WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Accounting/Accountancy

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This page contains 2019/2020 official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Accounting/Accountancy, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more

 

Course Accounting/Accountancy
Qualification B.Sc (Hons.) and B.A. (Hons)
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Commercial and Art Students
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses Accounting/Accountancy related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive

 

On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Accounting/Accountancy. If you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.

 

You must be a Commercial student or an Art student with a good background Commercial subjects for you to study Accounting/Accountancy in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement.

That is the O level / WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that will be of benefit to you. You can always ignore!

 




WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Accounting/Accountancy

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Accounting/Accountancy in Nigeria universities. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Accounting/Accountancy must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics,
  3. Economics and any other two relevant subjects.
  4. A trade subject

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These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advice you to include a Language in your O level subjects. If you are one those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Accounting/Accountancy. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Accounting/Accountancy, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

 

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These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Accounting/Accountancy. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Accounting/Accountancy, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Accounting/Accountancy

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Accounting/Accountancy that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME instead of 180 to be on a safe side because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider the College of Education or Polytechnic… Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.

Please note– If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Accounting/Accountancy. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination to study Accounting/Accountancy must include:

  1. Economics
  2. Mathematics
  3. Plus any Social Science subject.

 




Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Accounting/Accountancy

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Accounting/Accountancy under faculty of administration, you are expected to have two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounting, Business Management, Government and Geography

 

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If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Accounting/Accountancy, don’t give up. You should consider other Accounting/Accountancy similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements.

You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and university

These are the list of Universities offering Accounting/Accountancy in Nigeria

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Abia State University, Uturu
  3. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  4. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  5. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  6. American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN)
  7. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  8. Benue State University, Makurdi
  9. Caritas University, Enugu
  10. Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  11. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  12. Ekiti State University
  13. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  14. Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State
  15. Evangel University, Akaeze
  16. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (FUDUSOK)
  17. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  18. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  19. Igbinedion University Okada
  20. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  21. Kwararafa University, Wukari
  22. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  23. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  24. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  25. Lead City University, Ibadan
  26. Madonna University, Okija
  27. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  28. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  29. University of Mkar, Mkar
  30. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  31. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  32. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  33. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  34. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  35. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  36. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  37. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  38. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  39. University of Uyo
  40. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State
  41. WESTERN-DEL

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Accounting/Accountancy under administration. Listen, there is no such thing as best universities or top universities to study Accounting/Accountancy in Nigeria. Nobody has that information. Although recommendation is allowed, don’t be decieve by the word “best”. Read why you should stop looking for the best University in Nigeria

 

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Cut-off Mark for Accounting/Accountancy course

As you can see, more than one University offers Accounting/Accountancy. This means the cut-off mark for Accounting/Accountancy varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Accounting/Accountancy is a good course and you can also check the top best commercial courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

 

Accounting/Accountancy is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Accounting/Accountancy is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, Accounting/Accountancy is under the Faculty of Administration but may be under a different faculty in some universities.

 

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Can a science or art student study Accounting/Accountancy?

Yes! If you are a science, art or commercial student, you can comfortably study Accounting/Accountancy at the university provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.

Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Accounting/Accountancy is through GCE.

 

Is Accounting/Accountancy a Social science or Art subject?

Many students ask this question… If Accounting/Accountancy is a science, art or social science subject. Right now, I’ll give you a straight answer. Accounting/Accountancy is a social sciences subject. In Nigeria for example, Accounting/Accountancy course is studied under the faculty of Administration. Read more on Social science subjects and art and humanities subjects for better explanations

 

Course description: Accounting course prepares a student to be professional accountants, auditors, budget analysts, tax accountants, and to provide financial management services to individuals, businesses, and/or corporations (profit and not-for-profit).

In today’s diverse, global, and technologically sophisticated accounting environment, these competencies are highly sought by employers. Through this program, students gain a practical knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts, and professional practices used in today’s global accounting environment.

Students will also master the digitization of accounting data and technology that support international financial reporting.  The accounting student explores the fundamentals of accounting in two introductory courses and completes a sequence of higher-level courses that cover financial accounting theory, cost accounting, auditing, advanced accounting topics, federal income tax, business law, and accounting information systems. The program is results-oriented and extends beyond theories and conceptual understanding to practical application.

Learning Outcomes

Accounting course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of accounting principles and practices, combining functional skills with a larger perspective of accounting’s role in business.

  • Students will apply problem-solving skills to multiple accounting situations, including those occurring in the international setting.
  • Students will communicate effectively about accounting and business practices within the context of larger organizational frameworks.
  • Students will access relevant accounting/financial guidance and apply it in their accounting practice.
  • Students will demonstrate well-developed competency in their accounting techniques.
  • Students will demonstrate collaborative skills across accounting and functional business areas.
  • Students will analyse sources of organizational risk.
  • Students will apply knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment in which the accounting profession operates.
  • Students will apply ethical reasoning in their accounting practices.

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Accounting/Accountancy in Nigeria
The typical accounting graduate enters the profession as a staff accountant in a public accounting firm, corporation, or governmental unit. Students may aspire to positions such as a senior accountant, manager, controller and comptroller etc.

 


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Accounting/Accountancy in WAEC. But note this — Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results.

You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for Accounting/Accountancy below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Accounting/Accountancy had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….

Special Consideration

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Accounting/Accountancy
(i) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts (a) NCE with passes at merit level in relevant subjects. (b) Two ‘A’ level passes in Accounting or Economics and any one other subject. (c) Foundation of professional examination such as ICAN, ACCA, ICMA.

(iii) Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uliaccepts ND/HND LOWER CREDIT or equivalent in relevant disciplines.

(iv) Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU), Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK), Abia State University, Uturu, Madonna University, Okija and Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli accept ND/NCE in the relevant fields. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) and Abia State University, Uturu also accept HND. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) and Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli accept ND/HND with at least a lower credit.

(v) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) accepts holders of the following qualifications for year II:- (a) ND (Upper) in relevant fields or a Degree/HND not relevant to the field for admissions to 200 level; (b) A Degree/HND relevant to the field for admissions to 300 level;

(vi) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) and University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – No Direct Entry.

(vii) Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike, Abia State University, Uturu and Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accept holders of the following qualifications:- (a) Complete pass in the Intermediate ICAN Examination or equivalents; and (b) Pass in final exams of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries (except University of Uyo and Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)) plus UTME requirements.

(ix) Ekiti State University, Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) & University of Uyo accept ND/HND in relevant fields not below Upper Credit level. (Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and University of Calabar (UNICAL) accept HND at lower credit levelplus UTME requirements. In addition, Ekiti State University insists on ‘A’ level passes in Econs but does not accepts IJMB

(x) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)does not accept Government or Geography. All Direct Entry candidates must satisfy UTME requirements.

(xi) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) and Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accept (i) Candidates with National Diploma (ND) in Accounting with minimum of Upper Credit (ii) Advanced Level passes in Economics, Accounting, Business Management, plus Government and Geography or ICAN/ATS I, II and III.

(xii) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)requires at least two ‘A’ level passes to include Accounting (or Economics for Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)). Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)and Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) require that Direct Entry applicants possess UTME requirements.

(xiii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts in addition to UTME requirement: (a) HND/ND/NCE in relevant fields (c) Complete pass in Intermediate ICAN examination or equivalents. (d) Pass in final exams of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries.

(xiv) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts: a) NCE/ND with passes at Merit level in relevant fields; b) AAT, Intermediate ACCA or ICAN or ATS final certificate provided such candidate possesses O’ level credit in English Language, Economics and Mathematics.

(xvi) Benson Idahosa University, Benin City accept: a) ND at creditlevel. b) A/L passes in Accounting, Economics, Mathematics and Business Management.

(xvii) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) accepts: (a) Credit in Accounts in lieu of Economics (b) ND in relevant field not below lower credit (c) NCE (Business Education).

(xviii) Igbinedion University Okada accepts ND (Credit) in related fields.

(xxi) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) – No Director Entry.

(xxii) Benue State University, Makurdi accepts ND/NCE (lower credit/Merit level) plus five ‘O’ level requirements to include Economics at one sittings.

(xxiii) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts ND in Accounting with minimum of upper credit. ICAN/ACCA examination at professional level or ATS (Stage III) examination of ICAN

(xxiv) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accepts ‘A’ level pass in Geology.

(xxv) Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) accepts ND/HND in relevant field not below lower credit; IJMB in relevant subject not below 10 point; NCE in Business Education

(xxviii) University of Uyo accepts ND/HND in relevant fields. All Direct Entry candidates must satisfy UTME requirement.

(xxix) American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) same as in Finance

(xxxi) University of Uyo accepts ND/HND un relevant fields not below lower credit level. All Direct Entry candidates must satisfy UTME requirement.

(xxxii) WELSPRING accepts NCE, ND, HND, IJMB, NABTEB A/L at merit/lower credit from recorgnised institutions, as well as foundation/intermediate passes at ICAN, ACCA, & ICMA (xxxiii) Evangel University, Akaeze accepts two A’ level passes to include Economics or ND/NCE in addition to UTME requirements.

(xxxiv) University of Agriculture, Makurdi accepts: a) Candidates should posses at least two GCE (A’ level) passes or its equivalent in any of the following subject: Economics, Principles of Accounts, Marketing, Business Management, Geography, Government and Commerce plus UTME requirements. b) Candidates with National Diploma at upper credit in relevant field shall be considered for Direct Entry into year two (2) provided they satisfy the 0’level requirements. c) Candidates with HND upper credit can be admitted into year three (3) and those with lower credit can be admitted into year 2 provided they satisfy the 0’level requirements.

(xxxv) Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo accepts NCE with passes at merit level in relevant subjects, Foundation of professional examinations such as ICAN, ACCA, ICMA or ND Upper Credit in relevant field.

(xxxvi) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts (a) HND, NCE/ND with passes at Merit level in relevant fields. (b) AAT, Intermediate ACCA or ICAN or ATS final certificate provided such candidate possesses ‘O’ level credit in English Language, Economics and Mathematics. ND must be in Upper credit level.

(xxxvii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts: a) passes at IJMB in at least two subject one which must be in Accounting, Economics or Business Management. b) ND upper credit in Financial studies.

(xxxviii) Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) accepts ND in relevant discipline within the Faculty in to 200 level in addition to UTME requirements.

(xxxix) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts (a) Very good passes in three JUPEB subjects: Economics and any other two subjects from Accounting, Business Studies, Government, and Geography. or (b) Two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounting, Business Management, Government and Geography

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study Accounting/Accountancy
(i) University of Uyo requires credit in Economics.

(ii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) does not accept commercial subjects except Financial Accounting or Business.

(iii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires five’O’ level credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any two fromFinancial Account/Principle of Accounting, Further Mathematics, Geography, Government, Biology, Business Management, Data Processing /Computer Studies, Literature in English.

(iv) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) does not accept Office Practice and Secretarial Studies.

(v) Benson Idahosa University, Benin City accepts credit/merit in English language and Mathematics at TC II as ‘O’/level equivalent.

(vi) Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU) and University of Calabar (UNICAL) accept Commerce in place of Economics.

(viii) American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) same as in Finance

(ix) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires Five O’ level credit to include English Language, Mathematics Economics and any other two relevant subjects. For NBC holders, the other two relevant subjects could be from any of Accounting, Principles of Accounts, Commerce, Office Practice and Secretarial Duties.

(x) Evangel University, Akaeze- Economics is not compulsory but accepts any three relevant subjects.

(xi) Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI) – Same as in Economics.

(xii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) in addition to the UTME requirements requires two credit in any of Business Studies, Commerce, Government, Principle of Accounts, Geography and Biology.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Accounting/Accountancy
(i) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires Principle of Account not Commerce

(ii) Benue State University, Makurdi requires Economics.

(iii) University of Calabar (UNICAL)and Igbinedion University Okada accept Commerce in lieu of Economics.

(iv) University of Calabar (UNICAL) does not accept CRK.

(vi) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts Mathematics, Economics, plus one Subject from the following: Financial Accounts, Further Mathematics, Geography, Government, Biology and Literature in English.

(vii) American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) same as in Finance.

(viii) Evangel University, Akaeze accepts Principles of Accounts in lieu of Mathematics.

(ix) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba accepts any one of Commerce, Accounting, Government or Geography as the third subject.

(x) Caritas University, Enugu requires Mathematics, Economics plus any Social Science or Arts subject.


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  1. hello addmin i want to study banking and finance and i register math, econ, account, english am i good to go for banking and finance or accountancy

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