The Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMBE) started 1974 was indeed a great innovation. Direct entry admission to 200 level became easier and attainable through the platform.
Unlike his older brother, Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), IJMB is greatly affecting the state of admission security and proffering mass opportunity for admission seekers to gain seats in the universities.
IJMB does not run a score system like JAMB. It’s a grading point system which points are calculated based on the candidate’s grades which range from A – F. The max point obtainable is 16 points.
In IJMB, English is exempted for all candidates. Aspirants will only pick 3 most important subjects that aligns with their desired course. Each paper has the max of 5 points.
Every candidate passes all 3 subjects gets an automatic additional one (1) point which makes the points sum up to 16. For instance, if a student score C C C in her three papers invariably she gets 10 points because she doesn’t have a F in any of them – 3 points for each of the C and 1 additional point for going F-less.
However, if another la genius score A-B-F in his three IJMB papers, he automatically have 9 points with no additional point because of the F. Hence, it’s good for IJMB candidates to be serious with all their subjects during the IJMB programme.
The effect of having F in IJMB may seem like loosing a point, but it actually have a minor two points effect. Take for instance, if the candidate in the second instance score E in his/her last paper. The rest will automatically add up to be 11 points not even 10.
Although, the IJMB additional 1 point may seem quite unfair for the IJMB students that has weakness in one paper, but, to me, it’s the best method to ensure higher seriousness from candidates. Since all the papers are crucial to their desired course of study.
My friend once told me that in other to do more, you must know more. Getting remarkable outcome from your IJMB programme is largely about knowing the pitfalls of the past candidates. To score high points in your IJMB examination, consider the following instructions.
To move forward in life, you must identify the forces stopping you. You are probably not made for Sciences. The peer pressure must have forced you to go that way.
Well, maybe the concern about humanity and politics is never your inborn thing. But, you’ve found yourself here. Then, you must know where you need help and what help you need.
What strength do you have? In which subject can you help other? What subject goes beyond you and need others support?
Answering those questions shed light to your path and give you insight to what actually you should go ahead and do in your IJMB programme.
We have helped students identified their strength and switch from Sciences to other fields or vis-versa. It largely depends on the capability and strength of the student. Now, we have students that switch from Science to Social Science topping their class in the university.
#2. Talk to Your Tutors
A problem shared is a problem half solved, I don’t know how true that statement could be but I am sure at Winners Academy, it’s fully resolved not half-baked.
If you are part of a great educational institution be rest assured of drastic improvement in your academic performance. IJMB centres with great tutors often help their candidates harness their potentials and become better at those subjects.
As a student, if you’ve any troubles understanding a subject talk about it to your lecturers. Their insight will get you grounded. They will show you where to look and what book to read.
Some could even create an extra time to work you through difficult paths. The fact is: the goal of any great centre is to see you succeed in your exam.
So feel free to step forward and ask your tutors for help.
Pardon me to echo Jim Rohn who once said you are the average of 5 other people you spend the most time with. Of course, if you are in a great center you get tutored by vast in knowledge teachers. They may help you spot your weakness through weekly and monthly tests or spending a few extra time with you.
Although, going beyond the class to help you personally may be unobtainable. Hence, the bunch of your success will be a byproduct of the friends you keep, your reading buddies and roommates.
If you are conscious of your weaknesses and strength, you can use that to choose the friends that need your strength but are masters in your weakness. Working with them will help you know your weak subject beyond the light available in the class room.
I strongly remember while I was in the secondary school, Mathematics was the number one enemy of my set. We all disliked the subject (and even the teacher), and that complicated the issue for us.
Yes, I know my weak arms. Although, I was a student of Art. I practically solve mathematical problems than I endeavor to read Government and Literature combined.
Unconsciously, I became the best student in Mathematics for my class including the Science and Commercial. (I am not writing all those to brag.)
The lesson here is that if you give more care to your weak arms, you are probably shifting yourself to success. You can make yourself a genius even in courses you hate.
The more you devour yourself into it, the more you know and position yourself to succeed in the exams.
This is a general rule for student writing any exam. While you are in the exam writing your weak subject don’t look at the genius booklet to judge yourself. You probably better than they are in other subjects.
Don’t think of getting your booklet filled up or deriving the final answer. Walk through the stages. Write one word at a time. Whatever you think the question is, follow your gut and answer it your way.
The bunk of what contribute to students F is leaving the booklet blank. No marker will think of anything other F for a suppose to be answer booklet that only recycle the questions.
Especially in the Social Science, no idea is a waste. Give in all you’ve. The much you’ve got probably will earn you an E or D which add up the points with 2 or 3.
The IJMB point system is very favorable to candidates. However, failure in any subject can wrath a great havoc to student’s points. If you are having problems with any of your subject feel free to share it with friends that can help or go to see your tutors after the class.
It is better you are aware of your weaknesses and work towards leveraging it. Ultimately, this will higher the chance of you succeeding. So go get it done.
IJMB registration is ongoing and session has started. Don’t plan to wait for JAMB next year. You probably will score the same mark (maybe not exactly the same, but the same luck admission fate). JAMB is a not a fair game, the gateway is already crowded.
And importantly, why putting all your eggs in one basket. IJMB can be the admission solution you’ve probably been waiting for. Why not try it on the side.
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