WAEC, JAMB Subject Combinations for English Language

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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 fulfil the admission requirements which must include one or a combination of ‘O’ level results. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), Course description and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. And if you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria, maybe it’s time you consider studying online or study abroad for free through scholarships


What is O level/WAEC subject combinations (requirement) for English Language?
You must have Five credit in subjects needed to study English Language in WAEC. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The core O level that is the compulsory 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) for English Language?
You should aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side. (Just an advice). If you score 180 and above in this recent JAMB UTME- All is well with you, but if your score is below 180, Please consider College or Polytechnic… Don’t expect JAMB score upgrade. White collar Scammers are everywhere. JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles passing JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combinations for 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 Art 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 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 English Language, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria 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 Click to read conditions
  5. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) Click to read conditions
  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 Click to read conditions
  14. Bowen University, Iwo
  15. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  16. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City Click to read conditions
  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) Click to read conditions
  41. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
  42. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  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 Click to read conditions
  60. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  61. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
  62. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa Click to read conditions
  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) Click to read conditions


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.

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Updated: May 18, 2018 — 3:02 am

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