WAEC, JAMB Subject Combinations for English Language

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for English Language; 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 

Note
JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Arts. Probable Degree type –B.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)

The admission requirement to study English Language 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 English Language?
The subjects needed to study the English Language 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 English Language must include:

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

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.

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for English Language?
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 English Language is

  1. Lit.-in-English
  2. One other Arts subject
  3. Another Arts or Social Science subject

 

What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study English Language?
Two ‘A’ level passes to include Lit.-in-English and one other Art subject.

 

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 English Language, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer English Language?

List of Nigeria Universities offering English Language include:

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  3. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  4. Augustine University Click to read conditions
  5. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) Click to read conditions
  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 Click to read conditions
  14. Bowen University, Iwo
  15. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  16. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City Click to read conditions
  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) Click to read conditions
  41. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
  42. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  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 Click to read conditions
  60. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  61. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
  62. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa Click to read conditions
  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) Click to read conditions

 

Where can I work with a Degree in English Language? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study English Language. 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. 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.

 

 

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study English Language 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 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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