Last updated on October 17, 2019 by The Counselor
This page contains official 2020/2021 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Statistics, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.
|Qualification||(B.Sc. & B. Tech)|
|How many years||3 – 4 Years|
|Who can study this couse||Science student|
|Cut off mark||Varies|
|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 ignore.
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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:
- English Language
- Three subjects from Physics, Statistics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Economics and Geography
- A trade subject
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!..
- 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
- Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
- Abia State University, Uturu
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
- Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
- University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
- Achievers University, Owo
- Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
- Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
- Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
- Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
- Yobe State University, Damaturu
- Bauchi State University, Gadau
- University of Benin (UNIBEN)
- Bowen University, Iwo
- Benue State University, Makurdi
- University of Calabar (UNICAL)
- Caleb University, Lagos
- Coal City University Enugu State
- Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
- Edo University Iyamo
- Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
- Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
- Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
- Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
- Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOTUOKE)
- Federal University of Technology, Akure
- Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
- University of Agriculture, Makurdi
- Gregory University, Uturu
- Gombe State University, Gombe
- University of Ibadan (UI)
- University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
- Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
- University of Jos (UNIJOS)
- Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
- Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
- Kebbi State University, Kebbi
- Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
- Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
- University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
- Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
- Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
- Federal University of Technology, Minna
- University of Mkar, Mkar
- Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
- Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
- Obong University, Obong Ntak
- Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
- Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
- Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
- Redeemer’s University, Mowe
- Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
- Salem University, Lokoja
- Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
- Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
- Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
- Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
- Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
- Ekiti State University
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka (UNIZIK)
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
- University of Uyo
- Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
- Ekiti State University
- Ilorin (KWASU)
I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Statistics. Listen, I don’t encourage such but if you’re bent on knowing the best universities or top universities to study Statistics in Nigeria, Check here
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;
- 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.
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….
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