JAMB and WAEC (O’Level) Subject Combination for Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science is among the best course to study in Nigeria and it is a very competitive course. It is not that competitive compared to law and medicine but the job opportunities for the course are also very high. It would for students who are interested to study the course to know the JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Library and Information Science.

To avoid difficulty in securing admission, students are advised to combine subjects properly in JAMB and WAEC. This content will tell you what you need to know about Library and Information Science, provide the JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Library and Information Science and also give the list of universities offering the course.

What You Need to Know About Library and Information Science

The study of Library and Information Science deals with the study of theories and techniques to the selection, management, creation of information. It is not a very competitive course to study in Nigeria and it would just take four years to study the course if there are no carryovers in any Nigerian universities.

The job opportunities for one with a degree in Library and Information Science are very high and competitive. Below are some of the careers available

  • Web Services Librarian
  • Library Technician
  • Data Administrator
  • Law Librarian
  • Researcher
  • Medical Librarian
  • Metadata Librarian

Other careers are not included in the list but these are some of the careers available.

JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Library and Information Science

The JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Library and Information Science must contain English Language. Five credits are normally needed in WAEC (West African Examination Council) and the subject combination for Library and Information Science include

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Any other three science or social science or art subjects

These are the subjects needed n WAEC, while that of JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board) four subjects are normally needed. English Language is a compulsory subject in JAMB, the subject combination for Library and Information Science includes

  • English Language
  • Any other three science or social science or art subjects

List of Universities Offering Library and Information Science

Below the Universities Offering Library and Information Science will be given but the Post-UTME cut off mark for the course varies according to the various schools

State Universities

  • ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UTURU, ABIA STATE
  • AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY, EKPOMA, EDO STATE
  • BAUCHI STATE UNIVERSITY, GADAU, BAUCHI STATE
  • BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MAKURDI, BENUE STATE
  • CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY, ULI, ANAMBRA STATE
  • DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA, DELTA STATE
  • EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE
  • IBRAHIM BADAMASI BABANGIDA UNIVERSITY, LAPAI, NIGER STATE
  • IGNATIUS AJURU UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE
  • IMO STATE UNIVERSITY, OWERRI, IMO STATE
  • KANO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, WUDIL, KANO STATE
  • KEBBI STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ALIERO, KEBBI STATE
  • KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY, ANYIGBA, KOGI STATE
  • KWARA STATE UNIVERSITY, MALETE, ILORIN, KWARA STATE
  • OSUN STATE UNIVERSITY, OSOGBO, OSUN STATE
  • RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE
  • TAI SOLARIN UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, IJAGUN, OGUN STATE
  • UMARU MUSA YARADUA UNIVERSITY, KATSINA, KATSINA STATE
  • YUSUF MAITAMA SULE UNIVERSITY, KANO, KANO STATE

Federal Universities

  • ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA UNIVERSITY, BAUCHI, BAUCHI STATE
  • AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA, KADUNA STATE
  • ALEX EKWUEME FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, NDUFU-ALIKE, EBONYI STATE
  • BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO, KANO STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, DUTSIN-MA, KATSINA STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, LAFIA, NASARAWA STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, OYE-EKITI, EKITI STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA, ABUJA, FCT
  • UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN, KWARA STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF PORT-HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF JOS, JOS, PLATEAU STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE

Private Universities

  • AJAYI CROWTHER UNIVERSITY, OYO, OYO STATE
  • AL- HIKMAH UNIVERSITY, ILORIN, KWARA STATE
  • BAZE UNIVERSITY, ABUJA, FCT
  • KOLADAISI UNIVERSITY, IBADAN, OYO STATE
  • BOWEN UNIVERSITY, IWO, OSUN STATE
  • LEAD CITY UNIVERSITY, IBADAN, OYO STATE
  • MADONNA UNIVERSITY, ELELE, RIVERS STATE

Admission Requirement

Five credits are needed in WAEC (West African Examination Council) or in NECO (National Examination Council). JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board) for Educational Administration is 160 so students are expected to score up to 160 in JAMB. Students are expected to score above 200 in JAMB and pass the university Post-UTME cut off mark for a higher chance of admission.

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