What is Library and Information Science? Why do candidates go for Library and Information Science? is it the passion for the course or the intentional evasion of Mathematics and other calculation courses? what is the reason for the increase in the search for universities that offer Library and Information Science? The above questions are still lingering in the minds of many till date.
Truth be told, some students choose courses based on the JAMB approved subject combination requirements and information gotten from people as regards the schools that offer the course. Library and Information Science is selected in a bid to evade any subject that involves calculations. many student look for courses like Library and Information Science, Sociology, Law and some Art related courses that do not require mathematics.
In this post, you will see the list of schools that offer Library and Information Science, the subject combinations, cut off mark as well as the entry requirements for the course.
Library and Information Science is a course offered in most tertiary institutions in Nigeria, It is a course under the faculty of Social Science managed by the Department of Library and Information Science. The importance attached to this post is immeasurable as students during their UTME registration, search for the list of universities offering Library and Information Science so as to make an informed decision on making a sensible choice based on their catchment area.
Aside checking for universities or polytechnics offering Library and Information Science as a course, you need to be sure of the correct O’Level and JAMB subject combination for studying Library and Information Science because in the past, candidates who have ignored this move were either forced to change their school or lost out on the admission for that academic session. So we candidly advice you take the following information in this post Seriously.
To study Library and Information Science in any of the under listed universities, candidates must meet the following basic entry requirements:
a) Must have obtained a minimum of five (5) ‘O’ level credits in the following subjects; English Language, Government or History and three or four other subjects in not more than 2 sittings.
b) Pass the cut off mark for the university or polytechnic of his or her choice. We advice you score a minimum of 250 and above in your UTME as this gives you a higher chance of gaining admission to study Library and Information Science in any of the institutions listed below.
The above are the basic requirements (O’level and cut off mark) from the list of schools that you can study Library and Information Science. Though other requirements will be communicated to you by the schools when you register for their post UTME admission forms.
List of Accredited Universities That Offer Library and Information Science In Nigeria
Federal Universities Offering Library and Information Science
University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
University Of Jos, Jos
University Of Lagos
University Of Maiduguri
University Of Mkar, Gboko
University Of Nigeria Nsukka
University Of Uyo
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
University Of Calabar, Calabar
Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto
Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State
Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State
Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State
Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State
Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State
Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State
Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State
Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
State Universities That Offers Library and Information Science
Abia State University, Uturu
Bayero University, Kano
Adamawa State University, Mubi
Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State
Benue State University, Makurdi
Sokoyo State University, Sokoto
Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden
Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
Anambra State University, Uli
Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina
Yobe State University, Damaturu
Delta State University, Abraka
Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
Gombe State University
Kaduna State University, Kaduna
Kogi State University, Anyigba
Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin
Nasarawa State University, Keffi
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
Plateau State University, Bokkos
Private Universities Offering Library and Information Science
Achievers University Owo
Fountain University, Osogbo
Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
Al-Qalam University, Katsina
Southwestern University, Okun-Owa, Ogun State
Summit Univerity, Offa, Kwara State
Tansain University, Oba, Anambra State
Wellspring University, Irhihi/Ogbaneki, Benin City
Wesley University Of Science And Technology. Ondo
Bingham University, Karu
Bowen University, Iwo
Caleb University, Imota
Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu
Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State
Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State
Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota
Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State
Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike
Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
Hezekiah University, Umudi, Imo State
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
Madonna University, Okija
Niger Delta University , Wilberforce Island
Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State
Novena University Ogume
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Obong University, Obong, Ntak
Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu
Renaissance University, Ojiagu-Agbani, Enugu
Ritman University,Ikot-Ekpene,Akwa-Ibom State
The above list is a mixture of private, state and federal universities currently offering Library and Information Science, this means candidates, Parents or Guardians can make a choice from the above. Most often, it is easier to study the choice of your course when you select a school that is within your Catchment area.
For example, candidates who is from Delta state and selects Library and Information Science in UNIBEN stands a greater chance of gaining admission to study the course than a candidate who hails from Lagos state or Sokoto state. Many students make the mistake of just selecting randomly without applying the Catchment area principle though this does not apply to Private Universities.
In summary, if you must select a state or Federal university, choose your state or school that falls within your catchment area for you to stand a huge chance of studying Library and Information Science or any course of your choice.
Hope the above is well understood? if you are still not clear as regards the list of schools or universities that offers Library and Information Science and their admission requirements, you can get back to us via our comment section below and we shall respond accordingly.