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WAEC and JAMB Subject Combinations to Study Law

Last updated on April 21st, 2018 at 05:38 pm

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


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You must be an Art or Commercial student with a good background in government/History/Literature for you to study Law Nigeria Universities, and you must fulfil the admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A level requirement for Law.  That is the WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) 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 Law?

The subjects needed to study Law in WAEC must contain five (5) credits. That’s the default requirement. But if you go through the list of Universities offering Law and there special consideration (waivers), you may see some universities willing to accept D7 or E8 in some required subjects. So now, let’s take a look at the compulsory WAEC subject for Law.

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

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Law?

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. Don’t get stuck with JAMB UTME every year. There are other options for admission such as IJBM, JUBEB, Predree, OND, CAMBRIDGE etc. WIse Up! JAMB UTME subject combinations for Law are any three Arts or Social Science subjects.

For those of you interested in Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result) to study Law, you need;
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.
(ii)  NCE/OND/First Degree (Second Class Lower).


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 Law (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Let’s consider the universities offering Law in Nigeria

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  3. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  4. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  5. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  6. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
  7. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  8. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  9. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  10. Baze University
  11. University of Benin (UNIBEN) (Federal)
  12. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  13. Bowen University, Iwo
  14. Benue State University, Makurdi
  15. Crescent University (CUAB)
  16. Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  17. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  18. Gregory University, Uturu
  19. University of Ibadan (UI)
  20. Igbinedion University Okada
  21. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  22. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  23. Kogi State University Anyigba
  24. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  25. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  26. Lead City University, Ibadan
  27. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  28. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  29. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  30. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  31. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  32. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  33. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  34. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  35. Ekiti State University
  36. Renaissance University, Enugu
  37. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  38. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  39. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
  40. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  41. University of Uyo (UNIUYO)
  42. Yobe State University, Damaturu

That is.. but before you make your choice, be sure to consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university
Nigeria Universities offering Law include;

Course Description for Law: 
We are still working on a number of things. We will add a description for this course later on. You can also make use of Wikipedia. It is free for Airtel users

Where can I work with a Degree in Law? 
Having a Degree in Law does not limit you to a particular work environment. Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Barrister
  • Barrister’s clerk
  • Chartered legal executive (England and Wales)
  • Company secretary
  • Detective
  • Licensed conveyancer
  • Paralegal
  • Solicitor

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Advice worker
  • Chartered accountant
  • Civil Service administrator
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Human resources officer
  • Patent attorney
  • Stockbroker
  • Trading standards officer

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The general WAEC, NECO or GCE core subject combination for Law 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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