WAEC and JAMB Subject Combinations for Kanuri

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This page contains official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Kanuri – Under Art, 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 Kanuri

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

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

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


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Kanuri

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 Kanuri are

  1. Literature in English
  2. Any other two subjects in Arts and Social Sciences


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Kanuri
Two ‘A’ level passes to include Literature in English. (i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts Subjects


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

University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) offers Kanuri


Special Consideration

The SSCE O level and A-level subject combination (requirements) had 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 Kanuri
(i) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts NCE (merit level for Calabar).

(ii) Benue State University, Makurdi requires French plus any other Arts subject

(iii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires two ‘A’ level passes including Yoruba and Lit in English

(iv) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts two merit or credit in NCE, one of which must be French. Also accepts University of Calabar (UNICAL) Diploma in French, Linguistics or Communication, also three ‘A’ level passes in three subjects, one of which must be French

(v) University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) accepts: (a) Certificate in Kanuri. (b) NCE with Kanuri major.

(vi) Benue State University, Makurdi requires credit to include Literature in English.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study Kanuri
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) requires Five SSCE credit to include Yoruba.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Kanuri
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) requires Yoruba and any two Arts or Social Science subjects.

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