This page contains 2024 WAEC and JAMB subject combinations (admission requirements) for Human Resources Management, including the list of Nigerian universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more.


CourseHuman Resources Management
Qualification[B.Sc. (Hons]
Duration3 – 4 Years
SuitabilityArt and Commercial Students
Number of universities14


Is Human Resources Management a good course in Nigeria and what is the salary?

Yes, Human Resources Management 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. Human Resources Management graduates typically earn between ₦140,000 and ₦410,000 net per month.

Human Resources Management is competitive and quite popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 14 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Human Resources Management, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Human Resources Management 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 Human Resources Management

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Human Resources Management 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 Human Resources Management 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 Human Resources Management in Nigeria are:

  1. Economics
  2. Mathematics
  3. English
  4. Government
  5. Civic Education
  6. Biology/Chemistry
  7. IRS/CRS
  8. Commerce/Accounting
  9. A trade subject

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 Human Resources Management, don’t give up. You should consider other Human Resources Management 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 Human Resources Management

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 Human Resources Management. You can still gain admission if you score between 180-190 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who have scored higher. Try out JAMB Admission Simulator.

The 4 JAMB subject combination for Human Resources Management are:

  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Government
  • English


List of Universities offering Human Resources Management in Nigeria

  1. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  2. Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
  3. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  4. Covenant University
  5. Elizade University
  6. University of Benin
  7. Ritman University
  8. Redeemers University
  9. Western Delta University
  10. Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  11. Osun State University
  12. Olabisi Onabanjo University
  13. National Open University of Nigeria
  14. University of Nigeria
Estimated number of students currently studying Human Resources Management in Nigerian Universities is 12,760
Human Resources Management has 55% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Human Resources Management has 90% admission rate.

Cut-off Mark for Human Resources Management

As you can see, more than one University offers Human Resources Management. This means the cut-off mark for Human Resources Management 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 have scored higher.

Human Resources Management is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study a Human Resources Management degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Human Resources Management 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.

Human Resources Management is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Human Resources Management is under the Faculty/School/College of Social Science but may also be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.

Can a commercial or an art student study Human Resources Management?

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot study Human Resources Management 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.

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13 thoughts on “WAEC and JAMB Subject for Human Resources Management”

  1. Is human rights and human resources management the same it and pls if you have economics c6, government A1, English c6, mathematics c5 can you use for human rights or human resources management thank you

  2. Is it possible for someone who studied mass communication in N.D level to go for direct entry to study Human resource management?

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