Sometimes your JAMB score isn’t too good, or you couldn’t meet up with the JAMB post UTME or admission requirement, you need these other JAMB alternatives.
- IJMB –Interim Joint Matriculation Board
This is exactly what IJMB is: IJMB it’s an A—Level program that runs for 9 months.
For IJMB, you need a study centre that can help you prepare very well for the exams. You get the idea? And once you do the final exam and have the certificate it qualifies you for a Direct-entry admission into 200 level in any university of your choice.
The program runs for about 9 months. It’s just that the only disadvantage is the certificate is only valid for 5 years. Although, I have heard many people say it doesn’t expire at all. I think the reason for this is the fact that most bodies review their sylabuses after a period of 5 years. So, in the process of this, they might make many changes to their courses and subject and this might render certificates issued before then obsolete.
- JUPEB –Joint University Preliminary Examination Board.
JUPEB stands forJoint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB). It is almost similar to IJMB as it’s equally an advanced level programme which guarantees successful candidates direct-entry admission into 200-level in any university of their choice.
- Diploma Program
The diploma is just like the regular diploma program run by tertiary institutions and educational agencies. It runs for 2 years and after the 2 years, you purchase your direct entry form and get admited to 200 level.
- Pre-degree Programs
Pre-degree is a program created by Nigerian universities to get candidate admitted into 100 level of their schools, after a period of 1 year.
The school, and the school will take you through the programs that will prepare you for the exam.
Pre-degree Programs are quite different. After the exam, you’ll be admitted into 100 level, and you’ll only get admitted into the university that offered the program. Not qualifying for any of the courses offered by the school means the money you paid is gone.
- Remedial Programs
Remidial program is the same with predegres.
- Foundation Program.
While it’s pretty expensive, it’s run similar to IJMB.
Foundation Program is a program you also do for a period of 9 months and you get admitted into 200 level.
Pre-degree and foundation Programs, where you’ll have to be in the school, and the school will take you through the programs that will prepare you for the exam.
- NOUN –National Open University of Nigeria
This option is a brilliant initiative meant for those who want to work and school. If you don’t have any sponsor, or you want to support your family while you are undergoing the university degree program, then this is the best option for you. You need nothing more than your SSCE certificate to get admited into the National Open University of Nigeria.
One of the reasons I advise people to go for this option is their speed. They don’t strike! Their management are working relentlessly however, their graduates don’t participate in the NYSC program at the point of writing this article.
- Part Time Programs
Part time program is similar to NOUN, the only difference is that the former needs your physical presence.
Part-time degree programmes are not hard to find today. Almost all the universities have theirs. Aperture from exclusion from the NYSC and an extra year, the part-time dyeare programmes are the same with full time degree programmes.
- DLP –Distance Learning Programs
As the name implies, you can study from distance and obtain a degree certificate or a diploma that qualifies you for direct entry into relevant university. This too will allow you to work and school.
- Study Abroad
You can get admitted into any foreign university without JAMB.
This is an exppensive option, even if you chose to school in other labouring countries, like Ghana.
You can simply browse for a list of good schools around West Africa. But before you do, you must have a very good sposor to suport you financially.
So, those are the 10 good ways to get admitted into higher institutions without JAMB. Before you give up on your educational dream of going to higher institutions yet, give one of them a trial.
Remember, the basic qualification you’ll need is your SSCE results.