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

 

CourseGeography
QualificationB.Sc
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course?Science student
Related coursesGeography related courses

Is Geography a good course in Nigeria?

Absolutely. Geography is one of the oldest degrees in the world with fewer job roles to explore. This course is popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 53 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

The salary range for Geography graduates in Nigeria is between 70,000 naira to 250,000 naira per month. A person working as a Geography Teacher in Nigeria typically earns around 38,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 38,000 NGN (lowest) to 250,000 NGN (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Geography graduates’ salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location

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

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

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject 
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • 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 Geography, don’t give up. You should consider other Geography 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 Geography

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 190 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Geography. 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 Geography are:

  • English
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry/Biology

 

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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Geography, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in Geography and one other science subject

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These are the list of universities offering Geography in Nigeria

  1. Abia State University, Uturu
  2. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  3. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  4. Adeyemi College of Education
  5. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  6. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  7. Bayero University, Kano
  8. Benue State University, Makurdi
  9. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  10. Ekiti State University
  11. Federal University Gashua, Yobe Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
  12. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  13. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  14. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (FUDUSOK)
  15. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  16. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  17. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
  18. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  19. Gombe State University, Gombe
  20. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  21. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  22. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  23. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  24. Kogi State University Anyigba
  25. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  26. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  27. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  28. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  29. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  30. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA)
  31. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  32. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  33. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  34. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  35. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  36. Saadatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso
  37. Sokoto State University
  38. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  39. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  40. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  41. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  42. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  43. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  44. University of Ibadan (UI)
  45. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  46. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  47. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  48. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  49. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  50. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  51. University of Uyo
  52. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  53. Yobe State University, Damaturu

Admission Rate:

Geography is one of the oldest degrees in Nigeria with fewer job roles to explore, and the competition for this course is high in Nigerian universities. Geography has a 57% admission rate.

Estimated number of students currently studying Geography in Nigerian Universities is 25,942
Geography has 24% employment rate in Nigeria

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Geography is how many years course?

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

Geography is under which faculty in Nigeria?

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

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Can a commercial or an art student study Geography?

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

 

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Geography in WAEC. But note this — Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some compulsory subjects instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results.

Special Consideration (waiver) for Geography

  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye requires two other Science subjects.
  • University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and any two other Science subjects.
  • Gombe State University, Gombe accepts Economics.
  • Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU): Science Option- Five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and any two of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Agricultural Science. Social Science Option- Five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and any two of Government, Economics, Commerce and Accounting.
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English language, Mathematics, Geography, Biology and any other science subjects.
  •  The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires five o’ level credit passes including English Language, Geography and any three Arts or Social Science subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) only accept Chemistry, Biology or Physics as the other two Science subjects.
  • Abia State University, Uturu requires five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any three subjects from Arts, Social Science and Sciences. A credit pass in Geography is compulsory.
  • The Federal University of Technology, Minna accepts requires a credit pass in Physics and any other science subject.
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State requires two other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires credit passes in Mathematics, Geography and any one of the following subjects: Economics, Government, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
  • University of Ibadan (UI) accepts candidates who did not offer Geography at UTME, but has ‘O’ level credits in the subject.
  • University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5/6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings to include English Language, Geography and any three Arts or S/Science subjects with at least a pass in Mathematics.
  • Benue State University, Makurdi and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) require ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics.
  • Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts credits in English, Geography, and any 3 of Economics, Government, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Additional Mathematics
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts credit in English, Geography and any three other subjects.
  • Abia State University, Uturu requires credit passes in English Language, Geography and any three of History, Government Economics, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry & Agric Science.
  • Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics
  • Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ) and Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) require five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any two from Arts or Social Science subjects
  • Bayero University, Kano (BUK) requires Geography and at least one other Social Science subject.
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) require ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics.
  • BELSS and the University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) require Credit passes in English Language, Geography and any other three subjects.
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) requires at least a pass in Mathematics.
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any two of Economics, Government, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any relevant Science, Social Science or Humanities subjects at not more than two sittings.
  • Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires credit passes in Mathematics, English, Geography and any other two science or social science subjects and one science subject preferably physics, chemistry and technical Drawing.
  • Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA) requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and two other subjects from Commerce, Economics, History, French, Arabic, Accounts and Government.
  • Kogi State University Anyigba requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and two other relevant subjects in either Natural Sciences or Social Sciences.
  • The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts Five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Geography and any three subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.
  • Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any two from Arts, Social Science or Science subjects in not more than two sittings.
  • University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accepts five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Geography and any two of Chemistry, Physics, Economics Biology/ Agricultural Science and Government

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