List of WAEC and JAMB Subjects Required for Studying Law in Nigeria


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Looking forward to studying Law in Nigeria? In Nigeria, students who intend to study Law for an LLB degree are required to pass some compulsory subjects in both WAEC and JAMB and also meet up the cut-off mark for the latter. Only then can they be admitted to study Law in any University. 

If you plan to study Law in the University and you do not know the compulsory subjects in WAEC and JAMB that you’d need to pass, then there’s no reason to panic. In this article, you’ll find a full list of the compulsory WAEC and JAMB subjects that are required for studying Law in Nigeria.

9 Required WAEC Subjects for Studying Law in Nigeria 

Compulsory subjects for studying law in Nigeria

The following subjects are compulsory to enroll in the West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams and to pass to qualify for studying Law –

1. Mathematics

2. English Language

3. Civic Education

4. Economics

5. Government

6. Literature in English

7. CRS / IRS

8. History

9. Any subject of your choice

4 Required JAMB Subjects for Studying Law in Nigeria

For the exams by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), these are the compulsory subjects required for studying Law –

1. Use of English

2. Literature in English

3. CRS / IRS

4. Government or Economics

JAMB Cut-off Mark for Law

The average and official mark for a student who aspires to study Law in Nigeria as at 2024 is 140 and above, both in federal and state Universities in Nigeria for the academic session of 2024/2025. This cut-off may vary for private universities.

General Requirements for Studying Law in Nigerian Universities

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  • You need to have not less than five credits in your WAEC or NECO results. There should be not more than two sitting, before you be able to study Law.
  • You should be up to sixteen years of age to be able to get admission.
  • Students must meet up with the JAMB/UTME cut-off mark for universities, as well as the university’s post-UTME cut-off, to study Law.
  • Have a good score in your WAEC and JAMB results.
  • Additionally, you can apply to study Law with awaiting results, but before the admission you should have provided your result. 

Note that candidates with the wrong subject combination for Law are not barred from participating in the pre-admission exercise. However, the candidate will not be given admission, unless you change your course you plan to study.


In this article, we’ve seen all the subjects you need to register for and pass in both WAEC and JAMB exams. Equipped with the list, it’s time to push the pedal on studying and aim for passing all required subjects. Having the right foundation by succeeding in these subjects would greatly help you excel as a Law student when admitted.

And once you get in, ensure you’re equipped for your first year with the essentials in this guide for year 1 Law students.


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