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O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Library and Information Science 2019/2020; 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

 

Course Library and Information Science under Education
Qualification [B. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)/B.Ed. (Tech)
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Cut off mark varies
Entrance Non Competitive
Related courses Library and Information Science related courses
Job Availability Low and Competitive

 

This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level requirement to study Library and Information Science. That is, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), s, Special consideration (waivers) and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that will be of benefit to you. You can always ignore!

 

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 required WAEC subject combination for Library and Information Science must include

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Three other relevant Arts/Science/Social Science subjects

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Library and Information Science 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Library and Information Science is not enough. You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of 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.

These are JAMB UTME subject combinations (subjects to write in jamb) to study Library and Information Science

  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

 

If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider other Library and Information Science  similar courses or take 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 or within. Education is now a choice. And please 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

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. College of Education, Ankpa, Kogi State.
  9. EDUMUNZ
  10. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  11. Bayero University, Kano
  12. Madonna University, Okija
  13. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  14. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  15. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  16. EDZAR
  17. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  18. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  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)
  26. Veritas University, Abuja

 

Cut-off Mark for Library and Information Science course

The cut-off mark for Library and Information Science varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Library and Information Science is a good course and you can also check the top best Educational courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

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 Faculty of Education but may be under a different faculty in some universities.

 

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 Fatherprada’s Career Guide – so that you can have knowledge on how the labour market operate after graduating. Career opportunities will be added when we revisit this page.

 


Special Consideration

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Library and Information Science have been listed above but, 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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