WAEC Subjects Required for Geography

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

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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 Geography 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 Geography 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 Geography.

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 Geography. 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 Geography.

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

The WAEC subjects required to study Geography are as follows:

Five SSCE credit passes to include English language, Mathematics, Geography and any other two science subjects.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) OOU requires two other Science subjects.

(ii) UNIBADAN requires 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and any two other Science subjects.


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(iii) GOMSU accepts Economics.

(iv) UMYU Science Option-Five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and any two of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Agricultural Science. Humanities Option- Five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and any two of Government, Economics, Commerce and Accounting.

(v) ABU requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English language, Mathematics, Geography, Biology and any other science subjects.

(vi) UNN requires five o’ level credit passes including English Language, Geography and any three from Arts or Social Science subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(vii) KASU only accept among Chemistry, Biology or Physics as the other two Science subjects.

(viii) ABSU requires Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any three subjects from Arts, Social Science and Sciences. A credit pass in Geography is compulsory.

(ix) FUTMINNA accepts requires credit pass in Physics and any other science subject.

(x) GODFREY requires two other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

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

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