What are the O level subjects required in WAEC and NECO to study Chemistry? If you are interested in knowing the compulsory subjects in WAEC and NECO that is necessary for studying Chemistry under the faculty of 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 Chemistry.

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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 Chemistry under the faculty of 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 Chemistry 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 Chemistry.
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 Chemistry. 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 Chemistry.
If you are also interested in JAMB subject combination for Chemistry you can start by checking out JAMB subject combination for Chemistry 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:

O Level (WAEC and NECO) Subject Requirements For Chemistry

The WAEC subjects required to study Chemistry are as follows:

Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) IMSU accepts a pass in English Language under exceptional circumstances.

(ii) ABU accept P.7 in English Language for candidates who show special ability in Mathematics and Physics

(iii) UNICAL requires credit pass in Physics /Mathematics. UNICAL accepts P. 7 in English and one of Mathematics or Biology.

(iv) BSU requires a credit pass in Mathematics.

(v) UNILORIN requires Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics or Biology for UNILORIN.

(vi) OAU and AAU accept any other subject in lieu of Biology.

(vii) UNIBADAN requires 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.

(viii) GODFREY and KUST require five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and any other Science subject.

(ix) ADELEKE and UNIBEN accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

(x) AJAYI accepts Geography in lieu of Physics.

(xi) UNIUYO requires a credit pass in English Language

(xii) UMYU requires at least five O/Level credits at not more than two sittings, which must include English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry.

(xiii) LAUTECH requires Passes at Credit level to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

(xiv) CRESCENT accepts credit pass in Agric. Science in lieu of Biology.

(xv) UNIPORT requires Mathematics and does not accept Biology.

(xvi) AUN requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, and any other three subjects from the following; Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Biology, Further Mathematics, Literature in English, Government, History, Economics, Geography, Technical Drawing, Visual Arts, Computer Studies, Information Technology, Civics, and French.

(xvii) AUN does not accept credit passes in the following; Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Home Economics, Home Craft, Home management, Physical Education, Physical and Health Education, Music, Commerce, Accounting, Financial Accounting, Book keeping, Islamic History, Religious Studies, Tajweed, Library Studies, Diction, Kiswahili, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Arabic, Turkish, Study skills.

(xviii) NTNU accepts English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and any other two Science subjects. (xxi) GOUU same as in Biological Sciences.

(xix) MOUAU requires five SSCE credit passes in not more than two sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any other relevant Science subject.

(xx) KSU and REDEEMER’S require Five ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Chemistry Mathematics, Physics and Biology/Agricultural Science.

(xxi) FUAM accepts credit passes in either Geography or Statistics in lieu of Biology.

(xxii) WESTERN-DEL requires five SSCE credit passes which must include Chemistry, English Language, Physics, Mathematics and either Biology or Agriculture.

(xxiii) NDU requires the five ‘O’ level credit passes in not more than two sittings.

(xxiv) KSU and UNN Accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

(xxv) KWASU requires credit passes from English Language, Mathematics and any three of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics and Agricultural Science.

(xxvi) NDA requires the fifth subject from Physics, Agricultural Science, Geography or Health Science.

(xxvii) FUTMINNA requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and any other two subjects from Physics, Biology, Further Mathematics, geography and Technical Drawing.

(xxviii) FED-DUTSE accepts ND, HND, NCE, IJMB in addition to 5 O/level Credit passes in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics/Physics.

As mentioned earlier, the WAEC subject combination and requirements for Chemistry posted above are only eligible if you want to study Chemistry under the faculty of 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 Chemistry

This section contains the list of schools that accepts the O level subject requirements for Chemistry posted above. These are the schools you can apply to if you have passed the Chemistry 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.

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