WAEC and JAMB Subject Combinations for English Language

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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.

 

Course English Language
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
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses English Language related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive
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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!

 




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:

  1. Literature in English
  2. English Language.
  3. A trade subject

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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:

  1. Lit.-in-English
  2. One other Arts subject
  3. 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

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  3. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  4. Augustine University
  5. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
  6. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  7. Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross River State
  8. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  9. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  10. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo (with options in i) English Studies ii) Communication iii) Literacy Studies
  11. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  12. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  13. Bayero University, Kano
  14. Bowen University, Iwo
  15. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  16. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  17. Benue State University, Makurdi
  18. Caritas University, Enugu
  19. Covenant University Ota
  20. Christopher University Mowe
  21. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  22. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji (with options in Literature)
  23. Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  24. Edo University Iyamo
  25. Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  26. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  27. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
  28. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  29. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  30. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  31. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) (with Literature)
  32. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  33. Federal University Gashua, Yobe Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
  34. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
  35. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  36. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD)
  37. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  38. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  39. Gombe State University, Gombe
  40. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  41. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
  42. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  43. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  44. KOLADAISI
  45. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  46. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  47. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  48. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  49. Madonna University, Okija
  50. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  51. Mountain Top University
  52. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  53. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  54. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  55. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  56. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  57. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  58. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  59. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  60. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  61. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
  62. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  63. Sokoto State University
  64. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  65. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  66. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  67. Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
  68. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  69. University of Uyo
  70. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study English Language. Listen, there is no such thing as best universities or top universities to study English Language in Nigeria. Nobody has that information. Although recommendations are allowed, don’t be deceived by the word “best”. Read why you should stop looking for the best University in Nigeria

 

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.

 


Special Consideration

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….

Special Consideration

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study English Language
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires very good passes in three JUPEB/A’ Level subjects: Literature-in-English and any two of Igbo/Yoruba, CRS, IRS, History, Government, Music, Fine Arts and French.

(ii) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK), University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) and University of Jos (UNIJOS) accept NCE with English major, (Candidates to spend one extra year in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)).

(iii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) and Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) – no direct entry.

(iv) The University of Uyo requires a minimum of 9 points which may be from two of three GCE ‘A’ level subjects (or the equivalents, such as relevant NCE subjects to be passed at the GCE ‘A’ level) must be English Language and Literature in English.

(v) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts NCE credit in English as the main subject.

(vii) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts at least Merit pass in two NCE teaching subjects including English Literature (NOT GENERAL ENGLISH) provided that they meet the basic ‘O’ level requirements. Accepts also2 ‘A’ level subjects to include Literature in English.

(viii) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) requires: (a) at least merit pass in not less than two arts subjects including English at NCE or GCE A/L. (b) English Language or Lit-in-English courses taken at the ND level will not be accepted for admissions.

(ix) Gombe State University, Gombe, Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) and NAU, accept NCE (Merit) in Literature in English.

(x) University of Calabar (UNICAL), Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki and University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accept NCE (merit) in English Language.

(xi) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts NCE with English major English with other teaching Subjects.

(xii) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accepts National Diploma (at credit level) in Mass Communication.

(xv) Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) accepts NCE English, not below Merit level.

(xvi) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) accepts NCE in the relevant subject in addition to five credits O/Level in not more than two sittings.

(xvii) Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ) and University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accept NCE with English Major.

(xviii) Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) accepts two ‘A’ level passes (or equivalents) in Literature in English, one other Arts subject plus three ‘O’ level credit passes.

(xx) Benson Idahosa University, Benin City requires in addition to the O’ level requirements specified, a minimum of two relevant subjects passed at GCE Advanced level or NCE (3 merits) or National Diploma in relevant field, not below credit level.

(xxi) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) accepts Two ‘A’ level passes to include Literature in English and other Arts subjects or NCE in English/and any other Arts subjects

(xxii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts two ‘A’ level papers including English at IJMB/ NCE. General English/Use of English at NCE satisfies’ O’ level English requirement.

(xxiii) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) accepts NCE with English major. (xxiv) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts Two ‘A’ level/NCE passes to include Literature in English and one other Arts subject. (xxv) Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin accepts two A’ level passes to include Literature in English.

(xxvi) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts NCE or ND in relevant areas of study at credit/ merit and above.

(xxvii) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja accepts any two A’ level passes in Arts or Social Sciences subjects, ND/HND (lower credit) or NCE (merit) in relevant fields.

(xxviii) Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD) accepts two A’ Level passes to include English and also accepts minimum of nine points.

(xxix) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accepts NCE/OND must be at credit/merit level plus ‘O’ Level minimum requirements.

(xxx) Augustine University accepts NCE or HND with credit passes in addition to 5 Credits in SSCE (or its equivalent) may be considered.

(xxxi) Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo accepts JUPEB/IJMB (A’ level) or equivalent in related discipline.

(xxxii) Christopher University Mowe accepts HND, ND or NCE with credit passes in relevant subjects.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study English Language
(i) University of Benin (UNIBEN), Benue State University, Makurdi and University of Jos (UNIJOS) accept TCII at merit level.

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings to include Lit-in-English, English Language, one other Art subject and any other two or three subjects from Arts, Social Sciences or Science.

(iii) Augustine University, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki and Covenant University Ota also require a credit in Mathematics and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.

(iv)Bayero University, Kano (BUK) and University of Benin (UNIBEN) require at least one other Arts subject.

(v) Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA) and University of Lagos (UNILAG) require five ‘O’ level credit passes to include Literature in English, English Language, Mathematics and one other Arts subjects.

(vi) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts any Arts / Social Science subjects

(vii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) requires Literature in English.

(viii) Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD) and Redeemer’s University, Mowe accept a pass in Mathematics.

(ix) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) requires five O/Level credit passes in SSCE or its equivalent including English Language, English Literature and any other three credits from Arts or Social Science and a credit pass in Mathematics in not more than two sittings.

(x) Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) requires credit passes must include English Language, Literature in English, another Arts subject and any other two subjects.

(xii) Benson Idahosa University, Benin City requires the three ‘O’ Level subjects to come from either Arts or Social Science.

(xiii) The American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) does not offer admissions direct to 200 level programs and may transfer credits relevant to it’s major at the discretion of the Dean of school.

(xiv) American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) accepts: (a) A’ level passes chosen from English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Literature in English, Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Visual Arts, Computer Studies, Information Technology, Civics, Environmental Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and French. (b) ND/HND (c) IGCSE and ‘A’ level Cambridge

(xv) American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) does not accept credit passes in the following; Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Home Economics, Home Craft, Home management, Physical Education, Physical and Health Education, Music, Commerce, Accounting, Financial Accounting, Book keeping, Islamic History, Religious Studies, Tajweed, Library Studies, Diction, Kiswahili, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Arabic, Turkish, Study skills.

(xvi) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires Five “O” level credit passes to include Literature-in-English and English Language and one other Arts subject plus any other subject.

(xvii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires five ‘O’ level credit passes to include Lit. in English, English Language and any other Arts or Social Science subjects.

(xviii) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja accepts any Arts/Social Science subject.

(xix) Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS) and Redeemer’s University, Mowe require five ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Literature-in-English and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(xx)Bayero University, Kano (BUK) requires five O’ Level Credit passes to include Literature in English, English language plus three other Arts subjects

(xxi) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) accepts credit passes in English Language, Literature in English plus three Arts subjects or English Language, Literature in English, two Arts subjects and one science subject or English Language, Literature in English, two social science subjects and one Arts subject.

(xxii) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and the University of Uyo require a credit in Mathematics and other two subjects.

(xxiii) Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD) accepts five SSCE Credit passes to include English, Mathematics, and two Arts subjects and one Social Sciences. English Literature is an added advantage.

(xxiv) Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU) accepts five SSCE Credit passes to include English, one Arts subjects and another Arts or Social Science subject.

(xxv) Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo also requires credit pass in Government.

(xxvi) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Literature-in-English and any two French, History/Government, CRS/IRS and any Nigerian Language.

What is Jamb UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study English Language
(i) Augustine University, Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA) and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria require Lit.-inEnglish and any other two Arts or Social Science subjects.

(ii) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja accepts any three Arts or Social Sciences subjects.

(iii) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa require Lit.-in-English, Government/History or any other Arts subjects.
Bowen University, Iwo does not accept Social Science subjects.

(iii) Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD) accepts two Arts subjects and any other Arts or Social Science subject.

(iv) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki requires any two of History, CRK, Government, French etc as the other subjects.

(v) Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD) also accepts English Language, Mathematics, and Literature in English.

(vi) Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU) accepts any two Arts subjects and one other Art or Social Science subject.

(vii) Sokoto State University accepts at least two Arts subjects and any other Social Science subject.

(viii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires English, Lit-in- English, and any two (2) of the following subjects: Yoruba, CRS/IRS, French, History, Government and any Nigerian Language.

(ix) Christopher University Mowe requires one Social Science and one Arts subjects.










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