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This page contains 2022 WAEC and JAMB subject combination for Library and Information Science, including the list of Nigerian universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more

 

CourseLibrary and Information Science
Qualification[B. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)
Duration3 – 4 Years

Is Library and Information Science a good course in Nigeria and what is the salary?

No, Library and Information Science is not a good course in Nigeria due to the unavailable or limited job roles to explore. There is no standard salary for any job in Nigeria. It depends on where you get the job. Librarian salaries in Nigeria range from 45,000 NGN per month to 450,000 NGN per month

A Library and Information Science degree is not competitive and not popular amongst students in secondary school. From our records, 32 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Library and Information Science, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Library and Information Science and the employment rate we will show you below so that you will know what you are up against when you choose to study this course.

We have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you.

WAEC Subject Combination For Library and Information Science

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Library and Information Science degree. You can register for less than 9 subjects if you are resitting.

However, you must have at least 5 credit passes amongst the 9 subjects listed below before you can gain admission into any Nigerian university to study for a Library and Information Science degree.

Remember, the requirement you’re about to read is also applicable to all o level examinations. (WAEC, NECO and GCE). We have painstakingly highlighted (in red) the core subjects on which you must obtain credit before gaining admission. Any subject with blue colour means, a pass is allowed.

If however, you fail one of the core subjects, you should read through each university’s special requirements for this course below to see if there is a university that may accept another subject in lieu of the one you failed. The 9 WAEC/NECO/GCE subject combinations for Library and Information Science are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject 
  • Economics
  • Accounting/Government
  • Biology/Commerce
  • Any Language

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same as the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Library and Information Science, don’t give up. You should consider other Library and Information Science similar courses or look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements.

You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read valuable guides on how to choose a course and university

 

JAMB subject combination for Library and Information Science

For this degree, you are also required to register for 4 subjects and English is compulsory. More so, your JAMB score in addition to your POST UTME score will determine the cumulative score that the university will use to decide your candidacy for admission.

You should score 180 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Library and Information Science. You can still gain admission if you score between 160-170 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher. Try out JAMB Admission Simulator.

The 4 JAMB subject combination for Library and Information Science is:

  • English
  • Economics/Government
  • Biology/Commerce
  • Mathematics

These are the list of Universities offering Library and Information Science in Nigeria

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  3. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  4. Benue State University, Makurdi
  5. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  6. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  7. Lead City University, Ibadan
  8. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  9. Bayero University, Kano
  10. Madonna University, Okija
  11. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  12. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  13. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  14. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  15. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  16. Kogi State University Anyigba
  17. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  18. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  19. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  20. Abia State University, Uturu
  21. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  22. Veritas University, Abuja
  23. Abia State University, Uturu
  24. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  25. University of Uyo
  26. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  27. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  28. Kogi State University Anyigba
  29. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU).
  30. Baze University
  31. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  32. The American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN)
Estimated number of students currently studying Library and Information Science in Nigerian Universities is 35,480
Library and Information Science has 5% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Library and Information Science has 100% admission rate.

Library and Information Science is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Library and Information Science is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, this course is under the Faculty of Education but may be under a different faculty in some universities.

 

Special Consideration to study Library and Information Science

  • UNZIK accepts five TC II merits including English Language and at least a pass in Mathematics.
  • University of Ibadan (UI) – Same as in Guidance and Counselling.
  • Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) requires five O/Level credit including English Language, Mathematics and any other three Social Science/Arts/Science subjects.
  • Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED) requires five credits at one sittings or six credits at two sittings.
  • Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) same as in Vocational and Technical Education.
  • The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires University minimum entry requirements with five O’ level credits, including the subject to be combined with Library and Information Science. The following additional requirements apply to particular combination: (a) Credit in Mathematics for Library & Information Science/Physics & Library and Information Science/Economics. (b) Credit in Mathematics/Physics for Library & Information Science/ Chemistry. (c) Pass in Mathematics for those combining Library & Information Science with Botany, Geography/Physics, Political Science or Zoology. (d) Credit in English Language for those combining Library & Information Science with French, History or Political Science. (e) credit in English Literature for Library & Information Science/English.
  • Abia State University, Uturu requires Five SSCE credit to include English Language, four other subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.
  • Federal University of Technology, Minna requires credit in Physics and any other science or social science subject.
  • Kogi State University Anyigba accepts a pass in Mathematics and credit in four other relevant subjects including English Language.
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts five O’ level credit at not more than two sittings.
  • University of Jos (UNIJOS) requires five credit in WASCE or NECO at not more than two sittings including English Language. Accepts a pass in Mathematics.
  • Bauchi State University, Gadau English Language, Mathematics to form the core course with Credits in 2 Science Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and ICT and 1 Credit in Economics, Commerce, Business Method and Financial Accounting

Further Reading on Library and Information Science Degree

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