What are the O level subjects required in WAEC and NECO to study Accounting? If you are interested in knowing the compulsory subjects in WAEC and NECO that is necessary for studying Accounting under the faculty of Social and Management Sciences in the university, then continue reading this post as I have provided you the subject combinations required in WAEC result as well as NECO result to study Accounting.
Referencing the introduction already made above, this is a notice to all aspirants who wish to apply for admission into any of the universities in Nigeria to study Accounting under the faculty of Social and Management Sciences that the list of compulsory subjects as well as optional subjects required in O level result (WAEC and NECO) before applying for admission into Accounting has been published in this post.
As mentioned above, some of these NECO and WAEC subject requirements are compulsory which means you need to have at least a minimum of Credit passes (C6) in them in your o level result before you can use it to apply for admission to study Accounting.
Also, keep in mind that some schools may have special subject combination requirements for the subjects that are eligible to be used in JAMB before one can gain admission into Accounting. Irrespective of the subjects required by each school, English Language and Mathematics are compulsory subjects that you need to pass before you can gain admission to study Accounting.
If you are also interested in JAMB subject combination for Accounting you can start by checking out JAMB subject combination for Accounting here or use the general approach by checking JAMB subject combination for all courses here.
Other Useful Resources
Before you proceed, check out the following resources that will help you better prepare for JAMB:
- JAMB Syllabus For All Subjects
- JAMB Recommended Textbooks For All Subjects
- JAMB Form | JAMB Registration Form Procedures
O Level (WAEC and NECO) Subject Requirements For Accounting
The WAEC subjects required to study Accounting are as follows:
Five SSCE credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two other relevant subjects
Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks
(i) UNIILORIN requires ‘O; level credit passes in any three of Accounting, Business Method, Commerce, Geography, Economics, Statistics and Government.
(a) for Business Administration requires Five (5) O’level credits in English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any two of the following: Commerce, Geography and Statistics is required.
(b) For Accounting requires five credits passes in SSCE/GCE/O’ Level/NECO which include English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any other two social science subjects at not more than two sittings.
(iii) RENAISSANCE accept Commerce in lieu of Economics.
(iv) RENAISSANCE requires five credit passes to include Mathematics, English Language, Economics or Accounting.
(v) GO requires Five SSCE credit passes in not more than two sittings in subjects which include English Language, Mathematics and Economics.
(vi) REDEEMER’S requires Five ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two subjects in Social Sciences.
(vii) AAU requires five credit passes including English, Mathematics, Economics, Government/History and any other subject. AAU can accept History/Government. AAU also accepts Mathematics
(viii) WESTERN-DEL (for Business Administration) requires five SSCE credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics or Accounts, one other Social Science subject and any one other subject of choice.
(ix) BELLS requires a pass in Physics for Business Computing and Information Technology.
(x) UNICAL requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any two of Arts or Social Science subjects.
(a) For Accounting requires five O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Accounting and any other social science subject.
(b) For Business Administration requires five O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics,Economics and any other two social science subjects preferably Business Studies/Commerce or English Language, Mathematics, Government and any two social science subjects.
(xii) GO accepts
(a) For Business Administration and Marketing credit pass in Commerce in lieu of Economics.
(b) For Public Administration five SSCE credit passes in English, Mathematics, Government or History or Commerce and two other subjects.
(xiii) UMYUK accepts
(a) Five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Economics and any other two relevant Social Science subjects in not more than two sittings.
(b) For Business Administration, credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics or Commerce and any two Social Science subjects.
(c) For Public Administration, five credit passes or its equivalent in English, Mathematics, Government or History and any other two subjects from Arts or Social Science in not more than two sittings.
(xiv) FUNAAB requires two relevant credit passes from any of Principles of Accounts, Commerce, Government or Geography.
(xv) NDA requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Accounting and two other subjects from Commerce, Geography, History, French, Arabic and Government.
(xvi) UNIBEN (for Insurance) – A pass in Further Mathematics is an advantage.
(xvii) UNIBEN (for marketing) requires five credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two other subjects at not more than two sittings
(xviii) BABCOCK – A pass in Economics may be considered provided the candidate has a credit pass in Accounting or Commerce.
(xix) MOUA requires two other credit passes from Government,CRK and Geography.
As mentioned earlier, the WAEC subject combination and requirements for Accounting posted above are only eligible if you want to study Accounting under the faculty of Social and Management Sciences. If the course you are looking for is in another faculty, keep in mind that the o level subject requirements may vary and as such, you need to check the WAEC and NECO requirements for that course under the faculty of interest. You can check JAMB brochure for all faculties here.
List of Schools That Offer Accounting
This section contains the list of schools that accepts the O level subject requirements for Accounting posted above. These are the schools you can apply to if you have passed the Accounting subject requirements mentioned above either in your WAEC result or your NECO result. You can find the schools by selecting the faculty and course in JAMB brochure here.