Study Library and Information Science – Under Education

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O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Library and Information Science – Under Education including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities 

 

Note

  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty of Education.
  • Probable Degree type – [B. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)/B.Ed. (Tech)]

The admission requirement to study Library and Information Science – Under Education in Nigeria Universities includes one or a combination of ‘O’ level results or A-level result if you’re going through Direct Entry. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), where you can work with the degree and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. If you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that may be of benefit to you.

 


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Library and Information Science
The subjects needed to study Library and Information Science in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Library and Information Science must include

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics If you don’t have credit in Mathematics, Click here fast
  3. Three other relevant Arts/Science/Social Science subjects

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Library and Information Science
You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just an advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) to study Library and Information Science are

  1. Any three subjects.

 

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Library and Information Science
(i) Two A’ level passes in relevant subject plus UTME requirements.
(ii) NCE (merit) in relevant subjects

 

Just a reminder: Everything you have read so far is a general requirement, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking a 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.

 

So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Library and Information Science, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate.
Before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

List of Nigeria Universities offering Library and Information Science are

  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) A. (with Science Combinations) (Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology) B. (with Social Science) Economics, Geography/Physics and Political Science C. (with Arts Combinations) English Language, French, History
  6. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  7. Lead City University, Ibadan
  8. College of Education, Ankpa, Kogi State.
  9. EDUMUNZ
  10. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  11. Bayero University, Kano Click to read conditions
  12. Madonna University, Okija
  13. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  14. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) Click to read conditions
  15. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  16. EDZAR
  17. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  18. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  19. Kogi State University Anyigba
  20. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  21. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  22. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  23. Kwara State College of education, Ilorin (KWCOED)
  24. Abia State University, Uturu
  25. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED) Click to read conditions
  26. Veritas University, Abuja Click to read conditions

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Library and Information Science 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Library and Information Science. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating. Career opportunities will be added soon.

 

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Library and Information Science have been listed above. Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar..

Special Consideration

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration to study Library and Information Science
(i) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) requires one of the ‘A’ level or NCE subject to be combined with Library Science.

(ii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria andBayero University, Kano (BUK) accept NCE merit provided such candidates have two years working experience.

(iii) University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) accepts NCE/ND/HND in related fields.

(iv) Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli accepts NCE (Lower Credit)

(v) University of Ibadan (UI) requires a pass in ‘O’ level Mathematics.

(vi) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) accepts NCE in addition to five credit at O/Level or its equivalent.

(vii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts D/E candidates who hold one of the following (a) NCE with at least merit in Library and Information Science or the subject being combined with library & Information Sciences. (b) Higher School Certificate/GCE Advanced level in at least two subjects, including that to be combined with Library andInformation Science.

(viii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) requires: (a) two A-level credit in relevant subjects (b) NCE at Merit level in relevant subjects

(ix) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) same as in Vocational and Technical Education

(x) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts (a) Two (2) passes in relevant subject areas at Advanced Level with SSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level credit in three (3) other subjects in not more than two (2) sittings (b) Three (3) passes in relevant subject areas at Advanced level with SSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level credit in two (2) other subjects in not more than two (2) sittings (c) At least Merit in two (2) major subjects in relevant areas in the NCE with SSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level Credit or its equivalent in three other subjects.

(xi) Bauchi State University, Gadau accepts IJMB/A Level/GCE A Level Credit passes in any 3 of the following subjects: Any two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and Economics, Commerce, Accounting, ICT and Business Management . National Diploma (ND) with atleast Lower Credit in Library and Information Science from a recognised Polytechnic, and NCE in Science Subjects with Minor in Library Science at Lower Credit or Merit. The candidate must also have the 5 O’Level requirements in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Agric Science and 1 credit in Economics, Commerce, Accounting, ICT and Business Management.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration to study Library and Information Science
(i) UNZIK accepts five TC II merits including English Language and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) – Same as in Guidance and Counselling.

(iii) 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.

(iv) Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED) requires five credits at one sittings or six credits at two sittings.

(v) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) same as in Vocational and Technical Education.

(vi) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires University minimum entry requirements with five O’ level credit, including the subject to becombined 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.

(vii) Abia State University, Uturu requires Five SSCE credit to include English Language, four other subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(ix) Federal University of Technology, Minna requires credit in Physics and any other science or social science subject.

(x) Kogi State University Anyigba accepts a pass in Mathematics and credit in four other relevant subjects including English Language.

(xi) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts five O’ level credit at not more than two sittings.

(xii) 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.

(xiii) 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

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration to study Library and Information Science
(i) Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU) requires Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/Biology

(ii) Bauchi State University, Gadau requires Mathematics, 1 Science and 1 Commercial Subject.

(iii) Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike requires any three from Social Sciences, Business and Sciences.

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