Library and Information Science Programmes


Same as the university admission requirements in every material detail. There are two modes of entry to the Bachelor of Library and Information Science Degree Programmes:

UME 4 year degree programme: Credit passes in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent in five (5) subjects at not more than 2 sittings in addition to acceptable pass in the University Matriculation Examination (UME).


Direct Entry (3 year degree programme): Any one of the following qualifications is admissible:

A pass at least at credit/merit level in a relevant Diploma Programme (provided the University’s English Language requirement has been satisfied).

English Language and Mathematics Requirements

In all cases, whether by Direct Entry or UME, credit in English Language.

A credit in English Language and a credit in Mathematics at the Senior Secondary School level or its equivalent are required.




All candidates must have five credit passes including English Language,  Mathematics and any other three subjects obtained at not more than two sittings.

Postgraduate Diploma

The candidate must be a graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University or a recognized University with at least a Third Class degree or a minimum of Upper Credit in the Higher National Diploma, HND, from a recognized Institution

Master’s Degree

The candidate must have a first degree in Library and Information Science with an FCGPA of not less than 3.0 from NnamdiAzikiwe University

A candidate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science with an FCGPA of not less than 3.50 may also be admitted provided the University Matriculation requirements are satisfied

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree

A candidate who holds a master’s degree in a relevant discipline with an FCGPA not less than 3.50 on a 5 Point Scale or an average of 60%, from NnamdiAzikiwe University or a recognized University may be admitted provided the University Matriculation requirement is satisfied.