This page contains official 2022 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Pure and Applied Mathematics, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.
|Course||Pure and Applied Mathematics|
|Qualification||(B.Sc. & B. Tech)|
|How many years||3 – 4 Years|
|Who can study this course?||Science student|
|Cut off mark||Varies|
|Related courses||Pure and Applied Mathematics related courses|
|Job Availability||High and Competitive|
On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Pure and Applied Mathematics. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.
You must be a science student with a good background science subjects for you to study Pure and Applied Mathematics 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.
In other words, 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 student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.
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WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Pure and Applied Mathematics
You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Pure and Applied Mathematics in Nigeria universities. These subjects combination are also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Pure and Applied Mathematics must include:
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 Pure and Applied Mathematics. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Pure and Applied Mathematics, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.
JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Pure and Applied Mathematics
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 Pure and Applied Mathematics that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), 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 Pure and Applied Mathematics. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..
Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Pure and Applied 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 Pure and Applied Mathematics, you are expected to have;
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Mathematics and any other Science subject.
(ii) NCE/HND (merit) /ND (Upper credit) in Mathematics.
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 Pure and Applied Mathematics, don’t give up. You should consider other Pure and Applied Mathematics 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
This is the list of Universities offering Pure and Applied Mathematics in Nigeria
- University of Benin (UNIBEN)
- Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
- University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
- Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
- Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
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Cut-off Mark for Pure and Applied Mathematics course
As you can see, more than one University offers Pure and Applied Mathematics. This means the cut-off mark for Pure and Applied Mathematics varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Pure and Applied Mathematics is a good course and you can also check the top best science courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.
Pure and Applied Mathematics is how many years course?
In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Pure and Applied Mathematics degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Pure and Applied 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 extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.
Pure and Applied Mathematics is under which faculty in Nigeria?
According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Pure and Applied Mathematics 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 Pure and Applied Mathematics?
No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot study Pure and Applied Mathematics at the university because it is a pure science course which need 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 Pure and Applied Mathematics is through GCE.
Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Pure and Applied Mathematics 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.
What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Pure and Applied Mathematics
(i) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) accepts OND (upper credit), HND (lower credit), NCE (credit) in relevant fields into 200 level or ‘A’ Level Passes in Mathematics, Physics,, Chemistry or Biology
(ii) Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli requires two ‘A’ level passes from Maths, Physics, Econs or Chemistry and accepts NCE Maths (lower credit).
(iii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – No Direct Entry.
(iv) University of Benin (UNIBEN): in addition to UTME requirements, accepts: (a) Merit in own Diploma(Credit) / other recognised University Diploma(Upper credit) in Data Processing, Science Laboratory Technology, Analytical and Industrial Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Mathematics Education. (b) ND (Upper credit) / HND (Lower credit) in Mathematics / Statistics or Science Laboratory Technology; (c) NCE (Overall Merit) with credit passes in Mathematics and Physics.
(v) Paul University, Awka – Anambra State accepts passes in Mathematics, Pure and Applied Physics or Chemistry or Biology or Statistics at GCE Advanced or its equivalent.
What is WAEC, NECO or GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Pure and Applied Mathematics
(i) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) requires Biology.
(ii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts Economics as the fifth subject.
What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Pure and Applied Mathematics
(i) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts Mathematics, Physics and any of Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science.
(ii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) requires Mathematics and any two of Physics, Chemistry and Economics and does not accept Geography