Are you finding it difficult to gain university admission through JAMB? If yes, then, there is a good news for you. The good news is that you can now gain university admission without JAMB.
In this comprehensive article, we shall explore the various methods of gaining university admission without JAMB.
You shall also find out why it is difficult to gain university admission through JAMB. In addition, we shall give you a thorough explanation on the admission capacity of all universities in Nigeria, the quota system of admission and how they affect your chance of getting admission.
Consequently, this article shall comprise of the following contents:
- Why It Is Difficult to Gain University Admission through JAMB?
- Admission Capacity of Nigerian Universities
- Quota System of Admission
- How to Gain University Admission Without JAMB through A’ Level GCE
- How to Gain University Admission Without JAMB through JUPEB
- How to Gain University Admission Without JAMB Through IJMB
Why It Is Difficult to Gain University Admission Through JAMB
Are you wondering why gaining university admission in Nigeria is difficult compare to advance countries? The answer is embedded in this statistics.
According to statistics, 1.5 million candidates write JAMB UTME every year. Meanwhile, the National Universities Commission (NUC) announced that the admission capacity of all the universities in Nigeria (including Federal Universities, State Universities and Private Universities) is 400,000 candidates per academic session.
This means that only 400,000 candidates can be admitted annually while 1.1 million candidates will not be admitted into the universities in Nigeria. This is the major reason why university admission in Nigeria seems difficult.
Admission Capacity of Nigerian Universities
As already stated above, NUC revealed that only 400,000 out of the 1.5 million candidates that write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) every year gain admission into Nigerian Universities.
Capacity of institutions refer to the maximum number of students that an institution can absorb and sustain for quality education available based on human and material resources.
In a nutshell, the admission capacity of all universities in Nigeria is approximately 400,000.
Quota System of Admission
Going by the new policy of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), 90% of this capacity shall be filled through JAMB/UTME while only 10% shall be filled by Direct Entry (that is, IJMB, JUPEB, NCE, OND, HND, Cambridge A’ level, Advanced Level GCE, and Professional Certifications).
In other words, the admission quota for JAMB/UTME is 360,000 while the admission quota of Direct Entry is 40,000.
Out of the 40,000 for Direct Entry, the admission quota for IJMB is 15,000, the one for JUPEB is 10,000, the one for NCE/OND/HND is 10,000 while the quota for Cambridge A Level, Advanced level GCE, and Professional Certifications is 5,000.
However, if the 10% for Direct Entry is not utilized, it may be added to the JAMB/UTME quota. Consequently if any one of these modes of direct entry (that is, IJMB, JUPEB, NCE/OND/HND, Cambridge A’ Level/Advanced Level GCE/Professional Certifications) fail to fill their quota it will be added to the JAMB/UTME quota.
How to Gain University Admission Without JAMB Through A’ Level GCE
A’ Level GCE is one of the easiest way to gain 200 level admission into any university without JAMB. This is because only 2,000 candidates seek for Direct Entry admission through Cambridge A’ Level/Advanced Level GCE/Professional Certifications annually.
What this implies is that the 2,000 candidates always get admitted while the remaining 3,000 quota is always added to JAMB/UTME quota.
From the analysis above, the Direct Entry admission quota of 5,000 candidates assigned to Cambridge A’ Level/Advanced Level GCE/Professional Certifications is not being utilized because the number of applicants are only 2,000. This is why it is almost impossible to see any one with these results that is not in school.
The low number of applicants for this categroy of Direct Entry could be attributed to the ignorance of university aspirants. Some of the aspirants are not well-informed and ignorant of the quota system in admission and other educational policies of educational regulatory bodies. Now, you can see that University Admission is easy!
How to Gain University Admission Without JAMB Through JUPEB
JUPEB is the acronym for Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board. It is a newly approved, proven and certified advanced level examination body established and coordinated by the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
The programme is specifically designed to provide an opportunity for candidates who cannot gain admission to regular degree programmes in Nigerian Universities through JAMB.
It only requires candidate’s O’ level results. Meanwhile, awaiting result candidates can also apply.
Prospective JUPEB candidates are required to select any THREE (3) A’ Level JUPEB subject combinations identified with their preferred course of study in the university be it Science, Art or Social Science course.
Candidates would then be lectured for the stipulated period at their respective study centre and thereafter sit for the final examination.
On completion of the programme, successful candidates accordingly utilize their JUPEB certificate to secure admission into 200 level in any Nigerian tertiary institution via Direct Entry and some foreign universities.
How to Gain University Admission Without JAMB Through IJMB
IJMB stands for Interim Joint Matriculation Board. It is a federal government approved programme moderated by Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
IJMB is designed to solve admission menace of candidates as an alternative mode of gaining admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria without JAMB.
Statistics has proven that annually, 20,000 applicants put in for the programme and over 15,000 candidates secure admission with it into 200 level to their preferred university and course, thereby giving a success story of over 75% of the applicants as compared to JAMB which close to 1.6 million applicants sit fo and just 20% fraction get admitted.