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JAMB Brochure 2020: Download Correct & Complete pdf Version


You can download the JAMB brochure pdf from the JAMB portal using your smartphone or computer. Or, you can browse through the eBrochure without downloading it. Whichever you wish to do, this guide will help you achieve it.

Basically, after completing your JAMB UTME registration, you will get a CD drive that contains the brochure. However, you need a computer to be able to access the content of the drive. Now, this is a huge limitation for anyone who doesn’t have a computer at his/her disposal.

In light of this, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) launched the online brochure. All you need to access it is a mobile phone/computer and an internet connection.

Still, several individuals get confused while trying to access it. Due to that, we have decided to publish a detailed article on how to make use of this huge resource.

The fact is, the best place to access the latest changes on the JAMB brochure is on the official JAMB portal. The reason is, many universities in Nigeria keep adding to their courses every year. And the Joint Administration & Matriculation Board is the only body that can keep up with these constant changes fast and accurately.

How to download the JAMB brochure (pdf file)

Basically, students can choose to download the entire pdf or download it in parts.

Use the links below, depending on your preference:

  1. JAMB brochure for Universities & Other Degree-Awarding Institutions (click on the fields below):
  2. Complete JAMB brochure pdf download
  3. Complete jamb brochure Colleges of Education of programmes (courses) pdf
  4. Innovation Enterprise Institute: list of courses pdf
  5. Polytechnics & Monotechnics: list of courses (programmes) pdf

How to use the e-Brochure on the JAMB website

Step 1. Visit the official website of JAMB eBrochure using https://ibass.jamb.gov.ng/

Step 2. If you have a desired course in mind, click on browse by programmes. Otherwise, click Browse by Institution if you want to check for schools.

JAMB brochure online
Select Browse by Institution or Browse by Programme | Screenshot credit: official JAMB website/NaijaHomeBased.

Step 3. For Browse by programmes, scroll through the list which is arranged alphabetically. However, for Browse by Institution, click on the Institution type, and then on the school you wish to apply to.

Browse the JAMB eBrochure by institution
Select your institution type | screenshot credit: JAMB portal/NaijaHomeBased

Note: This is not the JAMB website. In fact, we are in no way affiliated to JAMB. This is only a guide delivered with good interest at heart.

10 Best Engineering Courses Offered at Nigerian Universities


Anyone who wishes to study Engineering in Nigeria must be highly selective. The reason is, although some engineering fields are undisputedly awesome on the global scene, studying them in Nigeria may not be a very bright idea. The job opportunities for certain fields of engineering are quite limited.

So, what engineering courses are the best in Nigeria? Which should you study?

First of all, your subject strength must be put into consideration. In other words, you have to know what subjects you are good at since it’s either more of physics, chemistry or mathematics for any engineering course you choose to study.

Furthermore, it is no secret that several Nigerian universities are underequipped and inadequately funded, which explains the frequent ASUU strikes.

Therefore, another very important question you must ask yourself is ‘does my intended university have to capacity to offer a world-class degree in my desired field?’

Here are the 10 Best engineering courses to study in Nigeria

Civil engineering

Civil engineering is certainly one of the best engineering courses to study in Nigeria.

It is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of physical structures, such as roads, bridges, airports, sewers, canals, dams, pipelines, railways, among others.

As a developing nation, there are several ongoing constructions in Nigeria and indeed more to come. Moreover, there are several construction companies in Nigeria, hence finding a place for IT or work shouldn’t be a hugely difficult task.

Career opportunities for graduates of Civil engineering include but is not limited to Construction managers, Geotechnical engineers, Environmental engineers, Urban planning engineers.

Read also: List of Nigerian universities that offer civil engineering.

Electrical engineering

It will be extremely difficult to talk about the top engineering courses in Nigeria without including electrical engineering.

Electrical engineering is concerned with the study, design and application of equipment, devices and systems which use electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism.

There are several electricity companies in Nigeria. Which means, finding a job shouldn’t be an issue, provided you know your way around.

Moreover, it is one of the engineering fields you can study and become self-employed.

See the list of schools that offer electrical or electronics engineering in Nigeria.

Graduates of electrical engineering can become Acoustic consultants, Aerospace engineers, Broadcast engineers, CAD technician, Control and instrumentation engineers, Design engineers, among others.

Software engineering

Not too many people know that they can study software engineering in Nigeria. Considering how software and apps are taking over our world right now, it is never a farfetched idea to describe it as one of the best engineering courses to study in Nigeria.

It involves the systematic application of engineering approaches to the development of software. Software engineering is a subfield of computer science/engineering and management science.

One good thing about this field is that you can become as good as you choose to become. To put it differently, after graduating with a degree in software engineering, you can take other courses or devote yourself to personal development.

Unfortunately, the only Nigerian institution where you can study software engineering in Nigeria (as of 2018) is at the American University of Nigeria.

Graduates of software engineering can become software developers, software architects, database administrators, requirements engineers, among others.

Also, you can choose to become self-employed or a design consultant.

Agricultural engineering

Living a developing nation with a big interest in agriculture makes agricultural engineering one of the best engineering courses to study right now.

Agricultural engineering involves agricultural production and processing. It combines disciplines of mechanical, civil, electrical, Food science and chemical engineering principles with a knowledge of agricultural principles.

Graduates of agricultural engineering can work at Agro-research Institutes, Federal Agencies, Farms (personal or hired), Forestry Reserves, and more.

See Nigerian universities that offer agricultural engineering.

Mining engineering

Who would argue that mining engineering isn’t one of the best engineering courses to study in Nigeria?

Mining Engineering is a field of engineering that involves several other engineering disciplines concerned with extracting and processing minerals from a naturally occurring environment.

As a nation blessed with several untapped natural resources, the services of such engineers are in high demand.

For now, mining is offered at the Federal University of Technology, Akure and the University of Jos.

Petroleum engineering

Considering how rich Nigeria is in crude oil, petroleum engineering is one of the best fields to study in Nigeria. In fact, Nigeria ranks among the biggest producers of oil in the world.

Petroleum engineering is a field of engineering concerned with the production of either crude oil or natural gas, which falls within the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry.

Basically, petroleum engineering graduates work at drilling and exploration sites, related laboratories, crude oil refineries, etc.

There are tons of universities in Nigeria that offer petroleum engineering. A browse through the JAMB brochure will provide you with a comprehensive list.

Computer engineering

All over the world, computer engineers are in high demand. Is there any modern firm that doesn’t use computers? As a matter of fact, the world is falling deeper and deeper into its dependence on computers. In that light, computer engineering is certainly one of the best engineering course to study.

Computer engineering integrates several fields of computer science and electronics engineering required to develop computer hardware and software.

I don’t think Nigeria can boast of too many companies that produce computer hardware, though. So, you may end up channelling your energy into the software aspect of the course.

Graduates of computer engineering can work as software engineers/tester, application/software developers, computer Lecturers, hardware/microprocessor engineer, etc.

Here are the universities that offer computer engineering in Nigeria.

Food engineering

There are hundreds of food companies present in Nigeria. A degree in food engineering increases your chances of getting employed at one of those companies.

Food engineering combines microbiology, applied physical sciences, chemistry and engineering for food and related industries.

Graduates of food engineering can work as food technologists, nutritional therapists, product/process development scientists, quality managers, laboratory technicians, technical brewers, among others.

The University of Uyo and the University of Ilorin are the two institutions that currently offer food engineering.

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineering is a great option for you if you have interests in the areas of engineering designs and manufacturing.

It applies engineering physics, engineering mathematics, and materials science principles to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems.

As a matter of fact, mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines.

Graduates of mechanical engineering can work as acoustic consultants, mining engineers, production manager, etc.

What Nigerian universities offer mechanical engineering? Find out here.

Chemical engineering

Chemical engineering is also one of the highly-rated engineering fields in the world.

It uses principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, and economics to efficiently use, produce, design, transport and transform energy and materials.

Graduates of chemical engineering can work as analytical chemists, energy managers, manufacturing engineer, materials engineer, etc.

Find out the universities where you can study chemical engineering in Nigeria.

Final notes

There’s no doubt whatsoever that engineering is an intrinsic part of most organisations and indeed our world at large. Take a bank for instance. Even if it’s a financial institution, there’s a need for computer engineers, software engineers, etc.

Many would argue with the list above, which is highly understandable, considering the subjective nature of the discussion.

And like I said earlier, the subjects you are good at must be put into perspective. For example, if you’re good in chemistry but not so good in physics, chemical or petroleum engineering should be your first consideration.

Similarly, if you’re good in physics but not so good in chemistry, then going for either electrical or mechanical should be a smarter move. All in all, you must be above average in Physics, Chemistry and Maths to study any engineering course.

See a list of all the engineering courses offered at Nigerian universities.

Engineering Courses Offered at Nigerian Universities (2020)


We’ve compiled a list containing 36 engineering courses you can study at the various Nigerian universities.

There are over 170 universities in Nigeria, as approved by the NUC. Many of those universities offer one or more engineering courses.

Although Nigeria isn’t among the top countries in the world when it comes to fields related to engineering, several young secondary school graduates continue to nurture untamable interests in the field.

After checking on school websites and JAMB brochure, we were able to gather all the engineering courses you can study in Nigerian universities.

Aspiring engineers can apply to study any of those courses, provided they satisfy all the necessary requirements.

Here are the engineering courses offered at Nigerian universities:

  1. Agricultural Engineering
  2. Food Engineering
  3. Polymer and Textile Engineering
  4. Petroleum and Gas Engineering
  5. Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
  6. Food Science and Technology/Engineering
  7. Production Engineering
  8. Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering
  9. Food Science and Engineering
  10. Gas Engineering
  11. Software Engineering
  12. Biomedical Engineering
  13. Chemical Engineering
  14. Systems Engineering
  15. Chemical/Petroleum/Petrochemical Engineering
  16. Civil Engineering
  17. Computer Engineering
  18. ICT Engineering
  19. Irrigation Engineering
  20. Computer Science and Engineering
  21. Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
  22. Industrial Production and Engineering
  23. Marine Engineering
  24. Materials and Production Engineering
  25. Electrical Engineering
  26. Mechanical Engineering
  27. Electronics Engineering
  28. Mechatronics Engineering
  29. Electrical/Electronics/Computer Engineering
  30. Mechanical and Production Engineering
  31. Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  32. Metallurgical & Material Engineering
  33. Metallurgical Engineering
  34. Environmental Engineering
  35. Mining Engineering
  36. Petroleum Engineering

Requirements & Subject combination for engineering courses

Most of the engineering courses above require O’level credit passes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English and one other science subject.

However, you must have it in mind that requirements vary from school to school. Therefore, we recommend that you refer to the JAMB brochure or official website of your desired university.

Best engineering course to study?

The whole idea of which course is in most cases subjective. In other words, opinions vary from person to person, depending on individual differences and subject preferences.

To understand better, see our post on the best engineering courses offered in Nigeria.

Read also:

How to Make Money Online Without Paying Anything (2020 Update)

Are you interested in learning how to make money online without paying anything in 2020?

You are not alone…

…One of my readers recently sent me an email saying: “I need a guide on how to make money online in Nigeria without paying money to start“.

I provided answers to her via email and decided to share with my other readers who might be interested in building multiples streams of online income without having to spend a dime.

You might start to wonder if it is really possible to achieve that, especially if you’re a newbie to internet businesses.

Yes, it is indeed possible to make money online without spending a dime, provided you receive the right guidance.

Which is what this article aims at achieving.

And not just in Nigeria, no matter where you live in.

The internet really does make the world a global village, doesn’t it? 🙂

From the very moment the internet came to being, a lot of people wasted no time in taking advantage of all the opportunities therein.

As a matter of fact, there are tons of online money-making opportunities on the internet Nigerians can benefit from. However, some of them require investments.

This can pose a huge challenge for anyone who’s cash strapped or facing financial difficulties but still want to make money online.

Not anymore…

I will show you how to take advantage of several easy ways to earn on the internet for free.

Without further ado, let’s get started with the reason you clicked to read this post.

Here’s how to make money online without paying anything:

1. AdSense for hosted contents

Homepage of Google AdSense
homepage of Google AdSense

Google AdSense is the world’s biggest and most popular contextual advertisement company and is one of the many smart ways people make money online without paying anything.

To get an approved AdSense for hosted content account, you need to own a property in one of the three largest Google-owned platforms, which are: YouTube, Blogger and Google PlayStore.


YouTube logo

YouTube is the world’s second-largest search engine after Google search. Virtually everyone in the world knows YouTube. People who don’t are probably living in caves.

Prior to understanding how YouTube worked, I always wondered why people would pass on their professional knowledge for free.

Imagine professional cooks uploading free videos to teach you how to make some of the best recipes from around the world.

Trust me, you can learn almost anything for free on YouTube.

Although you watch those videos for free, the owners of those videos monetize them with the YouTube Partner program, a subsidiary of Google AdSense.

You too can upload YouTube videos to teach the world what you know without paying any money for the bandwidth of space you useup on the platform.

Apart from the YouTube partners program, you can also monetize your videos by adding affiliate links to the description section.


Blogger is owned by Google, which also happens to own AdSense. It is one of the oldest blogging software in the world.

You can create a blog for free using Blogger and monetize that blog using Google AdSense or any other means possible.

Linda Ikeji, Nigeria’s most popular gossip blogger, also got her blogging career up and running for free using Blogger.

So, if you don’t have the financial power to start a blog on WordPress, which is obviously the best blogging platform in the world, then you must take advantage of the invaluable resource the BlogSpot platforms provide you with.

It is cheap to start a blog on WordPress with several hosting companies. Some of them cost as low as $2 per month when you make your first purchase.

But the real problem arises when you need to pay for renewals. The initial pricing is not always the same as that of renewal.

During renewals, Bluehost pricing climbs to as high as $8 per month for the basic plan, which may be unfordable for most people.

NaijaHomebased got started on the BlogSpot platform and moved to WordPress when I noticed it had started doing well.

So you too can start for free as I did.

And to make things better, there are free themes, support, and blog articles all over the web that will help you get the best out of the BlogSpot platform.


PlayStore is the official marketplace of all android phones and is also owned by Google. You can upload your app for free and through that app get Google AdSense (AdMob) approval.

If you know how to create mobile apps, then it is another huge opportunity to make money for free online.

The creation of mobile apps is not difficult. You can learn app development for free using several free YouTube videos.

You see, I told you…

…you can learn almost everything for free online.

Although you don’t have to pay anything to upload your apps on Google PlayStore, realizing money for your efforts requires that you upload what people would love to download.

Your ideas might not necessarily be original. Branding, interface, and the quality of your app can make it stand out from the rest.

For instance, there are tons of VPN apps on Google PlayStore. Notwithstanding, they all get a good number of downloads and make good money from their apps.

Although the services they render are similar, each app comes with a unique interface/user experience – which makes everything all the more interesting.

2. Freelancing

A freelancer earning and making a living

Freelancing is another option for anyone looking to make money online without paying anything.

In summary, a freelancer or freelance worker is someone who offers his services on freelance sites and is contracted to clients for short-term jobs.

In a previous guide, I shared a list of website where you can get home-based jobs in Nigeria.

All of the websites I shared require zero payments. In other words, you can begin selling your services on those platforms the next minute after you create a freelance account, all without spending a dime.

The two most popular freelance sites are Fiverr and Upwork. But trust me, there are tons of sites out there where you can list your services and get paid.

And, don’t worry, you don’t need to own a professional certificate in any field to get started on Freelance platforms.

Services you can render on freelance sites can range from professional to non-professional services, as long as you’re capable of delivering whatever orders you get from clients.

Here are a few services freelancers render on the aforementioned platforms:

Freelance writing

If you’re a skilled writer, you can offer your services on those freelance platforms I listed above or maybe another freelance website like iWriter created specifically for writers

On freelance writing platforms, you can become a ghostwriter, resume writer, creative writer, blog post writer, or offer any form of writing jobs you feel you’re capable of rendering.

Graphic design

This is another service you can render on freelance platforms. There are several freelance graphic design sites on the web you can sign up with for free and get graphic design jobs.

As a graphic designer, you can get jobs in design-related categories like Logo design, Greeting card design, etc.

Typing jobs

Offering typing services is another way to make money off freelancing without investing a dime.

If you possess the skills of a typist, without necessarily owning a degree in typing, then you can get typing jobs online.

The most popular typing service I know of is Transcription. You can easily offer that service in return for money.

There are several other services you can render on freelance platforms. I recommend you visit each of those websites to browse through the list of services available and know the ones you can render.

3. Taking Paid Surveys

A paid survey website allows you to take surveys on the regular consumer products you use in exchange for paying you certain commissions.

Survey companies are quite new and there is only a handful of them in Nigeria. However, over the years, they’ve continued to experience massive growth and popularity.

Survey sites are also free to join. This means you don’t have to pay anything to begin takings and earning from online surveys.

In the event that you come across any survey site that demands that you pay a certain amount of money to take paid surveys, you need to run away as far as possible from that site.

There are several international survey companies you can register with. However, most of them only payout with PayPal, which currently doesn’t support funds reception in Nigeria.

Whatever you do, just make sure you don’t join any survey site without carrying out proper research on it first.

Popular survey sites available in Nigeria are:

Make sure you join as many survey sites as possible. As a result of joining several survey sites, your chances of getting a lot of surveys and making more money will increase.

4. Submit stories online

Did you know you could submit stories to media companies and get paid for doing so?

submit stories to the sun without paying anything

The Sun, one of the most popular media companies in the UK buys stories from people.

They pay you for your stories and realize the money back from their readers. So, it’s a win-win situation.

Not just TheSun, most popular media companies have a section on their site that allows people to submit stories to them.

And you don’t have to spend anything to get those stories.

Bearing in mind that the world we live in is full of events, all you have to do is keep your eyes wide open to them.

Hilarious, weird, and surprising things happen around us every day, especially if you live in an urban area.

You need to keep your eyes wide open if you’re interested in making money from such events.

5. Work for media companies

Many people are not aware of the fact that media companies allow their employees to work at home. And, as a matter of fact, media jobs are always abundant on the web.

Next time you visit any media company or website, just scroll down to the bottom of their page or top of the page; you’ll either notice a “we are hiring” link or a “job” link.

Take Naija, one of the most popular media sites in Nigeria, for instance.

As at the time of writing this, there’s a demand for content writers and sales managers.

Most media companies allow their workers to work at home (online), as long as you’ll be able to meet up with company demands.

And, you don’t have to pay anything to get jobs from them. You just have to be good at what you do and be able to prove it.

Just make sure, though, that the media company you decide to work with is a credible one. There are scammers on the web.

6. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a multi-billion dollar industry that keeps growing every single year.

A person who promotes or markets affiliate products in exchange for receiving a commission for sales made or leads generated is called an affiliate marketer.

Affiliate marketing can be started without an investment. I’ve seen affiliate marketers who use the BlogSpot platform to promote their affiliate products.

After joining any affiliate program, it is left for you to decide how you wish to promote your products, provided it doesn’t go against the terms of that affiliate company.

CPA marketing is one of the most common ways affiliate marketers make money online.

You can perform CPA marketing using a Facebook page, YouTube or any other platform that can help you connect with an audience for free.

Affiliate marketing can also be done verbally. It’s just like the marketing department in banks where marketers get paid commissions for people who create bank accounts through them.

For instance, if you have a Payoneer account, you automatically become an affiliate if you decide to refer other users to register with Payoneer.

Payoneer pays both the referee and referrer a commission of $25 for every successful referral that receives payment to the tone of $1000.

Not just Payoneer, several other online companies have a referral or affiliate program.

I must admit, though, affiliate marketing requires a lot of time to master.

Taking courses from reputable institutions and investing money increases your chances of earning quickly.

7. Teach online courses

For you to be able to teach online courses, then you must be skilled at something and be able to communicate your knowledge in the form of an eBook, video lesson, etc.

If you wanted to get this done on your personal website, you’ll have to spend money building that site.

Since you’re interested in making money online without spending anything, I recommend you start your online course tutorship on already established platforms.

Online course platforms allow you to list your course for free in exchange for getting small commissions from whatever sales your courses generate.

The most popular online course platforms are:

  • Udemy.com
  • coursera.org
  • lynda.com, etc.

There are tons of other websites you can list your courses without paying anything.

Wrapping things up

I’ve provided you with several ideas on how to make money online without paying anything.

Now, it’s left to you to decide on which idea you’ll build upon.

And remember, there’s always free information on the internet. Just make a Google search on whatever you wish to learn and you’ll get one million or more results 😉

For clarity’s sake, what I mean by you not having to spend anything is that you won’t need to pay anyone or any website a dime to make money using the ideas I’ve shared with you.

But, like I’ve always said, before you think of venturing into any online business, you need to own a smartphone, computer and a good internet connection.

Without all that you can’t work online.

Data plans in Nigeria are not free. However, it’s safe to admit they’ve been quite cheap in recent times, so that shouldn’t be much of an issue.

Whichever among the ideas you decide to build upon, just make sure you learn a lot and do a lot of readings to help you get started.

Making money online is not as easy as it sounds. Although you’ll not need to invest money to get started with the businesses I shared above, you need to invest your time and effort.

Which of those ideas do you wish to build upon? I look forward to hearing your views…

List of Nigerian Universities that offer Architecture


Interested in knowing the Nigerian Universities that offer architecture? You’ll soon find out.

It is imperative that all aspiring architects know the JAMB UTME & WAEC requirements. It is also important to know the Nigerian universities that offer the course. That way, you’ll know the options you can choose from during your JAMB registration.

In our post, you’ll discover state universitiesfederal universities, as well as private universities that offer degree in architecture.

Here are the universities offering architecture in Nigeria

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University
  3. Abia State University, Uturu
  4. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  5. Ajayi Crowther University
  6. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
  7. Bayero University, Kano
  8. Baze university
  9. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  10. Bells University of Technology, Otta
  11. BINGHAM University
  12. Caleb University, Lagos
  13. Caritas University, Enugu
  14. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  15. Covenant University Ota
  16. Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  17. Crescent University (CUAB)
  18. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  19. Federal University, Kebbi
  20. Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike
  21. Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda (offers a degree programme in architecture)
  22. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  23. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  24. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  25. Gregory University
  26. Gombe State University of Science and Technology
  27. University of Ibadan
  28. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  29. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  30. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  31. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  32. Kaduna State Polytechnic (in affiliation to ABU Zaria)
  33. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  34. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  35. Kebbi State University of Science and Technology (KSUSTA)
  36. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  37. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  38. Lead City University
  39. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY).
  40. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  41. Niger Delta University
  42. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  43. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  44. Tansian University, Umunya
  45. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  46. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  47. University of Uyo

Note that Bingham University offers the course as Landscape architecture.

Best universities to study architecture?

There are several top universities in Nigeria that offer architecture. They include but are not limited to:

See our full list of top-rated universities in Nigeria

What you should know

Architecture is very competitive and as such imperative that you satisfy all the requirements for JAMB UTME, ‘A’ level, or ‘O’ level, depending on your desired means of entry.

JAMB & WAEC Subject Combination for Architecture


Discover the JAMB and WAEC subject combinations for Architecture, plus answers to some of the questions aspiring Architects ask.

Architecture is a popular and highly competitive course of study. The term ‘Architecture’ refers to both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings or any other structures.

If you intend to study architecture in Nigeria, one of the first steps to take is to know the basic requirements set by the various Nigerian universities that offer the course.

The O’level (WAEC, NECO, etc.) and JAMB UTME requirements for studying architecture are the same for most Nigerian universities. However, some of those universities have special consideration, which is very important that you take note of.

Requirements for studying architecture in Nigeria

O’ level subject combination (WAEC, NECO, etc.)

To be eligible for admission to study architecture, you must score at least five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and one other relevant subject.

That is, the ‘O’ level (NABTEB, NECO or WAEC) subject combination for architecture is English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and one other subject.

The relevant subject can be taken from any of the following:

  • Fine Art
  • Geography or Wood Work
  • Biology,
  • Economics
  • Technical Drawing
  • Further Mathematics
  • Introduction to Building Construction
  • Bricklaying/Block laying
  • Concreting, Wall, Floors and Ceiling Finishing
  • Joinery
  • Carpentry
  • Decorative Painting
  • Lining
  • Sign and Design
  • Wall Hanging
  • Colour Mixing/Matching and Glazing
  • Ceramics
  • Graphics Design
  • Graphic Printing
  • Basic Electricity.

Your overall grade must not be below five credits gotten in not more than 2 sittings combined.

Read special consideration to know whether your intended school offers waivers.

See also: List of all the Nigerian Universities that offer architecture.

Special considerations for the O’ level requirements

  • AAU and ABSU – Chemistry not compulsory.
  • ABSU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Physics and  Mathematics, plus any two of Geography, Fine Arts, Technical Drawing, Wood/Metal Work, Biology, Chemistry, Economics.
  • ABU requires Physics and Mathematics plus any one of the following subjects:  Geography, Fine Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, and Technical Drawing.
  • BAUCHI requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Physics and any two (2) from of Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Fine Art, Geography, Economics, Building Construction and Land Surveying.
  • BELLS requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and any two (2) from the following: Chemistry, Biology, Technical Drawing/Fine Arts, Geography, Economics, Building Construction and Land Surveying.
  • CALEB same as in Building Technology.
  • COOU accepts ‘O’ Level pass in English Language.
  • CUAB requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two (2) subjects from Chemistry, Economics, Fine Arts, Geography, Biology, Technical Drawing, Building Construction and Land Surveying.
  • FUTA requires five (5) SSC credit passes or its equivalent at a maximum of two (2) sittings in the following subjects:    English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two subjects from the following:  Economics, Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Fine Art and Geography.
  • FUTO requires at least five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any one of Fine Arts, Technical Drawing, Geography, Economics and Biology at not more than two (2) sittings.
  • JABU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and any of Geography, Fine Arts, Woodwork, Technical Drawing, Biology or Economics plus ND upper credit in relevant programmes.
  • The University of Jos accepts five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics,    Technical Drawing or five (5) Arts or Applied Arts and one (1) of History, Economics, Geography and Chemistry.
  • The University of Lagos requires Five O/Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Fine Arts or Technical Drawing and any one of  Economics, Geography, Chemistry, Biology, Painting and Decoration/Building Construction.
  • LAUTECH accepts ‘O’ Level credit pass in Technical      Drawing or Fine Arts in lieu of Biology.
  • MAUTY requires Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and any  Two of Chemistry,  Fine Art, Visual Art, Geography, Economics, Technical Drawing, Further. Mathematics.
  • RENAISSANCE requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Geography/Technical Drawing at not more than two (2) sittings.
  • RSUST requires Five (5) WASC/GCE/SSCE/NECO ‘O’ level credit passes in Physics, English Language, Mathematics and any two (2) subjects from Geography, Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Fine Arts, Chemistry.
  • UNIOSUN requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics and Physics and any two (2) from Technical Drawing, Chemistry, Geography, Fine Arts, Economics and at least ‘O’ Level pass in Chemistry.
  • The University of Nigeria, Nsukka requires ‘O’ Level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Physics and any two (2) of  Technical Drawing, Building Construction, Woodwork, Fine Art, Geography and Economics.
  • LCITY requires ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any other two (2) subjects.
  • OAU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and two (2) other subjects from Fine Arts or Technical Drawing, Economics, Geography, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science.
  • BUK requires five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two subjects from the following: Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Fine Art, Geography, Economics and/or Building Construction.
  • University of Ilorin requires five (5) credits in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Technical Drawing/Fine Art and any other subject from the following: Geography, Building construction, Land Surveying, Further Mathematics.
  • KASU requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any of Economics and  Technical Drawing.

JAMB subject combination for Architecture

In addition to the compulsory Use Of English, the JAMB subject combination for architecture is Physics, Mathematics, and any of Chemistry, Geography, Art, Biology and Economics.

Waivers for UTME subject combination

  • Abia State University requires Mathematics as UTME requirement.
  • CALEB requires ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Economics, Geography, Biology and Chemistry, Fine Arts and Technical Drawing.
  • CRUTECH requires ‘O’ Level credit passes in Mathematics, Economics and any one of Accounting, Commerce and Government.
  • Federal University of Technology Akure requires Mathematics, Physics and any one of Chemistry, Geography or Technical Drawing.
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri requires Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • The University of Lagos requires English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any one of Chemistry, Geography, Economics, Biology, Fine Arts.
  • Obafemi Awolowo University requires Mathematics, Physics and one subject from Chemistry, Economics, Geography and Technical Drawing.
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University requires Mathematics and any two (2) of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Fine Arts, Economics and Geography.
  • RSUST requires Mathematics, Physics and any other subject from Chemistry, Geography, Fine Arts.
  • UNIOSUN requires Mathematics, Physics and any one of Chemistry, Geography or Technical Drawing.
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka requires Mathematics, Physics and one other subject.
  • Bayero University, Kano requires Mathematics, Physics, any one of the following: Chemistry, Geography, Technical Drawing.
  • University of Ilorin requires Mathematics, Physics and any one of the following: Fine Arts, Technical Drawing, Geography, and Building Construction. 
  • MAUTY requires Physics, Mathematics, and any of Chemistry, Geography, Art, Biology and Economics.
  • Ahmadu Bello University requires Physics and Mathematics plus any one of the following subjects:  Geography, Fine Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, and Technical Drawing.
  • KASU requires Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Direct Entry Requirements for architecture

Candidates who want to apply for Direct Entry admission to study architecture need two (2) ‘A’ Level passes chosen from Mathematics or Physics and Chemistry, Geography or Fine Arts or ND/HND upper credits in a relevant field.

Special considerations and waivers for Direct Entry Students

  • Rivers State University of Science and Technology accepts Admission to Year II. HND (Lower Credit) in the appropriate discipline. OND/ND (Upper Credit) in relevant discipline. At least two (2) ‘A’ level passes at GCE in Physics and Mathematics. In addition, all such candidates above must also satisfy the U.M.E. entry requirements. Admission into Year Ill. HND (Upper Credit) in the appropriate discipline.
  • Ambrose Ali University accepts ND/HND upper credit in relevant programmes into 200 and 300 level respectively plus UTME requirements.
  • Ambrose Ali University, UNIJOS, LAUTECH & UNIUYO require ND/HND upper credit in Architecture or other relevant qualifications, plus the UTME requirements. UYO accepts HND lower credit. DELSU requires ‘A’ Level passes in either Mathematics or Physics.
  • Abia State University accepts ND/ HND in relevant programmes plus the UTME requirements.
  • ABU accepts
    • two (2) ‘A’ level/ IJMB passes which must include Physics and Mathematics.
    • HND in Architecture with at least Lower Credit from an accredited institution.
    •  requires two (2) ‘A’ Level passes or equivalents in Mathematics, Physics and any of Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Fine Arts, Geography, Economics, Building Construction and Land Surveying. 
    • accepts ND/HND upper credit in Architecture.
  • BELLS accepts
    • two (2) ‘A’ Level passes from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
    • ND/HND upper credit in Architecture. 
    • may consider ND/HND lower credit.
  • CALEB accepts ND credit in Architecture or Science related programmes plus the UTME requirements.
  • COOU accepts ND/HND lower credit in Architecture.
  • CUAB accepts
    • ‘A’ Level/IJMB passes in Mathematics and Physics or and any other subject indicated above. 
    • ND/ HND credit in Architecture or allied programme can be considered for admission into the appropriate level.
  • FUTA accepts
    • GCE Advanced level pass at not less than credit level in Cambridge International Examination (CIE), Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) examination or its equivalent in at least two (2) of the following:  Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Chemistry and Economics; or  
    • National Diploma (ND) in Architecture or related disciplines with at least Upper Credit level Pass from NBTE accredited institutions, or
    • Any other equivalent qualifications.
  • FUTO requires
    • At least three ‘A’ level passes not below Grade C in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
    • ND/HND at Upper Credit level in Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Geology, Environmental Sciences or Engineering.
    • First Degree in Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Geology, Environmental Sciences or Engineering.
    • Very good passes in three JUPEB subjects namely Mathematics, Physics and   Chemistry. It does not accept NCE. Candidates must, in addition, meet the ‘O’ Level requirements.
  • Imo State University – requires ‘A’ Level passes in Mathematics and Physics and accepts NCE credit in relevant subjects.
  • JABU accepts five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in relevant subjects plus ND  upper credit.
  • Kano State University of Science and Technology runs the programmes for a four (4) year duration for UTME and a three (3) year duration for DE at the moment. May consider HND upper credit or degree (Third Class) in Architectural Technology for special admission into 300 level.
  • University of Lagos requires Very good passes in JUPEB/A’ Level subjects: Mathematics, Physics and Visual Arts. A minimum of lower credit in HND/ND in Architecture with good credit in the assessment of Architectural Portfolio into 200 level.
  • LAUTECH accepts
    • ‘A’ Level passes in two (2) subjects and any of Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Fine Arts and Mathematics 
    • ND/HND upper credit in Architecture may be considered for admission into 200 level.
  • MAUTY accepts ND/HND Minimum of Lower credits in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying and any other relevant field.
  • Federal University of Technology Minna accepts candidates who have undergone an accredited course in Architecture in any of the approved Colleges of Technology or Polytechnics in addition to the UTME requirements.
  • Obafemi Awolowo University requires three (3) ‘A’ Level passes chosen from Mathematics, and two (2) other subjects from Physics, Economics and Technical Drawing.
  • UNN accepts
    • ND upper credit in Architectural Technology or Building Technology plus the UTME requirements.
    • A’ level, HSC or equivalent passes in Mathematics and Physics, and any other subject plus UTME requirements.
  • OAU requires
    • ‘A’ Level passes in Mathematics, Physics and any other subject.
    • OND/HND in Architecture with a minimum of upper credit.
  • Bayero University Kano requires two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Physics and Mathematics, and any one of the following: Geography, Economics, Technical Drawing or Fine Art.
  • University of Ilorin – A Candidate who fulfils the requirements of UTME and in addition holds a HND Certificate in Architectural Technology from a recognized and NBTE accredited Polytechnic or College of Technology and a passed at Upper/Lower credit level may be considered for admission into the programme at 200 level.
  • Kaduna State University accepts Two ‘A’ Level passes in Mathematics/ Physics and chemistry.ND/HND Lower Credit in a related field and IJMB 7 points and above in addition to ‘O’ Level requirement

JAMB cut off mark for architecture

For most universities, architecture applicants who score at least 180 in the JAMB UTME can take part in the post UTME. Take note that universities reserve the right to raise or reduce their cut off mark for architecture.

Read also: Jamb cut off mark for Polytechnics, Universities & Colleges of Education

Frequently asked questions

How competitive is architecture at Nigerian universities?

Architecture is arguably one of the most competitive courses offered at Nigerian universities.

How many years does it take to study architecture?

For most Nigerian Universities, students must spend approximately 4-5 years to obtain a degree in architecture.

What jobs can I apply for with a degree in architecture?

Graduates of architecture can become Architectural Managers, Construction and Building Inspectors, Construction Managers, Drafters, Industrial Designers, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, among others.

Final note

We advise you to check the latest JAMB brochure for more information, as the universities can change their requirements for studying architecture when they so desire.

Do you need NIN to Register for JAMB 2020?


The JAMB 2020 registration has recently commenced. Unsurprisingly, many interested applicants have been asking numerous questions.

Many among those questions have to do with all the requirements for successfully registering for JAMB 2020.

One of the most common questions we’ve been asked recently is ‘is NIN compulsory for JAMB registration?’

As most people already know by now, NIN stands for National Identification Number.

People who have successfully enrolled for their National Identity Card at NIMC will get a NIN, which can serve as a means of identification anywhere.

Is NIN compulsory for JAMB 2020 registration?

For now, JAMB has retracted its demand for NIN. In other words, it is no more compulsory.

But why demand NIN in the first place?

Due to the pressing need to curb the rate of impersonations in UTME exams, JAMB decided to make NIN compulsory. However, it became unviable due to the fact that many UTME applicants reside in remote areas where accessing NIMC offices is somewhat difficult.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation made this known via its official Twitter handle.

“NIN is suspended for 2020 registration. Candidates are to only send their names to 55019 to create [their] profile. No need for NIN for 2020 registration”, the exam body posted.

What about in the future?

Although JAMB has cooled off on its demand for NIN for 2020 registration, we expect it to be made compulsory again in the nearest future.

Therefore, it is advisable to register for it as soon as possible, so as to avoid unnecessary delays.

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JAMB 2020 Registration Form: Amount & How to Register


JAMB 2020 registration form is out. For those interested in registering, we want to breakdown the expected cost of the form, closing date, and how to register on the official portal.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, popularly known as JAMB, is a Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions. It is responsible for hosting entrance examinations for prospective undergraduates into Nigerian universities.

We have dedicated this page to bringing you all the updates on the JAMB 2020 registration.

But before we dive deep into further details, we’ll provide some questions and answers to those still curious about certain things.

Is JAMB 2020 registration form out? When is it Starting?

As we have earlier indicated, the form is currently on sale. The registration commenced on 13 January 2020.

How much is JAMB form for 2020?

JAMB 2020 registration form (ePIN) price is ₦3,500 only
CBT centre Registration fee is ₦700 only
JAMB 2020 reading text (novel) fee is ₦500

Therefore, the total cost of registering for JAMB 2020 is ₦4700 only.

For foreign candidates, the cost of obtaining the ePIN is $20 only.

Important Notice: Candidates should under no circumstance pay above the ₦700 fee set for CBT Centre registration.

All fees are non-refundable.

How to register for JAMB 2020

Step 1. Get your profile code.

To begin your registration, send your NIN (National Identification Number) – without space – to 55019.

In the event that you don’t have NIN, send your full name by text (SMS) to 55019. The format must be: “Surname First-Name Middle Name (if any)]”. Your full name must not exceed 38 characters for the alphabets + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters in total. For example, text “Tinubu Adamu Odumegwu” to 55019.

Afterwards, you’ll receive a Profile Code of 10 characters on the same telephone(SIM) number you used in registering.

Step 2. visit any of the approved Banks, MMOs, MFBs, Switches, or USSD Partners to purchase an ePIN.

After doing that, you will receive the form ePIN as a text message.

Step 3. Visit an approved CBT centre to complete your registration.

Unlike in the past, you have to visit a JAMB accredited CBT centre to complete your registration.

There, you’ll need to present the ePIN along with other relevant details before you can complete your registration.

Based on the gathered the information from the official JAMB 2019 registration PDF.

What are the documents you need to complete your JAMB 2020 registration?

To be able to complete your registration, you need to provide the following credentials/information/fees:

  • Personal email address and mobile phone number
  • Proof of JAMB ePIN registration payment
  • Pay NOT more than N700 as Service Charge to any of the accredited CBT Centres (Do not accept to leave your particulars for proxy registration. It will disqualify you)
  • Provide Biodata including Date of Birth, Nationality, State of Origin, Local Government, Gender, e-mail address, telephone number, among others.
  • Provide choice of institutions and programmes (course of study)
  • Provide qualification with grades and dates, if not awaiting result
  • Upload relevant certificates, if not awaiting result (this is applicable for both UTME and Direct Entry (DE) candidates
  • O/L and or A/L grades are to be provided by candidates. Candidates who are awaiting results should supply (upload) the results online on CAPS (JAMB) as soon as they are available on JAMB’s portal. No recommendations from any Institution will be considered by JAMB if the candidate has not uploaded his/her result on the portal of JAMB
  • Supply JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates for DE only
  • Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for the optional Mock examination and the actual UTME Examination.
  • Do picture capture (no scanning of passport photograph)
  • Do Biometric enrolment (ten fingers)
  • Review entries and confirm the correctness
  • Print Registration Slip USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION to confirm valid fingerprint (UTME/DE). Note that authentication with your thumb removes blames of error from the CBT operators. Check before you confirm with your thumb.
  • Collect, at no other cost, the reading text and CD
  • Each Candidate is to collect his/her e-slip at the end of registration as evidence of registration
  • There will be no offline registration, as all the accredited CBT centres have been empowered for real-time online registration. No candidate should register at any centre other than the accredited CBT centre and JAMB State-Offices. Any candidate who is registered outside approved centres will be identified and disqualified.

JAMB 2020 registration closing date

The closing date for JAMB 2020 registration is 17 February 2019.

Personal advice: Do not delay your registration in the hope that the date will be extended. There’s no guarantee whatsoever that this closing date will be shifted. Therefore it is better safe than sorry.

That’s all for now regarding the JAMB 2020 registration form. If you have any questions, make use of the comment section below to relay them.

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When is JAMB 2020 Registration Closing Date? See The Deadline

Here you’ll discover the correct closing date for 2020 JAMB registration.

Every year, millions of students around Nigeria take part in JAMB Unified Tertiary and Matriculation (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) Examination.

Needless to say, knowing the closing date is extremely important. This would help you avoid stories that touch the heart.

We know you’re eager to avoid any mistakes during your registration. Due to that, we strive as much as possible to update you only with the correct information.

Here we have several resources to guide you through the registration process. But let’s start with what the deadline for registration is this year.

JAMB 2020 registration closing date

The closing date for JAMB 2020 registration is 17 February 2019.

Late registration will most likely be permitted at an extra cost; however, it’s better to register as quickly as possible. If possible, register during the first week of the registration date.

Except due to one reason or the other, registering early is not possible for you.

For example, people still having some hope of admission into one of the universities in Nigeria will most likely not register until the conclusion of admission.

In my opinion, it is better safe than sorry. If your admission list isn’t out and you’re approaching this closing date, then you need to quickly obtain a form.

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See the Proposed JAMB 2020 Exam & Mock Exam Date

We are getting ready for another exciting JAMB examination season; the JAMB 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination is around the corner. As a result, we have decided to keep you updated with all the happenings as they unfold. In this article, you’ll find out JAMB mock and UTME examination date for 2020.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is responsible for conducting entrance examinations for prospective undergraduates into Nigerian universities.

Basically, JAMB offers 2 exam types, which are UTME and DE. UTME stands for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination while DE stands for Direct Entry.

O’level holders are to register as UTME candidates, while ND holders (or equivalent qualifications) are to register as DE candidates.

In general, UTME candidates enrol into the universities and begin from year 1. DE candidates, on the other hand, can start from either 200 level or 300 level, depending on their qualifications.

Pay attention>> How to register for JAMB 2020 — step-by-step guide.

JAMB 2020 Examination date

The 2020 CBT EXAMINATION is proposed to commence from March 14 to April 4, 2020.

The venue of the examination will be communicated to each student upon the successful completion of their registration.

JAMB 2020 Mock Examination date

The date for MOCK examination shall be from February 18, 2020. There’s no set time for the conclusion of the mock exams for now; however, we expect it to conclude before the start of the exam proper on March 14th.

The Board will conduct the mock examination in all the accredited CBT centres to prepare and familiarise all interested candidates with the CBT environment.

Basically, the Mock provides exactly the same interface and experience as the real CBT exam. So if you’re still confused about how the clicking and typing are going to be like, then the Mock exam should help you clear your doubts.

Registration for the Mock exam shall commence from January 13 to February 1, 2020.

Note that only candidates who registered for the mock shall be allowed to take part in the exam.

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IMPORTANT: Points to note

  • Non-JAMB CBT Centres are allowed to collect, through their bank accounts, a separate ₦700 only, for mock exercise from only interested candidate(s) after notification of centre has been received by the candidate(s).
  • The payment for mock examination by the candidate shall be made to the centre to which the candidate is assigned after the notification of assigned centres for the mock examination. No Association or body is permitted to run any mock examination on behalf of JAMB.
  • Do not pay for Mock until JAMB assigns you a CBT Centre. No one should patronise fraudsters. Only JAMB accredited CBT Centres can conduct Valid ID registration and serve as examination centres.
  • Candidates should note that they are required to be present and take live photograph which will be embossed on their result slips and admission letters. No scanned/stapled passport photograph is allowed
  • Candidates are to note that irrespective of their choice of course of study, they will also be tested on a general text: Sweet Sixteen by Bolaji Abdullahi for UTME and “The Last Days at Forcados High School” by A.H. Mohammed for Direct Entry Candidates.
  • Candidates/Officials would not be allowed to enter into the examination centre with earphones, wristwatches, mobile phones, electronic devices, or any pen/biro. Only pencil is allowed
  • Candidates are warned that the Board does not require nor authorise the services of ANY cyber cafe or establishment other than the accredited CBT centres for this exercise

Content credit:

To ensure accuracy, we gathered a huge part of this resource from the official JAMB registration PDF guide.

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