Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB)

Are you considering of securing university admission without UTME? If yes, then here comes the solution to the menace, with Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) candidates can secure 200L
admission into any university and course without JAMB via Direct Entry.

The Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (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 board has the responsibility of conducting common and standard examinations for the candidates, who have been exposed to a minimum of one-year approved courses in the different Universities’ Foundation and/or Diploma Programmes and are seeking Direct Entry admissions into University courses at the 200 Level in Nigerian and partnering foreign universities.

It is of the acronym Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board, It is a newly Approved, Proven & Certified Advanced level examination body established and coordinated by the University of Lagos. Basically,
the programme is similar to the Interim Joint  matriculation Board (JUPEB) coordinated by Ahmadu Bello University. It has coordinating body in various tertiary institutions and different affiliated study centers nationwide. The programme is specifically designed to provide an opportunity for candidates who cannot gain admission to regular degree programmes in Nigerian Universities for one reason or the other, as the
programme only requires candidates O’level results, also awaiting result candidates can Enrol.

Approved: By the Federal Government has a platform for securing admission into higher institution in the country and abroad.
Proven: Yearly, about 20,000 applicants put in for the programme in which more than 70% fraction successfully secure admission with it into 200 level to their preferred institution & course of study.

Certified: By Nigeria University Commission (NUC) has an Advanced level examination that qualify students
into 200level via Direct Entry.

Prospective JUPEB candidates are required to select any THREE (3) A/L JUPEB Subject Combination identified with their preferred course of study in the university be it Science, Art or Social Science Course. Candidates would then be lectured for the stipulated period at their respective Study Centre and thereafter sit for the final examination. On completion of the programme, successful candidates accordingly utilize their JUPEB certificate to secure admission into 200level in any Nigeria tertiary institution via Direct Entry and some foreign universities. Admission is based strictly on merit and entry requirement is proportion to the admission quota of the University for the various Faculties.

JUPEB Examination Subjects:
JUPEB currently offers examinations in the following
nineteen (19) subjects as detailed in its syllabus.

Options/Fields Subject Combinations
ARTS & HUMANITIES Christian Religious Studies
Islamic Religious Studies
Visual Arts
Business Studies
SCIENCES Agricultural Science
Candidates are to note that the above listed subject combinations meet the requirements (as applicable) for admission into Degree Programmes in the Arts , Social Sciences, Management Sciences and Sciences courses in
all JUPEB-affiliated universities in Nigeria.


Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Federal University of Technology, Akure
Federal University of Technology, Owerri
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
University of Benin, Benin-City
University of Ilorin, Ilorin
University of Lagos, Akoka-Lagos
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
University of Port-Harcourt, Port-Harcourt
University of Uyo, Uyo

JUPEB certificate is presently recognised and accepted in more than 40% of Nigeria federal, state and private Universities. Thus, the following institutions are affiliates universities which as at 2015 accepts Joint
Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) for Direct Entry Admission;

Federal University of Agriculture, Abueokuta
Federal University of Technology, Akure
Federal University of Technology, Owerri
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife
University of Benin, Benin City
University of Ilorin, Ilorin
University of Lagos, Akoka – Lagos
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt
University of Uyo, Uyo
Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State
Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti
Babcock University, Ogun State
Bowen University, Iwo
Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State
Caleb University, Imota
Chrisland University, Ogun State
Crawford University, Igbesa
Crescent University, Abeokuta
Edwin Clark University, Delta State
Enugu State University of Science and Technology
Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo
Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
Fountain University, Oshogbo
Godfery Okoye, Oyo State
Hezekiah University, Umudi, Imo State
Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU)
Kwararafa University, Wukari, Taraba State
Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State
Lead City University, Ibadan
Mountain Top University
Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State
Osun State University, Oshogbo
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State
Paul University, Akwa
Redeemers University, Ede, Osun State
Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode
University of Port Harcourt
Wellspring University, Irhirhi, Benin City.

JUPEB A’level programme runs for a minimum of one academic session divided in two(2) semesters.

The programme is open to all interested candidates nationwide and any course can be offered be it Science, Art or Social Science.

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.

Candidates must possess minimum of 5 Credits at maximum of two sittings in at least 5 subjects (inclusive of English Language) relevant to the candidates desired course of study in the University.

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 performance 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

Interested candidates can register with us. To register, candidates are required to follow the procedures at our  Register Now page. The programme can also be applied for in any of the affiliated universities (stated above) that presently recognized it, prospective candidates are to visit the official website of the interested universities for registration instructions.

For now our only study centre is in Ibadan. Hostel facility is available.