UNN Department of Archaeology Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Archaeology under the Faculty of Arts & Humanities   in University of  Nigeria  Nsukka as it is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in UNN  to  carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960, the University of Nigeria has four campuses – Nsukka, Enugu, and Ituku-Ozalla – all located in Enugu State and Aba campus in Abia State

The University of Nigeria was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria modelled upon the American educational system. It is the first land-grant university in Africa and one of the five most reputed universities in Nigeria. The university has 15 Faculties and 102 academic departments. The University offers 82 undergraduate programs and 211 postgraduate programmes.

The university celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 2010

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

You require;

Five (5) SSCE credit passes to include English Language and one (1) of the following subjects, Religious Studies, Geography, Economics and History.


(i) ABU requires five (5) ‘O’ levelcredit passes to include English Language and other Sciences, Arts or Social Science subjects.

(ii) UI requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes at one (1) sitting or six (6) ‘O’ level credit passes at two (2) sittings to includeEnglish Language, History, Literature in English, Government, Geography, Religious Studies, Economics, Biology, Hausa/Igbo/Yoruba.

(iii) UNIJOS requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, History/Government, Geography and any Social Sciences/Arts subjects.

(iv) UNN requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language and any Science subjects as well as a pass in Mathematics or its equivalent


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 (2) subjects from Arts, Social Sciences and one (1) of History, Religious Studies, Government and Geography.


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

(ii) UNN accepts any three (3) subjec


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 (2) ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Sciences and one (1) Science subject.


(i) ABU accepts   Two ‘A’ level/IJMB in Geography/Biology/History or any other Subject. NCE with minimum of Merit. ABU Diploma in related subjects .

(ii) UI accepts ‘A’ Level passes in any two (2) Arts subjects.

(iii) UNIJOS accepts NCE Merit or ND lower credit.

(iv) UNN requires
a) two (2) ‘A’ Level passes or ND/HND credit or NCE merit plus the UTME requirements
b) Candidates combining Archaeology with Science/Social Sciences must satisfy the requirements in the respective programmes.

JAMB Score

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

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