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JAMB Brochure for Archaeology Under Faculty of Arts and Humanities


This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Archaeology under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in Nigeria. You will see the UTME subject combination needed to apply for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you require to successfully apply for the course.

List of Degree Awarding Institutions that Offer Archaeology

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

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Archaeology under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in the institutions listed above are:

Any two subjects from Arts, Social Science and one of History, Religious Studies, Government and Geography.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) ABU requires History or Government and two other subjects from Arts/Social Science or any three Science subjects.

(ii) UNN accepts any three (3) subjects.

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Archaeology as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language. and at least one of the following: Science subject, Religious Studies, Geography, Economics and History.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(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.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Archaeology as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science and one Science subject.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(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)

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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