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JAMB Subject Combination for Library and Information Science 2024/2025

JAMB Subject Combination for Library and Information Science 2024/2025: Library and Information Science is a course that deals with the management of information resources and services in various types of libraries and information centers. It covers topics such as cataloging, classification, indexing, reference, information literacy, information retrieval, information systems, digital libraries, and library administration.

If you are interested in studying Library and Information Science in any accredited Nigerian university, polytechnic, or monotechnic, you need to know the requirements and the subject combination for JAMB UTME and WAEC. This will help you to prepare well for the exams and avoid unnecessary mistakes.

In this blog post, I will provide you with the following information:

  • The list of institutions that offer Library and Information Science in Nigeria 2024/2025
  • The O’level requirements for UTME candidates 2024/2025
  • The UTME subject combination for Library and Information Science 2024/2025
  • The Direct Entry requirements for Library and Information Science 2024/2025
  • Some frequently asked questions and answers about Library and Information Science

List of Institutions that Offer Library and Information Science in Nigeria 2024/2025

According to the JAMB Brochure, the following institutions offer Library and Information Science in Nigeria:

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  • University of Abuja, Abuja, FCT
  • Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Oyo State
  • Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State
  • Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State
  • Baze University, Abuja, FCT
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Anambra State
  • Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State
  • Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  • Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  • Koladaisi University, Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State
  • University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State
  • Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State
  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Bauchi State
  • Bayero University, Kano, Kano State
  • University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State
  • Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State
  • Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital
  • Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital
  • Benue State Poly
  • College Of Agriculture, Lafia
  • Federal Polytechnic, Ede
  • Federal Polytechnic, Idah
  • Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro
  • Federal Polytechnic, Mubi
  • Federal Polytechnic, Nekede
  • Federal Polytechnic, Offa
  • Jigawa State Institute Of Information Technology
  • Kaduna Polytechnic
  • Mai Idris Alooma Polytechnic
  • Rufus Giwa Polytechnic
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O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates 2024/2025

To apply for Library and Information Science as a UTME candidate, you require:

  • Five (5) SSC credit passes including English Language and Mathematics
  • Any three other subjects from History, Literature in English, Economics/Commerce, Fine Arts, Government, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Basic Electricity, Geography, Typewriting, Commerce/Principles of Accounting

JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Library and Information Science 2024/2025

The subject combination for Library and Information Science in JAMB UTME includes:

  • English Language (compulsory for all courses)
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • One of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics, or Geography

Direct Entry Requirements for Library and Information Science 2024/2025

To apply for Library and Information Science as a Direct Entry candidate, you require:

  • Two (2) A Level passes in relevant subjects
  • NCE/ND in relevant subject/programmes

Some institutions may have specific requirements for Direct Entry candidates. For example:

  • ABUTH: requires credits in English Language, Mathematics plus any other two credits
  • PLSPOLY: requires four O/L credit passes in English Language, and any three subject and a pass in Mathematics
  • EDEPOLY: requires five o level credits in English Language, Mathematics plus any other three from science and social sciences
  • NEKEDEPOLY: credit passes in English Language and four other subjects with passes in Mathematics and one science subjects
  • MUBIPOLY: accepts a pass in Mathematics as course requirement
  • RUGIPO: also accepts three other credit passes from Civic Education, Tourism, Office Practice, Information and Communication Technology, Data Processing, Computer Studies, Basic Electricity, Islamic Religious Studies, Christian Religious Knowledge and Health Science
  • OFFAPOLY: requires Mathematics, Biology and Economics as UTME subjects

FAQs

What is the duration of Library and Information Science programme?

The duration of Library and Information Science programme depends on the level and the institution. For university degree programmes, it is usually four years for UTME candidates and three years for Direct Entry candidates. For polytechnic and monotechnic programmes, it is usually two years for ND and one year for HND.

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What are the career opportunities for Library and Information Science graduates?

Library and Information Science graduates can work in various sectors such as education, research, government, media, health, law, business, and non-governmental organizations. Some of the job titles they can hold are:

– Librarian
– Information Officer
– Archivist
– Records Manager
– Knowledge Manager
– Information Analyst
– Information Consultant
– Information Broker
– Information Educator
– Information Systems Specialist
– Digital Librarian
– Web Content Manager
– Database Administrator
– Information Security Officer
– Information Auditor

What are the skills required for Library and Information Science students?

Library and Information Science students need to have the following skills:

– Communication skills: to interact with users, colleagues, and stakeholders effectively
– Information literacy skills: to identify, locate, evaluate, and use information ethically and efficiently
– Research skills: to conduct, analyze, and report research findings using appropriate methods and tools
– Technology skills: to use and manage various information and communication technologies and systems
– Management skills: to plan, organize, coordinate, and evaluate information resources and services
– Critical thinking skills: to solve problems, make decisions, and apply knowledge creatively
– Lifelong learning skills: to update and upgrade their knowledge and skills continuously

Conclusion

Library and Information Science is a dynamic and rewarding course that prepares students for the challenges and opportunities of the information age. If you are passionate about information and its impact on society, you should consider studying Library and Information Science in any of the institutions listed above. However, you need to meet the requirements and the subject combination for JAMB UTME and WAEC to be eligible for admission. I hope this blog post has provided you with the necessary information and guidance to achieve your academic goals. Thank you for reading and good luck!

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