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College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies (CAILS)

Are you considering of securing university admission without UTME? If yes, then here comes the solution to the menace, with College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies (CAILS) candidates can secure 200L admission into five(5) different university without JAMB via Direct Entry.
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It is of the acronym College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies, It is an intensive diploma programme established and coordinated by the Kwara State University to prepare candidates for admission into 200level degree programme offered by FIVE (5) DIFFERENT UNIVERSITIES. Basically, the programme is similar to that of IJMBE and JUPEB coordinated by Ahmadu Bello University and University of Lagos respectively.

CAILS Foundation Diploma Programme is a 9 months accelerated programme leading to the award of the Diploma in various courses. Upon completion of this programme, students shall proceed for their degree via DIRECT ENTRY to 200level in their chosen specialization. This programme is designed to provide an alternative admission pathway for students seeking DIRECT ENTRY admission into University and has become an established route of progression into 200 level to five (5) different universities amongst which is KWARA STATE UNIVERSITY.

The entry requirements is a minimum of 5 credit passes in relevant subjects which must include English Language and Mathematics at GCE O’Level, WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents at not more than 2 sittings in order to be qualified to study at the institution. Awaiting result is allowed.


Prospective CAILS candidates are required to select any THREE (3) A/L CAILS Subject Combination identified with their preferred course of study in the university be it Science, Art or Social Science Course. Candidates would then be lectured for the stipulated period at their respective Study Centre and thereafter sit for the final examination. On completion of the programme, successful candidates accordingly utilize their CAILS certificate to secure admission into 200level to KWARA STATE UNIVERSITY via Direct Entry. Admission is based strictly on merit and entry requirement is proportion to the admission quota of the University for the various Faculties.

CAILS Examination Subjects:

CAILS currently offers examinations in the following nineteen (19) subjects as detailed in its syllabus.

Options/Fields Subject Combinations
ARTS & HUMANITIES Christian Religious Studies
Islamic Religious Studies
Visual Arts
Business Studies
SCIENCES Agricultural Science

Candidates are to note that the above listed subject combinations meet the requirements (as applicable) for admission into Degree Programmes in the Arts , Social Sciences, Management Sciences and Sciences courses in all CAILS-affiliated universities in Nigeria.


CAILS certificate is presently recognised and accepted in FIVE(5) DIFFERENT UNIVERSITIES.


CAILS A'level programme runs for a minimum of one academic session divided in two(2) semesters.


The programme is open to all interested candidates nationwide and any course can be offered be it Science, Art or Social Science.


To be eligible to take examinations leading to the award of CAILS's Direct Entry Certificates, the candidate must have been exposed to an intensive scheme of academic work relevant to his/her proposed university course.

  • Candidates must possess minimum of 5 Credits at maximum of two sittings in at least 5 subjects (inclusive of English Language) relevant to the candidates desired course of study in the University.
  • Each candidate must register, sit for Examinations and satisfy the Board in three subjects and a General Studies course relevant to the proposed course in any of the universities.
  • Each subject is to be broken into four courses to be taken, two per semester, by the candidate. The results in all the courses are to be merged at the end of the second semester to obtain the candidate's grade in that particular subject.
  • Each candidate is expected to take twelve (12) courses, six per semester, and a General Studies course.
  • The general Studies for courses in each University Faculty will be based on relevant General courses suggested for that Faculty by each university.
  • The students upon completion of the programme will be issued certificates based on their level of performance which bear Letter Grades of A, B, C, D, E or F in each of the three subjects and General Studies Paper. For admission into each university, each candidate, in addition to passing the prescribed CAILS examinations for issuing the Direct Entry Certificates, must satisfy all other conditions as prescribed by his/her university of choice.


CERD NIGERIA is inviting applications from prospective candidates for CAIILS 2023 academic session. To register, candidates are required to follow the procedures at our ➧Register Now page.


Registering for CAILS intensive training & guidance for the examination with CERD NIGERIA, The venue of the programme depends on applicants choice, click to read the locations of all our partnering ➧CAILS study centers nationwide.


  • Does CAILS have an Official Website?
    Yes, visit https://cailskwasu.com. We (CERD Nigeria Inc.) serve as a registered educational agency partnering with various accredited CAILS study centres nationwide, with the sole aim of registering interested CAILS applicants to various CAILS centre that is closer to their location, that's the fair advantage we have over others.
  • Why do we have differents CAILS websites online?
    It shoud be noted that CAILS is moderated by KWARA STATE UNIVERSITY, thus in a way to spread the operationability and acceptability of the programme, It thereby gives affiliation to different other institutions among learning centers nationwide. Therefore giving rise to different learning centres, and every of this centres strifes to own a website in other to promote their own CAILS centre so as to get students registered.
  • How do i know genuine CAILS website?
    CERD Nigeria core value is transparency and flexibity, It is for this reason we only partner with genuine affiliated study centers nationwide. Thus, prospective aspirants are advised to register with us online to any of these our partnering study centres within their proximity.
  • Why do we have so many CAILS examination failure?
    This is caused by applicants refusal to study in the right learning center either due to Ignorance, distance or financial budget.
  • I already applied for JAMB, can i still apply for CAILS?
    Yes, this give such applicants multiple choice of admission.
  • How guaranteed is the admission into 200level?
    Basically, CAILS is for the serious students, as yearly more than 90% of students who registered with us succesfully secure admission into their preferred university and course. Hence, our partnership with differents institutions gives our applicants higher advantages.
  • How do i report CAILS scam or fraud?
    Kindly comment in details your ordeal by ➧clicking here or write to us at complaints@cerdnigeria.com, We would look into it and forward to the appropriate channel.


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