In this post, you’ll discover the JAMB and WAEC subject combinations for Civil Law. We’ll also provide you with the names of the Nigerian Universities where you can study Civil Law.
In general, Nigerian universities have similar O’level (WAEC, NECO, etc.) and JAMB UTME requirements for studying Legal Courses. But there are slight differences you must take note of before completing your JAMB registration.
Requirements for Studying Civil Law
‘O’ level subject combination (WAEC, NECO, etc.)
The requirement for Civil Law is 5 SSCE credit passes, which must include English Language, Literature in English, General Mathematics, along with 2 other subjects.
In other words, the compulsory NABTEB, NECO or WAEC subjects for Civil Law applicants are:
- English Language
- Literature In English
Take note that your overall grade must not be below five credits in at most 2 sittings combined.
Special considerations for the O’level requirements
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University requires a credit in one science subject and one Commercial subject and at least a pass in Mathematics.
- Olabisi Onabanjo University requires a credit pass in Literature and at least a pass in Mathematics.
- Ebonyi State University requires any other two Arts or Social Science Subject
JAMB UTME subject combination
Aside from the compulsory Use Of English, candidates who wish to study Civil Law must register for any other three Arts or Social Science subjects.
Special consideration for JAMB UTME subject combination
- EBSU requires Literature in English and either Government, History, CRK or Economics.
- ABU requires Literature in English and any other Arts or Social Science subjects.
- Olabisi Onabanjo University does not insist on Literature in English.
Direct Entry Requirement
Direct Entry applicants of Civil Law need to score at least two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.
Special considerations and waivers for Direct Entry Students
- ABU accepts two ‘A’ Level/IJMB Passes In English Literature and other two Arts or Social Science subjects.
- UNIZIK accepts NCE/Degree Certificate plus UME requirements.
- does not accept any Diploma/NCE.
- accepts Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects in one sitting.
- accepts first Degree (second class lower) in Arts or Social Science
- UNIZIK accepts HND with credits or distinction aggregate from a recognised institution and at least five O/L credits which must include Eng. Lang, Mathematics, and/ or any other science subject.
- EBSU accepts NCE, ND or Degree results in Arts or Social Science subjects in addition to O’ level requirements.
- Olabisi Onabanjo University accepts a degree in Arts or Social Science not lower than a Second (2nd) Class plus the basic UTME requirements.
- EBSU accepts HND and ND with a minimum of Upper credit from relevant fields.
Universities where you can study Civil Law
Based on the JAMB 2018 Brochure, the following Nigerian universities offer Civil Law:
- Ahmadu Bello University
- The University of Calabar
- Ebonyi State University
- The University of Maiduguri
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University
- Olabisi Onabanjo University
We advise you to check the latest JAMB brochure for more information, as the Universities reserve the right to alter their requirements for studying Civil Law.