How To Get Admission Without JAMB

On this page, we share with you How to gain admission without JAMB in 2024, List schools that offered admission without JAMB, List of Polytechnics, and Universities that admit students admission without JAMB. Nigerian universities that accepts students without JAMB

Now that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result, there have been lots of mixed reactions; while some are rejoicing for scoring higher marks, some also feel bad for scoring lower marks. However, there are lots of reasons that could lead to poor performances, including wrong O’level combination, inadequate preparation, exam tension, sudden sickness, and psychological issues, but to mention a few.

Did you also have a low score in your JAMB exam and you are afraid of not getting admission this year?

Don’t worry; we’ve got the right solution for you!

What if I tell you that you can gain admission without your JAMB result?

That seems impossible, right?

In this article, you will discover 5 unique ways you can gain admission into Polytechnic and university without JAMB.

Let’s get started!


1. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is one of the best ways to gain admission if you have a lower score in your 2024 JAMB UTME.

When applying to NOUN, you don’t need to sit for JAMB exam before you can be admitted into the school. All you need do is to apply for admission with your details and follow the registration procedure on their portal.

Unlike many other public varsities in Nigeria, you will never experience any strike action with NOUN, meaning you will graduate at the right time.

However, it is important to know that NOUN graduates are not yet eligible to go for the National Youth Service (NYSC), although the management is working hard to get this approved.

Want to know more about NOUN, its Admission procedures, Available courses, Study centres, and lots more?



Not really convinced with NOUN Admission? The Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) is yet another ideal option to gain admission without UTME.

To start with, the Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) is an Advanced-Level (A-Level) course, and it lasts for less than a year [9 months to be specific]. After this period, you will then take a final exam and be awarded a certificate.

The bottom line now is that you can apply for Direct entry admission into 200 level in any university of your choice using the IJIMB certificate issued to you after the program.  


Still not impressed with NOUN and IJIMB admission opportunities? You still have another option- which is JUPEB!

Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board, abbreviated JUPEB is very similar to the IJMB. You will be offered a certificate upon the successful completion of your JUPEB program, which you can use in applying for direct entry admission into 200 Level in any Nigerian university that accepts such.

List Of Universities That You Can Gain Admission Without JAMB But Through JUPEB/IJMB

  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  • Caritas University, Enugu
  • City University, Yaba, Lagos State
  • Citygate University, Ibadan
  • Cross River University of Technology, Calabar
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu
  • Federal University, BirninKebbi, Kebbi State
  • Federal University Gashua, Yobe State
  • Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State
  • Federal University of Dutse (FUD)
  • Federal University of Petroleum Resource Effurun
  • Federal University of Technology Minna
  • Federal University of Technology Owerri
  • Free University of Nigeria (FUN), Proposed online, first 100% tuition-free university in the world. Lagos. Nigeria
  • Gombe State University, Gombe
  • Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Niger State, Lapai
  • University of Ado Ekiti, Ado Ekiti
  • University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Abeokuta
  • University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Makurdi, Benue State
  • University of Ilorin, Ilorin
  • University of Jos, Jos
  • University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri
  • University of Mkar, Mkar-Gboko, Benue State
  • Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, Sokoto State
  • Wesley University, Ondo
  • Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State
  • Sule Lamido University, Kaffin Hausa, Jigawa State
  • Mountain Top University, Ogun State.
  • University of Ibadan (Distance Learning Programme)
  • Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH Distance learning)
  • Osun State University (UNIOSUN Part-Time Degree)
  • Ekiti State University (EKSU Part-Time Degree)
  • Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU Distance learning)
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA Part-Time Degree)
  • National Open University (NOUN Distance Learning)
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG Distance Learning)
  • Lagos State University (LASU Sandwich programme)
  • Ekiti State University (EKSU Sandwich programme)
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN Sandwich programme)
  • University of Abuja (UNIABUJA sandwich programme)
  • Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB Degree Part-Time)
  • Adeyemi College of Education (Adeyemi Sandwich programme)
  • Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE Weekly/Weekend Part-Time)
  • Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH Part-Time Degree)
  • National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna (Nationwide Distance Learning)
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye (OOU) (Both Daily Part-time and Weekends Part-time)
  • Lagos State University Ojo Lagos (LASU Part-Time Degree programme)
  • University of Benin Edo Benin City (UNIBEN Part-Time Degree Programme)

Polytechnics That Offer Admissions Without JAMB

Below is the list of some polytechnics offering admissions without JAMB.

  1. Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State
  2. Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State
  3. Osun State Polytechnic Iree, Osun State
  4. Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke, Osun State
  5. The Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo State
  6. Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Oyo State
  7. Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa (Formerly Ibarapa Polytechnic), Oyo State
  8. Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin Kwara State
  9. Ogun State Polytechnic (Moshood Abiola Polytechnic), Abeokuta, Ogun State
  10. Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu
  11. Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi
  12. Federal Polytechnic Ado, Ekiti State (called ND Full-Time Evening)
  13. Ogun State Polytechnic (also called Moshood Abiola Polytechnic) Abeokuta
  14. Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Moore Plantation
  15. Lagos State Polytechnic, Ojo Lago State
  16. Niger State Polytechnic, Zungeru, Niger State
  17. Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger State
  18. Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Ogun State
  19. Federal College of Agriculture, Moor Plantation Ibadan, Oyo State
  20. Federal College of Agriculture, Akure, Ondo State
  21. Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State
  22. Federal Polytechnic Ado, Ekiti State

4. Diploma Programme

Diploma programme are offered by some tertiary institutions in Nigeria, and this is one of the best ways people gain admission into the university without JAMB.  The regular duration for this program is 2 years, and you will be given a certificate after completing the programme. With this certificate, you can apply for direct entry admission into 200 levels in that same school or any other university.

5. Pre-degree/Remedial Programme

Pre-degree/ Pre-degree/Remedial/Foundation Programmes are offered, but not in all the universities in Nigeria. This programme is specifically designed for candidates who fail to meet up with certain admission requirements. The regular duration for this particular programme is between 7-12 months, after which the successful candidates will be given admission into relevant undergraduate degree courses in that same school.

Wrapping Up

Having a low score in the 2024 JAMB UTME results should not limit you from gaining admission this year, explore any of the aforementioned methods and save yourself the time you ought to waste while waiting for another JAMB to come!


This post is authored by Gbenga, an experienced writer in the education sector, specializing in topics related to scholarships, grants, and travel guides. With a passion for empowering and guiding others, Gbenga has honed his skills as a writer to provide valuable insights and information in these specific niches.


    1. Hello, please do you have any idea of where one can obtain the 2 years diploma degree in Lagos and which school will accept the certification for direct entry.
      I will really appreciate a reply.

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