WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Philosophy – Under Art

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This page contains official 2019/2020 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Philosophy, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.

 

Course Philosophy – Under Art
Qualification B.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)
How many years 3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course Art and commercial student
Cut off mark varies
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses Philosophy related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive
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On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Philosophy. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.

 

You must be an Art student with a good background in Art subjects for you to study Philosophy in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement.

That is, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening 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 Philosophy

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Philosophy in Nigeria universities. These subjects combination are also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Philosophy must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Four relevant subject
  3. A trade subject

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These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Philosophy. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Philosophy, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Philosophy

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Philosophy that you must register and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME instead of 180 to be on a safe side because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider the College of Education or Polytechnic… Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.

Please note– If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Philosophy. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination to study Philosophy must include:

  1. Government
  2. Any art subjects

 

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Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Philosophy

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Philosophy, you are expected to have Any two ‘A’ level passes.

 

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

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 useful guides on how to choose a course and university

These are the list of Universities offering Philosophy in Nigeria

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  3. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  4. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  5. Augustine University
  6. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  7. Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu
  8. Bowen University, Iwo
  9. Benue State University, Makurdi
  10. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  11. Imo Claretian University (ICU)
  12. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  13. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  14. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  15. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  16. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  17. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  18. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  19. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  20. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  21. University of Ibadan (UI)
  22. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  23. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  24. Kogi State University Anyigba
  25. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  26. Madonna University, Okija
  27. National Missionary Seminary of St-Paul, Gwagwalada
  28. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  29. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  30. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  31. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  32. Pope John Major Seminary, Okpun, Awka
  33. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa,
  34. Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State
  35. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  36. The seat of Wisdom Seminary, Owerri
  37. Tansian University, Umunya
  38. Seminary of All Saints, Uhiele-Ekpoma, Edo State
  39. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  40. University of Uyo
  41. Veritas University, Abuja.

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Philosophy. Listen, I don’t encourage such but if you’re bent on knowing the best universities or top universities to study Philosophy in Nigeria, Check here

 

Course description: Philosophy is the study, in general, of whether or not we can trust our reality. You will study some of the greatest thinkers of humankind, including their studies of existence, knowledge, values and reason. To study philosophy is to grapple with questions that have occupied humankind for millennia. Philosophy, if you get it, is one of the most intellectually rewarding university subjects.

Philosophy degrees are essentially one-way tickets to the Jobcentre, right Wrong. The skills that philosophy teaches you will always be in high demand: you will learn to think, write, and challenge with intelligence. As there is no clear career pathway, philosophy is, therefore, a likeably flexible degree choice.

Graduates can enter law, finance, business, medicine, journalism, education, academia, and more. Philosophy makes you see things clearer. Injustice, imbalance and unfairness is always in a clearer light to a philosophy graduate. It is a subject for those who hate constraints more than anything else.

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Philosophy 
Job areas Philosophy graduates include teaching and lecturing, barrister, civil service, local and national government, marketing, journalism, psychotherapy, solicitor etc.

 

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Cut-off Mark for Philosophy course

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

 

Philosophy is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Philosophy at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Philosophy for four years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for three years. And of course there is room for more years if you have extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.

 

Philosophy is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Philosophy is under the Faculty/School/College of Art but may be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.

 

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Can a science or commercial student study Philosophy?

Yes! If you are a science or a commercial student, you can study Philosophy at the university provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.

Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Philosophy is through GCE.

 


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Philosophy in WAEC. But note this — 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 Philosophy below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Philosophy 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 (waiver) to study Philosophy
(i) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires one of the two ‘A’ levels to be an Art subject.

(ii) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU), University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) and Ekiti State University -No Direct Entry.

(iii) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye and Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki require at least a pass in Mathematics.

(iv) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires Very good passes in three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: (a) Any three of Literature-in-English, Igbo/Yoruba, CRS/IRS, French, History, Economics, Government, Chemistry, Physics, Biology but at least one Arts subject. (b) Related fields with a minimum of 55% average score (c) NCE credit in two (2) teaching subjects one of which must be Arts subjects. (d) Candidates must also satisfy the ‘O’ Level.

(v) University of Ibadan (UI) requires two ‘A’ level passes in one Arts subject and any other Arts/Social Science /Science subject (e.g. Mathematics, Physics etc)

(vii) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts a pass in Mathematics.

(viii) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accepts three (3) A’ level passes with two (2) O’ level credit passes or two (20 A’ level passes with three (3) O’ level credit passes.

(ix) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts any two ‘A’ level passes in related discipline.

(xi) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts: (a) At least two passes in any two subjects at the Advance Level General Certificate in Education (GCE) in one sittings or ion the High School Certificate (HSC) in one sittings (b) An overall credit level pass in the Liberal Arts in the National Certificate in Education (NCE) from a recognised and approved College of Education.(c) A first degree in any field of study. (d) Upper Credit level pass in ND or HND in Mass  Communication.

(xii) Benue State University, Makurdi accepts NCE/A-level passes including Christian Religious Knowledge, African Religion or its equivalent.

(xiii) Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa accepts two A’ level subjects to include Government and any other two Arts subjects or credit passes in NCE in Government or History.

(xiv) Bowen University, Iwo accepts two A’ level passes in Philosophy and any other subject.

(xv) University of Uyo required passes at least two A/L GCE subjects or ND or NCE in cognate discipline at merit level.

(xvi) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) accepts: (a) A minimum of 2 GCE or relevant subjects (A/L) and three (O/L) subjects including at least a pass in Mathematics. (b) The National Certificate in Education (NCE) merit in any Arts or Science subject, especially Mathematics.

(xvii) Augustine University accepts NCE & Diploma with credit passes in relevant subjects in addition to 5 Credits in SSCE (or its equivalent).

(xvii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba required passes at least two A/L GCE subjects or Diploma in Law,Philosophy or Philosophy from approved Institutions or NCE at merit level .

What is Waec, Neco, Gce Special Consideration (waiver) to study Philosophy
(i) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) requires a credit pass in Mathematics.

(ii) Ekiti State University, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, University of Ibadan (UI), Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU), Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU), Kogi State University Anyigba, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) require at least a pass in Mathematics.

(iii) University of Ibadan (UI) and University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires 5 ‘O’ credit passes to include English Language and one arts subject.

(vi) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires five “O” level credit passes to include English Language, one Arts subject and a pass in Mathematics..

(v) University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires five O level credit passes or five Merit level passes in T.C. II at not more than two sittings. subjects should include English Language and any two other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences. At least a pass in Mathematics is required.

(vi) Benue State University, Makurdi requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in Social Science including English Language.

(vii) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language and any other four subjects, two of Arts/Social Science.

(viii) Seminary of All Saints,Uhiele-Ekpoma,Edo State requires five O’ level credit passes to include English Language, at least a pass in Mathematics and any two other Arts or Social Science subjects. Candidates MUST be sponsored by a Catholic Diocese.

(xxiii) Bowen University, Iwo requires five O level credit passes to include English Language and any two other subjects from Arts, Social Sciences or Science. At least a pass in Mathematics or Physics is required.

(xxiv) University of Uyo requires a credit pass in one Science subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(x) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki requires (a) For Philosophy five `O` level credits which must include English Lang, Maths, in maximum of two sittings. A pass in two principal subjects at the NCE level, plus three credits at `O` level which must include English Language. (b) For Religion five `O` level credits which was obtained in maximum of two sittings and which must include English Language, Mathematics, and Religious Knowledge A pass in two principal subjects at the NCE.

(xi) Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA) requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English and any other relevant subjects.

(xiii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, one Arts subject and two other relevant subjects.

(xiv) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires five O/level credit in English Language, Mathematics, one Arts and any two Arts, Social Sciences and Science. Civic Education is also accepted

What is UTME Jamb Special Consideration (waiver) to study Philosophy
(i) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) require at least one Arts subject.

(ii) Bowen University, Iwo and Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa require Government or History plus any other Arts subjects.

(vi) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires one Arts and any two Arts, Social Sciences or Science.

(vii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki requires Mathematics.

(viii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires one Arts subject and any other two subjects from Arts, Social Sciences or Science

(viii) Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA) Literature in English, CRK/IRS and any other relevant subjects

(ix) Augustine University requires any three Arts subject.


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