Monday , February 19 2024

JUPEB Programme! How To Gain Admission Straight To 200 Level Without Taking JAMB

You don’t have to spend another year at home waiting to pass the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). All you need do is enroll in JUPEB programme and move straight to 200 level in the University. That sounds unbelievable but it is very true. Here is how it works.

You should not waste a whole year because you did not score up to the cut off mark in the UTME and the post-UTME into the University and Course of your choice. You can turn things around by seeking and gaining admission through the Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB).

JUPEB is a national examinations body approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria in December 2013. It was formally established in April 2014 by a consortium of ten (10) partnering universities led by the University of Lagos. The certificate obtainable is an equivalence of Cambridge A/Level certificate.

As at the end of August 2018, sixty (60) universities (comprising of federal, state and private universities) accept JUPEB results for Direct Entry admission into 200-Level in Nigeria. Three (3) other countries accept JUPEB results for admission into their universities.


The advantages of enrolling into the JUPEB are as follows;

  1.  Direct entry admission into any of the sixty partnering Universities in Nigeria including. You have 200 Level admission without stress.
  2. With JUPEB, there is no point in wasting a year or two years sitting at home waiting for another JAMB / UTME that is not guaranteed. So, you do not have to write UTME if you have JUPEB result.
  3. Students with awaiting results can also register for JUPEB. This means that if you have deficiencies in your ordinary level results (WAEC/NECO), you can join the JUPEB Programme while attempting to get your minimum five (5) credit passes.
  4. You have the first-hand experience of what the university life is all about. In other words, it prepares you ahead of the challenges that you might end up facing in the universities.
  5. It is more economical to go for this programme because it will save you the cost and stress of 100 level.

Who Is Qualified To Take JUPEB Exam?

To be eligible to take examinations leading to the award of JUPEB’s Direct Entry Certificates, the candidate must have been exposed to an intensive scheme of academic work relevant to his/her proposed university course.

  • Each candidate must register, sit for Examinations and satisfy the Board in three subjects and a General Studies course relevant to the proposed course in any of the universities.
  • Each subject is to be broken into four courses to be taken, two per semester, by the candidate. The results in all the courses are to be merged at the end of the second semester to obtain the candidate’s grade in that particular subject.
  • Each candidate is expected to take twelve (12) courses, six per semester, and a General Studies course.
  • The general Studies for courses in each University Faculty will be based on relevant General courses suggested for that Faculty by each university.
  • The students upon completion of the programme will be issued certificates based on their level of perfoemance which bear Letter Grades of A, B, C, D, E or F in each of the three subjects and General Studies Paper.

For admission into each university, each candidate, in addition to passing the prescribed JUPEB examinations for issuing the Direct Entry Certificates, must satisfy all other conditions as prescribed by his/her university of choice.

Duration of Academic Programme

The duration of the Programme of courses for the Board’s Examination is a minimum of one academic session of two semesters.

Entry Qualifications

The Basic Qualification for Enrolment is a minimum of five (5) Credit Passes at the Senior Secondary Certificate (SSCE) /General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level in subjects relevant to the desired university programme or course of study.

So what are you waiting for? Just go for JUPEB if you can’t wait to attempt UTME again.

About Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a writer with passion for cutting-edge news

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