What are the O level subjects required in WAEC and NECO to study History? If you are interested in knowing the compulsory subjects in WAEC and NECO that is necessary for studying History under the faculty of Arts and Humanities 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 History.
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 History under the faculty of Arts and Humanities that the list of compulsory subjects as well as optional subjects required in O level result (WAEC and NECO) before applying for admission into History 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 History.
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 History. 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 History.
If you are also interested in JAMB subject combination for History you can start by checking out JAMB subject combination for History 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 History
The WAEC subjects required to study History are as follows:
Five SSCE credit passes to include History and English Language.
Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks
(i) SAU and UNIBEN require credit passes in English, History/Government and one other Arts subject.
(ii) UNN and ABU require Five ‘O’ level credits in English Language, History/Govt. plus any three other subjects.
(iii) UI accepts Five ‘O’ level credits at ONE sitting or Six ‘O’ level credit at TWO sittings to include English Language, History, Government, and any other subject from Arts and Social Science. The sixth could be from Science.
(iv) UMYU requires five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English Language, one of History or Government, any three subjects from Arts or Social Science and a pass in Mathematics in not more than two sittings.
(v) FULOKOJA and UNN accept credit in Government in lieu of History and three other Arts or Social Science subjects.
(vi) OAU requires five “O” level credit passes to include History and English Language plus one Arts subject; and any other two subjects from Arts or Social Sciences. Accepts Government in lieu of History.
(vii) ABU requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include History or Government, English Language and three other subjects in Arts or Social Science.
(viii) KASU accepts Government in lieu of History.
(ix) BSU requires credit passes in History/Government.
(x) NDA requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, History and two other subjects from Commerce, Geography, Economics, French, Arabic, Account and Government.
(xi) FUL requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, History/Government and any other relevant subjects.
As mentioned earlier, the WAEC subject combination and requirements for History posted above are only eligible if you want to study History under the faculty of Arts and Humanities. 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 History
This section contains the list of schools that accepts the O level subject requirements for History posted above. These are the schools you can apply to if you have passed the History 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.