philosophy admission requirement

PHILOSOPHY JAMB Subject Combination & Admission Requirement

Philosophy admission requirements have been listed on this page and it includes the proper O’Level and JAMB subject combination and more listed below.

Philosophy can be studied under two faculties in Nigeria. In most Universities in Nigeria, you can study it under Arts & Humanities, while other Universities offer the course under the faculty of Social & Management Sciences.

On this page, you will get to know what Philosophy is about and the list of Universities in Nigeria where you can study this course alongside their special considerations and remark. This is in addition to the admission requirements for Philosophy which includes the proper O’Level (NECO, GCE, WAEC) and JAMB subject combination. So, whether you are a UTME or Direct Entry candidate, you will find the requirements to successfully apply for admission to study Philosophy on this page.

NOTE: Please kindly note that all the information listed on this page where taken from the Official JAMB Brochure for 2020.

Admission Requirements For Philosophy

philosophy admission requirement

Below you will find the list of Universities offering the course alongside their special consideration and the faculty under which they offer the Philosophy.

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Universities In Nigeria Offering Philosophy [1]

Below is the list of Nigerian Universities where you can study Philosophy under the Faculty of Arts & Humanities.

  • AAU (AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY, EKPOMA, EDO STATE).
  • AAUA (ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY, AKUNGBA-AKOKO, ONDO STATE).
  • AKSU (AKWA IBOM STATE UNIVERSITY, IKOT-AKPADEN, AKWA IBOM STATE).
  • AUGUSTINE UNIVERSITY, ILARA, LAGOS, LAGOS STATE.
  • UNIBEN (UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE).
  • BIGARD MEMORIAL SEMINARY, ENUGU. (AFFILIATED TO UNIBADAN, OYO STATE) – BMSE
  • BOWEN UNIVERSITY, IWO, OSUN STATE.
  • BSU (BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MAKURDI, BENUE STATE).
  • CLARETIAN INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY, NEKEDE, IMO STATE (AFFL TO EVAN UNIV, OWERRI).
  • COOU (CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY, ULI, ANAMBRA STATE).
  • DELSU (DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA, DELTA STATE).
  • DOMINICAN-UNI (DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY, IBADAN, OYO STATE).
  • EBSU (EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY, ABAKALIKI, EBONYI STATE).
  • EKSU (EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE).
  • EPU (EASTERN PALM UNIVERSITY, OGBOKO, IMO STATE).
  • EVANGEL UNIVERSITY, AKAEZE, EBONYI STATE.
  • FED-LAFIA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, LAFIA, NASARAWA STATE).
  • FED-NDUFU (ALEX EKWUEME FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, NDUFU-ALIKE, EBONYI STATE).
  • FED-WUKARI (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, WUKARI, TARABA STATE).
  • FOUNTAIN UNIVERSITY, OSOGBO, OSUN STATE.
  • UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, OYO STATE.
  • IMSU (IMO STATE UNIVERSITY, OWERRI, IMO STATE).
  • JABU (JOSEPH AYO BABALOLA UNIVERSITY, IKEJI-ARAKEJI, OSUN STATE).
  • KSU (KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY, ANYIGBA, KOGI STATE).
  • UNILAG (UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, LAGOS STATE).
  • LASU (LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY, OJO, LAGOS STATE).
  • MADONNA UNIVERSITY, ELELE, RIVERS STATE.
  • NATIONAL MISSIONARY SEMINARY OF ST-PAUL, GWAGWALADA. (AFFL TO UNIPORT).
  • NDU (NIGER DELTA UNIVERSITY, WILBERFORCE ISLAND, BAYELSA STATE).
  • OAU (OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE).
  • OOU (OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY, AGO-IWOYE, OGUN STATE).
  • UNIPORT (UNIVERSITY OF PORT-HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE).
  • POPE JOHN MAJOR SEMINARY, OKPUN, AWKA. (AFFL TO NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIV, AWKA).
  • REDEEMERS UNIVERSITY, OSUN STATE.
  • SAU (SAMUEL ADEGBOYEGA UNIVERSITY, OGWA, EDO STATE).
  • SPIRITAN SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY, ISSIENU, NSUKKA, (AFFL TO UNN).
  • ST. PETER AND PAUL SEMINARY BODIJA, IBADAN (AFFL TO UNIV OF IBADAN).
  • ST. ALBERT THE GREAT MAJOR SEMINARY, ABEOKUTA. (AFFL. TO UNIBEN).
  • ST-JOSEPH MAJOR SEMINARY, IKOT-EKPENE, AKWA IBOM STATE (AFFL TO UNICAL).
  • SEAT OF WISDOM SEMINARY, OWERRI, IMO STATE (AFFL TO EVAN UNIVERSITY, OWERRI).
  • TANSIAN UNIVERSITY, OBA, ANAMBRA STATE.
  • SEMINARY OF ALL SAINTS, EKPOMA, EDO STATE. (AFFL TO UNIBEN).
  • UNIZIK (NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE).
  • UNIOSUN (OSUN STATE UNIVERSITY, OSOGBO, OSUN STATE).
  • UNIUYO (UNIVERSITY OF UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE).
  • UNICAL (UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE).
  • UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA, ABUJA, FCT.
  • VERITAS UNIVERSITY, ABUJA, FCT.

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O’Level Subjects and Requirements for Philosophy

To be able eligible to study philosophy under the Faculty of Arts & Humanities in the above-mentioned Universities, then you must ensure you satisfy their O’Level requirements. Candidates applying are expected to have at least five (5) SSCE credit passes in the following subjects:

1). Mathematics.
2). English Language.
3). And three (3) other relevant subjects.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION AND REMARKS

1). AAUA requires ‘O’ level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, one (1) Arts subject and two (2) other relevant subjects.

2). BSU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language and four (4) Social Sciences.

3). BOWEN requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes which must include English Language and any two (2) other subjects from Arts, Social Sciences or Sciences. It also requires an ‘O’ level pass in Physics or Mathematics.

4). EBSU requires the following:
i). For Philosophy, they require five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes which must include Mathematics, English Language at not more than two (2) sittings. A pass in two (2) principal subjects at the NCE.
ii). For Religion, they require five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings and it will include Religious studies, Mathematics, English Language, and passes in two (2) principal subjects at the NCE.

5). UNILAG and UNI-IBADAN require five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes which must include English Language and one (1) Arts subject.

6). UNIPORT requires a credit pass in Mathematics.

7). UHIELE requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes which must include English Language, and any two (2) other Arts or Social Science subjects. It also requires at least an ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics. Also, candidates MUST be sponsored by a Catholic Diocese

8). FED-LAFIA requires ‘O’ level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Literature-in-English and any other relevant subjects.

9). UNIUYO requires at least ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics and an ‘O’ level credit pass in one (1) Science subject.

10). UNILAG requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, one (1) Arts and any two (2) Social Sciences and Science. It also accepts Civic Education.

11). NDU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language and any other four (4) subjects which two (2) must be from Arts and two (2) Social Sciences.

12). UNI-IBADAN, OOU, AAU, OAU, IMSU, and KSU require at least an ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics.

13). OAU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes which must include English Language, one (1) Arts subject and an ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics.

14). UNIBEN requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes or Merit passes in TC II which shouldn’t be in more than two (2) sittings. The subjects should include English Language and any other two (2) subjects from Social Sciences or Arts. It also requires at least an ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics.

JAMB Subject Combination for Philosophy

UTME candidates are to be informed that English Language is Compulsory subject in JAMB UTME. The remaining three subjects that you are going to meet in your UTME examination includes:

  • Any three (3) subjects.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION AND REMARKS

1). AUGUSTINE requires any three (3) Arts subjects.

2). AAUA, OAU, and AAU require at least one (1) Arts subject.

3). SAU and BOWEN require Government or History in addition to any other Arts subjects.

4). FED-LAFIA requires CRS/IS, Literature-in-English and any other relevant subject.

5). EBSU requires Mathematics.

6). UNILAG requires one (1) Arts and any other two (2) Arts, Social Sciences or Sciences.

7). IBADAN requires one (1) Arts subject and any two (2) subjects from Social Sciences, Arts or Sciences.

Direct Entry Admission Requirements

Candidates who want to apply directly without the use of UTME, are expected to satisfy the following direct entry admission requirements for Philosophy.

  • Any two (2) ‘A’ level passes.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION AND REMARKS

1). AAUA requires two (2) ‘A’ level subjects or ND in Law, Religious Studies or Philosophy from approved Institutions or NCE merit.

2). AAU accepts Two (2) ‘A’ level passes with three (3) ‘O’ level credit passes or three (3) A’ level passes with two (2) ‘O’ level credit passes.

3). AUGUSTINE accepts ND credit/NCE merit in relevant program/subjects plus five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes or equivalent.

4). BSU accepts ‘A’ level passes/NCE to include African Religion, CRS or its equivalent.

5). BOWEN accepts two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Philosophy and any other subject.

6). UNI-IBADAN requires two (2) ‘A’ level passes which one must be from Arts subject and any other Social Sciences/Arts/Sciences subject.

7). UNICAL requires any two (2) ‘A’ level passes which must be in relevant subjects.

8). SAU accepts two (2) ‘A’ level subjects which must include Government and any two (2) other Arts subjects or at NCE in History or Government.

9). UNIUYO also requires passes from two (2) ‘A’ level subjects or NCE or ND in cognate subject/program, at merit/credit level.

10). OAU requires two (2) ‘A’ level passes in which one (1) should come from an Arts subject.

11). EKSU, UNIPORT, and IMSU – No Direct Entry.

12). UNILAG requires three (3) very good passes in JUPEB/’A’ level subjects:
i). Any three (3) of Igbo/Yoruba, Literature in English, CRS/IS, History, French, Economics, Physics, Government, Chemistry, Biology but at least one (1) Arts subject.
ii). Related programs in which you must score a minimum of 55% average score.
iii). NCE credit in two (2) teaching subjects in which one (1) must be an Arts subject.
iv). Candidates must also ensure they satisfy the UTME requirements.

13). UNIBEN accepts the following:
i). An NCE (overall) credit in the Liberal Arts.
ii). First degree in any program.
iii). HND (upper credit) /ND in Mass Communication.

14). EBSU and OOU require an ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics.

15). NDU accepts the following:
i). A minimum of two (2) ‘A’ level pass in relevant subjects and three (3) ‘O’ level subjects which must include an ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics.
ii). NCE merit in any Science or Arts subjects, especially Mathematics for sciences.

Universities In Nigeria Offering Philosophy [2]

So, below is the list of Nigerian Universities where you can study Philosophy under the Faculty of Social & Management Sciences.

  • CALEB UNIVERSITY, IMOTA, LAGOS STATE.
  • DELSU (DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA, DELTA STATE).
  • GOUU (GODFREY OKOYE UNIVERSITY, URGWUOMU- NIKE, ENUGU STATE).
  • UNN (UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE).

O’Level Subjects and Requirements for Philosophy [2]

To be able eligible to study philosophy under the Faculty of Social & Management Sciences in the above-listed Universities, then ensure that you satisfy their O’Level requirements. Candidates applying are expected to have at least five (5) SSCE credit passes in the following subjects:

1). English Language.
2). Government or History.
3). A pass in Mathematics.
4). And any two (2) other subjects.

JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Philosophy [2]

Below are the following subjects that UTME candidates are supposed to fill and expect in their UTME examination:

1). Government.
2). And any other two (2) subjects.

Direct Entry Admission Requirements

Those who don’t intend to apply to study this course through UTME are expected to fulfill the direct entry admission requirements for Philosophy below.

  • Two (2) A-Level passes including Government or History.
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