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

This post contains the JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Linguistics and the direct entry information.

JAMB & WAEC Subject Combination for LinguisticsMany students who want to study in universities struggle to get admission due to incorrect subject combinations in their JAMB and WAEC exams. To avoid making this mistake and missing out on opportunities, this post will provide the correct subject combinations for both exams.

WAEC Subject Combination for Linguistics

It is important to note that to study Linguistics courses at Nigeria University, candidates must combine the English language and and any other language with three subjects from the specified list below. These subjects are the WAEC subject combination, which is part of the requirements that universities consider before they offer admission to students

  • English Language
  • any other language
  • and any of three of the following subjects:
  • Literature in English
  • Government
  • Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Religious Studies
  • Civil Education
  • Economics
  • History

To be admitted for Linguistics courses at the university, you need to have a minimum of five credits from the subject above.

JAMB Subject Combination for Linguistics

JAMB, like WAEC, also has specific subject requirements that students must fulfil to gain admission into universities in Nigeria. Even if students meet the WAEC criteria, they still need to meet JAMB’s requirements because JAMB conducts general examinations for all universities.

However, JAMB is not the only way students can gain university admission.
Below are the subjects that students must select when taking the JAMB exam.

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

Direct Entry Requirement

Students who already have their A-level do not need JAMB & WAEC Subject Combination to apply for Linguistics; here are the entry requirements to keep in mind.

  • Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes or NCE to include any Language, preferably an African Language.


In Conclusion, Having the Right Subjects Is Important to increase your chances of being admitted into the university. Both JAMB and WAEC require specific subject combinations to ensure a successful admission process.


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