Economics and Development Studies – Under Social Science

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

 

Course Economics and Development Studies
Qualification [B.Sc. (Hons]
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Art and Commercial Students
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Non Competitive
Related courses Economics and Development Studies related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive

 

On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Economics and Development Studies. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.

 

You must be a Commercial student or an Art student with a good background Commercial subjects for you to study Economics and Development Studies 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 Economics and Development Studies

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

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Economics
  4. Any two of Arts or Social Science subjects
  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 Economics and Development Studies. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Economics and Development Studies, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Economics and Development Studies

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 Economics and Development Studies 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 Economics and Development Studies. 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 Economics and Development Studies must include:

  1. Economics
  2. Mathematics
  3. Any of Government, History, Geography, Lit-inEnglish, French and CRK/IRK

 

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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for this course and Development Studies, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in Economics and any one of Mathematics, Statistics, Geography Physics, Chemistry, Agric Science, Accounting, Business Management, History and Government

 

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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 Economics and Development Studies, don’t give up. You should consider other Economics and Development Studies 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 Economics and Development Studies in Nigeria

  1. Igbinedion University Okada
  2. Federal University Gashua, Yobe Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
  3. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  4. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State

 

Course description: This course seeks to provide students with a broad-based understanding of economic development and the choices countries face. To obtain such an understanding, students will read the works of contemporary economists who provide a variety of approaches to poverty alleviation and the tradeoffs that must be confronted. Emphasis will be placed on close reading, class discussion, and on writing a number of papers that compare and contrast different views of economic development

 

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Cut-off Mark for Economics and Development Studies course

As you can see, more than one University offers Economics and Development Studies. This means the cut-off mark for Economics and Development Studies varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Economics and Development Studies is a good course and you can also check the top best commercial courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

 

Economics and Development Studies is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Economics and Development Studies is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, Economics and Development Studies is under the Faculty/School/College of Social and Management Studies but may be under a different faculty in some universities.

 

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Can a science or art student study Economics and Development Studies?

Yes! If you are a Science, Commercial or an Art student, you can study Economics and Development Studies at the university 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 Economics and Development Studies is through GCE.

 


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Economics and Development Studies 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 Economics and Development Studies below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Economics and Development Studies 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
Check subject combination for Economics

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