August 19, 2011

Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) Exams

UPDATE: IJMB now IJMEB (International Joint Matriculation Examination Board)

What is IJMB?
The Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) conducts standardized tests/examinations in various fields. The Board has offices in many parts of the country. The Board has carved for itself local and global recognition and acceptability.

Is the IJMB recognised by the Nigerian government?
The Interim Joint Matriculation Board is registered in line with the existing laws of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The objects for which the board are registered is
  • To provide an alternative as well as an effective opportunity for out-of-school candidates and school drop outs to study as well as to take the interim Joint Matriculation Board examinations for the purposes of being better prepared to:
    • Enter into the employment market for better jobs and
    • Take advantage of opportunity of admission to tertiary and higher educational institutions both within and outside Nigeria towards self fulfillment and National development.

  • Taking cue from past experience of the existing examination bodies in Nigeria and the far overseas to put in place appropriate strategies and measures to combat, contain and eliminate the rampant incidence of existing examination malpractices in order to restore public confidence and credibility for public examination.

  • To operate in Nigeria, as a sister examination body to the existing outfits.

  • To enter into arrangements with any Federal Ministry of Education recognized Polytechnics/Universities/Institution(s) in Nigeria for the purpose of conducting tests/examinations in the INTERIM for the admissions into tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
Type of Examinations
The Board conducts (Ordinary & Advanced Levels) Examinations and is useful for admissions into Tertiary Institutions. IJMB examinations come up twice in every year; March and September. Examination centres cover South, North East and North Central Nigeria. Schools that want to be part of our examination centres are welcomed.

General Information
Acceptance of Candidates with IJMB Qualifications into Colleges, Polytechnics, Universities, Institutions
IJMB is an international examination body, which has spread to the nooks and crannies of the world; with approvals, recognition, and registration from various department of education, various ministries of education, the certificates are of international recognition. Therefore we do not expect any institution or establishment to turn down our certificate for any reason. Please mail us for the current list of those that accept IJMB.

The IJMB is listed as the basic entry requirement by the various boards in various countries, institutions.

IJMB Contact Information
For more: IJMB home
Exam Registration: Register for IJMB
Contact: IJMB contact


  1. I actually stumbled into this discussion through googling. Though, most of the information addressed here are true. But to avoid been scammed, I think it will be better if prospective candidate visit their website at as it contains all required details. Candidates can however register to various accredited centre closer to their location...Kindly visit the site instead of calling different phone contacts. don't get scammed, visit the official IJMB Website to register for your ijmb programme in nigeria........your criteria for admission into 200 level

    1. Thank you for your comments. We will soon update the article above