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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.

 

CourseMathematics and Economics
QualificationB.Sc
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course?Science student
Number of universities2

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.

We have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you.

WAEC Subject Combinations For Mathematics and Economics

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Mathematics and Economics 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 Mathematics and Economics 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 Mathematics and Economics in Nigeria are:

  1. Mathematics
  2. English
  3. Civic Education 
  4. Trade Subject 
  5. Physics
  6. Chemistry
  7. Biology
  8. Geography
  9. 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:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

 

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:

  1. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  2. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
Estimated number of students currently studying Mathematics and Economics in Nigerian Universities is 920
Mathematics and Economics has 48% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Mathematics and Economics has 85% admission rate.

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

Have you written WAEC, NECO or GCE? Are you one of those reading this to know if your O level result qualifies you to study this course at the university? If the subject combination mentioned above does not correspond with your O level, we can help you review your result and suggest a suitable degree course for you. Interested? Start here.

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1 thought on “WAEC and JAMB Subject for Mathematics and Economics”

  1. Can I use this waec result to study Economics math
    Data processing E8
    Economic C6
    Civic C6
    English B3
    Math C6
    Agric B2
    Biology C4
    Chemistry D7
    Physics E8

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