WAEC and JAMB Subject for Languages and Linguistics

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This page contains official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Languages and Linguistics, 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 Languages and Linguistics

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

The required subject combination (o level requirement for Languages and Linguistics) must include

  1. EngLalish nguage
  2. Any other Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences
  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 Languages and Linguistics, let also look at UTME and Direct requirements and course descriptions.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Languages and Linguistics

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 Languages and Linguistics are

  1. One Arts and two other subjects


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Languages and Linguistics
Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts Social Science and Science 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

List of Universities in Nigeria offering Languages and Linguistics are

  1. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  2. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  3. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) offers the course as: i) Linguistics and Communication Studies ii) Linguistics and Nigerian Languages with options in: Izon, Igbo, Ikwerre, Kalabari and Khana.
  4. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)


Special Consideration

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 Languages and Linguistics
(i) Benue State University, Makurdi requires Five SSCE credit to include Lit. in English. one Arts and one other Arts or Social Science subject.

(ii) Benue State University, Makurdi accepts TC II merit level pass in lieu of ‘O’ level credit in English Language.

(iii) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) requires five ‘O’ level credit in Arts, Social Sciences and one Nigerian Language.

(iv) University of Calabar (UNICAL) – Knowledge of French, German or Spanish would be as advantage.

(v) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts two ‘A’ level passes at C grade, NCE at merit level, Diploma in Igbo, OND in linguistics and language studies, Igbo, in at least merit level passes. In all cases credit level pass in English Language is compulsory.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study Languages and Linguistics
(i) Benue State University, Makurdi requires Literature in English and any other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

(ii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – Other subjects are the same as in English Language.

(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires at least Igbo or any other Nigerian Language.

(iv) University of Ibadan (UI) requires at least two Arts and any other two subjects. A credit in African Language will be an advantage.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Languages and Linguistics
(i) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires Literature in English and any two Arts and Social Science subjects

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