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Requirements to Study Computer Science – Under Science

Admission Requirement to Study Computer Science – Under Science including WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB Subject Combinations, Course Description and Career Opportunities 


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To study this course in Nigeria Universities, you must fulfil the admission requirements which must include one or a combination of ‘O’ level results. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), Course description and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. And if you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria, maybe it’s time you consider studying online or study abroad for free through scholarships

What is O level/WAEC subject combinations (requirement) for Computer Science?
You must have Five credit in subjects needed to study Computer Science in WAEC. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The core O level that is the compulsory WAEC subject combinations for Computer Science must include

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Physics
  4. Plus two other science subjects
  5. A trade subject



What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects needed) for Computer Science?
You should aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side. (Just an advice). If you score 180 and above in this recent JAMB UTME- All is well with you, but if your score is below 180, Please consider College or Polytechnic.. Don’t expect JAMB score upgrade. White collar Scammers are everywhere. JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles passing JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combinations for Computer Science are

  1. Maths
  2. Physics
  3. Choose one from Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A level result you need) to study Computer Science?
(i) Two A/L passes in science subjects including Mathematics
(ii) NCE with at least Merit in Mathematics and one other Science or Social Science subject.


Just a reminderEverything you have read so far is a general requirement, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with the subject combinations above, perhaps you should consider taking 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.

So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Computer Science, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Computer Science?
Before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A level Result
  • Academic Calendar

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Nigeria Universities offering Computer Science are

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  3. Abia State University, Uturu
  4. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  5. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  6. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  7. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  8. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
  9. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  10. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  11. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  12. Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
  13. Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State
  14. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  15. Augustine University
  16. Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo
  17. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  18. Bayero University, Kano
  19. Baze University
  20. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  21. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  22. Bowen University, Iwo
  23. Benue State University, Makurdi
  24. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  25. Caleb University, Lagos
  26. Caritas University, Enugu
  27. Chrisland University
  28. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  29. Coal City University Enugu State
  30. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  31. Covenant University Ota, Covenant University Ota
  32. Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin Kwara State
  33. Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  34. Crescent University (CUAB)
  35. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  36. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  37. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  38. Edo University Iyamo
  39. Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  40. Ekiti State University
  41. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  42. Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State
  43. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  44. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD)
  45. Federal University Gashua, Yobe (FUGASHUA
  46. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  47. Federal University, Kashere Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  48. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  49. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
  50. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
  51. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  52. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  53. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  54. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  55. Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  56. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)
  57. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  58. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  59. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  60. Gregory University, Uturu
  61. Gombe State University, Gombe
  62. Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun
  63. University of Ibadan (UI), University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  64. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  65. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  66. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  67. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  68. Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
  69. Kogi State University Anyigba
  70. Kebbi State University, Kebbi
  71. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  72. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  73. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  74. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  75. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  76. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  77. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  78. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  79. Madonna University, Okija
  80. University of Agriculture, Makurdi
  81. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  82. Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University
  83. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  84. Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA)
  85. University of Mkar, Mkar
  86. Mountain Top University
  87. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  88. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA)
  89. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  90. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
  91. Novena University, Ogume,
  92. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  93. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
  94. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  95. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  96. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  97. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  98. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  99. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  100. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  101. Renaissance University, Enugu
  102. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
  103. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
  104. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  105. Salem University, Lokoja
  106. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  107. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
  108. Sokoto State University
  109. Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  110. Summit University
  111. Tansian University, Umunya
  112. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  113. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  114. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  115. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  116. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  117. Hezekiah University, Umudi
  118. Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
  119. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  120. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  121. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  122. University of Uyo
  123. Veritas University, Abuja
  124. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State
  125. Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo
  126. Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
  127. Yobe State University, Damaturu.

Course Description: Now that you know the WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB and Direct Entry Subject combination for Computer Science, it is good we take a look at the brief description to help you decide if this course is worth studying in Nigeria Universities. Computer Science is the study of the theory, experimentation, and engineering that form the basis for the design and use of computer systems. It can also be defined as the study of automating algorithmic processes. A computer scientist specializes in the theory of computation and the design of computational systems.
Its fields can be divided into a variety of theoretical and practical disciplines. Some fields, such as computational complexity theory (which explores the fundamental properties of
computational and intractable problems), are highly abstract, while fields such as computer graphics emphasize real-world visual applications. Other fields still focus on challenges in implementing computation.
For example, programming language theory considers various approaches to the description of computation, while the study of computer programming itself investigates various aspects of the use of programming language and complex systems. Human-computer interaction considers the challenges in making computers and computations useful, usable, and accessible to humans.
If you have credit on the core subject combination for Computer Science, then I urge to go for the course due to its numerous benefits such as;
1. Solving problems & improving solutions
We all know that technology can help solve problems, but it can also improve solutions. Our society is constantly seeking ways to do things faster, more directly or just plain better, and computer scientists help make this happen. Most of these are enabled by software, which requires computer scientists to create, maintain and continue to improve.
2. Protecting people & organizations
Most medium-sized and large organizations leave a digital footprint, which means they also need digital protection. Even individuals making purchases online and storing important information on their home computers, phones and tablets need to be assured that their information is safe.
3. Furthering education
Computer software and the Internet has elevated the education to a higher level. Whether you’re taking a class online, researching for a paper, computer scientists have made this possible. And now Computer Science is leading the way in bringing quality education into spaces and communities that were previously underserved.

Where can I work with a Degree in Computer Science? 
Having a Degree in Computer Science does not limit you to a particular work environment. Career opportunities for Computer Science are

  • IT consultant
  • Cybersecurity consultant
  • Information systems manager
  • Database administrator
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Systems analyst
  • Games developer
  • Software Programmer
  • Systems engineer



The general WAEC, NECO or GCE core subject combinations for Computer Science have been listed above. Yet, some Universities may accept Pass 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 this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course 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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