Are you searching for the O’Level or JAMB subject combination for English Language Or the admission requirements for the course? We have all it takes to make you easily gain admission to study English Language in any of the Nigerian Universities.

On this page, we covered all the UTME and Direct Entry admission requirements for English Language. The things covered on this page include the accurate O’Level and JAMB subjects required to study the course, List of Universities in Nigeria offering the course, special consideration for each University listed.

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Admission Requirement for English Language

JAMB Subject Combination for English Language

All the admission requirements listed on this page are in line with the JAMB Official Brochure. Other additional information added on this page includes the list of places you can work with a degree in English Language. Below are the admission requirements for english Language.

O’Level Subject Combination for English Language

UTME and Direct Entry (DE) candidates are expected to have not less than five (5) SSC credit passes in the required subjects listed below.

1). English Language.
2). Literature-in-English.
3). And three (3) other Arts or Social Science subjects.

NOTE: The UTME Requirement above is the same for courses like;

  • English Language and Communication Studies.
  • English Language and Literature.

WAIVER/SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

1). AUGUSTINE credit in Mathematics is not compulsory.

2). UNIUYO and AUE require an ‘O’ level credit pass in Maths and any two (2) Social Science or Arts subjects.

3). UNIBEN and BAYERO require one (1) other Arts subject.

4). ABU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Literature-in-English and any other Social Science or Arts subjects.

5). OAU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language and Literature-in-English and one (1) other Arts subject in addition to any other subject.

6). REDEEMER’S and UNIKINGS require five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes to include Literature-in-English, English Language, and a pass in Mathematics.

7). COVENANT and EBSU also require ‘O’ level credit passes in Mathematics and two (2) other Social Science or Arts subjects.

8). EDWIN CLARK also requires an ‘O’ level credit pass in Government.

9). UMYUK requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes or its equivalent including Literature-in-English, English Language and any other three (3) subjects from Social Sciences or Arts and a credit pass in Mathematics at not more than two (2) sittings.

10). AUN does not offer admissions direct to 200 level and may transfer credits relevant to it’s major at the discretion of the Dean of School.

11). BIU requires the three (3) ‘O’ level subjects to come from either Social Sciences or Arts.

12). UNIBEN, JOS, and BSU accept TCII merit.

13). AUN does not accept five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in the following; Food and Nutrition, Agriculture, Home Economics, Home management, Home Craft, Physical Education, Music, Commerce, Physical and Health Education, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Islamic History, Financial Accounting, Library Studies, Religious Studies, Tajweed, Diction, Igbo, Kiswahili, Hausa, Turkish, Yoruba, Arabic, Study skills.

14). REDEEMER’S and FED-DUTSE accept ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics.

15). FED-DUTSE accepts five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes to include Mathematics, English Language, and two (2) Arts subjects and one (1) Social Sciences. FED-DUTSE considers Literature-in-English an added advantage.

16). SLUK requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes which must include English Language, one (1) Arts subject and another Social Science or Arts subjects.

17). UNIPORT requires Literature-in-English.

18). AJAYI requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in Literature-in-English, English Language, another Arts subject and any other two (2) subjects.

19). KWASU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Literature-in-English in addition to two (2) Arts subjects and one (1) Social Science/Science subject.

20). FED-DUTSINMA requires five (5) ‘O’ level credits passes which must include Mathematics and Literature in English.

21). AUN accepts:
i). ‘A’ level passes which must include Economics, Mathematics, Geography, History, Government, Literature in English, Visual Arts, Computer Studies, Technical Drawing, Information Technology, Environmental Science, Civics, Biology, Physics, French and Chemistry.
ii). HND/ND.
iii). ICGSE and ‘A’ level Cambridge.

22). ILORIN accepts any Social Science / Arts subjects.

23). LAGOS requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in Mathematics, Literature-in-English, English Language and any two (2) of History/Government, French, CRS/IS and any Nigerian Language.

24). NTNU accepts any Social Science/Arts subjects.

24). BAYERO requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes which must include English Language, Literature-in-English in addition to three (3) other Arts subjects.

25). IBADAN requires six (6) or five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes at two (2) or one (1) sittings to include English Language, Literature-in-English, one (1) other Arts subject and any other three (3) or two (2) subjects from Arts, Social Sciences or Science.

26). LAGOS and FED-LAFIA require five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes which must include Mathematics, English Language, Literature-in-English and one (1) other Arts subjects.

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JAMB UTME Subject Combination for English Language

There are three (3) subjects UTME candidates are going to face in the JAMB UTME examination and they include the following subjects:

1). English Language.
2). Literature-in-English.
3). One Arts or Social Science subject.

NOTE: The UTME Subject Combination above is the same for courses like;

  • English Language and Communication Studies.
  • English Language and Literature.

WAIVER/SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

1). FED-DUTSE accepts two (2) Arts subjects and any other Social Science or Arts subjects.

2). CHRISTOPHER requires one (1) Social Sciences and one (1) Arts subjects.

3). SLUK accepts any two (2) Arts subjects and one (1) other Social Science or Arts subject.

4). NTNU accepts any three (3) Social Science or Arts subjects.

5). EBSU requires any two (2) of CRS, History, Government, French, etc as the other subjects.

6). LAGOS requires Literature-in-English and any two (2) subjects from CRS/IS, History, Government, French and any Nigerian Language.

7). FED-DUTSE also accepts Literature-in-English and Mathematics.

8). BOWEN does not accept any Social Science subject.

9). SOSU accepts two (2) Arts subjects and any other Social Science subject.

10). ABU, AUGUSTINE, and FED-LOKOJA require Literature-in-English and any other two (2) Social Science or Arts subjects.

11). SAU and AUE require Government/History, Literature in English or any other Arts subject.

12). FED-DUTSINMA requires Literature-in-English, one (1) other Arts subject, and another Arts or Social Science subject.

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Direct Entry Admission Requirements for English Language

Candidates who don’t intend to apply to study English Language in any higher institution through UTME are expected to meet with the direct entry admission requirements to study English Language.

  • Two (2) ‘A’ level passes to include Literature-in-English and one (1) other Arts subject.

NOTE: The Direct Entry Requirements above is also the same for courses like;

  • English Language and Communication Studies.
  • English Language and Literature.

WAIVER/SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

1). AUE requires ND credit or NCE merit in addition to the UTME requirements.

2). MAIDUGURI, AUE, ILORIN, COOU, UNIZIK, JOS and UDU accept NCE with English Language major, candidates to spend one extra year in UNIZIK.

3). EBSU also accepts NCE merit in English Language.

4). AAU accepts ND credit in Mass Comm.

5). FED-DUTSE accepts two (2) ‘A’ level which must include English Language and a total minimum of nine (9) points.

6). UNIOSUN requires two (2) ‘A’ level passes which must include Literature-in-English and other NCE or Arts subjects in English/and any other Arts subjects.

7). AUGUSTINE accepts HND credit or NCE merit plus UTME requirements.

8). UNIUYO requires at least nine (9) points with three (3) or two (2) GCE ‘A’ level subjects or its equivalent. They also accept GCE ‘A’ level in Literature-in-English and English Language / NCE pass in relevant subjects.

9). IMSU and UNIPORT do not accept Direct Entry.

10). NSUK accepts NCE merit in English Language.

11). AL-HIKMAH requires two (2) ‘A’ level passes to include Literature-in-English.

12). UNILAG requires very good passes in three (3) JUPEB/’A’ level subjects which must include Literature in English and any two (2) of Yoruba/Igbo, History, CRS, IS, Music, Government, French, and Fine Arts.

13). PLASU accepts any of the following:
i). At least seven (7) IJMB points in relevant subjects plus the UTME requirements.
ii). ND lower credit in a relevant program in addition to the UTME requirements.
iii). HND lower credits in the relevant program plus UTME requirements,
iv). Degree in any programme provided the candidate in question provides the UTME requirements.

14). TSUJ accepts an NCE English Major.

15). MCPHERSON accepts IJMB/JUPEB ‘A’level or equivalent in related subjects.

16). GSU, NAU, and AJAYI accept NCE merit in Literature in English.

17). FED-DUTSINMA accepts NCE/ND with good grades in any relevant subject/program.

18). NTNU accepts any two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Social Science or Arts subjects, NCE merit or ND/HND lower credit in relevant subjects/programmes.

19). CHRISTOPHER accepts NCE, HND, or ND with credit passes in relevant subjects/programs.

20). UNIBEN accepts NCE credit in English Language as major subject.

21). KWASU accepts NCE with English major.

22). AJAYI accepts two (2) ‘A’ level passes or it’s equivalent in Literature-in-English, one (1) other Arts subject in addition to three (3) ‘O’ level credit passes.

23). UNILORIN requires NCE with English major or English Language in combination with other teaching Subjects.

24). UI accepts NCE merit in two (2) teaching subjects which must include Literature in English (Not General English) plus the UTME requirements. It also accepts two (2) ‘A’ level passes to include Literature in English.

25). UMYUK accepts NCE in relevant subjects plus five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes which must not be at more than two (2) sittings.

26). BIU requires NCE merit in three (3) subjects or two (2) ‘A’ level passes at relevant subjects or ND credit in relevant programs in addition to the UTME requirements.

27). ABU accepts two (2) ‘A’ level passes which must include Literature in English, NCE/IJMB. The use of English/General English at NCE satisfies UTME requirements.

28). EBSU accepts ND credit or NCE merit in relevant programs/subjects.

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Universities In Nigeria Offering English Language

  • AAU (AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY, EKPOMA, EDO STATE).
  • ABU (AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA, KADUNA STATE).
  • ABUAD (AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE).
  • ADSU (ADAMAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, MUBI, ADAMAWA STATE).
  • ADUN (ADMIRALTY UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, IBUSA, DELTA STATE).
  • AJAYI (AJAYI CROWTHER UNIVERSITY, OYO, OYO STATE).
  • AL-HIKMAH (AL- HIKMAH UNIVERSITY, ILORIN, KWARA STATE).
  • AL-QALAM (AL-QALAM UNIVERSITY, KATSINA, KATSINA STATE).
  • ARTHUR JARVIS UNIVERSITY, AKPABUYO, CROSS RIVER STATE.
  • ATIBA (ATIBA UNIVERSITY, OYO, OYO STATE).
  • AUE (ADELEKE UNIVERSITY, EDE, OSUN STATE).
  • AUGUSTINE UNIVERSITY, ILARA, LAGOS, LAGOS STATE.
  • BABCOCK UNIVERSITY, ILISHAN-REMO, OGUN STATE.
  • BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO, KANO STATE.
  • BINGHAM UNIVERSITY, KARU, NASARAWA STATE.
  • BIU (BENSON IDAHOSA UNIVERSITY, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE).
  • BOWEN UNIVERSITY, IWO, OSUN STATE.
  • BSU (BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MAKURDI, BENUE STATE).
  • CARITAS UNIVERSITY, AMORJI-NIKE, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE.
  • CHRISLAND UNIVERSITY, OWODE, OGUN STATE.
  • CHRISTOPHER UNIVERSITY, MOWE, OGUN STATE.
  • CLIFFORD UNIVERSITY, OWERRINTTA, ABIA STATE.
  • COOU (CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY, ULI, ANAMBRA STATE).
  • COVENANT UNIVERSITY, CANAAN LAND, OTA, OGUN STATE.
  • CROWN HILL UNIVERSITY, EIYENKORIN, KWARA STATE.
  • EDWIN CLARK UNIVERSITY, KIAGBODO, DELTA STATE.
  • EKSU (EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE).
  • ELIZADE UNIVERSITY, ILARA-MOKIN, ONDO STATE.
  • EUI (EDO UNIVERSITY, IYAMHO, EDO STATE).
  • EVANGEL UNIVERSITY, AKAEZE, EBONYI STATE.
  • FED-DUTSE (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, DUTSE, JIGAWA STATE).
  • FED-DUTSINMA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, DUTSIN-MA, KATSINA STATE).
  • FED-GASHUA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, GASHUA, YOBE STATE).
  • FED-GUSAU (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, GUSAU, ZAMFARA STATE).
  • FED-KASHERE (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, KASHERE, GOMBE STATE).
  • FED-KEBBI (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, BIRNIN-KEBBI, KEBBI STATE).
  • FED-LAFIA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, LAFIA, NASARAWA STATE).
  • FED-LOKOJA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, LOKOJA, KOGI STATE).
  • FED-NDUFU (ALEX EKWUEME FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, NDUFU-ALIKE, EBONYI STATE).
  • FOUNTAIN UNIVERSITY, OSOGBO, OSUN STATE.
  • GSU (GOMBE STATE UNIVERSITY, TUDUN WADA, GOMBE, GOMBE STATE).
  • IAUED (IGNATIUS AJURU UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE).
  • IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY, OKADA, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE.
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN, KWARA STATE.
  • JABU (JOSEPH AYO BABALOLA UNIVERSITY, IKEJI-ARAKEJI, OSUN STATE).
  • UNIVERSITY OF JOS, JOS, PLATEAU STATE.
  • KOLADAISI UNIVERSITY, IBADAN, OYO STATE.
  • KWASU (KWARA STATE UNIVERSITY, MALETE, ILORIN, KWARA STATE).
  • UNILAG (UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, LAGOS STATE).
  • LAPAI (IBRAHIM BADAMASI BABANGIDA UNIVERSITY, LAPAI, NIGER STATE).
  • LASU (LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY, OJO, LAGOS STATE).
  • LEGACY UNIVERSITY, OKIJA, ANAMBRA STATE.
  • MADONNA UNIVERSITY, ELELE, RIVERS STATE.
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE.
  • YUSUF MAITAMA SULE UNIVERSITY, KANO, KANO STATE.
  • McPHERSON UNIVERSITY, SERIKI SOTAYO, OGUN STATE.
  • MOUNTAIN TOP UNIVERSITY, MAKOGI-OBA, OGUN STATE.
  • NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI, NASARAWA STATE.
  • NAUB (NIGERIAN ARMY UNIVERSITY, BIU, BORNO STATE).
  • NOUN (NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, LAGOS STATE).
  • OAU (OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE).
  • OOU (OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY, AGO-IWOYE, OGUN STATE).
  • PAUL UNIVERSITY, AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE.
  • UNIPORT (UNIVERSITY OF PORT-HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE).
  • PLASU (PLATEAU STATE UNIVERSITY, BOKKOS, PLATEAU STATE).
  • NIGERIAN POLICE ACADEMY, WUDIL, KANO STATE.
  • REDEEMERS UNIVERSITY, OSUN STATE.
  • RITMAN UNIVERSITY, IKOT-EKPENE, AKWA IBOM STATE.
  • SALEM UNIVERSITY, LOKOJA, KOGI STATE.
  • SSAU (AMUEL ADEGBOYEGA UNIVERSITY, OGWA, EDO STATE).
  • SLUK (SULE LAMIDO UNIVERSITY, KAFIN HAUSA, JIGAWA STATE).
  • SOSU (SOKOTO STATE UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE).
  • SPIRITAN UNIVERSITY, NNEOCHI, ABIA STATE.
  • TSUJ (TARABA STATE UNIVERSITY, JALINGO, TARABA STATE).
  • UDU (USMANU DANFODIO UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE).
  • UMYUK (UMARU MUSA YARADUA UNIVERSITY, KATSINA, KATSINA STATE).
  • UNI-AFRICA (UNIVERSITY OF AFRICA, TORU-ORUA, BAYELSA STATE).
  • UNIKINGS (KINGS UNIVERSITY, ODE-OMU, OSUN STATE).
  • UNIOSUN (OSUN STATE UNIVERSITY, OSOGBO, OSUN STATE).
  • UNIUYO (UNIVERSITY OF UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE).
  • YSU (YOBE STATE UNIVERSITY, DAMATURU, YOBE STATE).

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