Do you know there are ways you can actually get admission into universities without JAMB? This might sound surprising to some people, especially those that are just hearing about it for their first time.
If you belong to the class of people who still doubt the possibility of securing admission to study in the Nigerian Universities without having to sit for JAMB UTME, then you have to read this post beyond this line.
Every year, millions of youngsters, many of whom are school leavers do apply for admission to study their dream course at the University.
Unfortunately, not everyone has always had the opportunity to make it through, some do eventually settle for disciplines which they had not intended to study initially, and this has always been as a result of low UTME (Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination) scores.
So, here you will learn the various alternative methods, through which you can gain admission into the University without necessarily going through the hurdles of JAMB UTME. Check out: How To Pass JAMB Exam Without Cheating.
How to Gain Admission into Universities without JAMB UTME
Below are ways you can get admission into universities;
1. Cambridge A’ Level (Direct Entry)
This is one of the most utilized approaches to gain admission into Nigerian Universities without UTME. The Cambridge A’ level is a course that is of the English Educational program.
At the end of the Cambridge Programme, you become eligible to gain admission and study your preferred course, not as a freshman, but as a 200 level student.
Gaining admission this way has good sides to it. Take, for instance, undergraduates who get admitted into the University via Direct Entry do not get to take certain 100L courses which are generally perceived as “difficult to pass” by freshmen. It is also an easy way to gain admission to foreign Universities.
The program spans between one year to one and a half years.
2. Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB)
This is one of the surest ways of gaining admission into any University lately, of course, without JAMB UTME.
IJMB is guaranteed, secure, has the approval of the Federal Government of Nigeria, and has been certified by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC).
Prospective University undergraduates who choose to pass through IJMB would be required to select from any three Advanced Level (A’ Level) subject combinations which match their preferred discipline, take lectures at designated study centers then sit/pass the qualifying exam.
3. Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB)
The JUPEB program is another effective alternative for prospective University undergraduates who still battle with low JAMB UTME scores.
JUPEB is centrally coordinated at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. That notwithstanding, many other Universities and partner organizations are also involved in running the system.
All you need to register for IJMB is your O’ Level result, then proceed with the nine-month study program after which you will be certified and eligible to gain admission straight into 200 Level to study your desired course.
With these three ‘escape routes’ at your disposal, you now stand a higher chance of pursuing that dream course of yours in the University and worry less about being ‘JAMB-ed’ any longer.
Note: If your admission is not through JAMB, you would be required to do JAMB regularization before you can serve in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). JAMB regularization costs about N10,000. Good luck!