7 Easy Ways To Gain Admission Into Nigerian Universities Without Jamb UTME

Frankly it can be frustrating to keep on writing the Jamb UTME
every year without securing admission into the university of your choice. 

Jamb conducts entrance examinations for prospective undergraduates into different Nigerian universities,before a candidate can sit for Jamb examinations he or she must have obtained the West Africa School Certificate popularly called WAEC or the National Examination Council (Nigeria), NECO.

Jamb now conducts a computer based test examination after stopping the written type of examination,this new computer based test is way better as candidates will be able to see their scores within hours,however some people still end up to having problems with passing Jamb.
Infact,most university secondary school leavers dread this period as it can be exhausting to be sitting at home for months without being productive or going to school,however the good news in this scenario is that there has been an increase in the number of accredited universities both private,federal and state universities that offer alternative methods of enrolling new students & also most tertiary institution put their cut off mark at 180 over 400. 

If however you still coudnt secure an admission maybe because your jamb score was low or perhaps you couldn't pass the post ume aptitude screening test or jamb withheld your result,this post contains 7 proven and easy ways you can secure an admission into any Nigerian university (polytechnics ,private universities,State universities and federal universities without a jamb result.

Listed below are some of the ways or methoods you can gain admission into a nigeriian tertiary institution without Jamb. 

7 Ways To Easily Gain Admission Into Nigerian Universities Without Jamb UTME 

1. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

The National Open University of Nigeria was established precisely to help people who would want to get their degree or become certified but cannot because of the nature of their jobs and also for students who couldn't pass jamb.

To apply to NOUN all you have to do is fill a form and input your details,also note that you must have up to 5 credit passes in either your NECO,WAEC or even NABTEB. 
The Admission is very fast and you will be admitted within 3 days.

They offer undergraduate,Diploma,Certification, Postgraduate, Masters & Ph.D Programmes and they dont go on strike.

NOUN has branches in many major Nigerian Cities.
Currently NOUN graduates are not allowed to participate in the one year NYSC program. 

2. Interim Joint Admission Matriculation Board (IJMB)

Another sure way to gain admission into the university without writing jamb is through the Interim Joint Matriculation Program also called IJMB.

With this program you can secure an admission into one of the top schools in Nigeria.

This programme allows you gain admission through direct entry into any Nigerian university that accepts IJMB.
The program would last for about 12-18 months and its really popular,especiially among universities in the north,other western and eastern regions also suppoort this initiative. 

Most often with IJMB,after the 12- 18 months period,he or she will continue from 200 level. 
Also make sure that you register for IJMB from an NUC accredited university and not from a road side university acclaimed lesson centre.

Also to gain admission into IJMB programme, you only require a minimum of 5 credits from your O’level result (Waec, neco, nabteb)

3. Cambridge "A" Level Program

With Cambridge "A" Level Program you can get admission to one of the tertiary institution in Nigeria.

You will be required to take lectures from participating schools for about 12 to 18 months, after which you will be required to write some examinations.

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When you pass those examinations, you will then apply for admission into any Nigerian universities via the direct entry program.
4. Diploma / Pre-degree

Most Nigerian Universities offer a diploma or pre degree courses that usually runs for one year in which students will take some lectures after which the university will conduct some exams for the students. 

Successful students are then placed on the course of their choice and start off with fresh year one new entry students. 


You can alsoo try JUPEBiff your are frustrated wiith Jamb.
JUPEB is a national examination body with the responsibilty of conducting examinations for students who are seeking direct entry admissions into Nigerian tertiary institutions.

Some best Nigerian universities like UNIBEN, UNILAG Etc accept and run the JUPEB programme.

Success students might start from 200 level.
A minimum of five credits passes in your O’levels is the requirement needed before you can enroll.
The program usually lasts for 12 months.  

List of Schools That Accept Admission Without JAMB Through JUPEB.
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abueokuta
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife
  • University of Benin, Benin City
  • University of Ilorin, Ilorin
  • University of Lagos, Akoka – Lagos
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt
  • University of Uyo, Uyo

6. Private Universities

Most private universities really don't care about your Jamb score as long as you have your Olevel results and you are willing to pay their high tuition fees.

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Consider making inquiries about some private universities if you dont want to spend an extra year at home.

7. Foreign Universities 

Jamb is only valid here in Nigeria, so you don not need to pass jamb before you can enroll to study in a foreign university.  
To apply to foreign universities outside Nigeria,all you need is your WAEC or GCE result.

However, if might be required to take some foreign based tests like TOEFEL,GMAT, IELTS, GRE Etc before you can be offered admission.

There you have it,the 7 ways you can gain admission into any Nigerian university without Jamb.