UTME & O’Level Subject Combination for Economics (2024)

Many times, candidates are in the habits of ignoring the importance of having the right subject combination and O’level admission requirements for studying Economics in any Federal state or private university of polytechnic in Nigeria. Making use of the right O’Level subject requirements plus JAMB subjects combination makes the admission process much easier for candidates.

Do you know that one of the major reason for the increase in purchase of change of university and institution form is because candidates make the wrong choice of subject combinations for their selected courses?

In this post today, we shall be giving candidates full details as regards the WAEC and NECO otherwise known as O’Level subjects combination for Economics in summary, the admission requirements for studying Economics. Economics is a course many students upon graduating from secondary school aspire to study but this is one course that comes with a totally different O’Level subject requirements.

Many would assume that one of the subjects required for studying Economics in universities or polytechnic would include Economics which is a major subject but the case is different for Economics both for JAMB and the university or polytechnic’s subject requirements.

Also, in the quest to study Economics, most candidates look out for the best institution to study this course. Say for example, UNILAG, UNIBEN and UNN, UI and the likes are good for studying Engineering courses. It is believed that graduates from these schools are well tutored and stand out among the crowd though this not a fact yet.

Same goes with best universities for studying Economics, most people believe that University of Benin (UNIBEN), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), University of Jos (UNIJOS), University of Lagos (UNILAG), University of Nigeria (UNN), University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) are regarded as the best schools in Nigeria for studying Economics.

In as much as this might not be completely true, these schools have been able to carve a niche for themselves in this field till date by constantly churning out some of the best Economics graduates we have in Nigeria till date.

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Now lets go through the admission requirements for Economics before discussing about the O’level (NECO/WAEC) and JAMB approved subjects combination.

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WAEC and NECO Admission Requirements For Studying Economics

Studying Economics as the case may present itself requires that candidate posses the following:

a) Must have obtained a minimum of 5 O’level credits in Mathematics, English Language, Economics and any 2 other O’level subjects, preferable, 1 science and one non science subjects. (Government, Geography, or Biology, Agricultural science)

Please note that Commerce as a subject for candidates is not a major requirement, it can take the place of Government or Geography.

b) As part of the requirements for studying Economics, your JAMB cut off mark has a major role to play in ensuring you gain admission, It is advised that candidates score up to 250 minimum JAMB cut off mark and above to stand a chance of studying Economics because it is a very competitive course under management or social science faculty.

c) Your post UTME aggregate score is also the final decision maker. A good post UTME aggregate score is made of both JAMB and post UTME results and some times WAEC or NECO results. A good post UTME aggregate score will then determine if you passed the departmental cut off mark for economics in your preferred choice of institution.

In the above, we have listed the three major admission requirements and correct O’level subjects combination for studying Economics in any private, state or Federal university in Nigeria.

The required JAMB and O’Level subjects combination for Economics cannot be overemphasized as is also a key metric in determining whether a candidate is eligible to register Economics or not during the UTME registration exercise.

Below are the approved JAMB/UTME subjects candidates must write in JAMB in order to study Economics as a course in any University or polytechnic in Nigeria.

UTME Subjects To Write For Studying Economics

During UTME, all candidates are mandated to write just three (3) subjects as it relates to their preferred choice of course. For Economics, the following subjects are mandatory, any other subjects aside the under-listed subjects, candidates automatically loses his or her chances of studying Economics.

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a) Use of English (Compulsory for All UTME candidates)

b) Mathematics

c) Economics

To add icing to the cake, we have included the list of schools (Private, Government and state owned universities) in Nigeria where you can study Economics as an accredited course.

List of Federal Universities In Nigeria Offering Economics

University Of Uyo

University Of Calabar, Calabar

Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State

Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State

University Of Maiduguri

University Of Ibadan, Ibadan

University Of Ilorin, Ilorin

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

University Of Nigeria Nsukka

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

University Of Lagos

Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta

University Of Jos, Jos

University Of Port-Harcourt

University Of Abuja,Abuja

Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Kaduna State

Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State

Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State

Federal University Of Technology, Akure

Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State

Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State

University Of Mkar, Gboko

National Open University Of Nigerian

Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State

Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State

List of State Universities Offering Economics In Nigeria

Delta State University, Abraka

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai

Modibo Adama University Of Technology, Yola

Benue State University, Makurdi

Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto

Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko

Kogi State University, Anyigba

Bayero University, Kano

Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike

Kaduna State University, Kaduna

Imo State University, Owerri

Nasarawa State University, Keffi

Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina

Gombe State University, Tudun Wada, Gombe

Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye

Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma

Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State

Ebonyi State University, Abakalik

Abia State University, Uturu

Northwest University, Kano, Kano State

Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden

Anambra State University, Uli

Yobe State University, Damaturu

Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin

Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu

Tai Solarin University Of Education, Ijagun

Taraba State University, Jalingo

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Plateau State University, Bokkos

Osun State University, Osogbo

Sokoyo State University, Sokoto

Adamawa State University, Mubi

Private Universities Offering Economics

Ajayi Crowther University, OyoElizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State

Wesley University Of Science And Technology. Ondo

Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State

Niger Delta University , Wilberforce Island

Michael And Cecilia Ibru University, Owhrode, Delta State

Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota

Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State

Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ogun State

Bells University Of Technology, Ota

Al-Qalam University, Katsina

American University Of Nigeria , Yola

Lead City University , Ibadan

Nigeria Turkish Nile University , Abuja

Bingham University, Karu

Veritas University, Abuja

Madonna University, Okija

Bowen University, Iwo

Obong University, Obong, Ntak

Tansain University, Oba, Anambra State

Crawford University,Faith City, Km , Atan-Agbara Road, Igbesa

Caleb University, Imota

Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo

Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti

Baze University, Fct, Abuja

Achievers University Owo

Rhema University , Obeama, Rivers State

Southwestern University, Okun-Owa, Ogun State

Hallmark University,Ijebu-Itele,Ogun State

Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State

Hezekiah University, Umudi, Imo State

Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State

Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos

Wellspring University, Irhihi/Ogbaneki, Benin City

Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin

Benson Idahosa University, Benin City

Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu

Mountain Top University, Makogi/Oba, Ogun State

Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu

Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State

Salem University, Lokoja

Redeemers University

Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike

Fountain University, Osogbo

Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State

Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji

Summit Univerity, Offa, Kwara State

Ritman University,Ikot-Ekpene,Akwa-Ibom State

Renaissance University, Ojiagu-Agbani, Enugu

Novena University Ogume

Paul University, Awka

Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State

These information provided here are JAMB’s requirements and all school’s (Universities and Polytechnics) are mandated to adhere to it.

We hope the above information is well understood? If you have any question as regards WAEC and NECO O’level subjects and JAMB admission requirements for studying Economics, kindly get back to us via our comment section below and we shall respond accordingly.