Getting admission into any of the over 160 Nigerian universities requires going beyond the stipulated JAMB cutoff make for each course and university
There are about 79 private Nigerian universities and this article focuses on the private Nigerian universities that offer admission without JAMB.
It seems impossible to gain admission into a Nigerian tertiary institution without passing the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination.
The examination which is designed by the Federal ministry of education is aimed at admitting only the best, qualified secondary school leavers into the higher education terrain.
Only students who pass the examination would be eligible for admission. As lofty as this is, so many Nigerian students dislike the idea.
Some have been unable to scale through the hurdle of JAMB. The exams have seemingly slowed down the progress of the education of many Nigerian students and various alternatives are being considered.
This article on private Nigerian universities that offer admission without JAMB is more or less salvation from the pain in the ass of many Nigerian students.
Not writing JAMB but getting admission seems like a fairy-tale or one of those Tinkerbell stories but it is as true as your own beating heart.
It is very much possible to gain admission into a Nigerian university without writing JAMB and this list of private Nigerian universities that offer admission without JAMB will show you some of the universities you can be admitted into.
Before I show you the private Nigerian universities that offer admission without JAMB, you may be wondering how possible it is to be admitted into a Nigerian university without writing JAMB.
The truth is, there are several alternatives to JAMB as regards qualification examination for Nigerian tertiary institutions.
- What these universities do is that they accept these other qualification examinations. Let’s look at the other qualification examinations that these private universities make use of other than JAMB.
IJMB is an acronym that stands for Interim Joint Admission Matriculation Board. It is the foremost qualification examination alternative to the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) exam.
This initiative was started by Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, and she the Nigerian universities governing body, the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC), endorsed it, other Nigerian universities incorporated the program into their academic structure.
Using IJMB as an admission entry mode will see a student run a program for two (2) years and on completion get admitted into 200 level instead of 100 level.
The plan with IJMB was to create a remedial program that would help persons who could not make it to the JAMB cut-off mark gain admission.
It was originally designed for northerners but it has now spread to other parts of the country and has become one of the ways private Nigerian universities offer admission without JAMB.
The Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) was founded in 2013 by a conclave of 10 universities led by the University of Lagos.
Although unpopular, it has been approved by the Federal ministry of education and prospective candidates can use it to gain admission without writing JAMB.
Some of the private Nigerian universities that offer admission without JAMB but use JUPEB includes Achievers University, Bells University, Elizade University, Madonna University to mention a few.
A remedial program is another alternative to gain admission into Nigerian universities without JAMB. The pre-degree or remedial is a one-year program that gives candidates admission into 100-level.
The program lasts between 7 to 12 months and successful candidates are awarded a certification that makes them eligible for admission without JAMB.
Now, let’s look at the list of universities in Nigeria that offer admission without JAMB.
Private Universities That Offer Admission Without JAMB
Achievers University, Owo
Adeleke University, Ede
Afe Babalola University, Ekiti State
African University of Science and Technology, Abuja
Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan
Al Hikmah University, Ilorin
American University, Yola
Bells University of Technology, Ota
Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
Bingham University, New Karu
Bowen University, Iwo
Caritas University, Enugu
CETEP University, Lagos
Godfrey Okoye University
Gregory University, Uturu
Igbinedion University, Okada
Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeja
Katsina State University
Lead City University
MacPherson University, Seriki Sotaya, Ajebo
Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja
Novenna University, Ogume
Obong University, Osun State
Pan African University, Lagos State
Paul University, Awka, Anambra State
Redeemers University, Mowe
Renaissance University, Enugu
Rhema University, Rivers State
Salem University, Lokoja, Kogi State
Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
Southwestern University, Oku Owa
Tansian University, Umuya
University of Mkar, Mkar
Wellspring University, Edo State
Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo State
Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State
Wukari Jubilee University, Wukari, Taraba State
It is cheering to know that private Nigerian universities offer admission without JAMB and the list above gives an insight into some of these universities.
Every one of the universities listed above offers the pre-degree and IJMB programs but a selected few offer JUPEB.
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