This page contains 2024 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Hausa, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.


Course Hausa
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 Non Competitive
Related courses Hausa 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 Hausa. 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 Hausa 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.

In other words, 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 student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Hausa

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

  1. English Language
  2. Hausa
  3. A trade subject

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 Hausa. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Hausa, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Hausa

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 Hausa 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 Hausa. 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 Hausa must include:

  1. Hausa
  2. Literature in English
  3. Any of Economics, Government, History and Arabic

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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Hausa, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in Hausa and any other relevant subjects.

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 Hausa, don’t give up. You should consider other Hausa 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

This are the list of Universities offering Hausa in Nigeria

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  3. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  4. Bayero University, Kano
  5. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  6. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  7. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  8. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
  9. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  10. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  11. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  12. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  13. Sokoto State University
  14. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  15. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  16. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  17. Yobe State University, Damaturu

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Cut-off Mark for Hausa course

The cut-off mark for Hausa varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Hausa 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.

Hausa is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Hausa degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Hausa 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.

Hausa is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Hausa 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 Hausa?

Yes! If you are a science or a commercial student, you can study Hausa 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 Hausa is through GCE.

Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Hausa 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.

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration to study Hausa
(i) University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Bayero University, Kano (BUK) and Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) accept NCE with Hausa major.
(ii) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) accepts NCE in Hausa with Upper Credits in addition to O/Level requirement in not more than two sittings.
(iii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts (a) Two ‘A’ level/IJMB passes in Hausa and any other relevant subjects. (b) NCE with a minimum of C grade in Hausa. (c) General English/Use of English at NCE satisfies’ O’ level English requirement

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Hausa
(i)Bayero University, Kano (BUK) requires five O’ Level Credit passes to include English, Hausa plus three other subjects
(ii) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) requires five O/Level credit passes in SSCE or its equivalent including English Language, Hausa and at least any other three Arts/Social Science subjects with a credit pass in Mathematics.
(iii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language Hausa and any three Arts or Social Science subjects.
(iv) Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) accepts English, Hausa and any other subjects from Arts or Social Science as UTME subjects.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration study Hausa
(i)Bayero University, Kano (BUK) and Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) accept Hausa plus any other two Arts subjects.
(ii) Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU) accepts Hausa plus any two Arts and/or Social Science subjects.

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