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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) appointed by the Federal Government of Nigeria to process university entry, recognises IB Higher Level certificates for direct entry into the universities. The full diploma is not required but IB Higher Level certificates qualify candidates for direct admission to all universities in Nigeria.

However, although Nigerian universities and other tertiary institutions recognise IB Higher Level certificates as an entry qualification, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) formerly equated IB Higher Level graduates to points scored in the Nigerian GCE A level examinations. Grades required will vary depending on the individual faculties but IB Higher Level grades below 4 are not recognised by the universities.

In addition to the IB Higher Level certificates, universities also require at least five WAEC GCE O level passes at credit level 1-6 or University of London Examinations Board GCE O levels grade A-C.

All applications to the Nigerian universities are channelled through the central administration of the JAMB from whom application forms are collected by the universities. Candidates should collect the form for direct entry from the universities by January/February of the year of entry and are usually free to choose three universities in order of preference. When the results of the examinations are known, the JAMB on the recommendation of the university send letters confirming admission direct to the candidate and copies to the university.

There is a preliminary class admission based on a satisfactory result of a concessional university entrance examination and the WAED GCE O level examination recognised as equivalent to IB Standard Level examinations. Whereas preliminary class admission students study for a five year course, the direct entry candidates follow a four year undergraduate course.

Federal Ministry of Education and Youth Development
Evaluation & Accreditation Branch
14 Broad Street

1994 - No notification of any changes since 1994.