WAEC, JAMB Subject Combinations for Linguistics / Edo

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Linguistics / Edo; 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 



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

The admission requirement to study Linguistics / Edo 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 Linguistics / Edo?
You must have Five credit at one or two sittings in WAEC, NECO, or GCE / TC II merits to study Linguistics / Edo 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 Linguistics / Edo must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Lit. in English and a Nigerian Language (preferably Edo).
  3. A pass in Mathematics is optional
  4. A trade subject


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Linguistics / Edo?
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 Linguistics / Edo are

  1. Two relevant Arts subjects
  2. Any other subject.


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Linguistics / Edo?
(i) At least two ‘A’ level passes in GCE or HSC or a recognised equivalent in any two Arts subject.
(ii) N.C.E in any two Arts subjects with an overall Merit-level pass from a recognised College of Education. A Credit level passes Diploma in Edo Language from a recognised Institution.


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 Linguistics / Edo, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Linguistics / Edos?
According 2017/2018 JAMB Brochure, only University of Benin (UNIBEN) offers Linguistics / Edo


Where can I work with a Degree in Linguistics / Edo? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Linguistics / Edo. 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. Career opportunities for this course will be added soon.


The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Linguistics / Edo 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 WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration to study Linguistics / Edo?
(i) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts ‘O’ level pass in English Language for candidates with distinction in Literature in English

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