The Department offers courses for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the Arabic directly offered by the Department either on single (special) or Double Major (Combined) Honours basis.
There are two points of entry into the Department
- Level One: To qualify for entry into level I, a candidate must normally have, in addition to an acceptable pass in the UME or its equivalent, 5 (Five) credits in either the WAEC, the NECO in subjects deemed relevant by the Department or have a diploma from an institution recognized by the Department with a pass grade of CREDIT.
- Level Two: To qualify for entry into level II, a candidate must normally have any of the following qualifications:
- A pass mark at the DISTINCTION or CREDIT level in the Faculty’s Diploma in Arabic, Hausa and Islamic Studies programme or, in the case of an external Diploma normally in the said subjects that is however recognized by the Department and the University, a pass mark at the DISTINCTION or UPPER CREDIT level.
- Passes in IJMB Examination plus (3) three separate O/L Credits.
- An NCE with no pass being below a C in subjects relevant to the Faculty.
- For the (3) three year degree programme, the degree will not normally be awarded in less than (3) three or more than (5) five years after entry into the degree course.
- For the (4) four year Degree programme, the degree will not normally be awarded except after the successful accumulation of (90) ninety credits for those students admitted to level II, or (120) one hundred and twenty credits for those students admitted to level I. Thus no degree will normally be awarded before the successful completion of either not less than (3) three and not more than (5) five years, or not less than (4) four and not more than (6) six years (of two semester each) of study, as the case may be.