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


This is JAMB brochure for Arabic Studies under the of Faculty of Arts and Humanities. This brochure will guide you on institutions offering Arabic 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 Arabic Studies Course In Nigeria

Here list of universities offering Arabic Studies in Nigeria

  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • Al-Hikmah University
  • Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  • Bayero University Kano
  • Bauchi State University
  • Federal University Gashua
  • Federal University Gusau
  • Federal University, Kashere
  • Fountain University
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
  • Jigawa State University
  • Kaduna State university
  • Kwara State University
  • Lagos State University
  • Nasarawa State University
  • Northwest University, Kano
  • Sokoto State University
  • Summit University Offa
  • Umaru Musa Yar’adua University
  • University of Abuja
  • University of Ilorin
  • University of Jos
  • University of Maiduguri
  • Usman Dan Fodio University
  • Yobe State University

O’Level Subject Subject Combination For Arabic Studies Course

To study Arabic Studies in any university in Nigeria, it is required to have Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Arabic and three other relevant subjects.

UTME Subjects Combination For Arabic Studies Course

English Language is compulsory for all courses. The other three subjects required for Arabic Studies under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in the institutions are: Arabic and Two subjects from Arts and/or Social Sciences.


Direct Entry Requirements for Arabic Studies

Two ‘A’ level passes in Arabic and any other Art subject.


Waiver For UTME Candidates

(i) LASU accepts Islamic Studies in lieu of Arabic or accepts candidates who indicate interest in Foreign Language learning and possess basic knowledge or Arabic may be admitted.

(ii) UDU accept pass in English Language, NCE General English and a certificate in High Muslim Certificate.

(iii) LASU accepts Certificate from recognized Arabic Institution who might have not written Arabic at SSCE ‘O’ level.

(iv) UNILORIN accepts any other subject in lieu of Arabic.

(v) UMYUK requires five credit passes at SSCE or equivalent including English Language, Arabic, Islamic Studies and two other relevant Arts\Social Science courses and a pass in Mathematics.

(vi) KASU and UMYUK may accept Higher Islamic Studies or Senior Islamic Studies Results.

(vii) KWASU requires credit passes in English, Arabic, IRS, plus any other two Arts subjects. A certificate from a recognized Arabic school will be acceptable in lieu of O’ level Arabic

Waiver For Direct Entry Candidates

(i) ABU accepts:
(a) NCE in Arabic with a minimum of Merit Pass.
(b) General English/Use of English at NCE satisfies’ O’ level English requirement.

(ii) LASU accepts:
(a) Two ‘A’ Level Passes in Arabic and any other Arts subject plus five other related Arts subject at GCE ‘O’ Level or SSCE Examinations
(b) Holders of Certificate issued by recognized Arabic Institution who may not have written Arabic at SSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level will be considered for admission subject to the fulfillment of other entry requirements NCE (Arabic) at Merit level is also acceptable.

(iii) UNILORIN accepts NCE (merit) in Arabic or Social Science subject.

(iv) UNILORIN Considers candidates who do not offer Arabic at UTME but meet UTME entry requirements may be admitted into 100 level.

(v) KWASU accepts IJMB, Cambridge and NCE and SISC.

(vi) SSU and UI accept NCE (merit) in Arabic and other Arts or Social Science subjects.

(vii) UNIABUJA accepts a minimum of 10 points in NCE or Upper credit in National Diploma in addition to ‘O’ Level requirements.


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