Archaeology Course Guide in Nigeria – Archaeology JAMB Brochure

Welcome to official Archaeology Course Guide in Nigeria – Archaeology JAMB Brochure. Are you looking for admission to study Archaeology in Nigerian University? If yes, you are in the right place.

In this post, we look at the O’level, Post UTME, Direct Entry Admission Requirements for Archaeology. This information will be very useful for candidate who want to study Arabic Language and Literature in Nigerian Universities.

Archaeology Course Guide in Nigeria - Archaeology JAMB Brochure

Archaeology Course Guide in Nigeria – Archaeology JAMB Brochure

Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture. The archaeological record consists of artifacts, architecture, biofacts or ecofacts, and cultural landscapes.

The goal of archaeology is to understand how and why human behavior has changed over time. Archaeologists search for patterns in the evolution of significant cultural events such as the development of farming, the emergence of cities, or the collapse of major civilizations for clues of why these events occurred.

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

University that Offer Archaeology in Nigeria

2. University of Ibadan (UI)  Offers this course with options in:

  • Geography
  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Geology
  • History
  • Classics
  • Religious Studies
4.  University of Jos (UNIJOS)

JAMB Subject Combination for Archaeology/ 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 Archaeology under the Faculty of Arts & Humanities in the above Universities include;

» Any two subjects from Arts, Social Science and one of History, Religious Studies, Government and Geography.

1. ABU requires History or Government and two other subjects from Arts/Social Science or any three Science subjects.
2. UNN accepts any three (3) subjects.

Archaeology JAMB Brochure – O’level Requirements for Archaeology.

The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Archaeology;

You require;
Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language. and at least one of the following: Science subject, Religious Studies, Geography, Economics and History.

1. UNN requires five O’level credit pass to include English Language and any Science subjects as well as a pass in Mathematics at WASC or GCE O/L or its equivalent.
2. UI – requires five ‘O’ level subjects at one sitting or 6 ‘O’ level subjects at two sittings to include English Language, History, Lit-In-English, Government, Geography, Religious Studies, Economics, Biology, Hausa/Igbo/Yoruba.

3. ABU requires credit passes to include English Language and other Science, Arts or Social Science subjects.

4. UNIJOS requires five credit passes to include English Language, History/Government, geography and any Social Science/Arts subjects.

Archaeology JAMB Brochure – Direct Entry Requirements for Archaeology.

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

You require;
Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science and one Science subject.


1. UI – accepts A’ level passes in any two Arts subjects.

2. UNN :
(a) Requires two ‘A’ level passes or at least a merit pass in either ND or HND or NCE plus UTME Entry Requirements.
(b) Candidates combining Archaeology with Science/ Social Sciences must satisfy the requirements in the respective programmes/Departments.

3. ABU accepts:
(a) Two ‘A’ level papers in Science/Arts/Social Science at IJMB/ NCE.
(b) General English/Use of English at NCE satisfies’ O’ level English requirement.

4. UNIJOS accepts NCE (Merit) or ND (Lower credit)

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