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WAEC & JAMB Subject Combination For French [UPDATED]

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination For French: What are the JAMB Subject combination to study French in Nigeria?, Must I pass Maths in WAEC to study French?, what subjects are needed to study French?, What Subject Will I write in JAMB to Study French?

Hey SAVANTS! welcome to today’s episode of my “JAMB doctor Series” here you will get the correct WAEC and JAMB Subject combination for French, you will also see Direct entry requirement to study French through JAMB, JUPEB and IJMB, pretty cool right?… STAY TUNED!

Waec and Jamb Subject Combination for Education and French
WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Education and French

For everyone who plans to study French in Nigeria, it is important and necessary you know the subjects that are required to becoming a Student of Education and French in Nigeria.

I have seen cases, where students who wish to study a particular course go ahead to register the wrong subject combination in JAMB and in their O’level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) simply because they were not well informed and would later start searching for means with which they can correct the mistake.

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Luckily for you, with the aid of this guide you will be fully endowed with the required WAEC and JAMB Subject combination to study French in any University in Nigeria, mind you, this subject combination is the same for all Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria.

So, irrespective of the school you want to study in (UNIBEN, UI, UNILAG, DELSU e.t.c) these are the subjects you must enroll and pass to be eligible for admission to study French in Nigeria.

If you must study French in Nigeria you must first get a minimum of five (5) credits in your O’ level core courses and enroll four (4) subjects in JAMB which you should score at least 220 to increase your chances of admission.

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Subjects Required To Study French

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The subjects Required to study French in Nigeria are…

  • English Language
  • French
  • plus other Arts subject.

Some of these subjects may not be required in some cases (JAMB or O’level), I will highlight each of these subject and in what instances they may be applicable or needed.

Mathematics: Maths as a subject is one every student must offer right from primary school up till secondary school, this subject is not required as a core subject for your O’ level exams like WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or GCE.

For JAMB, Mathematics is not a compulsory subject in JAMB to study French.

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Other Subjects: English Language, and French are required for both JAMB and your O’ level if you must study French, but subjects like Governement, CRS, Commerce e.t.c will be decided by you.

JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study French

To Study French, the following subjects will be enrolled for JAMB and WAEC…

JAMB Subject Combination For French

Jamb subject Combination For French
JAMB subject Combination For French

The four (4) subjects you must enroll in JAMB (with use of English compulsory irrespective of the course you intend to study) for French, are…

  1. Use of English
  2. French
  3. and any other two (2) subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

To be assured of admission, you will need to score very high in JAMB, let’s say 250 and above. P.S; you should see my ultimate guide on How To Pass JAMB 2024/2025 With High Score (300+)

WAEC Subject Combination For French

WAEC student Portal
WAEC student Portal

Unlike JAMB, you will be required to sit for a minimum of Eight subjects (8) and a maximum of nine (9), out of this Nine or Eight subjects, five are core subjects specific for the course you wish to study which in this case is French.

In WAEC, core subjects to study French are…

  1. English Language
  2. French and
  3. plus one other Arts subject

The remaining three (5) or four (6) subjects will be determined by you.

Mind you: This subject combination for WAEC is applicable for all O’ level exams such as NECO, NABTEB e.t.c

By core I mean subjects that lean directly to your field. Failure to pass these core courses can deny a student admission.

Requirements To Study French Through Direct Entry

Student who which to study French through direct entry should have either of the following requirements…


  • Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes including French and one other Arts subject.

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List Of Universities That Offers French

Below are schools you can study French in;

  1. Abia State University, Uturu
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  3. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  4. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  5. Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State
  6. Bayero University, Kano
  7. Benue State University, Makurdi
  8. Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota
  9. Delta State University, Abraka
  10. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  11. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  12. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  13. Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  14. Fountain University, Osogbo
  15. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  16. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
  17. Imo State University, Owerri
  18. Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  19. Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin
  20. Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  21. Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State
  22. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  23. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  24. Osun State University, Osogbo
  25. Taraba State University, Jalingo
  26. Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina
  27. University Of Benin, Benin City
  28. University Of Calabar, Calabar
  29. University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  30. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  31. University Of Jos, Jos
  32. University Of Lagos
  33. University Of Maiduguri
  34. University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  35. University Of Port-Harcourt
  36. University Of Uyo
  37. Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mathematics compulsory for French Science in JAMB?

No, Maths is not a compulsory subject to sit for in JAMB if you want to study French, so while contemplating on the list of subjects to enroll in JAMB, know that it is not compulsory for you to add Mathematics

What are the compulsory subjects for French?

The Compulsory Subject for French In JAMB are Use of English, French and any other two (2) subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

While for WAEC; Five (5) SSC credit passes including French and English Language plus one other Arts subject.

What are the main subject for French?

The main subjects to study French in JAMB are, English Language and French.

Can I Study French Without commerce in JAMB?

Yes, you can study French without Commerce, Commerce can be replaced with any Art or Social science Subject of your choice.

Is further maths compulsory for French?

No, Further Mathematics is not a compulsory subject to enroll in JAMB if you want to study French, but you can add it to your list of Subject in your O’ level

In Summary

To study French you need to sit for four (4) subjects in JAMB which are Use of English, French and any other two (2) subjects from Arts and Social Sciences, and have at least credits (C6) in your Five (5) core courses including: French and English Language plus one other Arts subject.

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Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes including French and one other Arts subject.Five (5) SSC credit passes including French and English Language plus one other Arts subject.French and any other two (2) subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.
Summary table of JAMB Subject Combination to study French

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