WAEC and JAMB Subject Combinations for Igbo

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


  • 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!



WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Igbo

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Igbo in Nigeria universities.

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

  1. Igbo
  2. English Language
  3. Any other Arts subject
  4. 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 Igbo, let also look at UTME and Direct requirements and course descriptions.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Igbo

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 Igbo are

  1. Igbo
  2. Two subjects from Arts and social Sciences


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

(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Igbo and one Arts/Social Science subject.
(ii)NCE in Igbo and one Arts subject


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 Igbo include:

  1. Abia State University, Uturu
  2. ANSU
  3. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Click to read conditions
  4. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  5. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil Click to read conditions
  6. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) (offers it as African and Asian Studies)


Special Consideration

The SSCE O level and A-level subject combination (requirements) had 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 (waiver) to study Igbo
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts NCE to include Igbo and another Arts or Social Science subject at merit /credit level. Accepts also At least 2 ‘A’ level pass to include Yoruba and another Arts or Social Science subject.

(ii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires not less than grade ‘D’ in ‘A’ level or NCE in Igbo and the other A/L subject to be from History, French, Yoruba Hausa, CRK/IRS, Literature-in-English and Govt/Economics.

(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts A’ level or NCE (Merit) passes in at least one language and one other subject plus UTME requirement..

(iv) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires the other Arts subjects to be chosen from History. Lit in English, CRK/IRS, Hausa, Yoruba, French and Govt/Economics. Also accepts NCE plus UTME requirements.

(v) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) accepts ‘A’ level/NCE (merit).

(vi) University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires at least two ‘A’ level pass in GCE or HSC or a recognised equivalent in any two Arts subject: it accepts NCE with an overall Merit level passes in any two Arts subject from a recognised institution.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Igbo
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) require English Language, Igbo and any one of French, History, Lit in English, Yoruba Music and CRK/IRS Geography, Govt., Econs, Business Management, Commerce, Fine Arts and Biology.

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings to include English Language and two Arts other subjects one of which must be Igbo.

(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires 5 O’ Level credit passes to include English language and one Science subject. Candidates for Linguistics must possess a credit pass in Literature in English while candidates for linguistics and Nigerian Language must possess a credit pass in the Nigerian language to be combined with linguistics.

(iv) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires five credit passes in English language, one Arts subject and three other subjects from Sciences, Social Sciences or Arts.

What is Jamb UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study gbo
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires Igbo, and any two from Geography, Yoruba, History, Lit. in English, CRK/IRS, French, Govt / Economics, Commerce and Fine Arts and Biology.

(ii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires two Arts subjects and any other subject.

(iii) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) accepts Chinese in lieu of Igbo.

(iv) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires Igbo or any other Language and any two other subjects. For Linguistics (Option), requires Literature in English and 2 other subject.

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