This page contains 2022 WAEC and JAMB subject combinations (admission requirements) for Mathematics and Economics, including the list of Nigerian universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more.
|Course||Mathematics and Economics|
|How many years||3 – 4 Years|
|Who can study this course?||Science student|
|Number of universities||2|
Is Mathematics and Economics a good course in Nigeria and what is the salary?
Yes, Mathematics and Economics 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. Mathematics and Economics graduates typically earns between ₦120,000 and ₦360,000 net per month.
Mathematics and Economics is not competitive and quite popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 2 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.
So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Mathematics and Economics, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Mathematics and Economics 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 Combinations For Mathematics and Economics
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 Mathematics and Economics in Nigeria are:
- Civic Education
- Trade Subject
- 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 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 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 Mathematics and Economics
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 Mathematics and Economics. 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 Mathematics and Economics are:
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;
- 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.
- Credit level pass in the University of Benin Diploma in Data Processing (DDP), Mathematics Education (DME), Accounting (DIA), and Computer Engineering (DICE).
- Diploma from any other recognised Universities with at least an Upper Credit level pass in the areas listed in (ii) above.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
List of Universities offering Mathematics and Economics in Nigeria:
- University of Benin (UNIBEN)
- Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
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 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.
Mathematics and Economics is how many years course?
In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Mathematics and Economics degree course 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 an 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 also be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.
Can a commercial or an art student study Mathematics and Economics?
No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot study Mathematics and Economics 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.
Special Consideration (waiver) to study Mathematics and Economics
- University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts Mathematics, Economics and any of Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Geography and Government.
- 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