WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Economics – Under Administration

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This page contains official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Economics – Under Administration, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A-level requirements and much more.

  • JAMB officially classified this course under the Faculty of Administration.
  • Probable Degree type – B.Sc (Hons.) and B.A. (Hons)

You must be a Commercial student or Art student with a good background Commercial subjects for you to study this course 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 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 Economics

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Economics in Nigeria universities.

The required subject combination must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Maths
  3. Economics
  4. Any two of Arts or Social Science subjects.
  5. A trade subject

The above WAEC subject combination is also applicable to other O’level examinations such as NECO and GCE. So now that you know the compulsory O level requirement to study Economics, let also look at UTME and Direct requirements and course descriptions.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Economics

Prepare yourself well so you can score above 200 in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of this score may deny you Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic

Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree.

JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects to write in jamb) to study Economics are

  1. Economics,
  2. Mathematics
  3. Any of Government, History, Geography, Lit-in-English, French and CRK/IRK


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

Two ‘A’ level passes in Economics and any one of Mathematics, Statistics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Agric Science, Accounting, Business Management, History and Government


If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking 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 consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

List of Universities in Nigeria offering Economics under faculty of administration are:

  1. Abia State University, Uturu
  2. American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN)
  3. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  4. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  5. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  6. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State


Special Consideration

The SSCE O level and A-level subject combination (requirements) had been listed above but, 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 this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course 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 Economics
(i) American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) does not offer admissions direct to 200 level programs.

(ii) American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) accepts: (a) ‘A’ level passes chosen from English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Literature in English, Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Visual Arts, Computer Studies, Information Technology, Civics, Environmental Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and French. (b)  OND/HND (c)  ICGSE and ‘A’ level Cambridge

(iii) American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) does not accept credit in the following; Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Home Economics, Home Craft, Home management, Physical Education, Physical and Health Education, Music, Commerce, Accounting, Financial Accounting, Book keeping, Islamic History, Religious Studies, Tajweed, Library Studies, Diction, Kiswahili, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Arabic, Turkish, Study skills and may transfer credits relevant to it’s major at the discretion of the Dean of school.

(iv)  Abia State University, Uturu requires five SSCE credit in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any two subjects

(v) Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo and Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU) – Same as in Accountancy

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