WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject Combinations for History

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

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

You must be a Commercial student or Art with a good background in Commercial subjects for you to study this course 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!

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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.

The required subject combination (o level requirement for History) must include:

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

The above WAEC subject combination is also applicable to other O’level examinations such as NECO and GCE. So now that you know the compulsory O level requirement to study History, let also look at UTME and Direct requirements and course descriptions.

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for History

Prepare yourself well so you can score above 200 in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of this score may deny you 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 register in jamb) to study History are

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

 

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study History
Two ‘A’ level passes in History and any other related 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 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. 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

List of Universities in Nigeria offering History include:

  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 Click to read conditions
  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) Click to read conditions
  15. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) Click to read conditions
  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) Click to read conditions
  21. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  22. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa Click to read conditions
  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)

 

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.

 


Special Consideration

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 (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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