This page contains official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Hospitality Management, including the List of Nigeria Polytechnics Offering this Course, and much more


CourseHospitality Management
DurationND 2 Years, HND 2 Years
SuitabilityScience Students
Cut off markVaries
EntranceNot Competitive
Job AvailabilityHigh and Competitive


On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Hospitality Management. 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 Hospitality Management in Nigeria Polytechnics, 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 O level / WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria Polytechnics. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Polytechnics, we have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.

WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Hospitality Management

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Hospitality Management in Nigeria polytechnics. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Hospitality Management must include:
Biology/Agricultural Science, Mathematics and any three of the following: Geography, Food and Nutrition, Economics, Technical Drawing, English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Nigerian Language, Home Economics. At least credit passes in English Language and Chemistry are compulsory.
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 polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Hospitality Management. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Hospitality Management, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Hospitality Management

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 Hospitality Management 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 150 so that you can easily gain admission into any Polytechnics. Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.
Please note– English Language is compulsory. 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 Hospitality Management. 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 Hospitality Management must include:
Biology/Agric. Science and two of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Economics
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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 Hospitality Management, don’t give up. You should consider other Hospitality Management similar courses or take a look 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 Polytechnics to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and polytechnics

These are the list of Polytechnics offering Hospitality Management:

  1. Auchi Polytechnic
  2. Benue State Poly, Benue State. (BEN-POLY)
  3. Dorben Polytechnic
  5. Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechic, Unwana
  6. Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi
  7. Federal Polytechnic, Bida
  8. Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State
  9. Federal Polytechnic, Idah Kogi State
  10. Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State
  11. Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State.
  12. Federal Polytechnic, Owerri, Imo State.
  13. Federal Polytechnic, Anambra State.
  14. Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Ondo State. (RUGIPO)
  15. Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu State (IMT-ENU)
  16. Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna (KAD-POLY)
  17. Kano State Polytechnic
  18. Hassan Usman Katsina Poly, Katsina State.
  19. Kwara State Polytechnic
  20. Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (LASPOTECH)
  21. Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY)
  22. Nasarawa State Polytechnic (NASPOTEC)
  23. Delta State Polytechnic, Delta State.
  24. Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro
  25. Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin-Ladi
  28. Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State (YABATECH)

Can a commercial or art student study Hospitality Management?

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot study study Hospitality Management at the polytechnic because it is a pure science course which need 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. 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.

Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Hospitality Management in polytechnics. But note this — Some Polytechnics 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 Hospitality Management below if available.
Polytechnic Special Consideration/waiver for Hospitality Management
a) GIWAPOLY accepts any other subject in addition to two of the listed subject in course requirement.
b) Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State (YABATECH) requires five O/L credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Agric. Science, Geography and any two of the following Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Geography, Food and Nutrition/Home Management, Government/ Commerce/Accounting.
d) WAVECREST is not co-educational and admits only female candidates. It requires FIVE O/L credits in Biology or Agricultural Science and any FOUR of the following Physics, Chemistry, Economics/Commerce/Accounting/Government, Geography, Food and Nutrition/Home Management, English Language, Mathematics. At least credit passes in English Language and Mathematics are compulsory.
e) Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin-Ladi requires O/L credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry , Biology/Agric. Sci, Economics, Health Science, Food & Nutrition, Geography
f) KWAPOLY accepts Basic Electricity, Health Science, Basic Catering & Food Service, Hotel & Catering Craft Service (Cookery), Hotel & Catering Craft Service (Food & Drinks Service) as course requirements, but Chemistry is not compulsory as a requirement for the course.
(f) Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Ondo State. (RUGIPO) credit pass in Chemistry is not compulsory.
(g) Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State requires credit passes in Chemistry and does not accept Technical drawing Nigerian language, Home Economics
(h)Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State requires a credit pass in Chemistry.
(i) Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechic, Unwana requires credit passes in Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry and any three of Geography, Food and Nutrition, Physics and Economics. It does not accept Economics as UTME subject.
(k)AUCHI POLY requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Agric, Geography, any other subject and at least a pass in Chemistry.
l) Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) requires four credits at one sittings or five credits at not more than two sittings to include English Language and Biology/Agricultural Science with at least a pass in Mathematics.
(m) Federal Polytechnic, Owerri, Imo State. requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Agric, Geography, any two subjects from Food and Nutrition, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Home Economics any Social Science subject, ICT/Data Processing or Computer Studies.
i) Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu State (IMT-ENU) requires Biology/Agricultural Science, Physics and Chemistry.
ii) Federal Polytechnic, Owerri, Imo State. accepts any three of Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, Mathematics, one Social Science subject.

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