JAMB and WAEC (O’Level) Subject Combination for Linguistics

For students who would like to study Linguistics in any Nigerian university, the subject combination in JAMB and WAEC needed for the course will be provided below. To avoid difficulties in getting admission, it will be advisable to fill in the right subjects in JAMB and WAEC.

JAMB and WAEC (O’Level) Subject Combination for Linguistics

Linguistics is the study of Language also linguists have identified five basic components found across languages which are Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Morphology and it takes 3-4 years to study.

JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Linguistics

A student is expected to come out with five credits in WAEC but the subjects vary for different courses and for Linguistics the needed subject in WAEC will be given below

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Literature in English
  • Government
  • CRS

These are the needed subjects in WAEC while that fir JAMB includes

  • English Language
  • Literature in English
  • Government
  • CRS or any other art subject

Also, below I will be giving a list of some of the universities offering Linguistics in Nigeria

List of Universities in Nigeria Offering Linguistics

Universities Offering Linguistics in Nigeria is also one important point that students would have to note. They should also carry out studies about their admission requirements. Below are the universities that offer the course.

Federal Universities

  • Bayero University, Kano
  • Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  • University Of Abuja, Abuja
  • University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  • University Of Jos, Jos
  • University Of Maiduguri
  • University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  • University Of Uyo
  • Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto

State Universities

  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  • Benue State University, Makurdi
  • Delta State University, Abraka
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  • Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  • Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Osun State University, Osogbo

Private Universities

  • Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  • Fountain University, Osogbo
  • Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City

Admission Requirements

JAMB score, Post UTME score and WAEC Grade are what determines if one chance to study Linguistics and it also depends on the University’s admission screening process.


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