WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Mathematics and Economics

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This page contains official 2019/2020 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Mathematics and Economics, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.

 

Course Mathematics and Economics
Qualification (B.Sc. & B. Tech)
How many years 3 – 4 Years
Who can study this couse Science student
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Non Competitive
Related courses Mathematics and Economics related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive

 

On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Mathematics and Economics. 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 Mathematics and Economics 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.

That is, 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 post that will be of benefit to you. You can always ignore!

 

WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Mathematics and Economics

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Mathematics and Economics in Nigeria universities. These subjects combination are also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Mathematics and Economics must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Economics
  4. Any other two subjects selected from Science or Social Sciences at not more than two sittings
  5. A trade subject

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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 Mathematics and Economics. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Mathematics and Economics, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Mathematics and Economics

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 Mathematics and Economics 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 Mathematics and Economics. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination to study Mathematics and Economics must include:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Economics
  3. Any other Science or Social Science subject

 

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

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 and Economics, you are expected to have;

(i) At least two ‘A’ level passes (G.C.E or H.S.C) at not more than two sittings. The subjects should include Mathematics and Economics.

(ii) Credit level pass in the University of Benin Diploma in Data Processing (DDP), Mathematics Education (DME), Accounting (DIA), and Computer Engineering (DICE).

(iii) Diploma from any other recognised Universities with at least an Upper Credit level pass in the areas listed in (ii) above.

(iv) OND with at least an Upper Credit level pass in Mathematics/Statistics, Computer Science, Accounting or Business Studies from a recognised Polytechnic or College of Technology.

(v) HND with at least a Lower Credit level pass in Mathematics/Statistics, Computer Science, Accounting or Business Studies from a recognised Polytechnic or College of Technology.

(vi) NCE with at least a Credit level pass in Mathematics and Economics from a recognised College of Education. In addition candidates should have at least an overall-Merit level pass.

 

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

These are the list of Universities offering Mathematics and Economics in Nigeria

  1. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  2. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)

 

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Cut-off Mark for Mathematics and Economics course

As you can see, more than one University offers Mathematics and Economics. This means the cut-off mark for Mathematics and Economics varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Mathematics and Economics 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.

 

Mathematics and Economics is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Mathematics and Economics at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Mathematics and Economics 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.

 

Mathematics and Economics is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Mathematics and Economics 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 Mathematics and Economics?

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot Mathematics and Economics at the university because it is a pure science course which need a good background on 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 Mathematics and Economics is through GCE.

 


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Mathematics and Economics 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.

You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for Mathematics and Economics below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Mathematics and Economics had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….

Special Consideration
What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Mathematics and Economics
(i) University of Benin (UNIBEN) -Candidates for Direct Entry should also satisfy UTME requirements.

(ii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) requires (a) Two ‘A’ level credit passes in Mathematics and any of Economics, Statistics, Geography and Business Mgt. (b) HND/Diploma in any of Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics and Maths Education at credit level. (c) NCE with credit passes in Mathematics and Economics d. IJMB with a minimum of 8 points which must include credit passes in both Mathematics and Economics.

What is WAEC, NECO or GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Mathematics and Economics
(i) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts Mathematics, Economics and any of Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Geography and Government.

(ii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) requires Economics/ Commerce and any two of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Agric. Science, Geography, Government, Financial Accounting, Computer Studies & IT


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