WAEC, JAMB Subject Combinations for Yoruba

WAEC, JAMB Subject Combinations for Yoruba
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O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Yoruba; 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 Yoruba 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 Yoruba?
The subjects needed to study Yoruba 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 Yoruba must include:

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


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

  1. Yoruba
  2. Two other Arts or Social Science subjects


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Yoruba?
Two ‘A’ level passes to include Yoruba or Literature in English


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 Yoruba, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate.
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 Yoruba include:

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  3. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  4. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Click to read conditions
  5. Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU)
  6. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  7. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil Click to read conditions
  8. Ekiti State University


Where can I work with a Degree in Yoruba? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Yoruba. 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 Yoruba 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 (waiver) to study Yoruba?
(i) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) requires NCE/Diploma (Upper Credit) in Yoruba and Social Science Subjects.

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts Two ‘A’ level passes to include Yoruba and another Arts or Social Science subject. Accepts also accepts NCE to include Yoruba and another Arts or Social Science subject at Merit or better still Credit level.

(iii) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts NCE in Yoruba (with merit and above).

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Yoruba?
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts Yoruba, English and at least one of CRK/IRS/French, Igbo and Hausa and other subjects listed under Igbo.

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 ‘O’ level Credits at ONE sittings or 6 ‘O’ level Credits at TWO sittings including English Language and two Arts subjects one of which must be Yoruba

(iii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts candidates who do not offer Yoruba (Language/Literature) but meet other UTME entry requirement.

(iv) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language and any Arts subject.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Yoruba?
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) – Yoruba, any one of French, History, Hausa, Igbo, CRK/IRS plus any Arts or Social Science as listed under Igbo.

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) – Yoruba and two other subjects in Arts or Social Science.

(iii) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) requires Use of English and three subjects from Arts and/or Social Sciences.

(iv) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye – Yoruba and two Arts subjects.

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