WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject Combinations for Statistics

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

 

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

 

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

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Statistics 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 Statistics must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Three subjects from Physics, Statistics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Economics and Geography
  4. 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 Statistics. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Statistics, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Statistics

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 Statistics 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 Statistics. 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 Statistics must include:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Any two of Physics, Chemistry and Economics

 




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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Statistics, you are expected to have;

  • Two ‘A’ level passes to include Mathematics or Statistics.
  • NCE (credit) in relevant subjects.

 

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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 Statistics, don’t give up. You should consider other Statistics 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 Statistics in Nigeria

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Abia State University, Uturu
  3. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  4. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  5. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  6. Achievers University, Owo
  7. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  8. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  9. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
  10. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  11. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  12. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  13. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  14. Bowen University, Iwo
  15. Benue State University, Makurdi
  16. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  17. Caleb University, Lagos
  18. Coal City University Enugu State
  19. Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  20. Edo University Iyamo
  21. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  22. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
  23. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  24. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  25. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOTUOKE)
  26. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  27. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  28. University of Agriculture, Makurdi
  29. Gregory University, Uturu
  30. Gombe State University, Gombe
  31. University of Ibadan (UI)
  32.  University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  33. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  34. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  35. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  36. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  37. Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
  38. Kebbi State University, Kebbi
  39. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  40. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  41. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  42. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  43. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  44. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  45. University of Mkar, Mkar
  46. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  47. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  48. Obong University, Obong Ntak
  49. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  50. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
  51. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  52. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  53. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
  54. Salem University, Lokoja
  55. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  56. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  57. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  58. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  59. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  60. Ekiti State University
  61. Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka (UNIZIK)
  62. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  63. University of Uyo
  64. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  65. Ekiti State University
  66. Ilorin (KWASU)

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Statistics. Listen, there is no such thing as best universities or top universities to study Statistics in Nigeria. Nobody has that information. Although recommendations are allowed, don’t be deceived by the word “best”. Read why you should stop looking for the best University in Nigeria

 

Course description: Statistics is the study of the collection, organisation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. It deals with all aspects of this, including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments. A statistician is someone who is particularly well versed in the ways of thinking necessary for the successful application of statistical methods. Such people have often gained experience by working in any of a wide number of fields. There is also a discipline called Mathematics and Statistics that studies statistics mathematically.

What do statisticians do The world is becoming quantitative. More and more professions, from the every day to the exotic, depending on data and numerical reasoning. Data are not just numbers, but numbers that carry information about a specific setting and need to be interpreted in that setting. With the growth in the use of data comes a growing demand for the services of statisticians, who are experts in the following: – Producing trustworthy data – Analysing data to make their meaning clear – Drawing practical conclusions from data

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Statistics 
Career opportunities include;

  • Medicine
  • Industry
  • Government
  • Survey Market research

 

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Cut-off Mark for Statistics course

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

 

Statistics is how many years course?

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

 

Statistics is under which faculty in Nigeria?

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

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot Statistics 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 Statistics is through GCE.

 


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Statistics 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 Statistics below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Statistics 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) for Statistics
(i) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires Physics or Chemistry in addition to Mathematics

(ii) Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State and University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accept NCE merit in Mathematics or National Diploma in Statistics.

(iii) University of Uyo accepts ND (upper credit)/HND (lower credit) and NCE merit in relevant field plus UTME requirements.

(v) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts (a) Two ‘A’ level subjects to include Mathematics (plus five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language.

(vi) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts ND with UTME requirements. Also accepts two A’ level courses in Mathematics, and any of Physics, Chemistry, Economics and Geography. (vii) Benson Idahosa University, Benin City accepts Physics NCE (Credit) in related field. (vii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) and Abia State University, Uturu -No Direct Entry.

(ix) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) accepts two ‘A’ levels including Mathematics/Statistics, ND in Statistics from recognised institution. (x) Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST) accepts ND/HND in Statistics or relevant subject.

(xii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) does not accept Diploma in Computer Science

(xii) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) requires at least two ‘A’ Level passes not below Grade C in Mathematics and any other Science subject. It also accepts ND/HND (Upper Credit) in Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering. Candidates must in addition meet UTME ‘O’ Level requirements. It does not accept First Degree or NCE.

(xiii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) accepts Two `A’ level passes or equivalent in Maths and any one of Physics/Chemistry/Statistics/ Economics/Geography

(xv) Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo same as in Mathematics

(xvi) Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) accepts: a) ND (Upper Credit) in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics or related fields. b) NCE (Credit) in relevant subjects plus UTME requirement. c) Two A’ level credit passes in Statistics, Physics and Mathematics.

(xvii) Federal University of Technology, Akure accepts (a) Two “A” level Passes in Mathematics and at least one subject from Physics, Economics, Geography, Chemistry and Biology. (b) ND in Statistics at Upper Credit from recognised institution (c) NCE in Mathematics and any other Physical Science subject with at least a merit pass

(xviii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts: (a) two A’ level passes to include Mathematics or Statistics plus UTME requirements. (b) NCE (Credit) in relevant subjects plus UTME requirement. (c) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts ND (Upper credits), HND (lower credit) and NCE merit in relevant field plus UTME requirement.

(xx) Kebbi State University, Kebbi accepts A’ level passes in relevant fields such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics in addition to O’ level credit passes in English language, Mathematics and either of Physics, Chemistry, Economics or Geography. It also accepts ND/HND in relevant fields at credit level in addition to O’ level requirements.

(xxi) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja – Same as in Computer Science.

(xxii) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) accepts (a) Two “A” level Passes in Mathematics and at least one subject from Physics, Economics, Geography, Chemistry and Biology. (a) ND in Statistics at Upper Credit from recognised institution (b) NCE in Mathematics and any other Physical Science subject with at least a Credit pass.

(xxiii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts (a) ‘A’ level/IJMB passes in Mathematics and any two of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography and Geology. (b) NCE Mathematics/ Statistics with any of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography and Geology.

(xxiv) University of Benin (UNIBEN) in addition to UTME requirements may in consider:  (i) At least two Advanced Level passes in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) or the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or any of the recognized equivalent by the Senate of the University of Benin at not more than two sittings. The subjects should include Mathematics/Statistics and any other Science or relevant Social Science (Economics, Accounting, Geography, Business Studies)  subjects.

(iv) National Diploma (ND) with at least an Upper credit level passes in Mathematics/Statistics and other Science or relevant Social Science subjects in B(i) above from any recognized Polytechnic or Colleges of Technology by the Senate of the University of Benin.

(v) Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least a lower credit level passes as in B (iv) above.

(vi) Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE) with at least a merit level pass in Mathematics/Statistics and other Science or relevant Social Science subject from a recognized College of Education by the Senate of the University of Benin. In addition, candidates should have at least overall merit level pass grade.

(vii) University of Agriculture, Makurdi – Same as in Mathematics/Computer Science.

(viii) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accepts two A-level Credit passes in Mathematics and either Physics and/or Chemistry or NCE (minimum 10 points) with Credit Passes in Mathematics and another Science subject or ND (upper credit) in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer science.

(ix) Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo accepts a) ‘A’ level/ND (upper credit) /HND (lower credit) or its equivalent in Mathematics and any one of Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Statistics and Physics. subject from Physics, Economics, Geography, Chemistry and Biology. (b) ND in Statistics at Upper Credit from recognised institution (c) NCE in Mathematics and any other Physical Science subject with at least a merit pass

(xviii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts: (a) two A’ level passes to include Mathematics or Statistics plus UTME requirements. (b) NCE (Credit) in relevant subjects plus UTME requirement. (c) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts ND (Upper credits), HND (lower credit) and NCE merit in relevant field plus UTME requirement.

(xx) Kebbi State University, Kebbi accepts A’ level passes in relevant fields such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics in addition to O’ level credit passes in English language, Mathematics and either of Physics, Chemistry, Economics or Geography. It also accepts ND/HND in relevant fields at credit level in addition to O’ level requirements.

(xxi) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja – Same as in Computer Science.

(xxii) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) accepts (a) Two “A” level Passes in Mathematics and at least one subject from Physics, Economics, Geography, Chemistry and Biology. (a) ND in Statistics at Upper Credit from recognised institution (b) NCE in Mathematics and any other Physical Science subject with at least a Credit pass.

(xxiii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts (a) ‘A’ level/IJMB passes in Mathematics and any two of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography and Geology. (b) NCE Mathematics/ Statistics with any of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography and Geology.

(xxiv) University of Benin (UNIBEN) in addition to UTME requirements may in consider

What is WAEC, NECO and GCE Special Consideration (waiver) for Statistics
i) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) and Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accept a pass in English Language.

(ii) Benson Idahosa University, Benin City accepts any Science subject in addition to Mathematics and Physics.

(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires five O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and at least two subjects from Physics, Statistics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Economics and Geography.

(iv) Abia State University, Uturu requires Five SSCE passes to include English Language, Mathematics and any three of Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Biology, Geography and Additional Mathematics.

(v) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) requires a credit in Physics and accepts a pass in English Language.

(vi) Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike same as in Mathematics.

(v) University of Ibadan (UI) does not accept Economics as a Science Subject.

(vi) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 or 6 credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and any other 3 Science subjects at one or two sittings.

(vii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) requires Chemistry, Physics and any one of Biology, Geography or Economics.

(viii) Bauchi State University, Gadau and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) do not accept Economics and Geography.

(ix) Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike requires at least O’ Level credit passes in Physics/Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology

(x) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma requires subjects listed for UTME in addition to English and Mathematics.

(xi) Kwararafa University, Wukari requires credit pass in Physics.

(xii) Renaissance University, Enugu requires Further Maths.

(xiii) Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) requires Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The University does not accept Economics as UTME subject.

(xiv) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics three other subjects, two of which must be from two subjects from Physics, Statistics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Econs and Geography.

(xv) University of Calabar (UNICAL) requires in addition to the general entry requirements approved for admission to Nigerian Universities; candidates must have passed SSCE/GCE O/level in Mathematics, Physics. Chemistry and Biology in addition to an acceptable pass in UTME. A credit in Further Mathematics will be an advantage.

(xvi) Ekiti State University does not accept NCE for Direct Entry.

(xvii) Federal University of Technology, Akure requires English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two of Chemistry, Economics, Geography and Biology.

(xviii) Abia State University, Uturu requires five SSCCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any three of Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Biology, geography and Additional Mathematics

(xix) Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI) – Same as in Physics. (xx) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma requires three other credit passes from Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Agricultural Science.

(xxi) Kebbi State University, Kebbi does not accept Statistics and Further Mathematics.

(xxiii) Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA) and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) require five SSCCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

(xxiv) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) requires at least five ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other Science subject in not more than two sittings.

(xxv) University of Agriculture, Makurdi – Same as in Mathematics/Computer Science.

(xxvi) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) requires three other credits from Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, Geography, Economics/Commerce, Computer Studies& IT/Data Processing

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) for Statistics
(i) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) and University of Ibadan (UI) – do not accept Economics.

(ii) Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Bowen University, Iwo and Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST) accept Mathematics and any two of Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

(iii) University of Ibadan (UI) – Mathematics and any two science subjects.

(iv) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) – Mathematics and Physics are compulsory

(v) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) – Mathematics and any two of Physics, Chemistry, Economics and Geography.

(vi) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) accepts Mathematics and any Two of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Economics.

(vii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) does not accept Geography.

(viii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Mathematics and any two of Physics, Chemistry Geography, Biology

(ix) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires Physics, Mathematics/Chemistry/ Economics/Biology/Geography.

(x) Federal University of Technology, Akure requires Physics, Mathematics and one of Chemistry, Geography, Economics or Biology.

(xi) Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) and Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) require Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

(xii) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja – Same as in Computer Science.

(xiii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Mathematics and any two of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Geography.

(xiv) University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires Mathematics, Economics and any other Science subject.

(xv) University of Agriculture, Makurdi – Same as in Mathematics/Computer Science.

(xvi) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accepts also Biology and Geography.

(xvii) Bauchi State University, Gadau accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

(xviii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) requires Mathematics and any two of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Economics


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