JAMB Brochure For Archaeology – Institutions, UTME Subjects & Requirements


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

Here list of universities offering Archaeology in Nigeria

  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Jos
  • University of Nigeria

O’Level Subject Subject Combination For Archaeology Course

To study Archaeology in any university in Nigeria, it is required to have Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language. and at least one of the following: Science subject, Religious Studies, Geography, Economics and History.

UTME Subjects Combination For Archaeology Course

English Language is compulsory for all courses. The other three subjects required for Archaeology under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in the institutions are: Any two subjects from Arts, Social Science and one of History, Religious Studies, Government and Geography.


Direct Entry Requirements for Archaeology

Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science and one Science subject.


Waiver For UTME Candidates

(i) UNN requires five O’level credit pass to include English Language and any Science subjects as well as a pass in Mathematics at WASC or GCE O/L or its equivalent.

(ii) UI – requires five ‘O’ level subjects at one sitting or 6 ‘O’ level subjects at two sittings to include English Language, History, Lit-In-English, Government, Geography, Religious Studies, Economics, Biology, Hausa/Igbo/Yoruba.

(iii) ABU requires credit passes to include English Language and other Science, Arts or Social Science subjects.

(iv) UNIJOS requires five credit passes to include English Language, History/Government, geography and any Social Science/Arts subjects.

Waiver For Direct Entry Candidates

(i) UI – accepts A’ level passes in any two Arts subjects.

(ii) UNN :
(a) Requires two ‘A’ level passes or at least a merit pass in either ND or HND or NCE plus UTME Entry Requirements.
(b) Candidates combining Archaeology with Science/ Social Sciences must satisfy the requirements in the respective programmes/Departments.

(iii) ABU accepts:
(a) Two ‘A’ level papers in Science/Arts/Social Science at IJMB/ NCE.
(b) General English/Use of English at NCE satisfies’ O’ level English requirement.

(iv) UNIJOS accepts NCE (Merit) or ND (Lower credit)


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