Admission Requirement to Study English Language; including WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB Subject Combinations, Course Description and Career Opportunities 


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To study this course in Nigeria Universities, you must have fulfilled the admission requirements which must include one or a combination of ‘O’ level results. Such as WAEC, NECO and GCE or ‘A’ level result such as Direct Entry, IJBM, JUBEB, CAMBRIDGE etc and other required documents for admission

What is WAEC, NECO or GCE subject combinations (requirement) to study English Language?  
You must have Five credit in WAEC, NECO, or GCE (in one or two sitting) to study English Language. The core O/level and most importantly WAEC subject combinations for English Language must include:

  1. Literature in English
  2. English Language.
  3. A trade subject


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) to study English Language?
You should aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side. (Just an advice). JAMB UTME subject combinations (that is the secondary subjects you must choose during JAMB registration) to study English Language are

  1. Lit.-in-English
  2. One other Arts subject
  3. Another Arts or Social Science subject


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A level result you need) to study English Language?
Two ‘A’ level passes to include Lit.-in-English and one other Arts subject.

Just a reminderEverything 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 combinations above, perhaps you should consider taking a look at Polytechnic or or College of Education related course subject requirements. Staying at home is your choice.

So now that you know the compulsory secondary school subjects needed in your WAEC to study English Language, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A level result/certificate. Do you know which Nigeria Universities offer English Language?
Nigerian Universities offering English Language are:

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  3. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  4. Augustine University
  5. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
  6. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  7. Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State
  8. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  9. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  10. Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo (with options in i) English Studies ii) Communication iii) Literacy Studies
  11. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  12. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  13. Bayero University, Kano
  14. Bowen University, Iwo
  15. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  16. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  17. Benue State University, Makurdi
  18. Caritas University, Enugu
  19. Covenant University Ota
  20. Christopher University Mowe
  21. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  22. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji (with options in Literature)
  23. Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  24. Edo University Iyamo
  25. Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  26. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  27. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
  28. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  29. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  30. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  31. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) (with Literature)
  32. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  33. Federal University Gashua, Yobe (FUGASHUA)
  34. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
  35. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  36. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD)
  37. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  38. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  39. Gombe State University, Gombe
  40. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  41. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
  42. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  43. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  45. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  46. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  47. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  48. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  49. Madonna University, Okija
  50. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  51. Mountain Top University
  52. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  53. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  54. Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU)
  55. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  56. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  57. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  58. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  59. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  60. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  61. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
  62. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  63. Sokoto State University
  64. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  65. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  66. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  67. Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
  68. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  69. University of Uyo
  70. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

Course Description for English Language: 
We are still working on a number of things. We will add a description for this course later on. But if you’re willing to add a description, we will appreciate.

Where can I work with a Degree in English Language? 
Having a Degree in English Language does not limit you to a particular work environment. Career opportunities will be added soon.

The general WAEC, NECO or GCE core subject combination for English Language have been listed above but, some Universities may accept Pass 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
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Fatherprada is the Founder and Chief Editor of StudentGuide. He is a teacher who loves to help students especially in decision making. A lover Poetry but hate Mathematics so much that it deterred him from learning programming. He hails from Ezionum.

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