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Direct Entry Requirements for Law Admissions


Direct entry (DE) applicants should be curious to know what it takes to be offered LAW. Except you know and have the required subjects in O'level and the right A'level qualification, you may be out of luck.


JAMB has general requirements for aspirants of Law. So also is individual universities. In certain situations, the general requirements by JAMB are what some universities also accept. In other cases, a few universities can be so picky about the courses, qualifications and SSCE subjects that merit their lists.


Here for 100 level admission into LAW? Read SSCE/UTME Requirements for Law Admissions instead.

In this post, I will be all admission steps and requirements for candidates seeking admissions into universities offering Law.

Eligibility For Direct Entry Law Admissions

To be qualified for admission into Law through Direct entry

  1. You must be holders of BSC, HND, ND, NCE, JUPEB, IJMB, Cambridge A'level, Diplomas and similar advanced programmes.
  2. You must obtain JAMB DE form when sale (usually when JAMB UTME is on too) and consider two universities where your most prefered institution is better chosen as the first choice
  3. You must ensure your O'level and A'level results are uploaded to the JAMB portal during the registration at your prefered CBT centre or return to upload the results if you'd filled awaiting results
  4. You must ensure you request your former institution to forward your academic transcripts to the proposed university
  5. You must obtain the post-DE form of the university and partake in the test or physical/online screening (whichever is applicable).

Still on Academic Requirements for Law Admissions

Generally, JAMB requires Law admission seekers through Direct Entry to:


  1. For SSCE Subjects, five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics.
  2. For DE qualifications,  two (2) 'A' Level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects, NCE/ND/First Degree (Second Class Lower), two (2)A’ level passes to include Islamic Studies or Arabic, Two (2) 'A' Level passes in GCE/IJMB in Arts or Social Science subjects and First degree (Second Class Lower) of an accredited University.

Specific Qualifications and Grades Required for Direct Entry Admissions into Law

If you already have the JAMB general requirements as stated above, for both the SSCE and A'level, you're good to go for any university offering Law. However, a few universities may be choosy with certain requirements as detailed below:


  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State (AAU) does not accept any Diploma and NCE but accepts only first-degree second class lower plus the UTME requirements. AAUA requires 'O'level credit passes in Literature in English and Mathematics.
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State (ABU) accepts   Two ‘A’ Level/IJMB Passes in English Literature and other Arts or Social Science subjects. ABU Diploma in Law with at least MERIT Grade.ABU Diploma in Shari’ah and Civil Law with at least Merit Grade.
  3. Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State (ABUAD) accepts excellent passes in JUPEB subjects.
  4. University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State (UNIBEN) requires UTME requirements plus two (2) 'A' Level passes; HND Lower credit and NCE credit passes in two (2) teaching subjects; Degree with at least second class lower division.
  5. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State (BIU) requires in addition to the UTME requirements a minimum of two (2) relevant passes at 'A' Level or NCE merits in three (3) subjects.
  6.  Bowen University Iwo, Osiun State (BOWEN) accepts a University degree of not less than a second class lower division plus 'O' Level credit passes in English Language and Literature in English
  7. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Anambra State (COOU) accepts GCE, 'A' Level or HSC passes in two (2) subjects plus 'O' Level credit passes in three (3) subjects including English Language and Mathematics, Literature in English plus UTME requirements, first degree at least second class lower. Does not require Literature in English for degree holders.
  8. University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State (UNILORIN) does not require Literature in English for degree holders.
  9. Crescent University Abeokuta, Ogun State (CUAB) accepts degree and/or Mature students with experience in related programmes who possess basic requirements in (a) shall be considered for admission.
  10. Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Ebonyi State (EBSU) accepts HND and ND with a minimum of upper credit from relevant programmes and NCE, ND or degree in Arts or Social Science subjects in addition to the UTME requirements.
  11. University of Ibadan (UI) accepts two (2) passes at 'A' Level plus 'O' Level credit passes in five (5) or six(6) other subjects including English Language and Literature in English. Accepts good first degree with 'O' Level credit pass in the English Language.
  12. University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State (UNIJOS) accepts any class of first degree but does not accept NCE, ND and HND.
  13. University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State (UNILAG) accepts very good passes in JUPEB/A’ Level Subjects: Literature-in-English and any two Arts or Social Sciences. first-degree with a minimum of Second Class Upper.“Lagos does not accept JUPEB / A’ level passes in Fine Arts, Accounting or Commerce”.
  14. Also the list of universities accepting BSC, HND, NCE and OND for Law
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