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WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Actuarial Science – Under Administration


This page contains 2022 official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Actuarial Science, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more


CourseActuarial Science Under Administration
QualificationB.Sc (Hons.) and B.A. (Hons)
Duration3 – 4 Years
SuitabilityCommercial and Art Students
Cut off markVaries
EntranceVery Competitive
Related coursesActuarial Science related courses
Job AvailabilityHigh and Competitive


On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Actuarial Science. 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 Actuarial Science 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.

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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 student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Actuarial Science

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Actuarial Science in Nigeria universities. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE.
These are the subject combination for Actuarial Science in WAEC, NECO and NECO:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Economics
  4. Any other social science subjects
  5. A trade subject

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 Actuarial Science. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Actuarial Science, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Actuarial Science

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 Actuarial Science 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– English Language is compulsory. 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 Actuarial Science. 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 Actuarial Science must include:

  1. Economics
  2. Mathematics
  3. English
  4. Accounting


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Actuarial Science

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Actuarial Science under faculty of administration, you are expected to have two ‘A’ level passes to include English Language and Mathematics

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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 Actuarial Science, don’t give up. You should consider other Actuarial Science 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

This are the list of Universities offering Actuarial Science under administration in Nigeria

  1. Crawford University Igbesa
  2. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  3. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  4. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  5. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  6. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
  7. Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo.

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Actuarial Science under administration. Listen, I don’t encourage such but if you’re bent on knowing the best universities or top universities to study Actuarial Science in Nigeria, Check here 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 Actuarial Science course

As you can see, more than one University offers Actuarial Science under Administration. This means the cut-off mark for Actuarial Science varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Actuarial Science 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.

Actuarial Science is how many years course and under which faculty?

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

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Can a science or art student study Actuarial Science?

Yes! If you are a science, art or commercial student, you can comfortably study Actuarial Science 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.

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 Actuarial Science is through GCE.

Where can I work with a Degree in Actuarial Science in Nigeria
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Actuarial Science. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read Fatherprada’s Career Guide – so that you can have knowledge of how the labour market operates after you graduate.

Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Actuarial Science 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 Actuarial Science below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Actuarial Science had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….


What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Actuarial Science
(i) University of Jos (UNIJOS) – Same as in Marketing.
(ii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts Very good passes in three JUBEB/A’ Level subjects: Mathematics and any two of Financial Accounting, Further Mathematics, Geography, Government, Biology, Economics, Business Studies, Chemistry, Physics

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study Actuarial Science
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires credit in English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any two of Financial Accounting, Data Processing, CRS/IRS, Further Mathematics, Geography, Government, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Commerce, Civic Education, Insurance.
(ii) University of Uyo accepts CRK/Accounts/Commerce as the third subject.
(iii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) – Same as in Marketing

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Actuarial Science
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires Mathematics, Economics and any one of Further Mathematics, Geography, Government, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Commerce, Financial Accounting.
(ii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) – Same as in Marketing.

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2 thoughts on “WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Actuarial Science – Under Administration”

  1. What courses are required by Universities for a chartered Accountant who wants to get the Certificate of actuarial Science? Do we have actuarial science as a professional body in Nigeria yet?

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