This page contains 2024 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Information Technology, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.


Course Information Technology
Qualification (B.Sc. & B. Tech)
How many years 3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course? Science student

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

Yes, Information Technology (IT) 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. IT Officer salaries in Nigeria range from 70,000 NGN to 750,000 NGN per month

Information Technology degree is competitive and quite popular amongst students in secondary school. From our records, 14 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

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

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WAEC Subject Combination For Information Technology

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for an Information Technology 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 an Information Technology 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 Information Technology are:

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

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 Information Technology, don’t give up. You should consider other Information Technology 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 Information Technology (IT)

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 180 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Information Technology. You can still gain admission if you score between 160-170 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 Information Technology is:

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

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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Information Technology, 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 Information Technology in Nigeria

  1. The American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN)
  2. Crescent University (CUAB)
  3. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
  4. Salem University, Lokoja
  5. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  6. Bells University of Technology, Otta
  7. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  8. Achievers University, Owo
  9. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  10. Igbinedion University Okada
  11. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  12. Bayero University, Kano
  13. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  14. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
Estimated number of students currently studying Information Technology (IT) in Nigerian Universities is 7,800
Information Technology (IT) has 79% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Information Technology (IT) has 83% admission rate.


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Information Technology is how many years course?

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

Information Technology is under which faculty in Nigeria?

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

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Can a commercial or an art student study Information Technology?

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot study Information Technology 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 Information Technology is through GCE.


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