As education specialists, we daily receive questions of how can I successfully gain admission without JAMB? What are my viable alternatives to JAMB? How secure all the alternatives to UTME? How do you apply for IJMB?

Our answer is always simple and well informed, there are plenty alternatives for admission seekers, you only need the right college of advanced studies to help you out. That’s all there is to it.

As a matter of fact without fallacy, JAMB is a tenacious matriculation examination. Although we do train students to conquer it, students are just not made equal.

The level of intelligence truly varies and unique to each and every student. Hence, the chance of gaining admission through JAMB for some students is somewhat a vague dream.

The deteriorating admission capacity opened by the examination is also of a big concern. The odds with JAMBites are just too much.

In the same wise, the strain competition only proves to be tougher. With the new policy that cave no room for candidates with awaiting results and the possible implementation of the 1-year seat home for school leaving students to vocational skills. The game seems to be made for the special candidates.

With this dearth atmosphere, one is left with no choice than to seek reliable alternative to secure admission without bowing to the overarching Lord JAMB.

Therefore, in this article, we will examine three of the reliable alternatives to make university without cramming the Avocados pages and begging UTME to cooperate.


#1. IJMB

Of the alternatives to JAMB, IJMB is by far the most reliable, promising and achievable matriculation examination.

The good news: it is a direct entry exam that qualifies successful student for 200 level to study their desired course in any university in Nigeria.

It is an examination program manage, run and supervise by the Ahmadu bello University, Zaria.

It is widely accepted by all northern universities, most of the southern university, and all state universities. You can check the list of institutions that accept IJMB here.

Pros of IJMB:

  • Direct Entry
  • Lower Competition
  • Higher Chance of Admission
  • High Success Consistently Recorded
  • Valid for Several Years
  • Error proof


  • Accepted as for 100 level in University of Ibadan.
  • Higher Cost
  • No official website
  • Too many fake centres

#2. NABTEB A’ Level

Another prominent alternative to JAMB in the market is the NABTEB A’ level Examination.

The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) under Decree 70 of 1993, and other examinations bodies were thus established. Since its establishment, the findings of the Etsu Nupe Panel (1997), the Shonekan Vision 2010 (1997) Report, and the harmonized Report of the Etsu Nupe Panel and Vision 2010 reports have supported, directly and indirectly, NABTEB’s existence. The National headquarters of the Board is located at Ikpoba Hill, P. M. B. 1747, Benin City, and Edo State.

Advanced Level NABTEB is a programme that helps students secure admission into Nigerian universities. NABTEB A Level serves as an alternative route to JAMB. When you attend lectures in any of the approved NABTEB A Level Study Centre and passed. You will be able to combine the result with the Direct Entry form and use it to gain admission into 200 level. You can study almost all the courses in Nigerian universities with this programme.


Pros of NABTEB A’ Level:

  • Lower Competition
  • Direct Entry
  • Accepted by many universities



  • Two semesters of preparation
  • Tuition costs 100,000 and above
  • Not accepted by some federal institution




JUPEB is an A’ Level examination that is run and monitored by some top federal universities in Nigeria with numbers of affiliates universities.

It is also a direct entry examination that safely champion successful aspirant as a 200 level student in accredited universities in Nigeria.


Pros of JUPEB:

  • Does not expire
  • Least Competition
  • Direct Entry to 200 Level
  • Accepted Internationally
  • Availability of official JUPEB website



  • Cost between 100,000 – 150,000
  • Not accepted by some institutions
  • Two semesters of preparation


Call To Action

If you are looking for a viable alternative to JAMB or you have simply decide to opt for any of the three above listed. Contact us at Beam Educational Consult.

We help you secure your space at the higher institution of learning of your choice, it is up to you to join your mates in 200 level.

Call our 24/7 hotline 08035484338 or mail us direct

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