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Universities Offering Law – O'level, UTME, DE Requirements

Law is the study of a set of rules decided by a particular state meant for the purpose of keeping the peace and security of society. Courts or police may enforce this system of rules and punish people who break the laws, such as by paying a fine or other penalties, including jail.

While seeking admission into Law in Nigeria, prospective applicants should bear in mind that this course varies by names and focus. Some universities may differ in their naming, yet, it's almost the same except where obvious distinctions exist. For example,

  1. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), and Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) simply call it CIVIL LAW.
  2. Bayero University, Kano (BUK), University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), and Osun State University refer to it as Common and Islamic Law. In this case, the two may still be available in the same school as separate courses.
  3. Kogi State University, University of Maiduguri, etc., may call it Islamic/Sharia Law.
  4. Many others, including Adekunle Ajasin University, Ambrose Alli University, Bowen University, University of Lagos, University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, and Enugu State University, etc., just call it "Law."

Degree-Awarding Universities Offering Law

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State
  3. Abia State University Uturu, Abia State
  4. Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  5. University of Abuja
  6. Achievers University Owo, Ondo State
  7. Ajayi Crowther University Oyo, Oyo State
  8. Alhikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State
  9. Arthur Javis University Akpabuyo, Calabar, Cross River State
  10. Adeleke University Ede, Osun State
  11. American University of Nigeria, Yola, Yola State
  12. Babcock University Ilishan Remo, Ogun State
  13. Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State
  14. Baze University Abuja
  15. University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State
  16. Bingham University New Karu Benue State
  17. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State
  18. Bowen University Iwo, Osun State
  19. Benue State University Makurdi, Benue State
  20. University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State
  21. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Anambra State
  22. Crescent University Abeokuta, Ogun State
  23. Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State
  24. Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Ebonyi State
  25. Edwin Clark University Kiagbodo, Delta State
  26. Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State
  27. Elizade University Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
  28. Enugu State University of Technology, Enugu State
  29. Edo State University Uzairue, Edo State
  30. Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Oye-Are Road, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  31. Godfrey Okoye University Enugu, Enugu State
  32. Gregory University Uturu, Abia State
  33. Gombe State University, Gombe, Gombe State
  34. University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State
  35. Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo state
  36. Imo State University Owerri, Imo State
  37. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ipo/Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State
  38. University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State
  39. Kogi State University, Kogi, Kogi State
  40. University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State
  41. Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State
  42. Lead City University Ibadan, Oyo State
  43. Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State
  44. University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State
  45. Nasarawa State University, Nassarawa State
  46. Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State
  47. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  48. National Open University of Nigeria (Study Centres Nationwide)
  49. Novena University, Ogume, Delta State
  50. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  51. University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  52. Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State
  53. Redeemer's University Ede, Osun State
  54. Renaissance University, Ugbawka, Enugu State
  55. Rivers State University, Diobu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  56. Salem University, Lokoja, Kogi State
  57. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katisna, Katsina State
  58. Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State
  59. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State
  60. University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
  61. Western Delta University Oghara, Delta State
  62. Yobe State University, Damaturu, Yobe State
  63. Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  64. Adamawa State University Mubi, Adamawa State
  65. Koladaisi University Ibadan Oyo state
  66. Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Ughelli, Delta State
  67. Federal University Wukari, Katsina Ala Rd, Wukari, Taraba State
  68. Atiba University, Isokun, Oyo, Oyo State
  69. Fountain University, Oke Osun, Osun State
  70. Caleb University Imota, Lagos, Lago State
  71. Clifford University, Ihie, Abia State
  72. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Lagos, Lagos State
  73. Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra State
  74. Veritas University Abuja
  75. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State
  76. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State
  77. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State
  78. Bayero University Kano, Kano, Kano State
  79. University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State
  80. Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State
  81. Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State
  82. Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Sokoto State

Direct Entry Requirements for Law Admission

Let's talk about seeking admission into LAW. Direct entry applicants can be holders of:

  1. Bachelor's Degree (BSc)
  2. Higher National Diploma (HND)
  3. Ordinary National Diploma (OND)
  4. Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE)
  5. Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB)
  6. Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB)
  7. Cambridge Advanced Level and other Diplomas

Indeed, my post titled "Universities that Accept BSc, HND, ND, or NCE for Law" is a comprehensive breakdown of universities you can consider if you're a holder of a degree, HND, ND, or NCE.

Direct Entry Applicants' A-Level Requirements for Law

According to the official JAMB brochure (and from experience), the following are the general requirements by universities offering Law for DE applicants:

  1. Applicants must be holders of any of the appropriate qualifications as listed above.
  2. Applicants must obtain the JAMB Direct Entry form and consider their most preferred university as the first choice institution.
  3. Applicants must fill, scan, and upload their O'level results during the DE registration or return to the JAMB office afterward if awaiting results.
  4. Applicants must obtain their proposed universities' post-DE form (when on sale) and, if exams are required, should sit for the test.
  5. Applicants must send their academic transcripts to the universities being applied to (if instructed) or do so regardless.

These are the general requirements for direct entry law admissions. To know the specific terms by your proposed universities, read "Direct Entry Requirements for Law Admissions."

O'level Results Required for Direct Entry Application for Law

Generally, applicants with five (5) O'level credit passes including English Language, Literature in English, and Mathematics should be considered ideal.

However, a few universities still waive a few subjects among the general ones listed above. For example, the University of Ilorin does not require Literature in English for degree holders.

For more such universities, read the posts linked below:

UTME Candidates Requirements for Law Admission

  1. Applicants must be holders of any of WAEC, NECO, GCE, NABTEB, or NBAIS, depending on the school.
  2. Applicants must obtain the JAMB UTME form and select their universities as the most preferred (first choice).
  3. Candidates should combine the right subjects in their UTME to avoid losing admission from the start.
  4. Applicants' O'level results should be uploaded during the UTME registration. If awaiting results, they should return to fill, scan, and upload the results when released.
  5. Applicants must obtain the universities' post UTME/screening form when on sale and partake in the test or online/physical screening (whichever is applicable).

General UTME Subjects for Law According to the JAMB Brochure

  1. Universities with Civil Law may accept any three (3) Arts or Social Science subjects in UTME, e.g., ABU, OOU, UNIZIK.
  2. Universities with Common, Islamic/Sharia Law may accept any three (3) Arts or Social Science subjects including Arabic or Islamic Studies, e.g., BUK, UNIOSUN, UDU, etc.
  3. However, Literature in English and any two (2) other Arts or Social Science subjects seem to be generally acceptable.

General SSCE/O'level Subjects for Law According to the JAMB Brochure

While it's obvious that all universities will accept five (5) O'level credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English, and Mathematics, universities offering common, Islamic/sharia law will accept five (5) O'level credit passes in Arts or Social Sciences to include English Language and Islamic Studies or Arabic.

However, some universities have specific subject requirements in UTME as well as in the SSCE. These are covered in the post, "SSCE/UTME Requirements for Law Admissions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Studying Law in Nigerian Universities

1. What are the common programs offered in Nigerian universities related to Law?

Nigerian universities offer various law programs including Civil Law, Common Law, Islamic/Sharia Law, and more general Law degrees. The specific naming and focus may vary by institution.

2. Can the name of the Law program differ among universities?

Yes, the naming can differ. For instance, some universities might label their program Civil Law, while others may offer it under names like Common and Islamic Law, or simply Law.

3. What are the general requirements for Direct Entry admission into Law?

Direct Entry applicants typically need a Bachelor's Degree (BSc), Higher National Diploma (HND), Ordinary National Diploma (OND), Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE), or qualifications from JUPEB, IJMB, or Cambridge Advanced Level among others.

4. Are there any specific subjects required for O'level for Law admission?

Generally, applicants need O'level credit passes including English Language, Literature in English, and Mathematics. Some universities may have specific requirements or waive certain subjects.

5. What UTME subjects are recommended for Law?

For Civil Law, universities may accept any three Arts or Social Science subjects. For Common or Islamic/Sharia Law, the requirements might include Arabic or Islamic Studies along with other Arts or Social Science subjects. However, Literature in English plus any two other Arts or Social Science subjects are generally acceptable.

6. Do universities accept two sittings for O'level results for Law admission?

Some universities accept two sittings for O'level results. It's advisable to check the specific admission criteria of the university you're interested in.

7. Is Literature in English a mandatory requirement for all Law programs?

While most Law programs require Literature in English, some universities, like the University of Ilorin, may not require it for certain candidates, such as degree holders.

8. Can I apply for Law with a Maths D7, E8, or F9 in my O'levels?

Some universities may accept applicants with a D7, E8, or F9 in Maths for Law, but it's crucial to confirm with the specific universities or refer to posts on universities that have such provisions.

9. How can I find out the specific Law program requirements of a Nigerian university?

You can check the university's official website, the JAMB brochure, or specific posts and resources detailing "Direct Entry Requirements for Law Admissions" and "SSCE/UTME Requirements for Law Admissions."

10. What should I do if I have an awaiting result?

If you have an awaiting O'level result, you should proceed with the UTME registration and then update your application with the result once it's released.

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  1. Must I have Literature in English to study civil law in oou


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