Last updated on January 5, 2021 by The Counselor
This page contains 2020/2021 official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Civil Law, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more
|Duration||3 – 4 Years|
|Suitability||Art and Commercial Students|
|Cut off mark||Varies|
|Related courses||Civil Law related courses|
|Job Availability||Low and Competitive|
On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Civil Law. 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 Civil Law 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.
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WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Civil Law
You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Civil Law 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 Civil Law must include:
- English Language
- Literature in English
- Civic Education
- Nigerian Language
- A trade subject
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 Civil Law. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Civil Law, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.
JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Civil Law
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 Civil Law 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– English Language is compulsory. 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 Civil Law. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..
Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Civil Law
If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Civil Law, you are expected to have
- Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.
- NCE/OND/First Degree (Second Class Lower).
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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 Civil Law, don’t give up. You should consider other Civil Law 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 Civil Law in Nigeria
- Abia State University, Uturu
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
- University of Calabar (UNICAL)
- Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
- Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
- Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
- University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
- Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK).
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Cut-off Mark for Civil Law course
As you can see, more than one University offers Civil Law. This means the cut-off mark for Civil Law varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Civil Law 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.
Civil Law is how many years course?
In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Civil Law at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Civil Law 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.
Civil Law is under which faculty in Nigeria?
According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Civil Law is under the Faculty of Law but may be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.
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Can a science or art student study Civil Law?
Yes! If you are a Science, Commercial or an Art student, you can study Civil Law 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 Civil Law is through GCE.
What Civil Law is all about?
Let me quickly tell you what this Civil Law course is all about. A course description can further give you a better hint of what to expect. The words Civil law also called continental or Romano-Germanic legal systems to describe the law that pertains to persons, things, and relationships that develop among them, excluding not only criminal law but also commercial law and labour law.
They are based on concepts, categories, and rules derived from Roman law, with some influence of canon law, sometimes largely supplemented or modified by local custom or culture. The civil law tradition, though secularized over the centuries and placing more focus on individual freedom, promotes cooperation between human beings.
Civil law is often seen from the perspective of the primary legislative system, yet leaving room for the judiciary to adjust rules to social change and new needs, by way of interpretation and creative jurisprudence. One take away feature of the civil law is the clear expression of rights and duties so that remedies are self-evident.
Since you wish to study Civil law, permit me to go a deeper further… In a civil law system, the judge’s role is to establish the facts of the case and to apply the provisions of the applicable code. Though the judge often brings the formal charges, investigates the matter, and decides on the case, he or she works within a framework established by a comprehensive, codified set of laws.
The judge’s decision is consequently less crucial in shaping civil law than the decisions of legislators and legal scholars who draft and interpret the codes. Meaning, Civil Law is codified unlike Common law which is uncodified and countries with civil law systems have comprehensive, continuously updated legal codes that specify all matters capable of being brought before a court, the applicable procedure, and the appropriate punishment for each offence
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Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Civil Law 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 Civil Law below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Civil Law had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….Fatherprada tries as much as possible to provide you with correct and up to date information. If you find any pieces of misinformation or require additional details please feel free to use the comment.