Entry qualifications into B. A (Hons) English and Literary Studies degrees

Students for the Bachelors degree may be admitted either by:


Candidates seeking admission through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) into 100-level of the four-year programmes leading to the award of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)  degree in English and Literary Studies should possess a minimum of:

  1. Five credit passes at the GCE/WAEC/NECO examinations, which must include English Language, Literature-in-English plus three other Arts and/or Social Science subjects
  2. Grade 11 Teachers Certificate (TC11) with credit or merit passes in at least five subjects including English and Literature in English for English and literary Studies programme; and History or Government for History and International Relations programme.
  3. National Teaching Certificate (NTC), National Business Certificate (NBC) with credit passes in five subjects relevant to the course and obtained at not more than two sittings. For  NTC/NBC, a credit in any General Education subjects, trade related subjects and trade component subjects is equivalent to a credit in a subject.

In every case, the University requires that the candidate make an acceptable pass on the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). In addition, the University further screens all candidates for admission into its degree programmes.

Direct Entry

Candidates seeking Direct Entry admission to the 200-level degree programme should possess, in addition to the minimum of five credit passes at the GCE/WAEC/NECO examinations any of the following:

  • Advanced Level GCE in two relevant subjects including Literature-in-English
  • Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) Examination in relevant subjects     
  • Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) in relevant subjects excluding Education               
  • National Diploma (ND) Upper Credit in subjects applied for  or  related field
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) Lower Credit in related field
  • First degree in a related area from a recognized university 

Results at ‘O’ level and ‘A’ level must be attained at not more than two sittings.

Candidates with two equivalent subjects at the Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE) or a National Diploma (ND) certificate from an approved university, college of technology, or polytechnic with the minimum grade of MERIT may be accepted if they have satisfied all University Matriculation requirements.