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11 Ways To Gain Admission Without JAMB

Have you heard of ADMISSION WITHOUT JAMB? JAMB is NOT the only gateway to a higher institution in Nigeria. Every year candidates who failed to be admitted through JAMB usually give up any hope of securing admission for that particular academic year hoping to wait till next year to write another JAMB exam.

Now, if you happen to be in this situation right now, it does not mean that all hope of securing admission this year is gone. You can still secure admission without JAMB. Yes! You got me right. I will outline and explain these other ways of gaining admission so you can make the choice that is best for you.

How To Gain Admission Without JAMB

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN): Yoy may have heard about the Open University of Nigeria. You do not require JAMB to gain admission into the Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). One advantage of the Open University is that there is nothing like a school going on strike. The major disadvantage is that their graduates are not allowed to participate in NYSC. Though the management of the university is working to resolve this issue with the government. So hopefully soon, they will be allowed to participate in NYSC. So if you will like to enrol in NOUN, visits their official website: to know the courses available and locate the closest study centre nationwide.

IJMB/JUPEB/Diploma/A-Level Programmes: IJMB stands for Interim Joint Matriculation Board. IJMB is an Advanced-Level (A-Level) Course, which you take for 9 months, after which you take a final exam that gives you a certificate. This certificate can then be used to apply for Direct entry admission into 200 Level in any university of your choice. JUPEB stands for Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB).

Just like IJMB is it equally an advanced level programme. Successful candidates can use their certificate to apply for direct entry admission into 200 level in any university of their choice. Diploma programmes Some universities still offer Diploma programmes. This programme usually lasts for 2 years after which you will obtain a certificate which you can use to apply for admission into 200 level in that university or any other university.
Other acceptable A-level certificates like A-level GCE certificate can be used equally to secure direct entry admission into 200 level in any university. All these programmes are offered by many universities as well as some educational agencies.

Pre-degree/Remedial Programmes: Pre-degree/Remedial/Foundation Programmes are offered by many universities and is designed to support candidates who do not meet certain requirements for admission. After completing the programme which usually lasts for 7-12 months, the successful candidates are admitted into relevant undergraduate degree courses in the school they did the programme. We usually update information on Pre-degree/Remedial/Foundation Programmes admissions and sales of forms.  So you can always visit the Pre-degree Admission Page for such information or updates.

Part-time/Weekend/Evening Programmes: Almost all universities offer part-time degree programmes. The part-time degree programmes are just the same with full time degree programmes (That is admission through JAMB) in terms of the certificate. The differences are that, not all courses are offered in a part-time programme, part-time programmes take an extra year and finally, part-time graduates do not go for the National Youth Service Corps.

Similarly, almost all polytechnics run evening and weekend programmes. There’s one they equally call Daily Part-time programme (DPT) in some polytechnics. If you enrol in any of these programmes, you will obtain your National Diploma certificate after 2-3 years just like those that gained admission through JAMB. You can use the National Diploma certificate obtained to apply for direct entry admission into 200 level in any university of your choice if you do not want to continue with your HND in the polytechnic.
This is really cool if you are working and schooling at the same time as it will give you time for both. We equally provide information on Part-time/evening and weekend programmes as well. So you can always visit the Part-time Admission Updates  for such information or updates.

Study Abroad: Schools outside Nigeria do not require you to have JAMB result before you can be admitted. I know many students that JAMB ha frustrated countless and they have no option than to move to Ghana for their higher education. The thing however is that it is quite expensive studying abroad. So this option is for those who can afford it unless you are able to get a scholarship.

What Are The Requirements To Gain Admission Without JAMB Into These Programmes

All you need to run any of these programmes is just your O’level result (WAEC, NECO etc or even a combination of the results). You not need to take JAMB or have a JAMB result to enroll in any of the programmes. Enrolling in any of these programmes is better than waiting for another year. Unless age is still on your side. If not, take advantage of any of these programmes as you deem convenient or suitable. Do you have anything else to add to this article or have any questions, leave your comment below.
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  1. I score 157 in jamb please can I gain admission in to polytechnic with it

  2. I registered for jamb this year, when I get to my center I was unable to verify I was told to go home that jamb will send a mail to me within 24hour, when I didn’t receive any mail I went back to the center the 3rd day ,I was told that they mark me absent. What should I do

  3. Ngozi confidence Amarachi

    I scored 169 can I gain admission to Abia state University Absu uturu

  4. I scored 218 and I applied for dentistry in unical
    Can I do a change of course in the same institution

  5. Can I gain admission with152

  6. Can i gain admission into any university with 165 in jamb

  7. I score 177 any chance of gaining admission in Abu zaria
    To study mass communication

  8. I applied for federal university Lafia, but when I checked my jamb score the first time then I saw 177 but when I still checked again then I saw 162. So can I still get admission?

  9. I applied for federal University Lafia and when I checked my score the first time, then I saw 177 but when I still checked again then saw 162. So can I still get admission?

  10. I apply for Ibrahim Babangida university and I score 156 can I gain admission into the university

  11. I scored 157 in jamb and filled ignatius ajuru I want to study computer science can I gain admission

  12. I scored 184 in jamb and i filled delta state university and i want to study mass communication will i gain admission

  13. How can I gain admission before this year run out,am tired of waiting

  14. Hello the registrar of the joint admission and matriculation boad
    Permit me to almost talk about the deliveration problems of jamb in this various year 2020

  15. My school of choice admitted me edu.physics before jamb admitted me with my desired course anatomy there. How can I secure my jamb admission?

  16. John Oshiobugie Julius

    Paraventure I again National Diploma in polytechnic, can I use it to enroll into NOUN, and what level will I start from?

  17. I thought you guys said 11 ways to gain admission without jamb, and just seeing 5 or this another way to get get pipo to view your site. SMH

  18. can a part time student switch to full time programme at the final year to participate in NYSC?

  19. Nice article you’ve got here. You really did an in-depth analysis of all known JAMB alternatives to admission. Keep it up.
    I hope to be like you soon.

  20. pls I.need to.register for the IJMP

  21. I want to register for jupeb and what is the cost of everything? I hope this not gonna be frustrating as jamb?

  22. can i enter any school without jab also i wrote NABTEB AND I GOT P8 IN MY MATHS

  23. i would like to register for Jupeb but i didnt make my maths i had f9, can i still register for it?

  24. Please I want to gain admission before this year runs out without jamb….how can achieve that,I’m tired of waiting

  25. moses favour david

    pls, I wasn’t able to see my result and I was thinking it might be the biometric problem,
    can i still engage myself in pre_degree program.

  26. Will you still need Post jamb after IJMB??

  27. Please
    Which 1 is preferable between IJMB nd REMIDAL
    as in which 1 is d surest?

  28. Am interested in IJMB. The direct entry does it require writing jamb again? I need the website or phone number to reach them or the location.

  29. Nice alternatives git here, atleast we will not have to cry all the time for low JAMB score.

  30. I made inquiries in some schools concerning predegree and they said without jamb you can’t be admitted.

    • Yeah, the thing is you do not need JAMB to begin the pre degree programme but you will have to sit for JAMB after you have been admitted into the pre degree programme in order to gain. admission into 100 Level. Schools will consider you for admission into 100 level even with a low JAMB score so far you did their Pre Degree Programme

  31. Thankz 4 d info. Pls do you have an idea if Atbu’s jupeb form 4 2018/2019 is out? If not on sale pls keep me posted wen out so as to purchase it

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