There are times when people are done with their BSC, HND, OND or NCE and wish to further their studies. This time, they want to consider Law.
This is not far from being possible. Graduates of any other courses (usually related) are found of trying to cross to Law – be it Civil Law, Common Law or Islamic/Sharia Law.
The basis is that with your BSC, HND, ND or NCE, you can obtain the JAMB Direct Entry form and cross to Law.
The Scope of Law in the Post
- First, be aware that the information covered in this post were extracted from the official JAMB brochure and the details are kept updated
- Where the word “Law” is mentioned, it refers to any law type (Common Law, Civil Law, Islamic/Arabic Law or Sharia Law) depending on what your proposed university calls it.
- Where the word “first degree” is mentioned, it refers to BSC, B.A. or related university-based qualifications.
- The term “UTME requirements” as used in the JAMB brochure has been stated here as SSCE/O’level requirements to encourage your understanding that “UTME requirements” means subjects required from any of WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, GCE or NBAIS.
- And for the O’level subjects, Law generally requires five (5)’O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics. Common and Islamic Law requires five (5) O’evel credit passes in Arts or Social Sciences to include English Language and Islamic Studies or Arabic OR five (5)SSC credit passes to include English Language, Literature – in – English and any other three (3) Arts/Social Science subjects
Universities Accepting BSC, HND, ND or NCE for Law
1. University of Benin Benin City, Edo State
UNIBEN requires SSCE 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.
2. Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Ebonyi State
EBSU accepts HND and ND with a minimum of upper credit from relevant programmes. The university also accepts NCE or degree in Arts or Social Science subjects in addition to the O’level requirements.
3. University of Jos, Jos Plateau State
UNIJOS accepts any class of first degree but does not accept NCE, ND and HND.
4. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra State
- HND with credits or distinction aggregates from recognised institution and at least five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes which must include English Language, Mathematics, and/ or any other science subject.
- The university also accepts NCE/Degree plus the SSCE/O’level requirements.
5. Edo State University Uzairue, Edo State
EUI accepts NCE/OND/HND, not below credit level.
6. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
AAU does not accept any Diploma and NCE but accepts only first-degree second class lower plus the SSCE requirements.
7. Bowen University Iwo, Osun 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,
8. Univerity of Calabar Cross River State
UNICAL accepts NCE/ND/First Degree (Second Class Lower).
9. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University formerly Anambra State University
COOU accepts First degree at least second class lower. Does not require Literature in English for degree holders.
10.Crescent University, Abeokuta (CUAB), Ogun State
CUAB accepts a first degree
11. University of Ibadan, Oyo State
UI accepts a good first degree with an O’level credit pass in the English Language.
12. University of Lagos, Lagos State
UNILAG accepts First Degree with a minimum of Second Class Upper.
13. Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State
LASU requires a first degree minimum of third class plus ‘O’ Level credit passes in five (5) subjects to include English Language and Literature in English.
14. Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State
NDU accepts ‘O’ Level credit passes or equivalents in five (5) subjects to include English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics plus second class honours degree of this University or any other University recognized by Senate.
15. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State
OAU accepts first degree with a minimum of 2nd Class Honours plus the O’level requirements.
16. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State
OOU accepts a degree in Arts or Social Sciences not lower than a second class lower plus the basic O’level requirements.
17. The University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State
- a Diploma in Law Certificate from a recognised institution with a minimum of Upper Credit Level Pass, including O’level entry requirements.
- A first degree from a recognized University with a minimum of Second Class Honours, including O’level entry requirements.
18. Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
- RSUST accepts Candidates with First Degrees from a recognized University with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower) Division. However, preference shall be given to candidates with Second Class Honours (Upper) Division or higher degrees.
- OND/ND (Upper Credit) relevant to the discipline may be considered. In addition, such candidates must also satisfy the SSCE/O’level entry requirements.
19. Osun State University, Osogbo Osun State
UNIOSUN accepts a University degree from Osun State University, in a relevant programme – of not less than a second class lower division or any other recognised University in a relevant programme.
20. Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State
DELSU requires Degrees in the Humanities is accepted for Law.
21. University of Ilorin, Kwara State
- Diploma in Law (Upper Credit) from recognised institutions. Where a diploma is graded as – Distinction, Credit, Merit and Pass, Credit grade is accepted for direct admission.
- First degree from a recognised University.
- The following qualifications may be considered in lieu of A’level Subjects for Direct Entry Admissions namely HND., A.C.I.S., ACA, A.C.C., LL.B (Inter ) of University of London and NCE
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