WAEC and JAMB Subject Combinations for Modern Languages


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This page contains official 2019/2020 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Modern Languages, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.


Course Modern Languages
Qualification B.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)
How many years 3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course Art and commercial student
Cut off mark 180
Entrance Non Competitive
Related courses Modern Languages 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 Modern Languages. 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 Modern Languages 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 Modern Languages

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Modern Languages 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 Modern Languages must include:

  1. French for French programme.
  2. Two ‘A’ level passes or NCE in any subjects.For programme A, 5 SSCE credit including English Language and French.
    For Programme B, credit in English Language and 4 other subjects

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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 Modern Languages. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Modern Languages, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Modern Languages

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 Modern Languages 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 Modern Languages. 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 Modern Languages must include:

Programme A, French and any other two subjects.
Programme B, any three subjects.


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Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Modern Languages

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Modern Languages, you are expected to have;

(i) Two ‘A’ level passes or NCE including French for French programme.
(ii) Two ‘A’ level passes or NCE in any subjects


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 Modern Languages, don’t give up. You should consider other Modern Languages 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 Modern Languages in Nigeria

  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)


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Cut-off Mark for Modern Languages course

The cut-off mark for Modern Languages is 180. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Modern Languages 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.


Modern Languages is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Modern Languages at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Modern Languages 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.


Modern Languages is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Modern Languages 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 Modern Languages?

Yes! If you are a science or a commercial student, you can study Modern Languages 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 Modern Languages is through GCE.


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Modern Languages 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 Modern Languages below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Modern Languages 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 to study Modern Language

(i) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts French only: Passes in French and any other subject at NCE ‘A’ levels plus ‘O’ level credit in English Language or its equivalent.

(ii) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts NCE/ND (merit/credit) in French and Language Studies.

(iii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) – NO Direct Entry.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration to study Modern Language
(i) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires for Programme B, Credit in History or English Literature and four other subjects.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration to study Modern Language
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires English and any other three subjects from Arts, Social Science or Science.


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