For students who would like to study pure and applied mathematics in school, the subject combination needed in JAMB and WAEC will be provided in this article.
To study pure and applied mathematics in the university, you must be a science student, and also you must fill in the right subject combination in JAMB and WAEC to avoid difficulty in securing admission.
Below in this content, I will be telling you more about pure and applied mathematics, the subject combination for it in JAMB and WAEC, universities to study the course, the cut off mark for pure and applied mathematics in any of the Nigerian universities and a lot more you need to know concerning the course.
What You Need to Know About Pure and Applied Mathematics
Applied mathematics deals with real life experience while pure mathematics deals with the theories of mathematics itself, so they are not the same as pure mathematics deals mainly with finding facts, and also solving problems.
In Nigeria, you will have to study both pure mathematics and applied mathematics in the university till you get to your final year level where you will decide if you would want to have a degree in pure mathematics or applied mathematics.
There is a lot of job opportunity in Nigeria for one who studied pure and applied mathematics in the university like careers in accountancy and finance, statistician careers, engineering and a lot too numerous to mention.
For students who love mathematics, you can try studying pure and applied mathematics in any Nigerian university offering it. The course is very interesting to study as it can predict and also explain things in regards to the real world and also solve problems in regards to the rules and theory of mathematics.
JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Pure and Applied Mathematics
Like I said earlier, the subject combination in JAMB and WAEC for pure and applied mathematics will be provided in this content and the student is expected to have at least five credits including the ones below for WAEC
- English Language
- Geography or any science subject
These are the needed subjects in WAEC for pure and Applied Mathematics while that of Jamb includes
- English Language
- Chemistry or any science subject
Also, below I will give a list of some of the university offering the course in Nigeria
List of Universities in Nigeria Offering Pure and Applied Mathematics
Universities Offering Pure and Applied Mathematics in Nigeria is also one important point that students would have to note. They should also carry out studies about their admission requirements. Below are the universities that offer the course.
University Of Benin, Benin City
University Of Port-Harcourt
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH)
Paul University, Awka
One need to pass WAEC with at least five credits and the subjects varies in accordance with the various courses. Like for instance, the subject combination to study Law in the university will not be the same with Medicine and the same principle applies to Pure and Applied Mathematics. So it is will be better for the student to fill in the subjects properly.
JAMB’s cut-off mark for pure and applied mathematics is usually 160 but to be on the safer side it will be advisable to score above 200 in Jamb to easily secure admission into the university as it is a very competitive course to study.
Note: JAMB score, Post UTME score and WAEC Grade are what determines one’s chance to study Pure and Applied Mathematics and it also depends on the University’s admission screening process.