WAEC and JAMB Subject Combinations for Yoruba

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This page contains official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Yoruba, 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 Yoruba

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

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

  1. English Language
  2. Yoruba
  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 Yoruba, let also look at UTME and Direct requirements and course descriptions.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Yoruba

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 Yoruba are

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


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Yoruba
Two ‘A’ level passes to include Yoruba or Literature in English


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 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


Special Consideration

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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