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WAEC & JAMB Subject Combination For Law 2023/2024

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WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination For Law: What are the JAMB Subject combination to study Law in Nigeria?, Must I pass Maths in WAEC to study Law?, what subjects are needed to study Law?. In this write up, you and I will be going through diligently, answer to this…

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

Studying law in Nigerian University
Studying law

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

If you must study Law in Nigeria you must first get a minimum of five (5) credits in your O’ level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) core courses and enroll four (4) subjects in JAMB which you should score at least 220 to increase your chances of admission. P.S; See JAMB Cut off mark for all Schools


A. JAMB English Syllabus

B. JAMB Mathematics Syllabus

C. JAMB Syllabus For Physics

D. JAMB Chemistry Syllabus

E. JAMB Syllabus For Biology

F. JAMB Economics Syllabus

G. JAMB Syllabus For Christian Religious Studies (CRS)

H. JAMB government Syllabus

I. JAMB Syllabus for Commerce

J. JAMB Literature in English Syllabus

K. JAMB Computer Studies Syllabus

What Are The Subjects Required To Study Law

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The subjects Required to study Law in Nigeria are…

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Literature in English
  • Any two (2) Arts or Social Science subjects (Government, Economics, Commerce e.t.c)

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.

Government, Commerce, CRS: These subjects can be considered as core for your O’ level exams like WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or GCE. But for JAMB you may decide to or to not enroll either Government or Chemistry, that is, neither Government or Commerce is required in JAMB to study Law, it is only needed in your O’ level.

Literature in English and Mathematics: Lit in English and Maths are compulsory for O’ level but it is not a must you sit for it in JAMB.

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Other Subjects: English Language is required for both JAMB and your O’ level if you must study Law.

JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study Law

Jamb Subject Combination for Law
JAMB Subject Combination for Law

To Study Law, the follow subjects will be enrolled for JAMB and WAEC…

JAMB Subject Combination For Law

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

  • Use of English
  • Any three (3) Arts or Social Science subjects.

The above list is the recommended JAMB subject combination to study law extracted from JAMB Brochure, but here is a more suitable subject combination most law student register in JAMB; Use of English, Government, Literature in English and Christian religious Studies.

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 2023/2024 With High Score (300+)

WAEC Subject Combination For Law

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 Law.

In WAEC, core subjects to write to be eligible to study Law are…

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Literature in English
  • Any two (2) Arts or Social Science subjects (Government, Economics, Commerce, CRS e.t.c)

The remaining three (3) or four (4) 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 Law Through Direct Entry

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


  • Two (2)’A’ Level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.
  • NCE/ND/First Degree (Second Class Lower).

Ensure to go through JAMB Brochure for remarks/waiver for LAW for the different Universities in Nigeria. Click me Now? for JAMB Brochure

List Of Federal Universities That Offers Law

Not all Universities in Nigeria offers Law, to help you guide your choice, I have provided you with the list of Universities that offers Law in Nigeria…

  1. University Of Benin, Benin City
  2. University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  3. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  4. University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  5. University Of Lagos
  6. Rivers State University Of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt
  7. University Of Uyo
  8. University Of Jos, Jos
  9. Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  10. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  11. Benue State University, Makurdi
  12. Imo State University, Owerri
  13. Niger Delta University , Wilberforce Island
  14. Kogi State University, Anyigba
  15. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  16. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  17. Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State
  18. Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
  19. Osun State University, Osogbo
  20. Anambra State University, Uli
  21. Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State
  22. Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina
  23. Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  24. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  25. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  26. Baze University, Fct, Abuja
  27. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  28. Bowen University, Iwo
  29. Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City
  30. Nigeria Turkish Nile University , Abuja
  31. National Open University Of Nigeria
  32. Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin
  33. Lead City University , Ibadan
  34. Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
  35. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
  36. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  37. Crescent University, Abeokuta
  38. Renaissance University, Ojiagu-Agbani, Enugu

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Government compulsory for Law in JAMB?

NO, Government is not a compulsory subject to sit for in JAMB if you want to study Law, but it is accepted for Admission to study Law, that is, instead of enrolling Government in JAMB, you can instead enroll something else provided it is Art or Social Science subject.

What are the compulsory subjects for Law?

The Compulsory Subject for Law In JAMB is Use of English, the remaining three Subjects will be decided by you (Any three (3) Arts or Social Science subjects).

While for Waec; English Language, Mathematics, literature in English any other Social Science subject.

What are the main subject for Law?

The main subjects to study Law in JAMB is English Language. Any other art or Social Science Subject like Government, CRS, commerce e.t.c can be used also to complete the number of subjects to be four (4).

Is maths compulsory in JAMB for Law?

NO, Mathematics is not a compulsory subject to study Law in JAMB but it is compulsory in WAEC. So make sure you work on your Mathematics prowess for WAEC, while you can simply ignore it in JAMB.

Is there Law in JAMB?

No, there is no subject called Law in JAMB. the only subjects you can sit for in JAMB if you want to study Law are; Use of English and Any three (3) Arts or Social Science subjects.

Can I Study Law Without commerce in JAMB?

YES, you can study Law without Commerce, but you will have to replace the subject (commerce) with other Art or Social science Subjects

In Summary

To study Law you need to sit for four (4) subjects in JAMB which are Use of English and any other three Art or Social Science Subjects and have at least credits (C6) in your Five (5) core courses in your O’level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) which includes: English Language, Literature in English, Mathematics and Any two (2) Arts or Social Science subjects (Government, Economics, Commerce e.t.c).

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Two (2)’A’ Level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.Five (5)’O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics.Any three (3) Arts or Social Science subjects.
NCE/ND/First Degree (Second Class Lower).
Summary table of JAMB Subject Combination to study Law

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Murtala Idris Darna Kiliya
Murtala Idris Darna Kiliya
2 months ago

I have second class in my diploma of mass communication.Can I go for Direct entry of Law in UDUS ? Thanks!