3 Ways to Get Admission into Nigerian University Without JAMB

A good number of Nigerian students have yielded their great efforts of seeking admission into Nigerian universities through JAMB, because the examination, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has taught them the lesson of their lives, having attempted the examination severally without scaling through, and to some, securing admission into Nigerian universities with JAMB has been a nightmare. It is very unfortunate situation.

Some of these students, who have scaled through the hurdles of, joint admission and matriculation board  examination; still have to face another problem of meeting the requirements of post UTME examination before gaining the admission into these institutions of higher learning.

In view of the stresses and the challenges associated with getting admission into the Nigerian university through JAMB, a good number of students would love to look for an alternative means of gaining admission into the Nigerian Universities without JAMB.

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However, without JAMB, Nigerian students can still secure admission into Nigerian universities, and there are many other ways you can get admission into any of these universities without Join Admission and Matriculation Board examination.

And in this article I am going to discuss with you some of these ways you can gain admission into Nigerian universities without having to bother about JAMB.

Methods of getting Admission into Nigerian university without JAMB:

1. National Open University

National Open University of Nigeria is one of the alternative ways of gaining admission into Nigerian university without writing JAMB.

One of the reasons of establishing this university was to allow access to the tertiary institutions in the country without having to pass through the rigorous aspect of writing JAMB or Aptitude test before you get admission into these universities.

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The federal government of Nigeria in its wisdom deemed it fit to establish National Open University of Nigerian with a view to allow those who could not went for conventional higher institutions of learning, particularly, some adult members of the public who are either working or were economically disadvantaged to enroll in conventional university perhaps, would not have the time to go through the normal academic routine.

However, the National Open University of Nigeria was founded during the tenure of President Olusegun Obasanjo, and since then, both the Nigerian youths and the working class adults have been availing themselves of the opportunity of accessing university education.

The mandate of the university has been expanded through open and distance education, with campuses across the nation, today, anybody anywhere can gain university education through National Open University of Nigeria,

Its method of admission is not rigorous, what you do is to pick up an application form for a fee online, and you are expected to fill the form with the detail of your course of study, and to be submitted with your minimum requirement, which is your O’Level, once meeting the requirement, you are given admission without having to resort to writing JAMB.

2. Interim Joint Admission

Interim Joint Admission Matriculation Board (IJAMB) is one of the alternative means by which you can gain admission into Nigerian universities without JAMB.

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How this program work is to give you direct entry into any university of your choice that accept IJAMB in Nigeria, and most of the universities do accept this direct entry requirement particularly, Nigerian universities that are in the Northern part of Nigeria.

Some universities in the Western part of Nigeria, and Eastern part of the country offer direct entry admission with Interim Joint Admission Matriculation Board without JAMB.

But for the University of Ibadan you will be required to still write the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board examination, before you can be offered admission into the university, and even at that, you will not be admitted into year two programme with your direct entry requirement perhaps, because of the status of the University of Ibadan as the best university in Nigeria.

But should you want to gain direct entry admission into Nigerian universities through Interim, Joint Admission Board (IJAMB), you can look forward to the following universities for admission: university of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state, Ekiti state university, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state, Abia state university, Uturu, Abia state, university of Ilorin, Kwara state, and Nnamdi Azikewe University, Awka. The above universities accept Interim Joint Admission Matriculation Board examination.

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3. Cambridge A’Level:

Cambridge A’Level can earn you direct entry into Nigerian universities; it is another method of getting admission into any higher institutions of learning in the country without JAMB.

Before gaining admission proper into Nigerian universities through Cambridge A’Level, during this time, you will be required to enroll in the participating schools for lectures within the period of twelve and eighteen months, which at the expiration of these numbers of months, you are expected to sit for examinations, after the examination, once the result of the examination is out, and you have scale through, the next thing for you to do will be to apply for direct entry into any Nigerian universities, which of course, the admission is automatic.

Moreso, apart from the three methods listed above on how to get admission into Nigerian universities without writing the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination, there are other ways yet, that you can secure your admission into Nigerian universities without writing JAMB.

One of these new ways is through part time programme in the universities. By enrolling for part time programme, you have directly avoided the problem of writing or passing JAMB examination before you gain admission into Nigerian universities.

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Another new method of gaining admission into Nigerian universities without JAMB, apart from the afore listed methods is through Diploma programme, and by this you have escape  the stress of having to write JAMB, and then the Aptitude test before gaining admission into Nigerian Universities.

Last, but not the least method of getting admission into Nigerian universities without the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board examination, which I will love to mention in this article is certificate programme, that is, special certificate programme.

With this programme, you can enroll directly into the Nigerian universities of your choice, by this programme, you have left behind the vigorous issue of having to write JAMB first before gaining admission in Nigerian universities.

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