The behavioural attributes derive from knowledge of the general functions of language and their application in our daily acts of communicative interactions cannot be overemphasised. Some of these functions impose considerable demands on the competence of both the speaker and hearer. The use of language to establish rapport, social contact, and to extend politeness to one’s interlocutor is a behavioural function which students should learn.

Philosophy and Objectives

The programme philosophy is in line with the national philosophy of Education in the country. The aims and objectives of the programmes however include:

  1. To inculcate the basic skills in the study of written languages.
  2. To acquaint students with the basic structures of English languages.
  3. To inculcate proficiency in the use of languages for communicative purposes.
  4. To expose students to the basic genres of Languages within and outside Nigeria.
  5. To prepare students for the teaching of languages, in the school system of Nigeria.
S/NCourse CodeCourse Title
1IGB 101Introduction to the Igbo People and their Language
2IGB 102Elementary Igbo I
3IGB 103Basic Theories of Composition and Comprehension
4IGB 104Igbo Eco-system: History, Life and Customs
5IGB 105Creative Writing in Igbo
6IGB 121Elementary Igbo II
7IGB 123Igbo Grammatical Pattern I (Igbo Syntax)
8IGB 124Introduction to Igbo Literature
9IGB 211Intermediate Igbo I
10IGB 212Igbo Institutions and Customs
11IGB 213Advance Comprehension and Composition
12IGB 214Igbo Prose
13IGB 221Igbo Phonology I
14IGB 222Intermediate Igbo II
15IGB 223Introduction to Semantics
16IGB 224Igbo Phonology II
17IGB 225Igbo Morphology 
18IGB 226History Of Igbo Language Studies
19IGB 311Igbo Grammar II
20IGB 312Applied Igbo Studies
21IGB 313Creative Writing
22IGB 314Igbo Media Arts
23IGB 315Igbo Grammar III
24IGB 316Igbo Phonology III
25IGB 317Igbo Dialects
26IGB 318Igbo Poetry
27IGB 321Igbo Grammar IV
28IGB 322Igbo Drama I
29IGB 323Igbo Drama II
30IGB 324Stylistics of Igbo Literature
31IGB 325Igbo Oral Prose
32IGB 326Igbo Phonology IV
33IGB 327Igbo Written Prose
34IGB 328Igbo Speech Arts
35IGB 329Research Methods in Igbo Studies
36IGB 330Igbo Dialectology 
37IGB 421Contrastive Studies
38IGB 422Theory and Practice of Translation
39IGB 423Contemporary Igbo Prose Fiction
40IGB 424Issues in Igbo Folklore and Life
41IGB 425Igbo Philosophy
42IGB 426Lexicography 
43IGB 427Practical Criticisms of Igbo Texts
44IGB 429Original Essay

UTME: Five SSCE credits including English Language and Igbo. 

UTME Subjects: Igbo and two other Arts subjects. 

Contact Media Relations

Contact Us

Phone number 123 0039 68886

Photo Services

Phone number 123 0039 68886

Information Center

Phone number 123 0039 68886




  1. According to JAMB directive at the policy meeting held last year. admission and registration for 2022/2023 would be closed for all institutions by April 10. 2023. Based on the above, the University Management is hereby advising all candidates whose admission is yet to be completed to do so on or before Friday, April 8, 2023.
  2. Candidates whose admission status remains 'Not Admitted' on Jamb CAPS should please visit the Admission Office immediately.
  3. Candidates who are unable to pay the Administrative Charges should also visit the Admissions Office.

Admission Office.