About JUPEB Program – Everything You Need To Know

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The Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) program is a popular alternative way to gaining admission into Nigerian universities. In this post, we’ll discuss the details of the JUPEB program, its benefits, and everything you need to know to get started.

What is JUPEB?

JUPEB is a national examination body that conducts examinations for students seeking admission into Nigerian universities. The program is designed for students who have completed their secondary education and want to gain admission into the University without taking the traditional JAMB (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board) route.

The goal of the JUPEB program is to facilitate Direct Entry (DE) admissions into various University courses globally by conducting credible examinations for candidates taught on a qualitative and well-balanced curriculum.

By successfully completing the JUPEB exams, you gain Direct Entry  (DE) into the second year (200 level) of your chosen program, by not participating in the competitive JAMB UTME.


JUPEB has a coordinating body in various tertiary institutions and different affiliated study centres across the country.

The JUPEB program is also called an Advanced Level – A’Level program. It is an advanced course designed to prepare students for admission to universities. It’s a well-regarded qualification that can grant you entry into the second year (200 level) of many Nigerian universities.

The JUPEB 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, probably because of a low JAMB Score or you didn’t participate in it at all, as the programme only requires candidates Olevel results, also awaiting result candidates can Enrol.

Is JUPEB Accredited / Legit?

Yes, JUPEB is a program officially recognized by the Federal Government of Nigeria and it is also certified by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC).

How Long Is the JUPEB Program?

The JUPEB programme runs for a duration of One (1) academic session, usually 8-9 months and is open to all interested applicants with various courses.  It is divided into two(2) semesters just like the normal school academic calendar.

Is JUPEB Recognized By Universities For Admission?

Yes, the JUPEB certificate is a valuable asset for securing admission into Nigerian universities. Over 60% of federal, state, and private universities in Nigeria accept JUPEB results for direct entry (DE) into the second year (200 level) of your chosen course.

Some of the Universities that accept JUPEB in Nigeria include:-
  1. Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  2. Federal University Of Technology, Akure (FUTA)
  3. Federal University Of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  4. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
  5. University Of Benin (UNIBEN)
  6. University Of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  7. University Of Lagos (UNILAG)
  8. University Of Nigeria (UNN)
  9. University Of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  10. University Of Uyo (UNIUYO)
  11. Abia State University
  12. Adekunle Ajasin University
  13. Alex Ekwueme University
  14. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
  15. Cross River University Of Technology
  16. Delta State University
  17. Ebonyi State University
  18. Ekiti State University
  19. Federal University, Oye-ekiti
  20. Imo State University
  21. Kogi State University, Anyigba
  22. Lagos State University
  23. Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology
  24. Niger Delta University
  25. Olabisi Onabanjo University

And many more Universities

What Are The Subjects To Do In JUPEB?

JUPEB currently offers examinations in the following nineteen (19) subjects as detailed in its syllabuses. The subjects you are to do must correspond with your desired course of study and as stated in the JAMB Brochure.

Candidates are to note that the below-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.

The subjects for courses in Sciences include:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

The subjects for courses in Management & Social Sciences include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Government

The subjects for courses in Arts and Humanities include:

  • Christian Religious Studies
  • French
  • History
  • Igbo
  • Islamic Religious Studies
  • Literature-in-English
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Yoruba
What Is The Eligibility for JUPEB Direct Entry Eligibility?

Here’s a breakdown of what you need to qualify for JUPEB’s Direct Entry program:

  • Academic Preparation: You’ll need to have completed an intensive academic program relevant to your desired university course.

  • O’Level Requirements: You must have at least 5 credit passes in O’Level (WAEC/NECO/GCE) in a maximum of two sittings across 5 subjects (including English Language) that are relevant to your chosen university program.

  • JUPEB Exams:

    • You’ll register for and take exams in 3 subjects and a General Studies course that align with your chosen university program.
    • Each subject is divided into four courses, with two taken per semester. Scores from all four courses will be combined at the end of the second semester to determine your final grade in that subject.
  • Course Load: Expect to take a total of 12 courses (six per semester) along with the General Studies course.

  • General Studies: The specific General Studies content will vary depending on the university faculty you plan to enter and will be based on their recommendations.

  • Grading: Upon program completion, you’ll receive a certificate with letter grades (A, B, C, D, E, or F) for each of your three chosen subjects and the General Studies paper.

  • University Admission: While JUPEB grants you Direct Entry eligibility, remember that each university may have additional admission requirements. Be sure to check with your chosen university for specific details.

This revised version clarifies the information and makes it easier to understand the JUPEB eligibility process.

How Many Years Does The JUPEB Results Valid For?

The JUPEB result does not expire, unlike JAMB which expires after that current year. As for JUPEB, once you have the result/certificate, you can use it to process for Admission anytime you want, just like the normal O’Level (WAEC / NECO results). So, it does not expire.

How Does Getting Admission With JUPEB Work?

Here’s a step-by-step guide to the JUPEB program:

1. Registration: Candidates register for the program through any of the approved JUPEB centres (Affiliated Universities or Study Centres) in Nigeria.
2. Course duration: The program runs for a minimum of 9 months and a maximum of 12 months.
3. Subjects: Candidates study three subjects related to their proposed course of study in the university as listed above
4. Examinations: Candidates sit for the JUPEB examination at the end of the program.
5. Results: Results are released, and successful candidates are issued a certificate.
6. University admission: Candidates use their JUPEB certificate to gain admission into any of the participating universities via JAMB Direct Entry.

How to Calculate JUPEB Score After The JUPEB EXAM?

Here’s how to calculate your JUPEB score

  • – A (70-100%): 5 points
  • – B (60-69%): 4 points
  • – C (50-59%): 3 points
  • – D (45-49%): 2 points
  • – E (40-44%): 1 point
  • – F (0-39%): 0 points
  • – A student with an F on their transcript gets 0 points, while a student without an F gets a bonus point of 1.

Mathematics: A = 5 points, English: B = 4 points, Chemistry: B = 4 points
Total score: 5 + 4 + 4 + 1 (bonus) = 14 points

Or, a student who gets a C grade in all three subjects entered for has a point calculated thus;
CCC= 3 + 3 + 3 + 1 (bonus) = 10pts

Note that your total score may vary depending on the course you’re applying for.

Maximum point = AAA in your three subject courses = 15+ 1 = 16pts. Please confirm this in the UTME/DE brochure.
Note: JUPEB results are released maximum of 60days after the final examination.
How To Apply For JUPEB

Interested candidates can register at any of the partnering learning centres nationwide. You can also apply for it in any of the JUPEB Affiliates Universities once the school announce it.



The venue of the programme depends on where applicants registered, it will be at any of the partnering JUPEB affiliate centers or Universities nationwide.

How Much Is The JUPEB Fees ?

The fees vary according to the centre or institution where the candidates want to register.

Registration Fee is about N10,000 – N20,000

Acceptance Fee of about – N20,000

Tuition fee – about N150,000 – N250,000

Other fees to pay for includes:- Study Materials, Laboratory Fee for Science students, Hostel/Accommodation fee.

In Conclusion, JUPEB offers a unique opportunity for candidates seeking admission into Nigerian universities without taking UTME exam. With its flexibility, quality education, and increased chances of admission, JUPEB is an attractive alternative to the traditional JAMB route. By following this comprehensive guide, candidates can navigate the JUPEB program with ease and achieve their academic goals.

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