WAEC, JAMB Subject for Geography – Under Social Science

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O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Geography; 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/School/College of Social and Management Studies.
  • Probable Degree type – [B.Sc. (Hons]

The admission requirement to study Geography – Under Social Science 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 Geography?
The subjects needed to study Geography 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 Geography must include

  1. English Language
  2. Geography
  3. Any three from Arts or Social Science subjects with at least a pass in Mathematics
  4. A trade subject

 

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

  1. Geography
  2. Two other Arts or Social Science subjects

 

What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Geography?
Two ‘A’ level passes in Geography, Economics, Government and Mathematics

 

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

List of Nigeria Universities offering Geography are

  1. Abia State University, Uturu
  2. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  3. Bayero University, Kano Click to read conditions
  4. Benue State University, Makurdi
  5. Ekiti State University
  6. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (FUDUSOK)
  7. Federal University Gashua, Yobe Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
  8. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  9. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  10. Kogi State University Anyigba
  11. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  12. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  13. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  14. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  15. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA) Click to read conditions
  16. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  17. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  18. Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU)
  19. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  20. Sokoto State University
  21. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  22. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  23. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  24. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  25. Yobe State University, Damaturu

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Geography? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Geography. 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. Career opportunities will be added soon.

 

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Geography have been listed above. Yet, 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 Geography?
(i) Benue State University, Makurdi requires a credit pass in Mathematics.

(ii) Bayero University, Kano (BUK) does not accept ‘A’ level passes below grade D and NCE below grade C and requires Geography plus any two Social Science subject.

(iii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) andBayero University, Kano (BUK) accept ‘A’ level passes or NCE in Geography and any other Science or Social Science subject

(iv) University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) accepts ND/HND in relevant fields.

(v) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) accepts NCE (merit level) in Geography and ND (at least lower credit level) in Town Planning, Surveying, environmental Management or Tropical Science plus at least 4 ‘O’ level credits including English and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(vi) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – No Direct Entry (vii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) does not accept Economics

(viii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 2 A’ level passes in Geography and any one of Economics, Government or History. (ix) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) accepts IJMB and two A’ level papers in relevant subjects.

(x) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) accepts ND in Surveying, Geology, Civil Engineering or Urban and Regional Planning, and with NCE in Geography combination with at least a lower credit.

(xii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts: (a) Two ‘A’ level passes in Geography and anyone of Economics, History, Agric Science, Geology, Lit. In English, biology, Chemistry or Physics. (b) NCE (Merit level) in Geography and ND (at least Merit) in Town Planning, Surveying, Environmental Management or Tropical Science plus UTME requirement.

(xiii) Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ) in addition to O’ level requirement: (a) Requires Three A’ level passes which must include Geography. (b) Accepts NCE (merit) and ND/HND (credit) in relevant fields such as Land Surveying, Cartography, Estate Management, Town Planning, Architecture and Environment Science.

(xiv) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) accepts: (a) ‘A’ level passes in Geography and any one of the Social Sciences, Arts or Pure Science subjects. (b) N.C.E. with credit passes in Geography and one teaching subject in the Social Sciences, Arts or Pure Science. (c) National Diploma at Upper Credit level in Urban/Regional Planning or Environmental Science.

(xv) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts; (a) Very good passes in three (3) JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Geography and any two of Economics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Government. (b) Two (2) Cambridge A/Level passes in Geography and one (1) of the following: Economics, Government, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics. (c) Candidates must also satisfy the O/Level requirement.

(xvi) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accepts two A’ level credit passes in Geography and any other Science subject. Economics or Government. ND (upper credit) in Surveying, Town planning or Environmental management.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Geography?
(i) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) requires credit passes in Mathematics, Geography and any one of the following subjects: Economics, Government, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts candidates who did not offer Geography at UTME, but has ‘O’ level credits in the subject.

(iii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5/6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings to include English Language, Geography and any three Arts or S/Science subjects with at least a pass in Mathematics.

(iv) Benue State University, Makurdi and Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) require ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics.

(v) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts credits in English, Geography, and any 3 of Economics, Government, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Additional Mathematics

(vi) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts credit in English, Geography and any three other subjects.

(vii) Abia State University, Uturu requires credit passes in English Language, Geography and any three of History, Government Economics, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry & Agric Science.

(viii) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics

(ix) Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ) and Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) require five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any two from Arts or Social Science subjects

(x)Bayero University, Kano (BUK) requires Geography and at least one other Social Science subject.

(xi) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) require ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics.

(xii) BELSS and University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) require Credit passes in English Language, Geography and any other three subjects.

(xiii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) requires at least a pass Mathematics.

(xiv) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any two of Economics, Government, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

(xv) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any to relevant Science, Social Science or Humanities subjects at not more than two sittings.

(xvi) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires credit passes in Mathematics, English, Geography and any other two science or social science subjects and one science subject preferably physics, chemistry and technical Drawing.

(xvii) Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA) requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and two other subjects from Commerce, Economics, History, French, Arabic, Accounts and Government.

(xviii) Kogi State University Anyigba requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and two other relevant subjects in either Natural Sciences or Social Sciences.

(xix) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts Five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Geography and any three subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(xx) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any two from Arts, Social Science or Science subjects in not more than two sittings.

(xxi) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accepts five credit Passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Geography and any two of Chemistry, Physics, Economics Biology/ Agricultural Science and Government

What is JAMB UTME Special consideration (waiver) to study Geography?
(i) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) -Mathematics required

(ii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires Geography and any two from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Government, and Mathematics.

(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) – Geography and any two subjects.

(iv) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) – Geography and any two from Science or Social Science subjects

(v) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) and Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) require Mathematics in the combination of UTME subjects

(vi) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) requires Basic Science subject.

(vii) Bowen University, Iwo requires Economics and Government/History.

(viii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) accepts any three subjects, Geography is not compulsory.

(ix) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires Mathematics, Government and any other Arts or Social Science subject.

(x) Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ) accepts two other subjects from Economics, Government, History, Biology and other Science subjects.

(xi) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada requires Geography and any other two of Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Agricultural science or Economics or Government.

(xii) Kogi State University Anyigba accepts any Science subject in addition to Arts and Social Science

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Updated: August 15, 2017 — 1:32 pm

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