O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Statistics 2024; including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities


Course Statistics under Engineering
Qualification B. Eng., B.Sc., B. Tech., B. Arc
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Science students
Cut off mark 180
Entrance Non Competitive
Related courses Statistics related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive

You must be a science student to study Statistics 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 requirement.

In other words, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Special consideration (waivers) and the required 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 Statistics

The subjects needed to study Statistics in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Statistics must include

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Physics
  4. Chemistry
  5. A trade subject

What Statistics course is all about

Statistics is the study of the collection, organisation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. It deals with all aspects of this, including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments. A statistician is someone who is particularly well versed in the ways of thinking necessary for the successful application of statistical methods.

Such people have often gained experience by working in a wide number of fields. There is also a discipline called mathematical statistics that studies statistics mathematically.

What do statisticians do The world is becoming quantitative. More and more professions, from every day to the exotic, depending on data and numerical reasoning. Data are not just numbers, but numbers that carry information about a specific setting and need to be interpreted in that setting.

With the growth in the use of data comes a growing demand for the services of statisticians, who are experts in the following: – Producing trustworthy data – Analysing data to make their meaning clear – Drawing practical conclusions from data

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Statistics 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Statistics is not enough. You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of that may deny you of 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, HND or Predegree!..

These are JAMB UTME subject combinations (subjects to write in jamb) to study Statistics

  1. Physics
  2. Mathematics
  3. Chemistry

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Statistics
(i) Two `A’ level passes in Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry

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

This is the list of Universities offering Statistics in Nigeria

According to 2023 JAMB Brochure, only Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) offers Statistics

Cut-off Mark for Statistics course

The cut-off mark for Statistics 180. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Statistics is a good course and you can also check the top best engineering courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

Statistics is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Statistics is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, this course is under Faculty of Agriculture but may be under a different faculty in some universities.

Where can I work with a Degree in Statistics? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Statistics.Career opportunities include;

  • Medicine
  • Industry
  • Government
  • Surveys Market research

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Statistics have been listed above. 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..

For Direct Entry – accepts ND Computer Science (Upper credit)
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