JAMB and WAEC (O’level) Subject Combination for Economics

Economics is among the broadest course taught at Nigerian universities and also very competitive. The JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Economics are compulsory for students who want to study the course. You should also not confuse the subject combination for one course for another as they might not be the same.

Denial of admission of change of courses is sometimes caused by the combination of wrong subjects in JAMB and O’level examination. This page will tell you what you need to know about Economics. It would bring the JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Economics and the universities offering the course.

What You Need to Know About Economics

It would take students four years to study Economics at the universities of there are no carryovers and it is suitable for art and commercial students. Economics is among the most competitive courses to study in Nigeria and it is very broad. Economics deals with the study of how economies work.

A lot of job opportunities are available for one who studied economics but you would need to make sure you graduate with a good degree. Below are some of the careers available for one who studied this course

  • Statistician
  • Investment Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Management Consultant
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Accountant
  • Economist
  • Diplomatic Service officer
  • Lecturer
  • Secondary School Teacher

JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Economics

Students should expect the JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Economics to come from social science or art subjects due to the field of the course. Candidates need five credits in WAEC (West African Examination Council) and they can apply the subjects to any other O’level examination. The list below contains the Subject Combination for Economics in WAEC

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Accounting, Commerce, Biology or Agriculture

In JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board) you would only need four subjects. English Language is compulsory and all students would be taking this subject. This examination is also responsible for admission into universities. The list below contains the Subject Combination for Economics in JAMB

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Any of Government, Geography, Lit-in English, commerce

List of Universities Offering Economics in Nigeria

Knowing the universities offering the course is also important not just the list but also their admission requirements. Check below to see the universities offering the course

State Universities

  • AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY, EKPOMA, EDO STATE
  • ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY, AKUNGBA-AKOKO, ONDO STATE
  • ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UTURU, ABIA STATE
  • ADAMAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, MUBI, ADAMAWA STATE
  • AKWA IBOM STATE UNIVERSITY, IKOT-AKPADEN, AKWA IBOM STATE
  • BAUCHI STATE UNIVERSITY, GADAU, BAUCHI STATE
  • BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MAKURDI, BENUE STATE
  • CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY, ULI, ANAMBRA STATE
  • DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA, DELTA STATE
  • EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY, ABAKALIKI, EBONYI STATE
  • EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE
  • ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
  • EDO UNIVERSITY, IYAMHO, EDO STATE – EUI
  • GOMBE STATE UNIVERSITY, TUDUN WADA, GOMBE, GOMBE STATE
  • IGNATIUS AJURU UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE
  • KADUNA STATE UNIVERSITY, KADUNA, KADUNA STATE
  • KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY, ANYIGBA, KOGI STATE
  • KWARA STATE UNIVERSITY, MALETE, ILORIN, KWARA STATE
  • IBRAHIM BADAMASI BABANGIDA UNIVERSITY, LAPAI, NIGER STATE
  • LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY, OJO, LAGOS STATE
  • NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI, NASARAWA STATE
  • NIGER DELTA UNIVERSITY, WILBERFORCE ISLAND, BAYELSA STATE
  • OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY, AGO-IWOYE, OGUN STATE
  • PLATEAU STATE UNIVERSITY, BOKKOS, PLATEAU STATE
  • SOKOTO STATE UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE
  • TARABA STATE UNIVERSITY, JALINGO, TARABA STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF AFRICA, TORU-ORUA, BAYELSA STATE
  • UMARU MUSA YARADUA UNIVERSITY, KATSINA, KATSINA STATE
  • OSUN STATE UNIVERSITY, OSOGBO, OSUN STATE
  • YOBE STATE UNIVERSITY, DAMATURU, YOBE STATE

Federal Universities

  • AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA, KADUNA STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA, ABUJA, FCT
  • BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO, KANO STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE
  • EASTERN PALM UNIVERSITY, OGBOKO, IMO STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, DUTSE, JIGAWA STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, DUTSIN-MA, KATSINA STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, GUSAU, ZAMFARA STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, BIRNIN-KEBBI, KEBBI STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, LAFIA, NASARAWA STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, WUKARI, TARABA STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, OYO STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN, KWARA STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF JOS, JOS, PLATEAU STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, LAGOS STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF MKAR, GBOKO, BENUE STATE
  • NIGERIAN ARMY UNIVERSITY, BIU, BORNO STATE
  • NIGERIAN DEFENCE ACADEMY, KADUNA, KADUNA STATE
  • NIGER DELTA UNIVERSITY, WILBERFORCE ISLAND, BAYELSA STATE
  • OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF PORT-HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE
  • USMANU DANFODIO UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE
  • NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE

Private Universities

  • AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE
  • ACHIEVERS UNIVERSITY, OWO, ONDO STATE
  • ADMIRALTY UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, IBUSA, DELTA STATE
  • AJAYI CROWTHER UNIVERSITY, OYO, OYO STATE
  • AL- HIKMAH UNIVERSITY, ILORIN, KWARA STATE
  • AL-QALAM UNIVERSITY, KATSINA, KATSINA STATE
  • ANCHOR UNIVERSITY, AYOBO, LAGOS STATE
  • ARTHUR JARVIS UNIVERSITY, AKPABUYO, CROSS RIVER STATE
  • ATIBA UNIVERSITY, OYO, OYO STATE
  • ADELEKE UNIVERSITY, EDE, OSUN STATE
  • AUGUSTINE UNIVERSITY, ILARA, LAGOS, LAGOS STATE
  • AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE
  • BABCOCK UNIVERSITY, ILISHAN-REMO, OGUN STATE
  • BAZE UNIVERSITY, ABUJA, FCT
  • BELLS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OTA, OGUN STATE
  • BINGHAM UNIVERSITY, KARU, NASARAWA STATE
  • BENSON IDAHOSA UNIVERSITY, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE
  • BOWEN UNIVERSITY, IWO, OSUN STATE
  • CALEB UNIVERSITY, IMOTA, LAGOS STATE
  • CARITAS UNIVERSITY, AMORJI-NIKE, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
  • CHRISLAND UNIVERSITY, OWODE, OGUN STATE
  • CHRISTOPHER UNIVERSITY, MOWE, OGUN STATE
  • CLIFFORD UNIVERSITY, OWERRINTTA, ABIA STATE
  • COAL CITY UNIVERSITY, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
  • COVENANT UNIVERSITY, CANAAN LAND, OTA, OGUN STATE
  • CRAWFORD UNIVERSITY, IGBESA, OGUN STATE
  • CROWN HILL UNIVERSITY, EIYENKORIN, KWARA STATE
  • DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY, IBADAN, OYO STATE
  • GODFREY OKOYE UNIVERSITY, URGWUOMU- NIKE, ENUGU STATE
  • GREGORY UNIVERSITY, UTURU, ABIA STATE
  • HALLMARK UNIVERSITY, IJEBU-ITELE, OGUN STATE
  • JOSEPH AYO BABALOLA UNIVERSITY, IKEJI-ARAKEJI, OSUN STATE
  • KOLADAISI UNIVERSITY, IBADAN, OYO STATE
  • KWARARAFA UNIVERSITY, WUKARI, TARABA STATE
  • LANDMARK UNIVERSITY, OMU-ARAN, KWARA STATE
  • LEAD CITY UNIVERSITY, IBADAN, OYO STATE
  • LEGACY UNIVERSITY, OKIJA, ANAMBRA STATE
  • MADONNA UNIVERSITY, ELELE, RIVERS STATE
  • YUSUF MAITAMA SULE UNIVERSITY, KANO, KANO STATE
  • MICHAEL AND CECILIA IBRU UNIVERSITY, OWHRODE, DELTA STATE
  • McPHERSON UNIVERSITY, SERIKI SOTAYO, OGUN STATE
  • MOUNTAIN TOP UNIVERSITY, MAKOGI-OBA, OGUN STATE
  • NOVENA UNIVERSITY, OGUME, DELTA STATE
  • OBONG UNIVERSITY, OBONG, NTAK, AKWA IBOM STATE
  • ODUDUWA UNIVERSITY, IPETUMODU, OSUN STATE
  • PAN-ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY, AHMED ONIBUDO STREET, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS STATE
  • PAUL UNIVERSITY, AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE
  • PRECIOUS CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY, IBADAN, OYO STATE
  • REDEEMERS UNIVERSITY, OSUN STATE
  • RENAISSANCE UNIVERSITY, OJIAGU-AGBANI, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
  • RHEMA UNIVERSITY, ABA, ABIA STATE
  • RITMAN UNIVERSITY, IKOT-EKPENE, AKWA IBOM STATE
  • SALEM UNIVERSITY, LOKOJA, KOGI STATE
  • SAMUEL ADEGBOYEGA UNIVERSITY, OGWA, EDO STATE
  • SKYLINE UNIVERSITY NIGERIA, KANO, KANO STATE
  • SPIRITAN UNIVERSITY, NNEOCHI, ABIA STATE
  • SUMMIT UNIVERITY, OFFA, KWARA STATE
  • TANSIAN UNIVERSITY, OBA, ANAMBRA STATE
  • HEZEKIAH UNIVERSITY, UMUDI, IMO STATE
  • KINGS UNIVERSITY, ODE-OMU, OSUN STATE
  • VERITAS UNIVERSITY, ABUJA, FCT
  • WELLSPRING UNIVERSITY, IRHIHI-OGBANEKI, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE
  • WESLEY UNIVERSITY, ONDO, ONDO STATE
  • WESTERN DELTA UNIVERSITY, OGHARA, DELTA STATE

Admission Requirements

Jamb (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board) cut off mark for Economics is 200. Students need five credits in WAEC (West African Examination Council) or any O’Level examination. Students also need to pass the universities Post-UTME.

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