WAEC, JAMB Subject Combinations for Chemistry

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Admission Requirement to Study Chemistry in Nigeria; 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 WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Chemistry?

You must have Five credit in WAEC (in one or two sittings) to study Chemistry. (This subject combination is also applicable to NECO and GCE.) So now, the core O/level that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Chemistry must include

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Physics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. A trade subject


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects needed) for Chemistry?

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 Chemistry are

  1. Chemistry
  2. Any two of Physics, Biology and Mathematics


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Chemistry?

(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and any one of Physics, Mathematics or Biology.
(ii) OND/NCE with good grades in relevant ‘O’ level subjects

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 secondary school subjects needed in WAEC and JAMB UTME to study Chemistry, (the subject combination in WAEC is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Chemistry?
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

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university
Nigeria Universities offering Chemistry are

  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  • University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  • Achievers University, Owo
  • Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  • Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  • Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  • Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
  • Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross River State
  • Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  • Augustine University Click to read conditions
  • Yobe State University, Damaturu
  • Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  • Bauchi State University, Gadau
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji (with options in Industrial and Pure Chemistry)
  • Bauchi State University, Gadau
  • Bayero University, Kano Click to read conditions
  • Baze University
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  • ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  • The Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja (with options in Petroleum and Petrochemical Concentration)
  •  Bowen University, Iwo
  • Benue State University, Makurdi
  • University of Calabar (UNICAL)


  • Caleb University, Lagos
  • Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  • Coal City University Enugu State
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) with options in: (i) Industrial Chemistry, (ii) Pure Chemistry (iii) Mineral Processing
  • Crawford University Igbesa
  • Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) (with options in: Pure Chemistry & Industrial Chemistry)
  • Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  • Chrisland University
  • Crescent University (CUAB) Click to read conditions
  • Cross River State University of Science & Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  • Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) Click to read conditions
  • Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Click to read conditions
  • Edo University Iyamo
  • Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  • Ekiti State University
  • Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  • Eastern Palm University Ogboko Imo State
  • Evangel University, Akaeze
  • Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
  • Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
  • Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  • Federal University Gashua, Yobe (FUGASHUA)
  • Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  • Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  • Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  • Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
  • Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD)
  • Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  • Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOTUOKE) Click to read conditions
  • Fountain University, Oshogbo
  • Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  • Gregory University, Uturu
  • Gombe State University, Gombe
  • Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun
  • University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  • Igbinedion University Okada
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Click to read conditions
  • Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
  • University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) Click to read conditions
  • Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  • Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Kogi State University Anyigba
  • Kebbi State University, Kebbi
  • Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  • Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  • Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) Click to read conditions


  • Lead City University, Ibadan
  • Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  • Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  • University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  • University of Agriculture Makurdi
  • Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  • Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA)
  • University of Mkar, Mkar
  • Mountain Top University
  • Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA) Click to read conditions
  • Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  • Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  • Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU)
  • Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  • Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  • University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  • Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  • Nigeria Police Academy Wudil Click to read conditions
  • Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
  • River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  • Salem University, Lokoja Click to read conditions
  • Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa Click to read conditions
  • Sokoto State University
  • Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  • Summit University
  • Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED) Click to read conditions
  • Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  • Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  • Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) Click to read conditions
  • Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
  • Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  • University of Uyo
  • Veritas University, Abuja Click to read conditions
  • Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
  • Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State
  • Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo
  •   Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
  • Yobe State University, Damaturu.

Course Description for Chemistry: 
We are still working on a number of things. We will add a description for this course later on. But if you’re willing to add a description, we will appreciate.
Where can I work with a Degree in Chemistry? 
Having a Degree in Chemistry does not limit you to a particular work environment. Career opportunities will be added soon.

The general WAEC, NECO or GCE core subject combinations for Chemistry 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.

Special Consideration


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Updated: April 14, 2018 — 12:25 am

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