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This post will serve as a comprehensive JAMB brochure for Civil Law. It has every information you need if you are looking for admission into Law and any associated course at any Nigerian University. Here you will fine, admission requirements, JAMB Subject Combinations for Civil Law, Admission requirements and special (waiver) considerations for many schools.
Civil Law as a course is offered in many Nigerian Universities leading to the award of LLB (Hons). It’s in the Faculty, School or College of Law depending on school’s categorization.
Any students who successfully completed his or her studies in Civil Law will eventually become a Lawyer with a qualification level of undergraduate.
Qualification Level: Undergraduate Degree
Course Duration: The course duration is 5 years for UTME Students and 4 years for Direct Entry Students starting from level 200 (year two).
Basic Admission Requirements
Civil Law is one the most competitive course to get admission in Nigeria. However, candidates who made the basic admission requirements are offered admission into 5 or 4 years programme deepening on Mode of entry (UTME or DE).
Although, admission requirements slightly differ in many schools, here are the basic admission as well as waiver considerations.
Candidates who wish to gain admission into Civil Law programme at any University in Nigeria must have at least Five (5) SSCE (WAEC/NECO) credit passes incluuding English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics. Some schools accepts a combination of O’Level Results for admission consideration.
JAMB-UTME Subject Combination
The JAMB UTME Subject combination for Civil Law are Use of English and any three Arts or Social Science subjects. A typical correct utme sunject combination for Civil Law are (1) Use of English, Literature in English, Government, and Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) or Islamic Religious Knowledge (IRK).
Special Admission Considerations for JAMB UTME Candidates
(i) UNN requires Literature in English but does not accept Fine Art or Local languages.
(ii) IBADAN requires 5 ‘O’ level Credits passes at one sitting or six ‘O’ level subjects at 2 sitting to include English. Language, Lit-in-English any other subjects from Arts, Social Sciences or Science.
(iii) AAUA requires credit pass in Mathematics.
(iv) MADONNA, NDU, BIU, IMSU, DELSU and BENIN require at least a pass in Mathematics.
(v) AAU and NAU require a credit in one science subject and one Commercial subject and at least a pass in Mathematics.
(vi) OOU requires a credit pass in Literature and at least a pass in Mathematics.
(vii) BSU accepts any other three Arts/Social Science. subjects
(viii) LAGOS requires the Five O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and Lit. in English and one Social Science subject.
(ix) ESUTECH requires credit passes in Mathematics or Science subject.
(x) KSU, JOS and OOU does not require Mathematics.
(xi) ILORIN requires Literature-in-English plus any two subjects.
(xii) EBSU requires the Five O’ Level credit passes in one sitting and must include English Language, Mathematics and Lit. in English and one Social Science subject.
(xiii) EBSU and KSU require any other two Arts or Social Science Subject
(xiv) OAU requires Five “O” level credit passes to include English Language and Literature in English.
(xv) ABUAD requires at least a pass in Mathematics
(xvi) NDU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Maths, Literature in English and any other two subjects.
(xvii0 BOWEN requires five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and three other Arts subjects at not more than two sittings.
(i) BOWEN, ILORIN, UNN, BENIN, AAU and OAU require Lit. in English plus any 2 subjects.
(ii) LAGOS does not accept Music, Fine Arts, and Principles of Account and accepts either Economics or Commerce but not both.
(ii) IBADAN accepts Science subjects.
(iv) EBSU requires Literature in English and either Government, History, CRK or Economics.
(v) RSUST requires History or Government and two other subjects.
(vi) DELSU AND ABU require Literature in English and any other Arts or Social Science subjects.
Direct Entry Requirements
Candidates who wish to gain admission into Civil Law programme at any University in Nigeria at direct entry level must have
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.
(ii) NCE/OND/First Degree (Second Class Lower).
Special Admission Considerations for Direct Entry Candidates
(i) ABU accepts
(a) at least merit grade in its own Diploma in Law plus5 credits at ‘O’ level.
(b) two ‘A’ level passes English Literature and Government/ History
(ii) MAIDUGURI and JOS accept Diploma in Law.
(iii) AAU and DELSU do not accept NCE.
(iv) ESUTECH and BSU accept Diploma from recognised institutions with UME requirements.
(v) MAIDUGURI requires two ‘A’ levels from Government, Literature in English and Religious Studies.
(vi) AAU does not accept any Diploma and NCE but accepts only first degree (minimum of 2.2) plus the ‘O’ level requirements.
(vii) UNIZIK accepts NCE/Degree and 3 year Diploma Certificate plus UME requirements.
(viii) NDU and IMSU – No Direct Entry.
(ix) CALABAR –
(a) does not accept any Diploma/NCE.
(b) accepts Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects in one sitting.
(c) accepts first Degree (second class lower) in Arts or Social Science
(x) LASU requires at least two ‘A’ level passes with credit passes in English Language and Literature in English at ‘O’ level.
(xi) LASU accepts First Degree (minimum of third Class Upper)/Diploma in law with Upper Credit plus credit in five ‘O’ level subjects to include English Language and English Literature
(xii) ANSU and ILORIN do not require English Literature for degree holders.
(xiii) BENIN requires UME requirements plus two ‘A’ level passes; Merit in own Diploma/Other recognised University Diploma (credit)/Upper credit) in Law, Social Work, International Studies and Diplomacy, Public Admin; HND (Lower credit) and NCE with credit passes in two Teaching subjects; Degree with at least Second Class Lower Division.
(xiv) IGBINEDION accepts Diploma from recognised institutions.
(xv) RSUST and OAU accept First Degree with a minimum of 2nd Class Honours plus UTME requirements, but does not accept NCE/OND/HND.
(xvi) ABSU accepts Diploma in Law (upper credit), OND, ACIS, ACA 1st Degree (2nd class lower).
(xvii) DELSU requires ‘A’ level English in Literature in English and any relevant Diploma.
(xviii) JOS accepts at least a merit grade in its Diploma plus four (4) credit passes at ‘O’ level and does not require English Literature. Also accepts first Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division but does not accept NCE, OND, HND.
(xix) NAU requires three O/L credits to include English Language, Eng. Lit., & one science Subject with a pass in Mathematics for Direct Entry candidates
(xx) UNIZIK accepts HND with credits or distinction aggregate from recognised institution and at least five O/L credits which must include Eng. Lang, Mathematics, and/ or any other science subject.
(xxi) UYO does not accept IJMB Mathematics and/or any other Science subject.
(xxii) LAGOS and MADONNA accept own Diploma in Law.
(xxiii) LAGOS requires First Degree (second class upper division) or two ‘A’ level papers in any subject plus UTME requirements..
(xxiv) ANSU accepts GCE, ‘A’ level or HSC passes in two subjects plus credit level passes in three ‘O’ level subjects including English Language and Mathematics, English Lit plus UME requirement. First Degree Holders with at ;least Second Class Lower.
(xxv) BIU accepts two year Diploma in Law and requires at least a pass in ‘O’ level Mathematics.
(xxvi) OOU accepts a Degree in Arts or Social Science not Lower than a Second Class Lower and Diploma in Law of OOU with (C.G.P.A of 3.50 ) plus the basic UTME requirements.
(xxvii) AAUA requires credit passes in Literature-in-English and Mathematics. Accepts own two year Diploma in Law (Upper credit).
(xxviii) ILORIN accepts ‘A’ level English-Literature in lieu of Literature-in-English. Also accepts Commercial subjects
(xxix) ABUJA accepts Diploma in Law (Lower credit) from recognised institution.
(xxx) IGBINEDION accepts Diploma (credit level) from recognised institutions.
(xxxi) BSU accepts Diploma in Law at upper credit plus UME requirements.
(a) accepts NCE/Degree and 3-year Diploma certificate plus UME requirements.
(b) requires English Literature
(c) does not accept Fine and applied Arts or Local Languages.
(xxxiii) BIU requires in addition to the O level requirements specified , a minimum of two relevant subjects passed at GCE Advanced level or NCE (3 merits) or Diploma in relevant field not below credit level.
(xxxiv) OOU accepts First Degree (Second Class Lower)
(xxxv) IBADAN accepts two paper at Advance Level plus Credit in five/six other ‘O level subjects including English Language and Literature in English. Accepts also a good First Degree with Credit in English Language at ‘O’ level.
(xxxvi) BIU accepts ‘A’ level/NCE (three merits) or Diploma in relevant discipline not below credit level plus O Level requirements.
(xxxvii) OAU accepts First Degree with a minimum of 2nd Class Honours plus UTME requirements.
(xxxiii) UNIOSUN accepts
(a) A two-year or three year Diploma Certificate (Upper Credit) of Osun State University or any other recognized institution, plus credit passes in five (5) papers, including English Language and Literature in English in the SSS Certificate Examination or GCE “O” Level examination or their equivalent at one sitting; or
(b) three (3) papers at Principal level in Higher School Certificate or GCE Advanced level together with credit passes in not less than five other subjects including in English Language and Literature in English in the SSS Certificate Examination or GCE “O” Level examination or their equivalent, or
(c) A University degree of Osun State University, in a relevant discipline – of not less than a Second Class Lower Division or any other recognised University in a relevant discipline.
(xxxiv) EBSU accepts NCE, Diploma or Degree results in Arts or Social Science subjects in addition to O’ level requirements.
(xxxv) RSUST accepts only candidates with first Degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours in addition to O’ level requirements.
(xxxvi) BOWEN accepts
(a) three (3) papers at Principal level in Higher School Certificate or GCE Advanced level together with credit passes in not less than five other subjects including in English Language and Literature in English in the SSS Certificate Examination or GCE “O” Level examination or their equivalent, or
(b) A University degree of not less than a Second Class Lower Division plus credits in English Language and Literature in English at O’ level, or
(c) At least two (2) papers at G.C.E. Advanced level or its equivalent plus three (3) ‘O’ level papers including English Language and Literature in English at O’ level.
Universities that Offer Civil Law in Nigeria
At the time of updating this information, many universities offer Civil Law course as full time in Nigeria. Here are the schools below;
The Following Universities offer it as Civil Law
Abia State University
Ahmadu Bello University
Delta State University
Ebonyi State University
University of Maiduguri
Imo State University
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Olabisi Onabanjo University
University of Calabar
The Following Universities offer it as Law
Adekunle Ajasin University
Ambrose Alli University
University of Abuja
Afe Babalola University
Anambra State University
Bauchi State University
University of Benin
Benson Idahosa University
Benue State University
University of Ibadan
University of Jos
Kogi State University
Lagos State University
Nasarawa State University
Obafemi Awolowo University
Nigerian Police Academy
Osun State University
Rivers State University of Science and Technology
Ekiti State University
Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University
University of Nigeria
National Open University of Nigeria
University of Uyo
School Fees Depends on school. It’s usually cheaper in Federal Universities, slightly costly in State Universities and are costlier in Private Universities.
Where to Work as a Lawyer
Law or Civil Law is one of the most lucrative course to study in Nigeria and other countries. Lawyers are also one of the highest paid workers in the labour market. The profession also command huge prestige and respect in the society. They are guaranteed of work in almost all the fields in the labour market. Lawyers can work anywhere. They can even open their own private Law Firm and make huge money daily by consulting for clients. So, it’s a very good course to study.
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