WAEC Subjects Required for Economics

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

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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 Economics 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 Economics 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 Economics.

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 Economics. 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 Economics.

If you are also interested in JAMB subject combination for Economics you can start by checking out JAMB subject combination for Economics 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 Economics

The WAEC subjects required to study Economics are as follows:

Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any two of Arts or Social Science subjects.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNICAL does not accept Commerce.

(ii) OAU requires Five ‘0’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Geography/ Government and any Arts or Social Science subject.

(iii) UNIMAID accepts a pass in Mathematics, but such candidates will be required to pass a remedial course in Mathematics

(iv) UNILAG accepts Arts, Social Science and Science subjects in addition to Mathematics and Economics. Commerce is not accepted as O/L subject.

(v) UI requires 5 credit passes to include Mathematics, Economics and any two Arts or Social Science subjects.

(vi) BAYERO accept two only Social Science subjects.

(vii) AAUA requires English Language, Mathematics, Economics and one Social Science subject plus any other subject

(viii) EKSU requires five ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English language, Mathematics, Economics and any two other subjects, one of which must be a Social Science subject.

(ix) KSU requires any two relevant subjects as the fourth and fifth subjects.

(x) COVENANT requires five ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics , one science subject from the following (Biology, Health/ General Science, Agricultural Science, Physics and Chemistry) and either of Geography, Government, Accounting, Book Keeping and Commerce.

(xi) COVENANT for Marketing requires English Language, Mathematics, Economics one of Government or History and any Science subject from Biology, Health/General Science, Agricultural Science, Physics and Chemistry

(xii) UNIOSUN requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes in English, Mathematics, Economics and any two of Social Science subjects at one sitting.

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

(xiv) KASU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any two of Arts or Social Science subjects and at least one Science subject.

(xvi) BELLS accepts two A’ Level passes in any two of Chemistry, Economics, Geography and Mathematics

(xvi) GO accepts
(a) for Accounting BSc, BA or HND in other discipline, ND (Upper Credit) in Accounting, Foundation of ICAN.
(b) For Business Administration two ‘A’ level passes in Economics and any one of Mathematics, Statistics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Agric Science, Accounting, Business Management, History and Government. BSc, BA or HND in other discipline, ND (Upper Credit) in Business Administration.

(xvii) NTNU accepts any two A’ level passes in Arts or Social Sciences subjects, ND/HND (lower credit) or NCE (merit) in relevant fields

(xviii) PAUL requires five SSCE credit passes in not more than two sittings including English Language, Mathematics and Economics.

(xix) REDEEMER’S requires Five ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language Mathematics, Economics and any other two subjects in Arts or Social Sciences.

(xx) WESTERN-DEL requires five SSCE passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics and one other Social Science subject.

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

(xxii) LAPAI requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes in English, Mathematics, Economics and any two of Social Science subjects.

(xxiii) DELSU requires one of the other subjects from Commerce, Principles of Book Keeping and Accounts, Geography, Government and Secretarial Studies.

(xxiv) UNN requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two other relevant subjects at WASC or GCE ‘O’ level.

(xxv) UNIILORIN requires one of the two other subjects from Accounting, Commerce, Business Methods, Geography, Statistics and Government.

(xxvi) FUNAAB requires two other relevant subjects from any of Government, Geography, Commerce, Physics, History or Statistics.

(xxvii) NDA requires the two other subjects from Accounting, Commerce, Geography, History, French, Arabic and Government.

(xxviii) UMYUK requires Five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any two from Commerce, Government Geography, Accounting and Book Keeping in not more than two sittings.

(xxix) FED-LAFIA requires credit passes in Government and any of one of Commerce, History, CRK or IRS as the two other subjects.

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

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