What is IJMB

IJMB means Interim Joint Matriculation Board is a nine months Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria moderated Advanced Level (A'Level) programme. IJMB is a federal government programme approved programme, IJMB is moderated by Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Zaria and IJMB is certified by Nigerian University Commission (NUC). IJMB is designed to solve admission menace of candidates as an alternative mode of gaining admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria into 200 level via Direct Entry (D.E) without UTME/JAMB and other related modes of entry. The full meaning of IJMB is Interim Joint Matriculation Board – it is a program that has been fully certified and the IJMB examination is called IJMBE which is Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination, IJMBE was held first in the year 1977 after the first IJMB started in the year 1976.

The Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) was established in 1976 by the Interim Common Services Agency (ICSA). ICSA itself was established by the government of the old Northern Region of Nigeria to provide educational and social services to the people of the region. The first Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMBE) was held in 1977 for all students who had undergone the IJMBE post secondary education program in the existing schools of Basic/ Preliminary studies which had replaced the HSCE.

Presently IJMB now serve as an Advanced Level Examination which guarantee candidate admission into 200level. The Board is administered by the Institute of Education of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Other members of the board include representatives of various education insitutions such as Joint Admission Matriculation Board; Federal University of Technology, Minna.