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JAMB Brochure for French Under Faculty of Arts and Humanities


This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for French 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 French

  • Abia State University
  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • Ambrose Alli University
  • Babcock University
  • Bauchi State University
  • Bayero University Kano
  • Benue State University
  • Covenant University
  • Delta State University
  • Ebonyi State University
  • Ekiti State University
  • Federal University, Ndufu-alike
  • Fountain University
  • Gregory University, Uturu
  • Imo State University
  • Kaduna State university
  • Kwara State University
  • Lagos State University
  • Nasarawa State University
  • Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University
  • Osun State University
  • Taraba State University
  • Umaru Musa Yar’adua University
  • University of Benin
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Ilorin
  • University of Jos
  • University of Lagos
  • University of Maiduguri
  • University of Nigeria
  • University of Port-Harcourt
  • University of Uyo
  • Usman Dan Fodio University

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

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

French and any other two subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) OAU, UI, EKSU, OOU and ABSU accepts any three subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

(ii) UNILAG requires French, one Arts subject and any other subject.

(iii) ABSU accepts Literature in English and two other Arts or Social Science subject.

(iv) BABCOCK requires Literature in English.

(v) UMYU requires five O/Level credit passes in SSCE or its equivalent including English Language, French and at least any other three Arts subjects and a pass in Mathematics.

(vi) UNIBEN accepts Any three subjects from Arts, Sciences or Social Sciences

(vii) BSU and UNN require French, Literature in

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for French as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes including French and English Language plus at least one other Arts subject.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) EKSU and UNIUYO accept proficiency Certificate in French. UNIUYO accepts proficiency certificate in French from University of UNIUYO and certificate in French from the Alliance Fanҫaise.

(ii) LASU requires credit passes in English, Literature-in-English and any other Language.

(iii) ABSU requires ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language and 4 other subjects for the 5 year Programme.

(iv) UNIBEN and OAU accept candidates with no previous knowledge of French. (for UNIBEN, they should have credit passes in English and Literature in English)

(v) UNILAG requires credit passes in Maths, English Language and two other Arts subjects one of which must be French. Also accepts DELF/DL,DEPC equivalent.

(vi) UI accepts 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings to include Literature-in-English and other Arts and Social Science subjects.

(vii) UNILORIN accepts Social Science subject.

(viii) BSU, DELSU requires credit pass in Literature-in-English and other Arts or Social Sciences subject.

(ix) NSUK accepts NCE French not below Merit level.

(x) UMYU accepts five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English Language, French, and any other three Arts or Social Science subjects and a pass in Mathematics in not more than two sittings.

(xi) LASU requires credit pass in Literature in and English and any other Language.

(xii) CU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in French, English Language, Mathematics, one Science subject from the following Biology, Health/General Science, Agric. Science, Physics and Chemistry or its equivalent of CEF or PIDELF awarded by Alliance France is or the Pre-Degree Certificate in French from any recognised University. In the absence of the candidates my be considered provided they are willing to undergo a selection exercise.

(xiii) UNIOSUN requires five SSCE credit passes or its equivalents in five (5) English Language, Government or History and any other three subjects.

(xiv) KASU accepts only subjects from Arts or Social Science.

(xv) BSU requires five credit passes in Arts and Social Sciences including French and English Language

(xvi) UNN requires for:
(a) French Single Honours, a minimum of five O/level credit passes to necessarily include French, English Language, one science subject and two other arts subjects one of which must be Literature in English.
(b) German Single Honours, a minimum of five O/level credit passes to necessarily include English Language, one science subject and three other arts subjects, one of which must be Literature in English. Also any language proficiency certificate from the Goethe Institute will be a great advantage.
(c) French with German/Russia, O’ level credit passes to include English Language, French, one science subject and two other Arts subject one of which must be literature in English.
(d) UNN accepts candidates who are successful in its one year preparatory programme in French (minimum 40%) plus UTME pass mark recommended for UNN.

(xvii) KWASU requires three other Arts subjects.

(xviii) UNICAL requires five (5) credit passes at not more than two sittings to include English Language, Literature in English, Mathematics, Government, History, CRS, Commerce, Agricultural Science or Biology, Geography, Economics and any Nigerian Indigenous Language. Knowledge of French or Spanish is only an advantage but NOT a requirement.

(xix) OAU – credit pass in French is not compulsory.
English and any other Arts subject.

(xx) KWASU requires two other Arts subjects.

(xxi) UNICAL requires Literature in English, CRK and either History or Government.

(xxii) UNIOSUN requires Government or History plus any other Arts Subjects.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for French as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: Two ‘A’ level passes including French and one other Arts subject.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) EKSU, UNIJOS and UNIUYO accept NCE plus credit in English

(ii) ABSU accepts candidates with 2 ‘A’ level passes in Arts into the 4 year programme.

(iii) UNIUYO accepts NCE with credit in French.

(iv) UNILAG requires credit in Mathematics and two other subjects. Also accepts NCE/DS/DALF/Module III and Baccalaureat from Francophone countries or equivalent.

(v) IMSU – No Direct Entry.

(vi) DELSU accepts NCE (merit) in two major
teaching subjects, one of which must be French.

(vii) UNILORIN also accepts ND with French as principal subject.

(viii) IMSU, UNILORIN and IBADAN accept NCE at credit level including French and one other subject from Arts and Social Science subject. Ibadan accepts candidates without O/L in French.

(ix) ABU accepts two ‘A’ level papers including French at IJMB/NCE. General English/Use of English at NCE satisfies’ O’ level English requirement.

(x) AAU accepts:
a) NCE Merit passes in French and one other Arts subject
b) NCE Double majors in French

(xi) UNILORIN accepts NCE (Credit Level) with French as Major subject.

(xi) LASU:
(a) Requires five (5) Credit passes at GCE ‘O’ Level or SSCE in Arts related subjects.
(b) NCE (French) at Merit level is also acceptable. A Credit Pass in French is not required.

(xii) OAU accepts NCE in French (Nigeria French Language Village) with merit pass and the Baccalaureate from Francophone countries.
(a) 3 or 4-year programme (includes a year at the Nigerian French Village, Badagry. All expenses will be borne by the student’s sponsors).
(b) A 4-year intensive programme (including a year at the Nigerian French Language Village) is also available for candidates without any previous knowledge of French

(xiii) UNIOSUN requires ‘A’ level passes in French and Government or History and a and approved equivalents in relevant fields with at least a lower credit. The NCE are acceptable as A’ level equivalents.

(xiv) KWASU accepts ND, NCE with French as principal subject. Requires three A’ level passes in relevant subjects.

(xv) BSU accepts accepts two NCE passes to include French and one other Arts subject.

(xvi) UNN accepts:
(a) NCE with a minimum of two merit level passes in relevant subjects as well as University entry requirements.
(b) Two passes at GCE Advanced level (A/L), HSC or its equivalent, DALF certificate or an acceptable Baccalaureate Certificate in relevant subjects.

(xvii) BUK accepts NCE in French and any French Baccalaureate (A Level).

(xviii) BSU accepts NCE passes to include French and one other Arts subject.

(xix) UNICAL accepts any of the options below:
a. Five (5) O’ level credit passes in not more than two sittings to include English Language, plus two (2) A’ level passes one of which must be in French.
b. Four (4) O’ level credit passes in not more than two sittings to include English Language, plus three (3) A’ level passes one of which must be in French.
c. Five (5) O’ level credit passes in not more than two sittings to include English Language, plus two (2) merit or credit passes in NCE of which one must be in French.

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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