JAMB subject combination for Linguistics

To study Linguistics in any accredited university or polytechnic in Nigeria, here is the Jamb and Waec subject combination and requirements you need to look out for.
Note that English Language is Compulsory for all courses in UTME.

Schools With Options
UNIMAID : offers the course with options in:

  1. Kanuri
  2. French
  3. Fulfulde
  4. English
  5. Arabic (Fulfulde, English and Arabic)
    UI: offers the course with Yoruba
    IMSU : offers the course with Igbo

The UTME subjects includes;
Any Language and two (2) other subjects.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS
(i) AAUA accepts any Language and two other subjects. Three (3) Arts
subjects including Government.
(ii) ABSU accepts one (1) Arts and two (2) other subjects.
(iii) BSU and KWASU require Literature-in English plus any other two
(2) subjects
(iv) UNI-IBADAN requires any Language preferably an African
Language, Literature in English andone (1) other Arts subject or Social
Science subject
(v) UNIOSUN accepts any three (3) Arts subjects.
(vi) UNIZIK and UNILORIN require one (1)Arts subject and any two (2)
subjects from Arts/Social Sciences.
(vii) UNIUYO requires Literature in English and any other two (2)Arts
or Social Science subjects.

O’Level Requirements
You need;
Five (5) WASSC credit passes including English Language.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS
(i) AAUA requires ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics one (1) Language, plus any other two (2) Arts/Social Sciences
(ii) BSU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in Arts and Social Sciences including Literature in English.
(iii) DELSU requires ‘O’ level credit pass in Literature in English.
(iv) EBSU requires ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics and ‘O’ levelcredit pass in Nigerian Language will be an advantage.
(v) UNI-IBADAN and UNILORIN require ‘O’ level credit passes in Arts and Social Sciences. UNILORIN requires at least one Nigerian Language or Literature in English and one other Arts subject.
UNILORIN accepts Science subject.
(vi) UNI-IBADAN requires five (5) or six (6) ‘O’ level credit passes at one (1) or two (2) sittings to include English Language, Arts and any other two (2) subjects. Credit passes in African language and
Mathematics will be an advantage.
(vii) UNILORIN requires ‘O’ level credit passes in Arts and Social Sciences, at least one (1) Nigerian Language or Literature in English and one (1) other Arts subject.
(viii) KWASU requires ‘O’ level credit passes in Literature in English,any other three (3) Arts/Social Science/Science subjects plus ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics.
(ix) UNIOSUN and UNIUYO require ‘O’ level credit pass in Literature in English.
(x) UNN – as in Linguistics, Igbo and other Nigerian Languages.

Direct Entry Requirements
You need;
Two (2) ‘A’ level passes or NCE to include any Language, preferably an African Language.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS
(i) AAUA accepts NCE credit/Merit in Yoruba, Mass Communication and Journalism.
(ii) BSU accepts two (2) NCE/ ‘A’ level passes to include English Language, French or any African Language and one (1) other Arts subjects.
(iii) EKSU requires two (2) ‘A’ level passes or NCE credit in Arts, Social Sciences or Sciences to include any language preferably a Nigerian Language.
(iv) UI accepts
a) two (2) ‘A’ level passes to include any Language preferably an African Language and another Arts or Social Science subject.
b) NCE to include any Language preferably an African language and another Arts or Social Science subject at credit or merit level.
NOTE A certified knowledge of another language other than English Language will be an added advantage. It is also an advantage if the UTME or Direct Entry subjects include Literature in English.
(v) UNILORIN accepts ND in Linguistics;requires ‘A’ level passes or NCE with a major in Language and any two (2) Arts/Social Sciences/Sciences subjects.
(vi) UNILORIN and UI require ‘A’ level or NCE merit in the Arts, Social Sciences or Science subjects provided one (1) of the subjects is in the Social Sciences.
(vii) UNIJOS – No Direct Entry.

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