History of IJMB

The Interim Joint Matriculation Board was established in 1976 by the interim Common Services Agency (ICSA). ICSA was established by the government of the old Northern Agency of Nigeria to provide educational and social services to the people of the region.


The first IJMBE (Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination) was held in 1977 for all students who had undergone the IJMB Basic/Preliminary studies which had replaced HSC. The IJMB is essentially an advanced level examination except for only two subjects (English Language and Mathematics) offered at ordinary level.

The Board is administered by the Institute of Education of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Other members of the board include representative of Joint Admission Matriculation Board and some of the Universities that accept IJMB results for admission into the 200 level.


IJMB is an approved nine (9) months Advanced level program by the Federal Government of Nigeria and certified by the Nigeria University Commission (NUC). The program is available for all courses in the Arts, Social science and Science and it gives direct admission to successful candidates to 200 level of the University education.


Our lecturers are people who themselves have gone through the Advanced Level program and as such are well equipped to teach the IJMB and JUPEB students. We also motivate them so as to teach the students in such a way as to guarantee their success in the final examination and be highly competitive to gain admission into the 200 level in the University of their choice. Our centre building and students accommodation are well secured and in a conducive environment.




A candidate is required to obtained a minimum of 5 points out of the maximum 16 points to qualify for 200 level admission consideration. In our MOWE CENTRE, our aim is to ensure that students have a minimum of 12 points out of the maximum 16 points in order to stand a better chance for admission, compare to other centers that lay emphasis on students obtaining the minimum of 6 points.


It is an Advanced Level program that run for nine (9) Months (April to February). We have secured and decent residential hostels and academic environment. Successful students do not need to write UTME or Post UME before securing admission into the 200 level of the University of their choice. Candidates are required to have five (5) O/level credits (including Mathematics and English Language) before they are admitted into the University. IJMBE offers two subjects at O/Level (English Language and Mathematics) which are taken by those who failed to have credit passes in them at SSCE/GCE/NECO. (check our fees structure as we charge separately for candidates who require make up tutorials in English and Mathematics.



A = 5 points
B = 4 Points
C= 3 Points
D= 2 Points
E= 1 Points
F= 0 Point


IJMB allow you to choose three subjects that are related to what you want to study in the University of your choice. The maximum point per subject is five (5), thus, fifteen (15) points for the three subjects. IJMB award extra one (1) point to any students who do not have F (0 point) in any of the three (3) subjects. The maximum point obtainable thus total sixteen (16). In our Mowe centre we work towards the least performing student scoring at least B + B + B = 12 Points in order to stand a very good chance of being admitted into the 200 level for any course of their choice in the University


Copyright © 2016 Divine Help Academy and Services. All rights reserved | Design by Aledoy Solutions