WAEC, JAMB Subject Combination for Accounting/Accountancy

Last updated on August 27th, 2018 at 02:14 am

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Accounting/Accountancy; including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities 

 

Note

  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty of Administration.
  • Probable Degree type – B.Sc (Hons.) and B.A. (Hons)

The admission requirement to study Accounting/Accountancy in Nigeria Universities includes one or a combination of ‘O’ level results or A-level result if you’re going through Direct Entry. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), where you can work with the degree and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. If you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that may be of benefit to you.

 

What is O level/WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Accounting/Accountancy?
The subjects needed to study Accounting/Accountancy in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Accounting/Accountancy must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics,
  3. Economics and any other two relevant subjects.
  4. A trade subject

For NBC holders, the other two relevant subjects could be from any of Accounting, Principles of Accounts, Commerce, Office Practice and Secretarial Duties

Accounting course prepares a student to be professional accountants, auditors, budget analysts, tax accountants, and to provide financial management services to individuals, businesses, and/or corporations (profit and not-for-profit). In today’s diverse, global, and technologically sophisticated accounting environment, these competencies are highly sought by employers. Through this program, students gain a practical knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts, and professional practices used in today’s global accounting environment.

Students will also master the digitization of accounting data and technology that support international financial reporting.  The accounting student explores the fundamentals of accounting in two introductory courses and completes a sequence of higher-level courses that cover financial accounting theory, cost accounting, auditing, advanced accounting topics, federal income tax, business law, and accounting information systems. The program is results-oriented and extends beyond theories and conceptual understanding to practical application.

Learning Outcomes

Accounting course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of accounting principles and practices, combining functional skills with a larger perspective of accounting’s role in business.

  • Students will apply problem-solving skills to multiple accounting situations, including those occurring in the international setting.
  • Students will communicate effectively about accounting and business practices within the context of larger organizational frameworks.
  • Students will access relevant accounting/financial guidance and apply it in their accounting practice.
  • Students will demonstrate well-developed competency in their accounting techniques.
  • Students will demonstrate collaborative skills across accounting and functional business areas.
  • Students will analyse sources of organizational risk.
  • Students will apply knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment in which the accounting profession operates.
  • Students will apply ethical reasoning in their accounting practices.

 

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Accounting/Accountancy?
You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just an advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for Accounting/Accountancy include:

  1. Economics
  2. Mathematics If you don’t have credit in Mathematics, Click here fast
  3. Plus any Social Science subject.

 

What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Accounting/Accountancy?
Two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounting, Business Management, Government and Geography

 

Just a reminder: Everything 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 combination 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 Accounting/Accountancy, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate.

List of Nigeria Universities offering Accounting/Accountancy include:

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Abia State University, Uturu
  3. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  4. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  5. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  6. American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN)
  7. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  8. Benue State University, Makurdi
  9. Caritas University, Enugu
  10. Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  11. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Click to read conditions
  12. Ekiti State University
  13. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  14. Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State
  15. Evangel University, Akaeze
  16. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (FUDUSOK)
  17. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  18. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  19. Igbinedion University Okada
  20. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  21. Kwararafa University, Wukari
  22. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  23. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  24. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) Click to read conditions
  25. Lead City University, Ibadan
  26. Madonna University, Okija
  27. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  28. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  29. University of Mkar, Mkar
  30. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  31. Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU)
  32. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  33. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  34. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  35. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  36. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  37. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  38. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  39. University of Uyo
  40. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State
  41. WESTERN-DEL

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Accounting/Accountancy? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Accounting/Accountancy. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating. The typical accounting graduate enters the profession as a staff accountant in a public accounting firm, corporation, or governmental unit. Students may aspire to positions such as a senior accountant, manager, controller and comptroller etc.

 

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Accounting/Accountancy have been listed above but, 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 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.

Special Consideration

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Accounting/Accountancy?
(i) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts (a) NCE with passes at merit level in relevant subjects. (b) Two ‘A’ level passes in Accounting or Economics and any one other subject. (c) Foundation of professional examination such as ICAN, ACCA, ICMA.

(iii) Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uliaccepts ND/HND LOWER CREDIT or equivalent in relevant disciplines.

(iv) Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU), Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK), Abia State University, Uturu, Madonna University, Okija and Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli accept ND/NCE in the relevant fields. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) and Abia State University, Uturu also accept HND. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) and Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli accept ND/HND with at least a lower credit.

(v) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) accepts holders of the following qualifications for year II:- (a) ND (Upper) in relevant fields or a Degree/HND not relevant to the field for admissions to 200 level; (b) A Degree/HND relevant to the field for admissions to 300 level;

(vi) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) and University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – No Direct Entry.

(vii) Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike, Abia State University, Uturu and Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accept holders of the following qualifications:- (a) Complete pass in the Intermediate ICAN Examination or equivalents; and (b) Pass in final exams of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries (except University of Uyo and Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)) plus UTME requirements.

(ix) Ekiti State University, Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) & University of Uyo accept ND/HND in relevant fields not below Upper Credit level. (Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and University of Calabar (UNICAL) accept HND at lower credit levelplus UTME requirements. In addition, Ekiti State University insists on ‘A’ level passes in Econs but does not accepts IJMB

(x) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)does not accept Government or Geography. All Direct Entry candidates must satisfy UTME requirements.

(xi) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) and Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accept (i) Candidates with National Diploma (ND) in Accounting with minimum of Upper Credit (ii) Advanced Level passes in Economics, Accounting, Business Management, plus Government and Geography or ICAN/ATS I, II and III.

(xii) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)requires at least two ‘A’ level passes to include Accounting (or Economics for Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)). Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)and Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) require that Direct Entry applicants possess UTME requirements.

(xiii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts in addition to UTME requirement: (a) HND/ND/NCE in relevant fields (c) Complete pass in Intermediate ICAN examination or equivalents. (d) Pass in final exams of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries.

(xiv) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts: a) NCE/ND with passes at Merit level in relevant fields; b) AAT, Intermediate ACCA or ICAN or ATS final certificate provided such candidate possesses O’ level credit in English Language, Economics and Mathematics.

(xvi) Benson Idahosa University, Benin City accept: a) ND at creditlevel. b) A/L passes in Accounting, Economics, Mathematics and Business Management.

(xvii) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) accepts: (a) Credit in Accounts in lieu of Economics (b) ND in relevant field not below lower credit (c) NCE (Business Education).

(xviii) Igbinedion University Okada accepts ND (Credit) in related fields.

(xxi) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) – No Director Entry.

(xxii) Benue State University, Makurdi accepts ND/NCE (lower credit/Merit level) plus five ‘O’ level requirements to include Economics at one sittings.

(xxiii) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts ND in Accounting with minimum of upper credit. ICAN/ACCA examination at professional level or ATS (Stage III) examination of ICAN

(xxiv) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accepts ‘A’ level pass in Geology.

(xxv) Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) accepts ND/HND in relevant field not below lower credit; IJMB in relevant subject not below 10 point; NCE in Business Education

(xxviii) University of Uyo accepts ND/HND in relevant fields. All Direct Entry candidates must satisfy UTME requirement.

(xxix) American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) same as in Finance

(xxxi) University of Uyo accepts ND/HND un relevant fields not below lower credit level. All Direct Entry candidates must satisfy UTME requirement.

(xxxii) WELSPRING accepts NCE, ND, HND, IJMB, NABTEB A/L at merit/lower credit from recorgnised institutions, as well as foundation/intermediate passes at ICAN, ACCA, & ICMA (xxxiii) Evangel University, Akaeze accepts two A’ level passes to include Economics or ND/NCE in addition to UTME requirements.

(xxxiv) University of Agriculture, Makurdi accepts: a) Candidates should posses at least two GCE (A’ level) passes or its equivalent in any of the following subject: Economics, Principles of Accounts, Marketing, Business Management, Geography, Government and Commerce plus UTME requirements. b) Candidates with National Diploma at upper credit in relevant field shall be considered for Direct Entry into year two (2) provided they satisfy the 0’level requirements. c) Candidates with HND upper credit can be admitted into year three (3) and those with lower credit can be admitted into year 2 provided they satisfy the 0’level requirements.

(xxxv) Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo accepts NCE with passes at merit level in relevant subjects, Foundation of professional examinations such as ICAN, ACCA, ICMA or ND Upper Credit in relevant field.

(xxxvi) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts (a) HND, NCE/ND with passes at Merit level in relevant fields. (b) AAT, Intermediate ACCA or ICAN or ATS final certificate provided such candidate possesses ‘O’ level credit in English Language, Economics and Mathematics. ND must be in Upper credit level.

(xxxvii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts: a) passes at IJMB in at least two subject one which must be in Accounting, Economics or Business Management. b) ND upper credit in Financial studies.

(xxxviii) Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) accepts ND in relevant discipline within the Faculty in to 200 level in addition to UTME requirements.

(xxxix) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts (a) Very good passes in three JUPEB subjects: Economics and any other two subjects from Accounting, Business Studies, Government, and Geography. or (b) Two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounting, Business Management, Government and Geography

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study Accounting/Accountancy?
(i) University of Uyo requires credit in Economics.

(ii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) does not accept commercial subjects except Financial Accounting or Business.

(iii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires five’O’ level credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any two fromFinancial Account/Principle of Accounting, Further Mathematics, Geography, Government, Biology, Business Management, Data Processing /Computer Studies, Literature in English.

(iv) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) does not accept Office Practice and Secretarial Studies.

(v) Benson Idahosa University, Benin City accepts credit/merit in English language and Mathematics at TC II as ‘O’/level equivalent.

(vi) Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU) and University of Calabar (UNICAL) accept Commerce in place of Economics.

(viii) American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) same as in Finance

(ix) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires Five O’ level credit to include English Language, Mathematics Economics and any other two relevant subjects. For NBC holders, the other two relevant subjects could be from any of Accounting, Principles of Accounts, Commerce, Office Practice and Secretarial Duties.

(x) Evangel University, Akaeze- Economics is not compulsory but accepts any three relevant subjects.

(xi) Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI) – Same as in Economics.

(xii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) in addition to the UTME requirements requires two credit in any of Business Studies, Commerce, Government, Principle of Accounts, Geography and Biology.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Accounting/Accountancy?
(i) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) requires Principle of Account not Commerce

(ii) Benue State University, Makurdi requires Economics.

(iii) University of Calabar (UNICAL)and Igbinedion University Okada accept Commerce in lieu of Economics.

(iv) University of Calabar (UNICAL) does not accept CRK.

(vi) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts Mathematics, Economics, plus one Subject from the following: Financial Accounts, Further Mathematics, Geography, Government, Biology and Literature in English.

(vii) American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) same as in Finance.

(viii) Evangel University, Akaeze accepts Principles of Accounts in lieu of Mathematics.

(ix) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba accepts any one of Commerce, Accounting, Government or Geography as the third subject.

(x) Caritas University, Enugu requires Mathematics, Economics plus any Social Science or Arts subject.

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