OAU Department of French Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study French under the Faculty of Agriculture in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)  as it is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in   to  carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), formerly known as University of Ife, is a federal government  owned and operated Nigerian university. The university is in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. The university was founded in 1961 and classes commenced in October 1962 as the University of Ife by the regional government of Western Nigeria, led by late chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola, and was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University on 12 May 1987 in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909–1987), first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria, whose brainchild the university was

Obafemi Awolowo University offers undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in fields of specialization spanning the humanities, the arts, the natural sciences, the social sciences, the medical sciences, engineering and technology.

The university has 13 faculties  and two colleges  the Postgraduate College and the College of Health Sciences — administered in more than 60 departments. It was previously associated with Loma Linda University in California, USA.

Also see: Nigerian Universities And Courses They Offer

O’LEVEL SUBJECT COMBINATION

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

You require;Five (5) SSCE credit passes including French and English Language plus one (1) other Arts subject.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS

(i) ABSU requires ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language and four (4) other subjects for the 5- year Programme.

(ii) BSU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in Arts and Social Sciences including French and English Language.

(iii) BSU, DELSU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in Literature in English and other Arts or Social Science subject..

(iv) UNICAL requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings to include English Language, Literature in English, Mathematics, Government, History, CRS, Commerce, Agricultural Science or Biology, Geography, Economics and any Nigerian Indigenous Language. Knowledge of French or Spanish is only an advantage but NOT a requirement.

(v) COVENANT requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in French, English Language, Mathematics, one (1) Science subject from the following Biology, Health/General Science, Agricultural Science, Physics and Chemistry or its equivalent of CEF or PIDELF awarded by Alliance Française or the PreDegree Certificate in French from any recognised University.

(vi) EKSU and UNIUYO accept Proficiency Certificate in French. UYO accepts Proficiency Certificate in French from University of UYO and certificate in French from the Alliance Fanҫaise.

(vii) UNI-IBADAN accepts five (5) or six (6) ‘O’ level credit passes at one (1) or two (2) sittings to include Literature in English and other Arts and Social Science subjects.

(viii) UNILORIN accepts Social Science subjects. Also accepts candidates who did not offer French at UTME but meet the UTME requirements.

(ix) KASU accepts only subjects from the Arts or Social Sciences. (x) KWASU requires three (3) other Arts subjects.

(xi) UNILAG requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language and any other three (3) subjects f r o m t h e Arts or Social Sciences. Civic Education and Computer Studies are also accepted.

(xii) NSUK accepts NCE merit pass in French.

(xiii) OAU – ‘O’ level credit pass in French is not compulsory.

(xiv) UMYUK accepts five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes or its equivalent in English Language, French, and any other three (3) Artsor Social Science subjects and ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics at not more than two (2) sittings.

(xv) UNIOSUN requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes or its equivalent in English Language, Government or History and any other three (3) subjects.

(xvi) UNIZIK accepts five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, French and two (2) other Arts subjects and one (1) Social Science subject.

(xvii) UNIZIK, UNIBEN and OAU accept candidates with no previous knowledge of French. For BENIN, candidates should have ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language and Literature in English while UNIZIK gives accelerated course in French in the first year.

(xviii) UNN requires/accepts
a) French Single Honours, a minimum of five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes must include French, English Language, one (1) science subject and two (2) other Arts subjects one (1) of which must be Literature in English.
b) German Single Honours, a minimum of the five (5)‘O’ level credit passes must include English Language, one (1) science subject and three (3) other Arts subjects, one (1) of which must be Literature in English. Also any language proficiency certificate from the Goethe Institute will be a great advantage.
c) French with German/Russia, ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, French, one (1) science subject and two (2) other Arts subject one (1) of which must be Literature in English.
d) candidates who are successful in its one (1) year preparatory programme in French minimum 40% plus UTME requirement.

(xix) NDA requires two (2) Arts and Social Science subjects from Economics, Geography, Government, Civic Education, History, Arabic, CRS//IS and any other Nigerian Language.

JAMB SUBJECT COMBINATION

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

French and any other two (2) subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS

(i) ABSU accepts Literature in English and two (2) other Arts or Social Science subjects.

(ii) BABCOCK requires Literature in English.

(iii) UNIBEN accepts any three (3) subjects from Arts, Science or Social Sciences

(iv) BSU and UNN require French, Literature in English and any other Arts subject.

(v) UNICAL requires Literature in English, CRS and either History or Government.

(vi) KWASU requires two (2) other Arts subjects.

(vii) UNILAG accepts any other three (3) subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

(viii) OAU, UI, EKSU, OOU, UNIZIK and ABSU accept any three (3) subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

(ix) UNIOSUN requires Government or History plus any other Arts Subjects.

DIRECT ENTRY REQUIREMENT

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

You require;

Two (2) ‘A’ level passes including French and one (1) other Arts subject.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS

(i) AAU accepts
a) NCE merit in French and one (1) other Arts subject.
b) NCE Double major in French

(ii) ABSU accepts
a) candidates with two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Arts into the 4-year programme.
b) two (2) ‘A’ level passes including French at IJMB/NCE.General English/Use of English at NCE satisfies UTME English Language requirements.

(iii) BUK accepts NCE in French and any French Baccalaureate ‘A’level.

(iv) BSU accepts two (2) NCE passes to include French and one (1) other Arts subject.

(v) UNICAL accepts
a) five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings to include English Language, plus two (2) ‘A’ level passes one (1) of which must be in French.
b) four (4) ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings to include English Language, plus three (3) ‘A’ level passes one (1) of which must be in French.
c) five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings to include English Language, plus two (2) NCE merit or credit passes of which one (1) must be in French.

(vi) DELSU accepts NCE merit in two (2) major teaching subjects, one (1) of which must be French.

(vii) UNI-IBADAN accepts NCE merit including French and one (1) other subject from Arts and Social Science subject. Ibadan accepts candidates without ‘O’ level in French.

(viii) UNILORIN accepts NCE credit with French as major subject and ND with French as Principal subject.

(ix) KWASU accepts ND, NCE with French as principal subject. Requires three (3) ‘A’ level passes in relevant subjects.

(x) UNILAG accepts
a) very good passes in JUPEB/’A’level subjects: French and any two (2) of Igbo, Yoruba, CRS, IS, History, Government, Literature in English, Music and Fine Arts.
b) NCE in French/NFLV, Diploma/Diplôme Supérieur (Module III), DALF (France), CEGEP (Canada), Baccalaureate, CAP and BTS

(xi) OAU accepts NCE merit pass in French (Nigeria French Language Village) and the Baccalaureate from Francophone countries.
a) Three (3) or four (4)-year programme includes a year at the Nigerian French Village, Badagry. All expenses will be borne by the student’s sponsors.
b) a 4-year intensive programme including a year at the Nigerian French Language Village is also available for candidates without any previous knowledge of French.

(xii) UNIPORT – No Direct Entry.

(xiii) UNIOSUN requires ‘A’ level passes in French and Government or History and any other Arts or Social Science subject. Accepts ND and approved equivalent in relevant programme with at least a lower credit. The NCE is acceptable as ‘A’ level equivalent.

(xiv) UNIZIK accepts NCE to include a pass in French and accepts Baccalaureat de l’enseignement – merite secondaire or equivalent.

(xv) UNIZIK, EKSU, JOS and UYO accept NCE plus ‘O’ level credit pass in English Language.

(xvi) UNN accepts
a) NCE merit in two (2) relevant subjects as well as the UTME requirements.
b) Two (2) passes at GCE ‘A’ level/HSC or its equivalent, DALF certificate or an acceptable Baccalaureate Certificate in relevant subjects.

(xvii) UNIUYO accepts NCE with credit in French.

JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into OAU for the 2019/2020 session, should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have scored 200  or above in your JAMB result.

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