JAMB Brochure For History – Institutions, UTME Subjects & Requirements


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

Here list of universities offering History in Nigeria

  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • Anambra State University
  • Bauchi State University
  • Bayero University Kano
  • Benue State University
  • Federal University, Dutsin-ma
  • Federal University, Lafia
  • Federal University, Lokoja
  • Federal University, Ndufu-alike
  • Gombe State university
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
  • Kaduna State university
  • Kings University
  • Nasarawa State University
  • Nigerian Defence Academy
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Samuel Adegboyega University
  • Sokoto State University
  • Taraba State University
  • Umaru Musa Yar’adua University
  • University of Abuja
  • University of Benin
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Maiduguri
  • University of Nigeria
  • Usman Dan Fodio University
  • Yobe State University

O’Level Subject Subject Combination For History Course

To study History in any university in Nigeria, it is required to have Five SSCE credit passes to include History and English Language.

UTME Subjects Combination For History Course

English Language is compulsory for all courses. The other three subjects required for History under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in the institutions are: History and any other two subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.


Direct Entry Requirements for History

Two ‘A’ level passes in History and any other related subjects.


Waiver For UTME Candidates

(i) OAU require History and any two Arts subjects.

(ii) UNIZIK requires Lit. in English, History/Government and any other Arts or Social Science subject.

(iii) NDU require English Language, Govt./History plus any other two subjects.

(iv) UNIABUJA, FULOKOJA and ABSU accept Government in lieu of History.

(v) UNIBEN accepts History or Government, one Arts subject and any other subject.

(vi) UMYU requires five credit passes in English Language, History/Government plus three other relevant subjects and a pass in Mathematics

(vii) SAU accept Government in lieu of History.

(viii) ABU requires History or Government and any other two subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

(ix) BSU accepts Government in lieu of History.

(x) TASU accepts Hausa and any two relevant Arts or Social Science subject.

(xi) FUL requires CRK/IRS and any other relevant subject.

(xii) UNN accepts History or Government and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.



Waiver For Direct Entry Candidates

(i) UDU and UNIMAID accept NCE at merit pass level in relevant subjects. (NAU requires two ‘A’ level passes in History and any other

(ii) GOMSU accepts NCE merit in History as Major subject.

(iii) ABU accepts Two ‘A’ level papers including History at IJMB or NCE. General English/Use of English at NCE satisfies’ O’ level English requirement.

(iv) UNIABUJA accepts ND (Lower credit) with UTME requirements plus two years post qualification.

(v) UNIBEN accepts ‘A’ level pass in Government in lieu of History, NCE (credit) in History; Government or Social Studies.

(vi) SAU accepts two ‘A’ level passes in History or Government, credit passes in NCE in relevant subjects.

(vii) UI accepts two ‘A’ level/NCE passes in History and any other related subjects.

(viii) UNN requires O’ level with a minimum of five credits which must include History or Government, English Language, and a science subject.

(ix) UNIABUJA accepts: A minimum of 10 points in NCE or Upper credit in National Diploma in addition to O’ Level requirements OR two A Level credit passes including History or Government and one other Arts subject.


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