JAMB Brochure For Religious Studies – Institutions, UTME Subjects & Requirements


This is JAMB brochure for Religious Studies under the of Faculty of Arts and Humanities. This brochure will guide you on institutions offering Religious Studies course in Nigeria,  UTME subject combination for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, A’level, ND, HND, NCE, requirements for Direct Entry candidates, and other necessary information.

Universities Offering Religious Studies Course In Nigeria

Here list of universities offering Religious Studies in Nigeria

  • Abia State University
  • Adekunle Ajasin University
  • Adeleke University
  • Akwa Ibom State University
  • Anambra State University
  • Augustine University
  • Babcock University
  • Benue State University
  • Delta State University
  • Ekiti State University
  • Godfrey Okoye University
  • Imo State University
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  • Kings University
  • Madonna University
  • McPherson University
  • Mountain Top University
  • Niger Delta University
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Paul University
  • Samuel Adegboyega University
  • Summit University Offa
  • Tansian University
  • University of Benin
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Jos

O’Level Subject Subject Combination For Religious Studies Course

To study Religious Studies in any university in Nigeria, it is required to have

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language and CRK/IRS.

UTME Subjects Combination For Religious Studies Course

English Language is compulsory for all courses. The other three subjects required for Religious Studies under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in the institutions are:

CRK/IRS and any two other subjects.

Direct Entry Requirements for Religious Studies

Two ‘A’ level subjects to include Religious Studies (CRS/IRS).


Waiver For UTME Candidates

(i) AAUA accepts merit at TC II in English in lieu of SSCE English Language.

(ii) UNIBEN five SSCE credit passes or five Merit level passes in T.C. II at not more than two sittings. Subjects should include English Language, Religious Knowledge and two other Arts or Social Sciences subjects.

(iii) PAUL requires five SSCE credit passes in not more than two sittings (or equivalent qualification) including English Language, Mathematics and three Arts/Social Science subjects.

(iv) NDU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English, Religious Studies plus three other subjects, two of which must be Arts subjects.

(v) GO requires credit pass in Mathematics.

Waiver For Direct Entry Candidates

(i) UNIJOS accept 2 or 3 year National Diploma/NCE (merit).

(ii) OAU accepts two principal subjects including CRK/IRK.

(iii) IMSU – No Direct Entry.

(iv) ABSU and DELSU accept NCE/ND/HND in Religious or Social Studies or ‘A’ level in three subjects including Religion.

(v) JABU accepts five O level credit passes in relevant subjects plus ND and HND.

(vi) SAU and OAU accept NCE in Religious Studies (CRK or IRK).

(vii) UNICAL also accepts NCE in Religious Studies.

(viii) UNIBEN accepts:
a. At least two passes in Arts and Social Science subjects at the Advance level of the General Certificate in Education (GCE) in one sitting or in the Higher School Certificate (HSC) in one sittings. b. National Certificate in Education (NCE) with at least a credit level pass in Christian Studies or Islamic/Arabic studies or Religious Studies or Social Studies from a recognised College of Education. In addition, candidates should have at least an overall credit level pass.
c. At least a Merit level pass in National Diploma in Mass Communication.

(ix) UNIBEN requires any other three subjects.

(x) BSU accepts accept NCE/A level passes including in CRK, African Religion or its equivalent.

(xi) ADELEKE requires two A’ level passes to include Literature in English and other Arts subjects or NCE in English/Political Science

(xii) MCU accepts NCE candidates with Five ‘O’ level credit passes and requires merit pass in religious studies).

(xiii) UI accepts NCE with at least Merit in Religious Studies.

(xiv) NDU accepts:
a. A minimum of 2 GCE (A/Level) passes, one of which must be any one of the following subjects: English Language, CRK, Government/any Nigeria Language/any Arts subject.
b. The National Certificate in Education (NCE) provided there is merit in Christian Religious Studies, or Islamic Religious Studies.


Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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