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Arabic Studies - Faculty of Arts & Humanities

This entire page attempts to cover the List of Schools that offer Arabic Studies under the Faculty of Arts & Humanities in Nigeria.

We will also talk about;
- The subject combinations needed to study Arabic Studies
- JAMB UTME Subjects and Requirements
- O'Level Subjects and Requirements
- Direct Entry Requirements
- and other information you require to successfully gain admission to study Arabic Studies.

You need to read the entire content of this page to get all the knowledge your require for this course.

Arabic Studies can be studied under the Arts & Humanities in the following Nigerian Universities;

Subject Combination / JAMB UTME Requirements

In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Arabic Studies under the Faculty of Arts & Humanities in the above Universities include;

Arabic and two (2) subjects from Arts and/or Social Sciences.


KWASU requires two (2) other Arts subjects.

O'Level Requirements

The O'level subject combination and requirements needed to study Arabic Studies;

You require;

Five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language, Arabic and three (3) other relevant subjects


(i) UNILORIN may accept candidates with no Arabic but who meet the UTME requirements.

(ii) LASU accepts IS in lieu of Arabic or candidates who indicate interest in Foreign Language learning and possess basic knowledge of Arabic.

(iii) LASU accepts certificates from recognized Arabic Institutions from candidates who might not have offered Arabic at the 'O' level.

(iv) KASU and UMYUK may accept Higher IS or Senior IS Results.

(v) KWASU requires five (5) 'O' levelcredit passes in English Language, Arabic, IS, plus any other two (2) Arts subjects. A certificate from a recognized Arabic school will be acceptable in lieu of ‘O’ level credit pass in Arabic.

(vi) UDUSOK accepts 'O' levelcredit pass in English Language, NCE General English and High Muslim Certificate.

(vii) UMYUK requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes orits equivalent including English Language, Arabic, IS and two (2) other relevant Arts\Social Science subjects and a credit pass in Mathematics.

Direct Entry Requirements

These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Arabic Studies, if you don't intend to use UTME.

You require;

Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Arabic and any other Arts subject.


(i) ABU accepts
a) NCE merit in Arabic.
b) General English/Use of English at NCE satisfies ‘O’ level English requirements.

(ii) UNIABUJA accepts a minimum of ten (10) points in NCE or NDupper credit in addition to the ‘O’ levelrequirements.

(iii) UNILORIN accepts NCE merit in Arabic or Social Sciences subjects.

(iv) UNILORIN considers candidates who do not offer Arabic at the UTME but meet the UTME requirements.

(v) KWASU accepts IJMB, Cambridge, NCE and SISC.

(vi) LASU accepts
a)Two (2) ‘A’ levelpasses in Arabic and any other Arts subject plus five (5) 'O' level credit passes in other related Arts subjects.
b) Certificates issued by recognized Arabic Institutionsare accepted in lieu of Arabic 'O' level subjects to the fulfillment of other entry requirements. NCE meritin Arabic is acceptable. 

(vii) SSU and UI accept NCE merit in Arabic and other Arts or Social Science subjects.

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