WAEC and JAMB Subject for Geography – Under Social Science

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

 

Course Geography – Under Social Science
Qualification [B.Sc. (Hons]
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Art and Commercial Students
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses Geography related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive

 

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

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

  1. English Language
  2. Geography
  3. Any three from Arts or Social Science subjects with at least a pass in Mathematics
  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 Geography. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study this course, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Geography

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 Geography 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 Geography. 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 Geography must include:

  1. Geography
  2. Two other Arts or Social Science subjects

 




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

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, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in Geography, Economics, Government and Mathematics

 

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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 this course, don’t give up. You should consider other Geography 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 Geography – Under Social Science in Nigeria

  1. Abia State University, Uturu
  2. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  3. Bayero University, Kano
  4. Benue State University, Makurdi
  5. Ekiti State University
  6. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (FUDUSOK)
  7. Federal University Gashua, Yobe Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
  8. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  9. University of Ibadan (UI)
  10. Kogi State University Anyigba
  11. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  12. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  13. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  14. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  15. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA)
  16. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  17. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  18. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  19. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  20. Sokoto State University
  21. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  22. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  23. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  24. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  25. Yobe State University, Damaturu

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Geography. Listen, there is no such thing as best universities or top universities to study Geography 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

 

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Cut-off Mark for Geography course

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

 

Geography is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Geography is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, Geography 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 Geography?

Yes! If you are a Science, Commercial or an Art student, you can study Geography 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 Geography is through GCE.

 


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Geography 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 Geography below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Geography 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) to study Geography
(i) Benue State University, Makurdi requires a credit pass in Mathematics.

(ii) Bayero University, Kano (BUK) does not accept ‘A’ level passes below grade D and NCE below grade C and requires Geography plus any two Social Science subject.

(iii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) andBayero University, Kano (BUK) accept ‘A’ level passes or NCE in Geography and any other Science or Social Science subject

(iv) University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) accepts ND/HND in relevant fields.

(v) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) accepts NCE (merit level) in Geography and ND (at least lower credit level) in Town Planning, Surveying, environmental Management or Tropical Science plus at least 4 ‘O’ level credits including English and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(vi) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – No Direct Entry (vii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) does not accept Economics

(viii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 2 A’ level passes in Geography and any one of Economics, Government or History. (ix) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) accepts IJMB and two A’ level papers in relevant subjects.

(x) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) accepts ND in Surveying, Geology, Civil Engineering or Urban and Regional Planning, and with NCE in Geography combination with at least a lower credit.

(xii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts: (a) Two ‘A’ level passes in Geography and anyone of Economics, History, Agric Science, Geology, Lit. In English, biology, Chemistry or Physics. (b) NCE (Merit level) in Geography and ND (at least Merit) in Town Planning, Surveying, Environmental Management or Tropical Science plus UTME requirement.

(xiii) Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ) in addition to O’ level requirement: (a) Requires Three A’ level passes which must include Geography. (b) Accepts NCE (merit) and ND/HND (credit) in relevant fields such as Land Surveying, Cartography, Estate Management, Town Planning, Architecture and Environment Science.

(xiv) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) accepts: (a) ‘A’ level passes in Geography and any one of the Social Sciences, Arts or Pure Science subjects. (b) N.C.E. with credit passes in Geography and one teaching subject in the Social Sciences, Arts or Pure Science. (c) National Diploma at Upper Credit level in Urban/Regional Planning or Environmental Science.

(xv) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts; (a) Very good passes in three (3) JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Geography and any two of Economics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Government. (b) Two (2) Cambridge A/Level passes in Geography and one (1) of the following: Economics, Government, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics. (c) Candidates must also satisfy the O/Level requirement.

(xvi) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accepts two A’ level credit passes in Geography and any other Science subject. Economics or Government. ND (upper credit) in Surveying, Town planning or Environmental management.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Geography
(i) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires credit passes in Mathematics, Geography and any one of the following subjects: Economics, Government, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts candidates who did not offer Geography at UTME, but has ‘O’ level credits in the subject.

(iii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5/6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings to include English Language, Geography and any three Arts or S/Science subjects with at least a pass in Mathematics.

(iv) Benue State University, Makurdi and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) require ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics.

(v) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts credits in English, Geography, and any 3 of Economics, Government, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Additional Mathematics

(vi) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts credit in English, Geography and any three other subjects.

(vii) Abia State University, Uturu requires credit passes in English Language, Geography and any three of History, Government Economics, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry & Agric Science.

(viii) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics

(ix) Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ) and Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) require five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any two from Arts or Social Science subjects

(x)Bayero University, Kano (BUK) requires Geography and at least one other Social Science subject.

(xi) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) require ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics.

(xii) BELSS and University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) require Credit passes in English Language, Geography and any other three subjects.

(xiii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) requires at least a pass Mathematics.

(xiv) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any two of Economics, Government, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

(xv) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any to relevant Science, Social Science or Humanities subjects at not more than two sittings.

(xvi) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires credit passes in Mathematics, English, Geography and any other two science or social science subjects and one science subject preferably physics, chemistry and technical Drawing.

(xvii) Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA) requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and two other subjects from Commerce, Economics, History, French, Arabic, Accounts and Government.

(xviii) Kogi State University Anyigba requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and two other relevant subjects in either Natural Sciences or Social Sciences.

(xix) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts Five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Geography and any three subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(xx) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any two from Arts, Social Science or Science subjects in not more than two sittings.

(xxi) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accepts five credit Passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Geography and any two of Chemistry, Physics, Economics Biology/ Agricultural Science and Government

What is JAMB UTME Special consideration (waiver) to study Geography
(i) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) -Mathematics required

(ii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires Geography and any two from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Government, and Mathematics.

(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) – Geography and any two subjects.

(iv) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) – Geography and any two from Science or Social Science subjects

(v) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) and Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) require Mathematics in the combination of UTME subjects

(vi) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) requires Basic Science subject.

(vii) Bowen University, Iwo requires Economics and Government/History.

(viii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) accepts any three subjects, Geography is not compulsory.

(ix) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires Mathematics, Government and any other Arts or Social Science subject.

(x) Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ) accepts two other subjects from Economics, Government, History, Biology and other Science subjects.

(xi) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada requires Geography and any other two of Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Agricultural science or Economics or Government.

(xii) Kogi State University Anyigba accepts any Science subject in addition to Arts and Social Science


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