PREFACE

The Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) is a national examinations body approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria on 30th December, 2013. It was formally established on April 4, 2014 by a consortium of ten (10) partnering Nigerian Universities and currently have many affiliate universities.

The JUPEB is the only body that has the responsibility of conducting common and standard Advanced Level Examinations for candidates, who have been exposed to a minimum of one-year approved courses in the different Universities' one year foundation Programme and are seeking Direct Entry admissions into University courses at the 200 Level in Nigerian and foreign universities.  

OAUCDL JUPEB

The OAUCDL JUPEB foundation Programme started in 2015 with 181 candidates and it has recorded tremendous growth in terms of students’ enrolment over the years with 100% success in admission placements into various courses in the university for all successful candidates in the National JUPEB examination. The OAU Centre for Distance Learning presents above 600 candidates for the national examinations annually.

Any prospective candidate requires a minimum of FIVE credits (English Language, Mathematics and three relevant subjects) obtained in one sitting at the SSCE/WASSC, GCE/O/L, NECO with results obtained before registration The Centre for Distance learning will provide an intensive one-year programme, teaching subjects in line with the JUPEB Syllabus for admission according to the three subject combination chosen by candidates.

Highly successful candidates after an approved examination administered by the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB), are eligible for consideration for Direct Entry admission into the 200 Level of the Degree Programmes of the University through JAMB (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board), or admission into universities abroad.

 

Eligibility

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.
  • 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 choice.

Students are admitted into the JUPEB Programme under the following Faculties and subject combinations:

Faculty Subject Combinations
Administration Economics, Government, Mathematics (EGM)
Business Management, Economics, Government (BEG)
Accounts, Economics, Geography OR Government (AEG)
Accounts, Business Management, Geography OR Government (ABG)
Agriculture Biology, Chemistry, Physics (BCP)
Arts Economics, Government, Literature-in-English (EGL)
Government/Literature in English/Christian Religious Studies (GLR)

Education

Any of the following subject combinations as applicable: BCP, CMP, EGL, EGM, GMP, GLR, MGE

Environmental Design & Management

Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics (CMP)
Geography, Mathematics, Physics (GMP)
Mathematics, Geography, Economics (MGE)

Law

Government, Literature-in-English, Religious Studies  (GLR)
Economics, Government, Literature-in-English (EGL)
Pharmacy Biology, Chemistry, Physics (BCP)
Sciences Biology, Chemistry, Physics (BCP)
Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics (CMP)
Social Sciences Economics, Government, Mathematics (EGM)
Mathematics, Geography, Economics (MGE)
Technology Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics (CMP)
College of Health Sciences Biology, Chemistry, Physics (BCP)

Programme Objectives

  • To source superior students for the University’s degree programmes and stem the high rate of dropouts from the University.
  • To ensure adequate preparation of eligible secondary school graduates for University work.
  • To enhance analytical and independent learning abilities and promote the intellectual development as well as oral and written skills of students.

Programme Duration

The duration of the Programme of courses for the Board's Examination is a minimum of one academic session of two semesters.

Mode of Study

Face to face at the Obafemi Awolowo University purposely built Distance Learning Study Centre at Moro, Ife North Local Government Area, Osun State.

Entry Qualifications

Applicants for admission into JUPEB Programme 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. Eligible candidates are selected for admission through an entrance examination.

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