WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject Combinations for History

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

 

Course History
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 History related courses
Job Availability Low and Competitive
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On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study History. 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 History 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 History

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study History 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 History must include:

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

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for History

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 History 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 History. 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 History must include:

  1. History
  2. Any other two subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

 

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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for History, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in History and any other related 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 History, don’t give up. You should consider other History 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 History in Nigeria

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  3. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  4. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  5. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  6. Bayero University, Kano
  7. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  8. Benue State University, Makurdi
  9. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  10. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (FUDUSOK)
  11. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  12. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
  13. Gombe State University, Gombe
  14. University of Ibadan (UI)
  15. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  16. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  17. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  18. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  19. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  20. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA)
  21. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  22. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  23. Sokoto State University
  24. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  25. Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
  26. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  27. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  28. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)

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

 

Course description: Consciously or not, all of us operate as historians. We make judgments and decisions based on our knowledge, however inadequate, of what has gone before. Furthermore, we make sense of our own position in the present by composing and telling stories about where we have been in the past.

The formal study of history—the critical examination of human accomplishments and failures—does likewise, and it greatly enhances our ability to judge and decide about both private matters and public issues. Although historical awareness does not offer immediate solutions to contemporary problems, it does lead to a better understanding of them. Studying what was remote in time and space provides important perspectives on politics, society, and culture.

 

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Cut-off Mark for History course

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

 

History is how many years course?

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

 

History is under which faculty in Nigeria?

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

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

 


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study History 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 History below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for History 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 History
(i) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK), University of Uyo, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye and University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) accept NCE at merit pass level in relevant subjects. (NAU requires two ‘A’ level passes in History and any other related subject.).

(iii) Gombe State University, Gombe accepts NCE merit in History as Major subject

(iv) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) – No Direct Entry

(v) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) require NCE (merit), HSC or GCE ‘A’ level in History/Govt. and at least one of Econs, Literaturein-English, Geography or any other related subject

(vi) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts NCE Hist/Govt major

(vii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts Two ‘A’ level papers including History at IJMB or NCE. General English/Use of English at NCE satisfies’ O’ level English requirement.

(viii) Igbinedion University Okada as in Political Science.

(ix) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accepts ND (Lower credit) with UTME requirements plus two years post qualification.

(x) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye requires ‘A’ level passes in History, Government and Economics.

(xi) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts ‘A’ level pass in Government in lieu of History, NCE (credit) in History; Government or Social Studies.

(xii) Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa accepts two ‘A’ level passes in History or Government, credit passes in NCE in relevant subjects.

(xiii) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts two ‘A’ level/NCE passes in History and any other related subjects.

(xiv) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires O’ level with a minimum of five credits which must include History or Government, English Language, and a science subject.

(xv) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accepts: A minimum of 10 points in NCE or Upper credit in National Diploma in addition to O’ Level requirements or two A Level credit passes including History or Government and one other Arts subject.

(xvi) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires very good passes in three (3) JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: History and/or Government and any two (2) or one (1) of Igbo, Yoruba, CRS,IRS, Litin-English, French, Music and Fine Arts.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study History
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires five O/Level Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, History/Government and any other two Arts subject from Literature-in-English, CRS/IRS, Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo, Civic Education.

(ii) Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa and University of Benin (UNIBEN) require credit passes in English, History/Government and one other Arts subject.

(iii) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye does not accept Social Science subjects. Candidates must fulfill UTME requirements.

(iv) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU), University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT), Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) & Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accept Government in lieu of History.

(v) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria & Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo require Five ‘O’ level credits in English Language, History/Govt. plus any three other subjects.

(vi) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts Five ‘O’ level credits at ONE sittings or Six ‘O’ level credit at TWO sittings to include English Language, History, Government, and any other subject from Arts and Social Science. The sixth could be from Science.

(vii) Igbinedion University Okada requires at least a pass in Mathematics. ‘A’ level Government is acceptable in lieu of ‘O’ level Government.

(viii) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) requires five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English Language, one of History or Government, any three subjects from Arts or Social Science and a credit pass in Mathematics in not more than two sittings.

(ix) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) requires Five ‘O’ level credits in English Language, History/Govt. plus any three other Arts/Social Science subjects.

(x) Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA) and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accept credit in Government in lieu of History and three other Arts or Social Science subjects.

(xi) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires five “O” level credit passes to include History and English Language plus one Arts subject; and any other two subjects from Arts or Social Sciences. Accepts Government in lieu of History.

(xii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include History or Government, English Language and three other subjects in Arts or Social Science.

(xiii) Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) accepts Government in lieu of History.

(ix) Benue State University, Makurdi requires credit passes in History/Government.

(x) Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA) requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, History and two other subjects from Commerce, Geography, Economics, French, Arabic, Account and Government.

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

(xiv) Redeemer’s University, Mowe accept a pass in Mathematics.

(xv) Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS) requires at least a pass in Mathematics.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study History
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires History/Government and any other two subjects from Arts (or one from Arts and one from Social Sciences).

(ii) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) and Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye require History and any two Arts subjects.

(iv) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) requires Lit. in English, History/Government and any

other Arts or Social Science subject.
(v) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) require English Language, Govt./History plus any other two subjects.

(vi) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada, Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA), Abia State University, Uturu, University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) & Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accept Government in lieu of History.

(vii) Igbinedion University Okada requires Government/History plus any two of Economics, Literature in English, Geography and French.

(viii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts History or Government, one Arts subject and any other subject.

(ix) Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa and University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accept Government in lieu of History.

(x) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires History or Government and any other two subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

(xi) Benue State University, Makurdi accepts Government in lieu of History.

(xii) Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ) accepts Hausa and any two relevant Arts or Social Science subject.

(xiii) Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA) requires CRK/IRS and any other relevant subject.

(xiv) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts History or Government and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.


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