Study Library and Information Science – Under Social Science

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

 

Course Library and Information Science – Under Social Science
Qualification [B.Sc. (Hons]
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Art and Commercial Students
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Non Competitive
Related courses Library and Information Science related courses
Job Availability Low and Competitive

 

On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Library and Information Science. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.

 

You must be a Commercial student or an Art student with a good background Commercial subjects for you to study Library and Information Science 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 Library and Information Science

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Library and Information Science in Nigeria universities. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Library and Information Science must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. A trade subject

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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 Library and Information Science. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study this course, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Library and Information Science

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 Library and Information Science that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), 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 Library and Information Science. 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 Library and Information Science must include:

  1. Any three Arts or Social Science subjects

 




Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Library and Information Science

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

(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in relevant subjects.
(ii) NCE/OND in relevant subjects

 

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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 this course, don’t give up. You should consider other Library and Information Science 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 Library and Information Science in Nigeria

  1. Baze University
  2. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City (offer course as Library and Information Studies)
  3. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  4. American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN)

 

Course description: A librarian is a person who works professionally in a library. Ah! You knew that I’m sure. The role encompasses helping provide access to information in literary, social and technical forms. Information science/management is a cycle: the acquisition of information, the custodianship and the distribution of that information, and its ultimate removal, either into archives or by being deleted.

Being a librarian is an excellent job for those who like an academic study but are not keen on teaching or further study. University librarians can still contribute greatly to the research of their institution. Librarians have some of the highest levels of job satisfaction.

It is a job requiring dedication and commitment to the ongoing development of their library, ideal for those passionate to learn more. Usually, in most academic libraries, once you have become an established librarian it is possible to gain promotion to managerial level, earning better salary and perks.

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Library and Information Science 
Job areas Library and Information Science students include, as well as a librarian, in areas such as IT, retail, sales, publishing, teaching, charity work, social work and social care, authorship, journalism, and public relation.

 

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Cut-off Mark for Library and Information Science course

As you can see, more than one University offers Library and Information Science. This means the cut-off mark for Library and Information Science varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Library and Information Science is a good course and you can also check the top best commercial courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

 

Library and Information Science is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Library and Information Science is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, Library and Information Science is under the Faculty/School/College of Social and Management Studies but may be under a different faculty in some universities.

 

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Can a science or art student study Library and Information Science?

Yes! If you are a Science, Commercial or an Art student, you can study Library and Information Science 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 Library and Information Science is through GCE.

 


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Library and Information Science 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 Library and Information Science below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Library and Information Science 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) for Library and Information Science
(i) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) requires a pass in Mathematics and a credit in one Science subject
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ii) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) requires credit in Eng. Lang. and Mathematics.

(iii)  American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN)  (a) Accepts ‘A’ level passes chosen from English Language, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Literature in English, Government, History, Economics, Geography, Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Visual Arts, Computer Studies, Information Technology, Civics, and French. (b) does not accept credit 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. (c) accepts ICGSE and ‘A’ level Cambridge and does not offer admissions direct to 200 level programs. May transfer credits relevant to it’s major at the discretion of the Dean of school

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special consideration (waiver) for Library and Information Science
(i) Abia State University, Uturu requires one Science subject from Biology/Agric, Chemistry, Physics, one   Commercial subject and any other subject.

(ii) Bells University of Technology, Otta require English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Physics plus any other  subject.

(iii)  American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) requires Five ‘O’ level credit including English Language, Mathematics  and any other three subjects from the following; Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Literature in English, Government, History, Economics, Geography, Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing. Visual Arts

What is JAMB UTME Special consideration (waiver) for Library and Information Science
(i) Bauchi State University, Gadau requires Mathematics, Economics and any one Science subject.

(ii) American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) Accepts any subject combination which includes Mathematics and any two of  Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Literature in English, Government, History, Economics, Geography, Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Visual Arts, Computer Studies, Information Technology, Civics, and French










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