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.
Now lets go through the admission requirements for Economics before discussing about the O’level (NECO/WAEC) and JAMB approved subjects combination.
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.
a) Use of English (Compulsory for All UTME candidates)
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
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
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.