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This page contains 2022 WAEC and JAMB subject combinations (admission requirements) for Mathematics, including the list of Nigerian universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more.

 

CourseMathematics
QualificationB.Sc
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course?Science student
Number of universities121

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

Yes, Mathematics 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. Mathematics graduates typically earn between ₦70,000 and ₦350,000 net per month.

Mathematics is competitive and quite popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 121 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Mathematics, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Mathematics 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 Combinations For Mathematics

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Mathematics 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 Mathematics 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 you can gain admission. Any subject with blue colour means, a pass is allowed.

If however, 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 Mathematics in Nigeria are:

  1. Mathematics
  2. English
  3. Civic Education 
  4. Trade Subject 
  5. Physics
  6. Chemistry
  7. Biology
  8. Further Mathematics/Geography
  9. Any Nigerian Language

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 Mathematics, don’t give up. You should consider other Mathematics 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

JAMB subject combination for Mathematics

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

You should score 250 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Mathematics. 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 Mathematics are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Mathematics, you are expected to have;

  • Two ‘A’ level passes in Mathematics and any other science subject.
  • NCE with at least merit in Mathematics and one of Physics, Chemistry or Economics

List of Universities offering Mathematics in Nigeria

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  3. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  4. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  5. Abia State University, Uturu
  6. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  7. Achievers University, Owo
  8. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  9. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  10. Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
  11. Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross River State
  12. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  13. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  14. Augustine University
  15. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
  16. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  17. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  18.  Bauchi State University, Gadau
  19. Bayero University, Kano
  20. Baze University
  21. University of Benin (UNIBEN) with options in Computer Science and Statistics.
  22. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  23. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  24. Bowen University, Iwo
  25. Benue State University, Makurdi
  26. Caleb University, Lagos
  27. Chrisland University
  28. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  29. Coal City University Enugu State
  30. Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  31. Cross River State University of Science & Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  32. Crescent University (CUAB)
  33. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  34. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State,
  35. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki,
  36. Edo University Iyamo
  37. Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  38. Ekiti State University, Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  39. Eastern Palm University Ogboko
  40. Imo State, Evangel University, Akaeze
  41. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD)
  42. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
  43. Federal University Gashua, Yobe (FUUmar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
  44. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  45. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  46. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  47. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
  48. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
  49. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  50. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOTUOKE)
  51. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  52. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  53. Fountain Unversity, Oshogbo
  54. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  55. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)
  56. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  57. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  58. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  59. Gregory University, Uturu
  60. Gombe State University Gombe
  61. Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun
  62. University of Ibadan (UI)
  63. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  64. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  65.  Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  66. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
  67. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  68. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  69. Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
  70. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  71. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  72. Kebbi State University, Kebbi
  73. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  74. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  75. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  76. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  77. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  78. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State,
  79. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  80. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  81. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  82. University of Mkar, Mkar
  83. Mountain Top University
  84. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  85. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA)
  86. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  87. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN),
  88. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  89. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  90. Obong University, Obong Ntak
  91. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  92. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  93. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  94. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  95. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  96. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  97. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  98. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
  99. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom,
  100. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  101. Salem University, Lokoja
  102. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  103. Sokoto State University
  104. Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  105. Summit University
  106. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  107. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  108. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  109. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  110. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  111. Hezekiah University, Umudi
  112. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  113. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  114. Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
  115. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  116. University of Uyo
  117. Veritas University, Abuja
  118. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State
  119. Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
  120. Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo
  121. Yobe State University, Damaturu
Estimated number of students currently studying Mathematics in Nigerian Universities is 75,160
Mathematics has 62% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Mathematics has 25% admission rate.

Cut-off Mark for Mathematics

As you can see, more than one University offers Mathematics. This means the cut-off mark for Mathematics will vary. However, from aggregate, the cut off mark is 250. 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.

Mathematics is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study a Mathematics degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Mathematics 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.

Mathematics is under which faculty in Nigeria?

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

Can a commercial or an art student study Mathematics?

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot study Mathematics 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.

Mathematics Course Description:

Mathematics is the language in which our era’s technical and scientific knowledge is formulated. It is also an indispensable tool in computer science, insurance and the economy. However, its actual core is pure mathematics: the intensive study of abstract structures and geometrical objects, and the discovery and description of the laws that govern them. The principal aim of a degree in Mathematics is a broad education in the fundamentals of mathematics that allows graduates to independently acquire further knowledge for their future professional work.

Mathematicians work in many different fields. They conduct research and teach at universities, universities of applied sciences and secondary schools. They work for insurance companies and, increasingly, in banks, industry, software development, planning and business optimisation, or as statisticians in the public sector. A distinct talent for abstract thought is always essential for studying and working with mathematics.

Pattern and form surround us—from the branching angles of our blood vessels and the complexity of computer algorithms to inventory scheduling and the four-dimensional geometry of our universe. As the pure expression of pattern and form, mathematics provides the language for science.

In the past 100 years, many disciplines have been virtually transformed by the infusion of mathematics, so that alongside the traditional field of mathematical physics, one now finds new disciplines such as mathematical biology, mathematical ecology, mathematical economics, mathematical linguistics and mathematical psychology.

But mathematics is so much more than its applications. As the study of formal structures, mathematics offers a supreme beauty, an abstract forest of pattern and form, at once deep, intricate, logical, and surprising, a forest holding wonders both known and unknown.

The search for these wonders is no game, for mathematics bears on eternal truth: Primes—such as 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, …—cannot be written as the product of two smaller integers. How many primes are there Infinitely many. This is a well-known wonder proved by Euclid. Twin primes—such as 3 and 5, 5 and 7, 11 and 13, 17 and 19, …—are “consecutive” primes. How many twin primes are there No one knows.

Mathematicians have unleashed their most sophisticated weapons on this problem, but the question remains unanswered. It is an unknown wonder. Will you be the first to find the answer Whatever the answer, it is an eternal and universal truth: true for all time, in all places, to every intellect.

 

Special Consideration (Waiver) to study Mathematics

  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) accept a pass in English Language.
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts Biology, Mathematics and Physics.
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) accepts Economics in lieu of Physics/Chemistry.
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) requires at least five ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any other Science subject in not more than two sittings.
  • Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accepts Mathematics and any two of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Further Mathematics.
  • Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH), Kwararafa University, Wukari and Bowen University, Iwo accept Mathematics, Physics and two other Science subjects.
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba and Ekiti State University require a pass in Chemistry
  • Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) and Abia State University, Uturu require Physics Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) accepts a pass in English Language.
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts English Language, Mathematics and any two of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Add. Mathematics.
  • Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN), University of Benin (UNIBEN), Igbinedion University Okada , Benue State University, Makurdi and Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) accept English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and any other relevant science subject.
  • Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and any other Science subjects
  • University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 ‘O’ level credits passes including English Language, Mathematics and any two/three of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Further Mathematics or Geography and other subject as the 6th subject.
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and one of Biology, Agric. Science, Economics or Geography (for Mathematics). (for Industrial Mathematics) – requires five O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any three Geography.
  • University of Uyo requires Credit passes in Mathematics and Physics.
  • University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) requires credit passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • Crescent University (CUAB) requires either Physics or Chemistry in addition to Mathematics and also IJMB at acceptable grade levels.
  • 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.
  • Bells University of Technology, Otta requires English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and one Science subject.
  • Bowen University, Iwo does not allow a combination of Biology and Agric. Science but accepts Mathematics and any other two Science subjects.
  • Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo accepts: (a) Two “A” level passes in Mathematics and either Physics and/or Chemistry. (b) Upper Credit passes in ND in addition to 5 Credits at WASC/GCE O’L / SSCE (or its equivalent)
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) requires five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics and three other subjects two of which must be in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Geography.
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) requires Physics and does not accept Economics and Agric. Science.
  • Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja accepts English, Mathematics and any other three Science subjects.
  • Abia State University, Uturu requires five SSCE credit passes including English Language, Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry and any two subjects.
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State same as in Biological Sciences.
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires credit passes in English, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and any one (1) of Chemistry, Economics and Geography.
  • Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike requires five SSCE credit passes in not more than two sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any other relevant Science subject.
  • Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU) and Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) require five ‘O’ Level credits in the SSCE including English Language, Mathematics, Physics to form the core subjects, with credit in two other relevant science subjects at not more than two sittings
  • Bayero University, Kano (BUK) does not accept Economics.
  • Paul University, Awka – Anambra State requires SSCE credit passes in not more than two sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry or Biology.
  • Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE) requires five SSCE credit passes including Mathematics, Physics, English Language plus two other  Science subjects from Further Mathematics, Chemistry Science. At least a pass in Chemistry and Biology is mandatory.
  • Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) requires five SSCE credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and any one of Biology, Economics or Geography.
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) requires five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, plus at least two from Chemistry, Biology and Further Mathematics.
  • Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires credit passes from English Language, Mathematics and any three of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics and Agricultural Science.
  • Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ) accepts credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and at least two of Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Economics, Geography and Further Mathematics.
  • Evangel University, Akaeze accepts credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and at least any three subjects in the following order: Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Agricultural Science.
  • Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI) – Same as in Physics.
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) requires credit passes in Physics, plus at least two from Chemistry, Biology and Further Mathematics.
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma requires credit passes from English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Agricultural Science.
  • Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA) requires five O’ level credit passes from English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two from Chemistry, Additional/Further Mathematics, Biology and Geography.
  • Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA) requires five credit passes at SSCE including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA) accepts five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Agricultural Science.
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure requires five SSCE credit passes including English Language Physics and two other Science subjects.
  • Southwestern University, Oku Owa requires five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and at least three subjects from Physics, Statistics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Economics and Geography.
  • University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accepts five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) including English, Mathematics and any other three subjects preferably Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and Geography in that order.
  • FED-OYE-EKITI requires five SSCE credit passes including English Language, Mathematics and Physics and Chemistry.
  • Augustine University requires Five credit passes in SSCE (or its equivalent) including English, Physics and Mathematics and any other two subjects from Further Mathematics, Physics Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science.
  • Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS) accepts credit passes English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and any two of Chemistry Further Mathematics, Biology or Agricultural Science.
  • Sokoto State University requires credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two of Chemistry, Economics, Biology or Geography.

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