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This page contains official 2019/2020 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for English Language, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.
|Qualification||B.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)|
|How many years||3 – 4 Years|
|Who can study this course||Art and commercial student|
|Cut off mark||varies|
|Related courses||English Language related courses|
|Job Availability||High and Competitive|
|Got question?||Click here|
On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study English Language. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.
You must be an Art student with a good background in Art subjects for you to study English Language 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 English Language
You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study English Language in Nigeria universities. These subjects combination are also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for English Language must include:
These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for English Language. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study English Language, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.
JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for English Language
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for English Language that you must register and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME instead of 180 to be on a safe side because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider the College of Education or Polytechnic… Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.
Please note– If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study English Language. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination to study English Language must include:
- One other Arts subject
- Another Arts or Social Science subject
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Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study English Language
If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for English Language, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes to include Lit.-in-English and one other Art subject.
If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study English Language, don’t give up. You should consider other English Language similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related courses.
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 useful guides on how to choose a course and university
These are the list of Universities offering English Language in Nigeria
- Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
- Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
- Augustine University
- Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
- Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
- Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross River State
- Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
- Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
- Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo (with options in i) English Studies ii) Communication iii) Literacy Studies
- Yobe State University, Damaturu
- Bauchi State University, Gadau
- Bayero University, Kano
- Bowen University, Iwo
- ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
- Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
- Benue State University, Makurdi
- Caritas University, Enugu
- Covenant University Ota
- Christopher University Mowe
- Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji (with options in Literature)
- Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
- Edo University Iyamo
- Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
- Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
- Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
- Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
- Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
- Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
- University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) (with Literature)
- Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
- Federal University Gashua, Yobe Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
- Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
- Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
- Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD)
- Federal University, Ndifu-Alike Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
- Fountain University, Oshogbo
- Gombe State University, Gombe
- University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
- Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
- University of Jos (UNIJOS)
- Al-Qalam University, Katsina
- Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
- University of Lagos (UNILAG)
- Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
- Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
- Madonna University, Okija
- Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
- Mountain Top University
- Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
- Northwest University Kano (NWU)
- Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
- Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
- Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
- University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
- Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
- Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
- Redeemer’s University, Mowe
- Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
- Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
- Sokoto State University
- Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
- Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
- Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
- Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
- Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
- University of Uyo
- National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study English Language. Listen, I don’t encourage such but if you’re bent on knowing the best universities or top universities to study English Language in Nigeria, Check here
Course description: English as a language we would recognise today was first spoken in early medieval times and is now one of the most spoken on earth. You get to read novels and poems instead of textbooks and reports. If you’re someone who spends their summers with their nose in a book or writing short stories, you already know this is for you.
And of course there is more to English than just reading your favourite books, and if you’ve never read anything more complex than Harry Potter then you may want to expand your mind. Analysing takes brainpower. English is more than crusty old volumes of Chaucer and Shakespeare. There will be an opportunity to study modern literature, theatre, film, or even do a bit of creative writing yourself. It’s a malleable degree.
Where can I work with a Degree in English Language
Despite its reputation and lack of obvious career pathways English graduates have strong prospects, and there are a lot of applicable and relevant jobs. Job areas English students include an editorial assistant, english teacher either at a home or foreign school, lexicographer, journalist, author, librarian, advertising etc.
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Cut-off Mark for English Language course
The cut-off mark for English Language varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. English Language is a good course and you can also check the top best Art courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.
English Language is how many years course?
In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study English Language at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study English Language 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.
English Language is under which faculty in Nigeria?
According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, English Language 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 English Language?
Yes! If you are a science or a commercial student, you can study English Language 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 English Language is through GCE.
Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study English Language in WAEC. But note this — 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 English Language below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for English Language had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….
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