It is the dream of most students of art and social science departments in secondary school to study law once they enter the university. It is a very noble profession almost everyone wishes to identify with. However, without the right information, candidates cannot make their dreams come true. Here is its jamb subject combination and other details you need.
For candidates who wish to study Law in any of the Nigerian universities, there is a need to know all the requirements needed so that the process can be very easy. Studying law in Nigeria is not something that is easy because it is a highly competitive course and not too many universities are accredited for it.
We have come up with this post to help answer questions relating to studying law in Nigeria. Candidates who are still confused about the process can now know the JAMB requirement, JAMB UTME subject combination, accepted O’Level subject combination, direct entry requirement, universities where you can study the course and other relevant information which will help to make the process very easy for you.
Why you Should Study Law in Nigeria
When you study law, you have the opportunity to have an insight into the legal system of the country. You get increased skills in thinking, analysis and also verbal presentation of facts and evidence on the ideas of an argument.
The skills acquired in the course of your study will help you understand better how the society works and how you can make positive impact through your positive contribution. These skills can also be transferable to other career paths.
Before the end of your study, you will be able to critically access and analyze a case through broad research based on facts and be able to provide the appropriate solution to it. This way, you are not only developing your self to become a better person and citizen of the country but you are also helping in making the society a better place to live in.
JAMB Subject Combination for Law
Candidates with the intention to computer science in any of the Nigerian university has to sit for the following subjects in the JAMB UTME: English language (This is compulsory for all candidates), Literature in English, Government, and CRS/IRS.
Candidates should note that JAMB cut off marks to study any course I a Nigerian university is 180 but most universities require candidates to have a minimum of 200 in their JAMB UTME score to become eligible to be invited for post UTME tests and possible admission.
You need to have a very high JAMB score because the competition will be very intense. There are many candidates applying to study law yearly with not too many universities offering the course. As such you need to try you best so that your chance of getting admission can be higher.
A minimum JAMB score of 200 can make you become eligible to write the post UTME test of any university but note that 200 is not sufficient to get you admitted. Aim at least 220 to 250 so that you can stand a chance to beat the competition involved.
Check my previous article on subject combination for sociology students writing utme very soon.
Only candidates with good Art subjects background can study law at the university. Candidates will need to have an O’Level result in not more than one sitting with a minimum of five credits in art subjects. The accepted O’Level examination results are WASSCE/NECO or any of its equivalent.
The following subjects are the subjects required for your O’Level examination: English language, Mathematics, literature in English, Government, CRS/IRS, Economics, Biology, Commerce, and Agricultural science.
However, different universities also have their own requirements and mode of operation. For candidates to be sure of the subject combinations to use when applying for law in any university, we have come up with some universities and their subject combination. This is necessary so that you don’t make mistakes when combining subjects.
- The University of Ibadan also accepts credits in science subjects
- Credit in Mathematics is not a requirement when you wish to study law in UniJos
- UniLag accepts either economics or commerce but does not accept the two at the same time
- DELSU and ABU Zaria accept Literature in English with any other social science subjects.
- A pass in Mathematics and a credit in any science subject is okay if you wish to study law in either NAU or AAU.
Direct Entry Requirement
Candidates can also apply for direct entry to study Law. Application via direct entry affords candidates to resume into the university in the second year, I.e. 200 level. Direct entry into the university to study law is very competitive because a number of candidates admitted are usually very limited
To get admission into any university for direct entry to study law, such candidates are expected to meet any of the following requirements.
Five credits in your O’Level examination. The subjects included are English language, Mathematics, Literature I English, Government, CRS/IRS. Note that the accepted O’Level result includes WASSCE/ NECO or any of its equivalent in not more than one sitting.
In addition to the five credits in your O’Level result, you are required to have A’Level passes in arts or social sciences subjects.
NCE/ND in any of the art or social sciences subjects with a minimum of merit for NCE and Upper Credit for ND.
JUBEB/IJMB with excellent results are accepted by some universities but you will need to find out first before applying.
In order for you not to make obvious mistakes, below are some special requirements or waiver by some universities which you should take note of in case you wish to study the course with them.
For direct entry into UNIBEN, candidates are required to write UTME tests in addition to two A’Leve; passes. HND result in any art-related course with a minimum of Lower Credit is also accepted.
ABUAD accepts candidates with JUPEB results.
OAU accepts degree in any arts or social science course with a minimum of Second class lower in addition to UTME requirements.
UNIPORT accepts candidates with diploma in Law certificate with a minimum of Upper Credit and must be from a well-recognized institution.
Nigerian Universities where You can Study Law
In order for candidates to be guided when choosing which university to study Law, we have come up with a comprehensive list of Nigerian university that offers the course.
- Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
- Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
- Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
- University of Ibadan (UI)
- University of Benin (UNIBEN) (Federal)
- The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
- University of Jos (UNIJOS)
- Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
- University of Lagos (UNILAG)
- Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
- Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
- University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
- Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
- Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
- Baze University
- Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
- Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
- Bowen University, Iwo
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
- Benue State University, Makurdi
- Crescent University (CUAB)
- Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
- Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
- Gregory University, Uturu
- INational Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
- gbinedion University Okada
- Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
- Kogi State University Anyigba
- Bauchi State University, Gadau
- Lead City University, Ibadan
- Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
- Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
- University of Uyo (UNIUYO)
- Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
- Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
- Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
- River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
- Ekiti State University
- Renaissance University, Enugu
- Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
- Yobe State University, Damaturu
You can study law if you are an art or commercial student. Even science students too can study law. All you need is to know the right subject combination for both WAEC/NECO or JAMB and also the right university to apply.
Subject combination is a very important aspect of an admission process even though many students fail to realize this. this had led to many candidates are always rejected from getting admission because they fail to meet up with this simple requirement.
Now that you are informed, you stand a better chance to get admission. Note that if you are denied admission to study law in a university, you can go ahead to study any art or social science-related course in a polytechnic or college of education.
When you are done, you can apply for direct entry to study law at the university. You should also ensure that you study hard to get high JAMB and post UTME score.