What are the O level subjects required in WAEC and NECO to study English Language? If you are interested in knowing the compulsory subjects in WAEC and NECO that is necessary for studying English Language under the faculty of Arts and Humanities in the university, then continue reading this post as I have provided you the subject combinations required in WAEC result as well as NECO result to study English Language.
Referencing the introduction already made above, this is a notice to all aspirants who wish to apply for admission into any of the universities in Nigeria to study English Language under the faculty of Arts and Humanities that the list of compulsory subjects as well as optional subjects required in O level result (WAEC and NECO) before applying for admission into English Language has been published in this post.
As mentioned above, some of these NECO and WAEC subject requirements are compulsory which means you need to have at least a minimum of Credit passes (C6) in them in your o level result before you can use it to apply for admission to study English Language.
Also, keep in mind that some schools may have special subject combination requirements for the subjects that are eligible to be used in JAMB before one can gain admission into English Language. Irrespective of the subjects required by each school, English Language and Mathematics are compulsory subjects that you need to pass before you can gain admission to study English Language.
If you are also interested in JAMB subject combination for English Language you can start by checking out JAMB subject combination for English Language here or use the general approach by checking JAMB subject combination for all courses here.
Other Useful Resources
Before you proceed, check out the following resources that will help you better prepare for JAMB:
- JAMB Syllabus For All Subjects
- JAMB Recommended Textbooks For All Subjects
- JAMB Form | JAMB Registration Form Procedures
O Level (WAEC and NECO) Subject Requirements For English Language
The WAEC subjects required to study English Language are as follows:
Five SSCE credit passes to include Literature in English and English Language and three other Arts or Social Science subjects.
Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks
(i) BSU and UNIJOS accept TCII at merit level.
(ii) CU requires a credit in Mathematics and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.
(iii) BUK require at least one other Arts subject.
(iv) FUL and UNILAG require five ‘O’ level credit passes to include Literature in English, English Language, Mathematics and one other Arts subjects.
(v) UNILORIN accepts any Arts / Social Science subjects
(vi) UNIPORT requires Literature in English.
(vii) FUD and RUN accept a pass in Mathematics.
(viii) UMYUK requires five O/Level credit passes in SSCE or its equivalent including English Language, English Literature and any other three credits from Arts or Social Science and a pass in Mathematics in not more than two sittings.
(ix) AJAYI requires credit passes must include English Language, Literature in English, another Arts subject and any other two subjects.
(x) BIU requires the three ‘O’ Level subjects to come from either Arts or Social Science.
(xi) OAU requires Five “O” level credit passes to include Literature-in-English and English Language and one other Arts subject plus any other subject.
(xii) ABU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes to include Lit. in English , English Language and any other Arts or Social Science subjects.
(xiii) RUN requires Five ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Literature-in-English and at least a pass in Mathematics.
(xiv) BUK requires five O’ Level Credit passes to include Literature in English, English language plus three other Arts subjects
(xv) KWASU accepts credit passes in English Language, Literature in English plus three Arts subjects or English Language, Literature in English, two Arts subjects and one science subject or English Language, Literature in English, two social science subjects and one Arts subject.
(xvi) UNIUYO requires a credit in Mathematics and other two subjects.
(xvii) FUD accepts five SSCE Credit passes to include English, Mathematics, and two Arts subjects and one Social Sciences. English Literature is an added advantage.
(xviii) JSU accepts five SSCE Credit passes to include English, one Arts subjects and another Arts or Social Science subject.
As mentioned earlier, the WAEC subject combination and requirements for English Language posted above are only eligible if you want to study English Language under the faculty of Arts and Humanities. If the course you are looking for is in another faculty, keep in mind that the o level subject requirements may vary and as such, you need to check the WAEC and NECO requirements for that course under the faculty of interest. You can check JAMB brochure for all faculties here.
List of Schools That Offer English Language
This section contains the list of schools that accepts the O level subject requirements for English Language posted above. These are the schools you can apply to if you have passed the English Language subject requirements mentioned above either in your WAEC result or your NECO result. You can find the schools by selecting the faculty and course in JAMB brochure here.