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

 

CourseComputer Science
Qualification(B.Sc. & B. Tech)
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course?Science student
Number of universities134
EntranceVery Competitive
Related coursesComputer Science related courses

Is Computer Science a good course in Nigeria and what is the salary?

Yes, Computer Science is a good course in Nigeria with plenty of job roles to explore. There is no standard salary for any job in Nigeria. It depends on where you get the job. Computer Scientists and related professionals typically earn between ₦150,000 and ₦890,00 net per month

A Computer Science degree is competitive and quite popular amongst students in secondary school. From our records, 134 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Computer Science, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Computer Science and the employment rate we will show you below so that you will know what you are up against when you choose to study this course.

We have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you.

 

WAEC Subject Combination For Computer Science

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Computer Science degree. You can register for less than 9 subjects if you are resitting.

However, you must have at least 5 credit passes amongst the 9 subjects listed below before you can gain admission into any Nigerian university to study for a Computer Science degree.

Remember, the requirement you’re about to read is also applicable to all o level examinations. (WAEC, NECO and GCE). We have painstakingly highlighted (in red) the core subjects on which you must obtain credit before gaining admission. Any subject with blue colour means, a pass is allowed.

If you fail one of the core subjects, you should read through each university’s special requirements for this course below to see if there is a university that may accept another subject in lieu of the one you failed. The 9 WAEC/NECO/GCE subject combinations for Computer Science are:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Physics
  4. Further Mathematics/Economics
  5. Chemistry
  6. Geography/Biology
  7. Any Nigerian Language
  8. Civic Education
  9. A trade subject

Is Chemistry Compulsory for Computer Science?
From the list of the subjects above, you can see that Chemistry is a compulsory subject for computer science. Though you may only study the basics at the university.

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same as the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Computer Science, don’t give up. You should consider other Computer Science similar courses or 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 valuable guides on how to choose a course and university

JAMB subject combination for Computer Science

For this degree, you are also required to register for 4 subjects and English is compulsory. More so, your JAMB score in addition to your POST UTME score will determine the cumulative score that the university will use to decide your candidacy for admission.

You should score 220 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Computer Science. You can still gain admission if you score between 180-200 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher. Try out JAMB Admission Simulator.

The 4 JAMB subject combination for Computer Science is:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Physics
  4. Chemistry

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Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Computer 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 Computer Science, you are expected to have;

  • Two A/L passes in science subjects including Mathematics
  • NCE with at least Merit in Mathematics and one other Science or Social Science subject.

 

List of Universities offering Computer Science in Nigeria

  1. American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN)
  2. Renaissance University, Enugu
  3. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  4. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  5. Bells University of Technology, Otta
  6. Crawford University Igbesa
  7. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  8. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  9. Abia State University, Uturu
  10. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  11. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  12. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  13. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  14. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
  15. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  16. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  17. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  18. Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
  19. Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State
  20. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  21. Augustine University
  22. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  23. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  24. Bayero University, Kano
  25. Baze University
  26. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  27. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  28. Bowen University, Iwo
  29. Benue State University, Makurdi
  30. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  31. Caleb University, Lagos
  32. Caritas University, Enugu
  33. Chrisland University
  34. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  35. Coal City University Enugu State
  36. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  37. Covenant University Ota, Covenant University Ota
  38. Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin Kwara State
  39. Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  40. Crescent University (CUAB)
  41. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  42. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  43. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  44. Edo University Iyamo
  45. Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  46. Ekiti State University
  47. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  48. Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State
  49. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  50. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD)
  51. Federal University Gashua, Yobe
  52. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  53. Federal University, Kashere Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  54. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  55. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
  56. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
  57. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  58. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  59. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  60. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  61. Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  62. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)
  63. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  64. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  65. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  66. Gregory University, Uturu
  67. Gombe State University, Gombe
  68. Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun
  69. University of Ibadan (UI),
  70. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  71. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  72. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  73. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  74. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  75. Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
  76. Kogi State University Anyigba
  77. Kebbi State University, Kebbi
  78. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  79. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  80. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  81. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  82. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  83. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  84. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  85. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  86. Madonna University, Okija
  87. University of Agriculture, Makurdi
  88. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  89. Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University
  90. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  91. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  92. University of Mkar, Mkar
  93. Mountain Top University
  94. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  95. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA)
  96. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  97. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
  98. Novena University, Ogume,
  99. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  100. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
  101. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  102. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  103. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  104. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  105. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  106. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  107. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  108. Renaissance University, Enugu
  109. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
  110. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
  111. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  112. Salem University, Lokoja
  113. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  114. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
  115. Sokoto State University
  116. Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  117. Summit University
  118. Tansian University, Umunya
  119. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  120. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  121. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  122. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  123. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  124. Hezekiah University, Umudi
  125. Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
  126. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  127. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  128. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  129. University of Uyo
  130. Veritas University, Abuja
  131. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State
  132. Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo
  133. Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
  134. Yobe State University, Damaturu.
Estimated number of students currently studying Computer Science in Nigerian Universities is 83,170
Computer Science has 72% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Computer Science has 35% admission rate.

Course Description for Computer Science:

Now that you know the WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB and Direct Entry Subject combination for Computer Science, it is good we take a look at the brief description to help you decide if this course is worth studying in Nigeria Universities.

Computer Science is the study of the theory, experimentation, and engineering that form the basis for the design and use of computer systems. It can also be defined as the study of automating algorithmic processes. A computer scientist specializes in the theory of computation and the design of computational systems.

Its fields can be divided into a variety of theoretical and practical disciplines. Some fields, such as computational complexity theory (which explores the fundamental properties of computational and intractable problems), are highly abstract, while fields such as computer graphics emphasize real-world visual applications. Other fields still focus on challenges in implementing computation.

For example, programming language theory considers various approaches to the description of computation, while the study of computer programming itself investigates various aspects of the use of programming language and complex systems. Human-computer interaction considers the challenges in making computers and computations useful, usable, and accessible to humans.

If you have credit on the core subject combination for Computer Science, then I urge to go for the course due to its numerous benefits such as;

  • Solving problems & improving solutions
    We all know that technology can help solve problems, but it can also improve solutions. Our society is constantly seeking ways to do things faster, more directly or just plain better, and computer scientists help make this happen. Most of these are enabled by software, which requires computer scientists to create, maintain and continue to improve.
  • Protecting people & organizations
    Most medium-sized and large organizations leave a digital footprint, which means they also need digital protection. Even individuals making purchases online and storing important information on their home computers, phones and tablets need to be assured that their information is safe.
  • Furthering education
    Computer software and the Internet have elevated education to a higher level. Whether you’re taking a class online, or researching for a paper, computer scientists have made this possible. And now Computer Science is leading the way in bringing quality education into spaces and communities that were previously underserved.

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Cut-off Mark for Computer Science course

As you can see, more than one University offers Computer Science. This means the cut-off mark for Computer Science will vary. However, from aggregate, the cut off mark is 220. You can still gain admission if you score between 180-200 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher.

Computer Science is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Computer Science degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Computer Science 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 an extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.

Computer Science is under which faculty in Nigeria?

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

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Can a commercial or an art student study Computer Science?

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot study Computer Science at the university because it is a pure science course which needs a good background in science subjects. To avoid discouragement, you can go for this course if you wish 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 Computer Science is through GCE.

Special Consideration (waivers) to study Computer Science

  • RENAISSANCE, University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) and University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) require credit passes in English, Maths, Physics, Biology and Chemistry. Renaissance University, Enugu requires credit passes at not more than two sittings.
  • Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH), Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba and Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) accept Maths, Physics plus Chemistry or Statistics/Economics/Geography/Biology
  • University of Calabar (UNICAL) requires the 2 other subjects to be Chemistry, Biology and Economics
  • Madonna University, Okija, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli and Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) accept a pass in the English Language.
  • Covenant University Ota requires five credit level passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology or Agric. Science.
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli requires credits in Physics, and Chemistry and accepts a pass in English Language.
  • University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5/6 credit passes at one or two sittings to include English Language, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, and one other Science subject except for Agric Science.
  • Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS), Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI), Federal University of Technology, Minna, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) and Igbinedion University Okada require five O’ level credit pass to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and one other Science subject.
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Further Mathematics, and Chemistry or Biology. (xi) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts a credit pass in Further Maths in lieu of Mathematics.
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires two Science subjects in addition to Mathematics and Physics.
  • Renaissance University, Enugu requires Further Mathematics with Physics or Chemistry.
  • Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) requires The required five (5) credit passes must include: English Language, Mathematics and any other three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Electronics and any other subject at one sittings or six (6) credit passes at two sittings.
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG) Further Mathematics is compulsory.
  • Crescent University (CUAB) requires five (5) O ’level credits in not more than two sittings at SSCE, GCE or NECO which must include English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and  Economics.
  • Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) requires five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, and any of Biology/Agricultural Science, Computer Studies or Geography in not more than two sittings.
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires five O’ level credit passes to include Mathematics, English Language, Physics and any two from Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and Economics..
  • Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) requires credit passes in any two of Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Geography.
  • Bowen University, Iwo does not allow the combination of Biology and Agric. Science.
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) requires five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure requires Five ‘O’ level credits in NOT more than TWO sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry plus one other Science subject.
  • Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accepts Economics and Geography.
  • Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) requires five ‘O’ level credits in SSCE including Mathematics, English Language, Chemistry, Physics one other Science subject at one sittings.
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Geography.
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) does not accept Economics and Agric. Science as Science Subjects.
  • Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja accepts English Language, Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry and any other two Science subjects.
  • Abia State University, Uturu for Architecture: (a) requires Five SSCE credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, any three Fine Art, Geography or  Wood Work, Biology, Economics, Technical Drawing, Add Mathematics and Chemistry. A credit pass in Chemistry ids not compulsory (b) For Estate Management: requires Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and one Science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Agric. Science. (c) For Urban and Regional Planning: requires Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any two of Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Government, Biology, Art, History CRK/IRK. A credit pass in Geography is compulsory. (d) For Information Science: requires Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and at least one Science subject.
  • Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike same as in Mathematics.
  • Redeemer’s University, Mowe requires five ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, plus at least two from Chemistry, Biology and Further Mathematics.
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure accepts for Library Science (i) NCE in Library Science with a minimum of Upper Credit which must be equivalent to Upper Credit at ND. (ii) National Diploma (ND) from recognized institutions with a minimum of Upper Credit or its equivalent; and (iii) GCE (Advanced Level) or its equivalent passes in at least two of the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Economics.
  • Bayero University, Kano (BUK) accepts only Science subjects in Computer Science, does not accept Economics.
  • Paul University, Awka – Anambra State requires five SSCE credit passes obtained at not more than two sittings including English Language, Mathematics and Physics
  • WESERN-DEL requires five SSCE credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Biology, any other Science or Social Science subject
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) requires two other credit passes from Chemistry, Biology and Further Mathematics.
  • Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) accepts: (a) For Computer credit passes in English language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other science subject. (b) For Library and information Science credit passes in English Language, mathematics and any three other subjects.
  • Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD) requires English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two other subjects.
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) for Information and Communication Technology requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and at least three subjects from Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Agricultural Science, Economics and Geography.
  • Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja accepts credit pass in Geography as one of the other two Science subjects.
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma requires five credit level passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry/Physics plus two other Science subjects.
  • Federal University of Technology, Minna for Cyber Security Science requires five SSCE Credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and/or Chemistry and any other Science subject.
  • Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA), Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike and Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA) – Same as in Mathematics.
  • Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo does not require Biology as a compulsory subject.
  • Southwestern University, Oku Owa – Same as in Mathematics.
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) requires at least five ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other Science subject in not more than two sittings.
  • University of Abuja, Gwagwalada requires two other Sciences subjects preferably from Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Statistics, Biology or Geography and economics.
  • Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State requires the two others from Biology/Agricultural Science, Geography and Economics.
  • Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) requires Physics and any two of Chemistry, Biology/Agric. Sci., Economics/ Commerce, Electronics, Computer Studies & IT/Data Processing

 

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