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JAMB Brochure for Library and Information Science Under Faculty of Education


This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Library and Information Science under the Faculty of Education 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 Library and Information Science

  • Abia State University
  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • Ambrose Alli University
  • Bauchi State University
  • Bayero University Kano
  • Benue State University
  • Delta State University
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
  • Imo State University
  • kogi State University
  • Lead City University
  • Madonna University
  • Michael Okpara University of Agriculture
  • Northwest University, Kano
  • Osun State University
  • Tai Solarin University of Education
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Jos
  • University of Nigeria
  • University of Uyo

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

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

Any three subjects.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) IBBU requires Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/Biology

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Library and Information Science as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and three other relevant Arts/Science/Social Science subjects.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UMYU requires five O/Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics and any other three Social Science/Arts/Science subjects.

(ii) TASUED requires five credits at one sitting or six credits at two sittings.

(iii) UNIOSUN same as in Vocational and Technical Education.

(iv) UNN requires University minimum entry requirements with five O’ level credit passes, including the subject to be combined with Library and Information Science. The following additional requirements apply to particular combination:
(a) Credit in Mathematics for Library and Information Science/Physics and Library and Information Science/Economics.
(b) Credit in Mathematics/Physics for Library and Information Science/ Chemistry.
(c) Pass in Mathematics for those combining library and Information Science with Botany, Geography/Physics, Political Science or Zoology.
(d) Credit in English Language for those combining Library and Information Science with French, History or Political Science.
(e) credit in English Literature for Library and Information Science/English.

(v) ABSU requires Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, four other subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(vi) KSU accepts a pass in Mathematics and credit passes in four other relevant subjects including English Language.

(vii) UNIBEN accepts five O’ level credit passes at not more than two sittings.

(viii) UNIJOS requires five credit passes in WASCE or NECO at not more than two sittings including English Language. Accepts a pass in Mathematics.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Library and Information Science as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: (i) Two A’ level passes in relevant subject plus UTME requirements.

(ii) NCE (merit) in relevant subjects.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) ABU and BUK accept NCE merit provided such candidates have two years working experience.

(ii) UMYU accepts NCE in addition to five credit passes at O/Level or its equivalent.

(iii) UNN accepts D/E candidates who hold one of the following
(a) NCE with at least merit in Library and Information Science or the subject being combined with library and Information Sciences.
(b) Higher School Certificate/GCE Advanced level in at least two subjects, including that to be combined with Library and Information Science.

(iv) UNIOSUN same as in Vocational and Technical Education

(v) UNIBEN accepts:
a. Two (2) passes in relevant subject areas at Advanced Level with SSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level credit passes in three (3) other subjects in not more than two (2) sittings
b. Three (3) passes in relevant subject areas at Advanced level with SSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level credit passes in two (2) other subjects in not more than two (2) sittings
c. At least Merit in two (2) major subjects in relevant areas in the NCE with SSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level Credit or its equivalent in three other subjects.

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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