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JAMB Brochure for Library and Information Science Under Faculty of Sciences


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

  • Kaduna State university
  • kogi State University
  • Modibbo Adama University of Technology
  • University of Ilorin

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 Sciences in the institutions listed above are:

Mathematics, Physics and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) MAUTECH accepts Mathematics and any other two of UTME requirements except Geography.

(ii) KWASU accepts:
(a) For Computer Mathematics, Physics and any other science subject.
(b) For Library and information Science any three subjects.

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Library and Information Science as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics plus two other science subjects

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) KWASU accepts:
(a) For Computer credit passes in English language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other science subject.
(b) For Library and information Science credit passes in English Language, mathematics and any three other subjects.

(ii) UNIILORIN for Information and Communication Technology requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and at least three subjects from Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Agricultural Science, Economics and Geography.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Library and Information Science as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: (i) Two A/L passes in science subjects including Mathematics

(ii) NCE with at least Merit in Mathematics and one other Science or Social Science subject.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNIILORIN requires Physics or Chemistry.

(ii) UNIILORIN accepts ND (Computer Science) at Upper credit level or HND (Lower Credit) in Computer Science. Does not accept Diploma in Data Processing.

(iii) MAUTECH requires in addition to UTME requirement, two credits in ‘A’ level one of which must be Maths. It also accepts ND in Computer Science (Upper Credit) from recognised institution.

(iv) KWASU accepts:
(a) Computer Science ND Computer Science at Upper Credit level or HND lower credit level in Computer Science or NCE (Merit) in relevant field.
(b) Library and information Science ND in Library Science at Upper Credit level or NCE (Merit) in relevant field.

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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