WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Economics – Under Art



This page contains official 2020/2021 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Economics, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.


Course Economics – under Art
Qualification B.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)
How many years 3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course Art and commercial student
Cut off mark varies
Entrance Non Competitive
Related courses Economics related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive
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On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Economics. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.


You must be an Art student with a good background in Art subjects for you to study Economics 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 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. These subjects combination are also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Economics must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Economics
  4. Commerce
  5. Government
  6. Accounting
  7. Biology/Agriculture
  8. Civic Education
  9. A trade subject

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


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Economics

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 Economics that you must register 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 Economics. 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 Economics must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Economics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Any of Government, Geography, Lit-in English, and CRS/IRS


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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Economics, you are expected to have NCE/Diploma with Upper Credit in the relevant subjects in addition to five credits at SSCE in not more than two sittings


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 Economics, don’t give up. You should consider other Economics similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related courses.

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 Economics in Nigeria

  1. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
  2. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  3. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  4. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD)
  5. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  6. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)


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Cut-off Mark for Economics course

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


Economics is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Economics at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Economics for four years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for three years. And of course there is room for more years if you have extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.



Economics is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Economics is under the Faculty/School/College of Art but may be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.


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Can a science or commercial student study Economics?

Yes! If you are a science or a commercial student, you can study Economics 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 Economics is through GCE.


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Economics 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 Economics below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Economics 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 Economics – Under Art

  • Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD) accepts (a) Two ‘A’ level in Economics and any one of Mathematics, Statistics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Accounting, Business Management, History and Government. (b) National Diploma with Credit in the relevant subjects in addition to five Credits including English and Mathematics at SSCE in not more than two sittings.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Economics – Under Art

  • Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA) and Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD) accept any two Arts or Social Science subjects as the fourth and fifth subjects.
  • Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI) accepts credit passes in Geography, Business Methods and Statistics.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Economics – Under Art

  •  Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD) accepts any Social Science subject as the third subject.
  • Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA) requires Economics, Mathematics and any of Government, History, Geography and Financial Accounting.
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