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JAMB Brochure (2020/2021): How to Study it to Avoid Admission Errors

JAMB Brochure is a must-read
It can be tempting to believe that everybody should know what the brochure is and how to use it. Sincerely, it’s not what you may be thinking. People, especially admission seekers can disappoint you if you ask them about the brochure. Some had never heard of the term not to mention using it. I hope you’re not one. If you’re, don’t worry. The post below will help you get it all clear. Just spare some minutes and pay undivided attention.

What is JAMB Brochure and How to Get it?

First, let’s look at what a JAMB Brochure is. This is a pack or guide (usually a book; in the past years but now on CD ROM or downloadable from the internet). JAMB designed it to guide admission seekers.

A candidate is expected go through this before applying for UTME. This guide will show to candidates; the list of government-approved institutions. It’ll also give you the list of courses in each school and under which faculties they’re run. By this, it will clear your confusion on whether your interested course is in that school or not. And where it’s not, which other schools are offering it. There’re more areas it covers though. I will talk about the rest shortly.

To get a JAMB brochure, you should visit a CBT centre before your registration and ask for it. Though they’ll only give you CD type for now as JAMB has stopped providing the paper type. You can also talk to a friend, brother or sister who had got a copy in the recent UTME. If this is not available or CBT centres are not accessible, you can use my Mini JAMB brochure which covers more than 100 courses and their UTME subject combination. Each link in the brochure will take you to a list of schools offering those courses and their requirements.

You can also visit the JAMB official brochure page to study it online or download it to your computer or mobile device to study.

No need to worry about the volume or size of the pack, you can just download the faculty to which your proposed course is. I had helped you get direct links to download this brochure - by faculties.

Follow any of the links below for yours. Before you view or download, make sure you have a PDF reader on your computer or mobile device.
  1. Administration courses at all universities
  2. Agriculture courses at all universities
  3. Arts/Humanity courses at all universities
  4. Education courses at all universities
  5. Engineering, Technology and environmental courses at all universities
  6. Law at all universities
  7. Medical, Pharmaceutical and health sciences courses at all universities
  8. All other sciences courses at all universities
  9. All social sciences or commercial courses at all universities
  10. For all courses at polytechnics and list of the schools, click here and for all colleges of educations and their courses, click here. If you dare have enough data to spend, you can download the complete JAMB Brochure here.
Welcome back! Let’s proceed to how to study what you have downloaded.

How to Study, Understand and Use JAMB Brochure

First, let me give you a page from the faculty of LAW.
Page 8 of JAMB Law e-Brochure. See full Law e-Brochure here
In the picture above (you can click on it to zoom bigger), BAYERO is the name JAMB gives to Bayero University Kano – so don’t be confused. The University of Ibadan is only represented by IBADAN, the University of Ilorin is called ILORIN, University of Lagos – LAGOS. Don’t be confused because they don’t use your regulars like BUK, UNILAG, UI, UNILORIN etc. Some schools are called like that anyway e.g OAU, ABU, EKSU, UNIOSUN etc.

Now, let’s focus our attentions on BAYERO for General Requirements, UTME section and most importantly, Special considerations (waiver) remarks. See my explanation below.


Five (5) 'O' level credit passes in Arts or Social Sciences to include English Language and Islamic Studies or Arabic.

(Under the requirements section, it means all universities can accept 5 O’level credits passes which BAYERO did not object. That is, - they also accept this condition).

UTME Subject Combination

Any three (3) Arts or Social Science subjects including Arabic or Islamic Studies

(Under UTME section, all schools can accept English and ANY 3 Arts/social science subjects as your UTME subjects) But BAYERO object this! That takes us to special consideration now.


(i) BAYERO requires Islamic Studies/Arabic and Literature-in- English for Common and Islamic Law.

(This means, for BAYERO Law, you don’t just have to write ANY 3 arts or social science subjects in UTME, TWO of the 3 must be Islamic Studies or Arabic and Literature-in- English is compulsory.

BAYERO still has special consideration for JAMB Direct Entry applicants under the same special consideration. See it below

(i) BAYERO does not accept NCE.

Do you now see that though it’s not easy to get and study JAMB brochure, but if you can, it pays off? Most candidates only read the general requirements and UTME sections without reading the special considerations. Believe me; this special consideration section is MUCH MORE important.

If you still find anything doubting, consult a qualified and experienced education consultant.

You can equally ask me questions in the comment section below. I should provide you answers almost immediately and update the post to help others.

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  1. Am Nofisat by name sir am sad about my waec result though I ave not done my jamb bt I want to be sure about the school I would choose or the course I result can qualify my to study
    I would be glad if u can answer me here is my num sir u can call me or u flash I would call back sir:08174489882

    1. Ok Nofisat.

      You only need to study JAMB brochure very well before making the right choice. This post should be able to guide you without you calling me or me calling you.

      Take time to study things as detailed here. If you later have specific question, you can still drop it in the comment section below.

  2. Hello sir ..pls I really need to kw wht I can do with my neco and nebteb combination ,people are saying that it is nt accepted in any school ,pls can you advice me on wht to do...uni,poly ,anyone sir that accept neco and nabteb combination....God bless you

    1. Those people are wrong. The two exams are combinable. If a school will not accept that, they will state it in their admission adverts. However, with all indications, all schools are accepting as the time of this reply.

  3. Sir pls schools that accept neco and nabteb

    1. All schools are accepting the two exams except a few school of nursing that are not accepting NAMBTEB. For any schools, NECO is acceptable. Read more through the link below.
      1. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/04/answers-to-your-questions-on-olevel.html
      2. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/03/can-i-use-nabteb-result-for-nursing.html


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