WAEC, JAMB Subject Combinations for Hausa

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Hausa; 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 



  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Arts.
  • Probable Degree type–B.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)

The admission requirement to study Hausa 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.


What is O level/WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Hausa?
The subjects needed to study Hausa 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 Hausa must include:

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


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Hausa?
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) for Hausa are

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


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Hausa?
Two ‘A’ level passes in Hausa and any other 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 Hausa, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Hausa?
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 Hausa include:

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  3. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  4. Bayero University, Kano Click to read conditions
  5. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  6. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  7. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Click to read conditions
  8. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
  9. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) Click to read conditions
  10. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  11. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  12. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil Click to read conditions
  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


Where can I work with a Degree in Hausa? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Hausa. 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 Hausa 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 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 requiremen

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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