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!
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
JAMB SYLLABUS FOR OTHER SUBJECTS... 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
The subjects Required to study Law in Nigeria are…
- English Language
- Literature in English
- Any two (2) Arts or Social Science subjects (Government, Economics, Commerce e.t.c)
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.
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
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 With High Score (300+)
WAEC Subject Combination For Law
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…
- 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…
- Through IJMB; Read more on IJMB Admission system here
- Through JUPEB; Read more on Jupeb Admission system here
JAMB DIRECT ENTRY REQUIREMENT
- Two (2)’A’ Level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.
- NCE/ND/First Degree (Second Class Lower).
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…
- University Of Benin, Benin City
- University Of Nigeria Nsukka
- Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
- University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
- University Of Lagos
- Rivers State University Of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt
- University Of Uyo
- University Of Jos, Jos
- Nasarawa State University, Keffi
- Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
- Benue State University, Makurdi
- Imo State University, Owerri
- Niger Delta University , Wilberforce Island
- Kogi State University, Anyigba
- Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
- Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
- Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State
- Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
- Osun State University, Osogbo
- Anambra State University, Uli
- Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State
- Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina
- Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
- Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
- Yobe State University, Damaturu
- Baze University, Fct, Abuja
- Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
- Bowen University, Iwo
- Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City
- Nigeria Turkish Nile University , Abuja
- National Open University Of Nigeria
- Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin
- Lead City University , Ibadan
- Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
- Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
- Crescent University, Abeokuta
- 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
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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|DIRECT ENTRY REQUIREMENT||UTME REQUIREMENT||SUBJECTS|
|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).|
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