WAEC Subjects Required for Accountancy / Accounting

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

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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 Accountancy / Accounting under the faculty of Administration that the list of compulsory subjects as well as optional subjects required in O level result (WAEC and NECO) before applying for admission into Accountancy / 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 Accountancy / 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 Accountancy / 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 Accountancy / Accounting.

If you are also interested in JAMB subject combination for Accountancy / Accounting you can start by checking out JAMB subject combination for Accountancy / 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:

O Level (WAEC and NECO) Subject Requirements For Accountancy / Accounting

The WAEC subjects required to study Accountancy / Accounting are as follows:

Five SSCE credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two relevant subjects.
For NBC holders, the other two relevant subjects could be from any of Accounting, Principles of Accounts, Commerce, office Practice and Secretarial Duties.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNIUYO requires credit in Economics.

(ii) UNIPORT does not accept commercial subjects except Financial Accounting or Business.

(iii) UNILAG requires five ‘O’ level credits to include English language, Mathematics, Economics and any other Science, Social Science or Arts subject.

(iv) UNIPORT does not accept office Practice and Secretarial Studies.

(v) BIU accepts credit/merit in English language and Mathematics at TC II as ‘O’/level equivalent.

(vi) OOU requires ‘O’ level credits in any 3 of Accounting, Business Methods, Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Government and Geography. IRK/CRK, Yoruba and History.

(vii) PLASU and UNICAL accept Commerce in place of Economics.

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

(ix) UNN requires Five O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics Economics and any other two relevant subjects. For NBC holders, the other two relevant subjects could be from any of Accounting, Principles of Accounts,Commerce, office Practice and Secretarial Duties.

(x) EVANGEL- Economics is not compulsory but accepts any three relevant subjects.

(xi) UNIJOS in addition to the UTME requirements requires two credit passes in any of Business Studies, Commerce, Government, Principle of Accounts, Geography and Biology.

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

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

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