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Requirements to Study Economics – Under Social Science

Last updated on April 14th, 2018 at 03:47 am

Admission Requirement to Study Economics – Under Social 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 Economics – Under Social Science?

You must have Five credit in subjects needed to study Economics in WAEC. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The core O level that is the compulsory WAEC subject combinations for Economics must include

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Economics
  4. Any two of Arts or Social Science subjects
  5. A trade subject

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects needed) for Economics – Under Social 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 Economics are

  1. Economics
  2. Mathematics
  3. Any of Government, History, Geography, Lit-in English, French and CRK/IRK


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Economics – Under Social Science?
Two ‘A’ level passes in Economics and any one of Mathematics, Statistics, Geography Physics, Chemistry, Agric Science, Accounting, Business Management, History and Government


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 Economics, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Economics?
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 Economics are

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  3. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  4. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  5. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  6. Achievers University, Owo
  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. American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN)
  17. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  18. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  19. Bayero University, Kano
  20. Baze University
  21. Bells University of Technology, Otta
  22. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  23. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  24. Bowen University, Iwo
  25. Benue State University, Makurdi
  26. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  27. Caleb University, Lagos
  28. Caritas University, Enugu
  29. Chrisland University
  30. Christopher University Mowe
  31. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  32. Coal City University Enugu State
  33. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  34. Covenant University Ota
  35. Crawford University Igbesa
  36. Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  37. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  38. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  39. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  40. Edo University Iyamo
  41. Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  42. Ekiti State University
  43. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  44. Eastern Palm University Ogboko Imo State
  45. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  46. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
  47. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  48. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  49. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
  50. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  51. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  52. Gregory University, Uturu
  53. Gombe State University, Gombe
  54. Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun
  55. University of Ibadan (UI)
  56. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  57. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  58. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  59. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  60. Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
  61. Kogi State University Anyigba
  62. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  63. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  64. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  65. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  66. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  67. Lead City University, Ibadan
  68. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  69. Madonna University, Okija
  70. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  71. Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University
  72. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  73. University of Mkar, Mkar
  74. Mountain Top University
  75. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  76. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA)
  77. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  78. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  79. Novena University, Ogume
  80. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  81. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  82. Obong University, Obong Ntak
  83. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
  84. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  85. Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
  86. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  87. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  88. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  89. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  90. Renaissance University, Enugu
  91. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
  92. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene Akwa Ibom
  93. Salem University, Lokoja
  94. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  95. Sokoto State University,
  96. Southwestern University
  97. Oku Owa, Summit University
  98. Tansian University, Umunya
  99. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  100. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  101. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  102. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  103. Hezekiah University, Umudi
  104. Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
  105. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  106. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  107. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  108. University of Uyo
  109. Veritas University, Abuja
  110. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State
  111. Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
  112. Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo
  113. Yobe State University, Damaturu.

Course Description for Economics: 
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Where can I work with a Degree in Economics? 
Having a Degree in Economics 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 Economics 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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