This page contains 2024 WAEC and JAMB subject combinations (admission requirements) for Yoruba, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.


Course Yoruba
Qualification B.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)
How many years 3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course Art and commercial student

Is Yoruba a good course in Nigeria and what is the salary?

No, Yoruba is not a good course in Nigeria and has a very limited job roles to explore. There is no standard salary for any job in Nigeria. It depends on where you get the job. Yoruba language graduates typically earn between ₦25,000 and ₦350,000 net per month

A Yoruba degree is not competitive and quite popular amongst students in secondary school. From our records, 19 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Yoruba, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Yoruba and the employment rate we will show you below so that you will know what you are up against when you choose to study this course.

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WAEC Subject Combinations For Yoruba

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Yoruba degree. You can register for less than 9 subjects if you are resitting.

However, you must have at least 5 credit passes amongst the 9 subjects listed below before you can gain admission into any Nigerian university to study for a Yoruba degree.

Remember, the requirement you’re about to read is also applicable to all o level examinations. (WAEC, NECO and GCE). We have painstakingly highlighted (in red) the core subjects on which you must obtain credit before gaining admission. Any subject with blue colour means, a pass is allowed.

If you fail one of the core subjects, you should read through each university’s special requirements for this course below to see if there is a university that may accept another subject in lieu of the one you failed. The 9 WAEC/NECO/GCE subject combinations for Yoruba are:

  1. Literature in English
  2. Government
  3. Mathematics
  4. Yoruba
  5. English Language
  6. Civic Education
  7. CRK/IRS
  8. Biology
  9. A trade subject

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same as the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Yoruba, don’t give up. You should consider other Yoruba similar courses or 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 read valuable guides on how to choose a course and university

JAMB subject combination for Yoruba

For this degree, you are also required to register for 4 subjects and English is compulsory. More so, your JAMB score in addition to your POST UTME score will determine the cumulative score that the university will use to decide your candidacy for admission.

You should score 180 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Yoruba. You can still gain admission if you score between 160-170 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher. Try out JAMB Admission Simulator.

The 4 JAMB subject combination for Yoruba is:

  1. English Language
  2. Government
  3. Literature in English
  4. CRK/IRS

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List of Universities offering Yoruba in Nigeria

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  3. University of Ibadan (UI)
  4. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  5. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  6. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  7. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  8. Ekiti State University
  9. Adeyemi College of Education
  10. Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo State
  11. Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun
  12. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  13. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  14. Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Moforiji
  15. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  16. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  17. Osun State College of Education Ilesa
  18. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  19. Ekiti State University

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Estimated number of students currently studying Yoruba in Nigerian Universities is 7,700
Yoruba has 25% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Yoruba has 100% admission rate.

Cut-off Mark for Yoruba course

As you can see, more than one University offers Yoruba. This means the cut-off mark for Yoruba will vary. However, from aggregate, the cut off mark is 180. You can still gain admission if you score between 160-170 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher.

Yoruba is how many years course?

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

Yoruba is under which faculty in Nigeria?

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

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


Special Consideration (waiver) to study Yoruba

  • University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts Yoruba, English and at least one of CRK/IRS/French, Igbo and Hausa and other subjects listed under Igbo.
  • University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 ‘O’ level Credits at ONE sitting or 6 ‘O’ level Credits at TWO sittings including English Language and two Arts subjects one of which must be Yoruba
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts candidates who do not offer Yoruba (Language/Literature) but meet other UTME entry requirements.
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language and any Arts subject.


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