-Eng

Law Single Honours

 

025

Arabic; History; Islamic Studies

Law, Pol Sci, Inter Studies, Archeology, Single Honours

 

026

Arabic; History; Lit-Eng

Single Honours, Law, MC, Pol Sci, Inter Studies, Archealogy

 

027

Biol;Chem; A/Maths

 Medicine, Vet. Madicine, Pharmacy, Biochem, Microbiology, AgricSci, Textile, Sci Single Honours

 

028

Biol;Chem; Geog

AgricSci, Archealogy, Biochem, Microbiology, Physiology

 

029

Biol;Chem; Geology

Single Honours,  Biochem, Microbiology, Text Sci, Physiology, Agric Science, Archeaology

 

030

Biol;Chem; Physics

Medicine, Vet Medicine, Agric Science, Engineering, Text Science & Tech, Pharmacy, Biochem, Geophysics, Agric Science,  Archeology, Microbiology

 

031

Bus. Mgt; Econs; A’levelMaths

Bus. Admin, Econs, Acct, URP, BAF,MK

 

032

Bus. Mgt; Econs; Geog

Bus. Admin, Econs, Acct, URP, BAF,MK

 

033

Bus. Mgt; Econs; Govt

Bus. Admin, Pol Sci, Inter Studies,  PA, Econs, MC,  Acct, BAF, MK

 

034

Bus. Mgt; Econs; Sociology

Bus. Admin, Acct, BAF

 

035

Bus. Mgt; Geog; A’levelMaths

Bus. Admin, Environmental Sci, Acct, PA,  BAF, MK

 

036

Bus. Mgt; Geog; Govt

Pub. Admin, Bus. Admin, Acct, BAF, MK

 

037

Bus. Mgt; Geog; Sociology

Bus Admin, Sociology, MK, Acct,  BAF, PA

 

038

Bus. Mgt; Govt; Sociology

Bus. Admin, PA, Sociology, Pol Sci, Inter Studies, MK, Acct, BAF

 

039

Chem; Geog; A/ Level Maths

Envl Sci., Engr, Archeology, Agric Sci., Text Sci,

 

040

Chem; Geog; Physics

Envl Sci., Engr, Archeology, Agric Sci., Text Sci,

 

041

Chem; Geology; A/Level Maths

Envl Sci., Engr, Archeology, Agric Sci., Text Sci, Single Honours

 

042

Chem; Geology; Physics

Envl Sci., Engr, Archeology, Agric Sci., Text Sci, Single Honours

 

043

Chem; Pysics; A/Level Maths

Engr, Text Sci., Envl Sci., Comp Sci., Agric Sci., Geophysics

 

044

CRS; Govt; Hausa

Single Honours, Pol. Sci., Inter Studies PA, MC

 

045

CRS; Hist; Lit-Eng

Single Honours, Law, Pol Sci.,  Inter Studies MC

 

CODE

IJMB  SUBJECT COMBINATION

POSSIBLE UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

046

CRS; Hausa;History

Single Honours, Pol. Sci., PA, Inter Studies,  Archeology, (ABU), MC

047

CRS; Hausa; Lit-Eng

Single Honours, Law

048

CRS; History; Lit-Eng

Single Honours, Law, MC, Pol Sci, Inter Studies,

049

Econs; Geog; A/Level Maths

EnvlSci, URP, Single Honours, Acct., BAF, PA, MK

050

Econs; Geog; Govt

URP, Acct, PA, BAF, MK, MC, Single Honours

051

Econs; Geog; Sociology

URP, Single Honours, Acct, PA, BAF

052

Econs;  Govt; A/Level Maths

PA, Pol Sci, Inter Studies, Econs, MC, Acct, BAF, Single Honours

053

Econs;  Govt; Sociology

Econs, Pol Sci, Inter Studies, PA, Sociology, MC, Acct BAF

060

Geog; Govt; A/Level Maths

EnvlSci,  Pol Sci, Inter Studies, Geog, Pub Admin

061

Geog; Govt; Sociology

URP, Sociology, PA, Pol Sci, Geog, Inter Studies

062

Geog; History; Sociology

Single Honours, Pol Sci, Inter Studies, PA, Sociology

063

Geog; Physics; A/Level Maths

Single Honours, EnvlSci, Engr (not Chemical), Comp Science, Geophysics

064

Geology; Physics; A/Level Maths

Single Honours, EnvlSci, Engr, Archeology, Comp Science, Geophysics

065

Govt; Hausa; Islamic Studies

Single Honours, PA, Pol Sci, Inter Studies

066

Govt; Islamic Studies; Lit-Eng

Single Honours, PA, Pol Sci, Inter Studies, Law, Archeology, MC

067

Hausa; Hist; Lit-Eng

Single Honours, PA, Pol Sci, Inter Studies, Law, Archeology, MC

068

Hausa; Islamic Studies; History

Single Honours, PA, Pol Sci, Inter Studies,

069

Hausa; Islamic Studies; Lit-Eng

Single Honours, Law

070

History;  Islamic Studies; Lit-Eng

Single Honours, Inter Studies, PA, Pol Sci, MC, Law, Archeology

071

Sociology; Arabic; Lit-Eng

Single Honours, Law, MC

073

Sociology; Hausa; Lit-Eng

Single Honours, Law, MC

001

O’ Level English only

 

002

O’LevelMaths only

 

003

O’Level English and Maths

 

Keys

AE   = Agricultural Engineering

BAF = Banking and Finance

MC = Mass communication

MK = Marketing

PA   = Public Administration

URP = Urban and Regional Planning

 IJMB Teaching and Examination

Teaching of IJMB programmed  is solely guided by a compiled syllabus issued by ABU Zaria and the contents of the syllabus cover 100 level university and some part of 200 level syllabus which must be covered within a minimum of 12 calendar months. The centre strictly adhered to the IJMB academic calendar. At the end of the programme the students will be enrolled with the IJMB secretariat at ABU Zaria for their final A ‘level examination. No candidate will be presented for IJMB examination before the twelve month (12) duration. The IJMB examination is moderated by the JAMB appointed moderators selected from different universities across the country. The supervisors are appointed by the IJMB office which comprises of senior academic officers from the affiliated institutions and ABU Zaria.  

 Nature of IJMB Examination

The IJMB secretariat stipulates that each candidate registering for the IJMB must offer (3) combinable subjects at the advanced level relevant to their proposed of study

 Continuous Assessment (CA) and IJMB Examination

The examination consists of:

  1. All IJMB students must have a Continuous Assessment (CA) which is 20% and it comprises of class attendance, assignments, test, end of semester examinations scores for practical’s.
  2. The final IJMB examination is made up of 80% comprising of two or three written examination papers (Multiple Choice or CBT, essay and practical) as stipulated in the IJMB syllabus. The detail explanation of each subject and its examination procedure are contained in the syllabus   
  • To qualify in the final IJMB examination, the student must have both complete (CA)

 and write the final examination.