IJMB points are graded from A to F – that is from 5 points to 0 points which are obtained from the combined score of the continues assessment ( C. A.) which is 20% and the final examination score which is 80%. The continues assessment is conducted from time to time during the programme period to assess the understanding of every student at the end of every topic of the syllabus. During this IJMB programme period, intensive lectures are conducted which is guided by the IJMB syllabus and the syllabus of the IJMB programme covers up to 200 level syllabus of the university – which must be taught for a minimum period of 9 months.
Strict adherence to the IJMB calendar and lectures is monitored and evaluated by the M&E Team from the Dept. of IJMB, ABU Zaria. No candidate should be presented for examination before the nine (9) months duration.
The examination is conducted at the affiliated institution by IJMB syndicate from the department of IJMB, Ahmedu Bello University, Zaria. The Supervisors comprise mainly of senior academics from the affiliated institutions and ABU (where necessary).
The examination is graded and the results processed under strict invigilation of Chief Examiners
(Appendix 1), IJMB Moderators (Appendix 2) and Representatives, and the Secretariat.
COMPONENTS OF THE IJMB EXAMINATION
WHAT TO EXPECT
The IJMB examination consists of two components which are:
- Continuous Assessment (C.A.) which is 20% and it consists of lecture attendance, assignments, tests, end of semester examinations, scores for practicals, etc.
- The examination which is 80% consisting of 2 or 3 paper and pen examinations (objectives (in some cases), essay, practical) as required by the subject’s syllabus. Details of examination papers peculiarities for all examinable subjects areas contained in the syllabus.
- To obtain a grade, candidates must have both C.A. and Examination components.
THE IJMB POINTS GRADING SYSTEM (A-LEVEL SUBJECTS)
HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR IJMB SCORE
|Mark Range||Letter Grade||Grade Points Interpretation|
|70 – Above||A||5 points, Excellent|
|60 – 69||B||4 points, Very Good|
|50 –59||C||3 points, Good|
|45 – 49||D||2 points, Merit|
|40 – 44||E||1 point, Pass|
|0 – 39||F||0 point, Fail|
IJMB point grades from A – E are considered as pass grades while grade ‘F’ is a fail grade. The total grade point for a candidate is the sum total of the three A-level subjects offered.
♦ Candidates are entitled to a bonus of one point if they pass all the three A-level subjects with at least an ‘E’ grade.
THE IJMB POINTS GRADING SYSTEM (O-LEVEL SUBJECTS)
|Mark Range||Letter Grade||Grade Interpretation|
|70 – Above||A||Excellent|
|40 – 69||C||Credit|
|35 – 39||p||Pass|
|0 – 34||F||Fail|