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O’Level & JAMB Subjects Combination For Studying Accounting

Many times, candidates are in the habits of ignoring the importance of having the right subject combination and O’level requirements for their chosen course. Making use of the right WAEC and NECO subject requirements plus JAMB subject 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 is because candidates make the wrong choice of subject combinations for their 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 Accounting. Accounting 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.

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

Also, in the quest to study Accounting, most candidates look out for the best institution to study Accounting as a course. Say for example, LASU, UNIBEN and AAU Ekpoma are known for studying Law. It is believed that Law graduates from these schools are well tutored.

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Same goes with best universities for studying Accounting, 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 Accounting.

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 Accounting graduates we have in Nigeria till date.

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

WAEC and NECO Admission Requirements For Studying Accounting

Studying Accounting or Accountancy 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 to study accounting, cut off mark may not be seen as a WAEC or NECO subject combination for Accounting, however, it has a defining role to play in the admission process. It is advised that prospective students score up to 250 minimum JAMB cut off mark and above to stand a chance of studying Accounting because it is a very competitive course under management or social science faculty.

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In the above, we have listed the two major requirements and correct O’level subjects combination for studying Accounting.

We will not deny the fact that JAMB subject combination for Accounting is also a key metric for determining whether a candidate is eligible to sit for Accounting or not during the UTME. Below are the approved JAMB/UTME subjects candidates must write in JAMB in order to study Accounting as a course in the University or polytechnic.

UTME Subjects To Write For Studying Accounting As A Course

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

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

b) Mathematics

c) Economics

List of Private, States and Federal Universities In Nigeria Offering Accounting

  • University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  • Lagos State University (LASU)
  • Imo State University (IMSU)
  • Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU)
  • Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University (COOU/ANSU)
  • University of Nigeria (UNN)
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)
  • Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
  • Delta State University (DELSU)
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU)
  • Achievers University Owo
  • Adamawa State University, Mubi
  • Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  • Bingham University, Karu
  • Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota
  • Crawford University,Faith City, Km 8, Atan-Agbara Road, Igbesa
  • Crescent University, Abeokuta
  • Novena University Ogume
  • Paul University, Awka
  • Redeemers University
  • Salem University, Lokoja
  • Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
  • Tansain University, Oba, Anambra State
  • Taraba State University, Jalingo
  • University Of Jos, Jos (UNIJOS)
  • Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  • Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State
  • Fountain University, Osogbo
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  • Kogi State University, Anyigba (KSU)
  • Nigeria Turkish Nile University, Abuja
  • Yobe State University, Damaturu (YSU)
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These information provided here are JAMB’s requirements and all school’s (Universities and Polytechnics) are mandated to adhere to it. Hope the above information is well understood? If you have any question as regards WAEC and NECO O’level subjects requirements Accounting and JAMB approved subjects combination for Accounting as a course, kindly get back to us via our comment section below and we shall respond accordingly.

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