This page contains 2024 WAEC and JAMB subject combinations (admission requirements) for Cyber Security Science, including the list of Nigerian universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more.


CourseCyber Security Science
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course?Science student
Number of universities9

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

Yes, Cyber Security 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. Cyber Security graduates typically earn between ₦310,000 and ₦1,500,000 net per month.

Cyber Security Science is not competitive and quite popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 9 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

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

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Cyber Security 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 Cyber Security 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 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 Cyber Security Science in Nigeria are:

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

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 Cyber Security Science, don’t give up. You should consider other Cyber Security Science 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 Cyber Security Science

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 200 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Cyber Security Science. You can still gain admission if you score between 180-190 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 Cyber Security Science are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Cyber Security 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 Cyber Security 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 Cyber Security Science in Nigeria

  1. Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA)
  2. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD)
  3. The Technical University, Ibadan (TECH-U)
  4. Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN)
  5. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  6. Elizade University Ilara Mokin
  7. Greenfield University
  8. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH)
  9. Bayero University Kano
Estimated number of students currently studying Cyber Security Science in Nigerian Universities is 7,793
Cyber Security Science has 68% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Cyber Security Science has 35% admission rate.

Cut-off Mark for Cyber Security Science course

As you can see, more than one University offers Cyber Security Science. This means the cut-off mark for Cyber Security Science will vary. However, from aggregate, the cut off mark is 200. You can still gain admission if you score between 180-190 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher.

Cyber Security Science is how many years course?

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

Cyber Security Science is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Cyber Security Science 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 Cyber Security Science?

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

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