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JAMB Subject Combination for Economics 2024/2025

JAMB Subject Combination for Economics 2024/2025: Economics is a popular and competitive course that many students aspire to study in Nigerian universities. However, to be eligible for admission, you need to meet certain requirements, including the JAMB subject combination for Economics. In this post, we will explain what the JAMB subject combination for Economics is, why it is important, and how to prepare for it.

What is the JAMB Subject Combination for Economics 2024/2025?

The JAMB subject combination for Economics is the four subjects that you are required to write in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to study Economics in any accredited Nigerian university. The four subjects are:

  • English Language (compulsory)
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • One (1) other subject from Government, Literature in English, Geography, History, French, and Christian Religious Studies /Islamic Studies.

You need to score at least 180 in the UTME to be considered for admission, but some universities may have higher cut-off marks. You also need to have at least five (5) credits in your O’level results, including English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any other two relevant subjects.

Why is the JAMB Subject Combination for Economics 2024/2025 Important?

The JAMB subject combination for Economics is important because it determines your eligibility and suitability for studying Economics in the university. If you do not write the correct subject combination, you may be disqualified from admission, even if you have a high UTME score and good O’level results. Therefore, you need to be careful and choose the right subjects when filling your JAMB registration form.

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The JAMB subject combination for Economics is also important because it reflects the core areas of knowledge and skills that you need to succeed in the course. Economics is a social science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. It requires a good understanding of mathematical and statistical tools, as well as the ability to analyze and interpret economic data and policies. Therefore, by writing English Language, Economics, Mathematics, and one other related subject, you are demonstrating your aptitude and interest in the field.

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O’Level Requirements for Economics 2024/2025

A minimum of 5 credits in your O’level results, including English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any other two relevant subjects

Direct Entry Requirements for Economics 2024/2025

  • A minimum of 5 credits in your O’level results, including English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any other two relevant subjects.
  • A Level/IB Higher Level Mathematics and two other subjects related to Economics, or a first-year degree (First Class/Second Class Upper) in a related field, or a diploma (NCE, ND, NID, or HND) in a related field.
  • A National Identification Number (NIN).
  • A JAMB reg number if you use NCE, diploma, or NID.
  • A UTME score of at least 180, as Direct Entry candidates are now required to sit for the UTME exam.

These are the general requirements for Direct Entry candidates for Economics, but some universities may have specific or additional requirements. You should check the official websites of the universities you are interested in for more details and updates.

Nigerian Universities Offering Economics 2024/2025

  • Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA)
  • Ambrose Alli University (AAU)
  • Afe Babalola University (ABUAD)
  • Achievers University (AU)
  • Adamawa State University (ADSU)
  • University of Abuja (UNIABUJA)
  • Ajayi Crowther University (ACU)
  • Akwa-Ibom State University of Technology (AKUTECH)
  • Al-Hikmah University (AHU)
  • Al-Qalam University (AQU)
  • Augustine University (AU)
  • American University of Nigeria (AUN)
  • Babcock University (BU)
  • Bauchi State University (BASU)
  • Bayero University (BUK)
  • Baze University (BU)
  • Bells University of Technology (BUT)
  • Bingham University (BU)
  • Benson Idahosa University (BIU)
  • Bowen University (BU)
  • Benue State University (BSU)
  • University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  • Caleb University (CU)
  • Caritas University (CU)
  • Chrisland University (CU)
  • Christopher University (CU)
  • Covenant University (CU)
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU)
  • Crawford University (CU)
  • Delta State University (DELSU)
  • Ebonyi State University (EBSU)
  • Edwin Clark University (ECU)
  • Ekiti State University (EKSU)
  • Elizade University (EU)
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT)
  • Federal University, Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA)
  • Federal University, Gusau (FUGUS)
  • Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  • Federal University, Lafia (FULAFIA)
  • Fountain University (FU)
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  • Godfrey Okoye University (GOU)
  • Gregory University (GU)
  • Hallmark University (HU)
  • Gombe State University (GSU)
  • University of Ibadan (UI)
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU)
  • University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  • Kaduna State University (KASU)
  • Kogi State University (KSU)
  • Kwara State University (KWASU)
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  • Landmark University (LMU)
  • Lagos State University (LASU)
  • Lead City University (LCU)
  • Madonna University (MU)
  • University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  • Mcpherson University (MCU)
  • University of Mkar, Mkar (UMM)
  • Mountain Top University (MTU)
  • Nasarawa State University (NSUK)
  • Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA)
  • Niger Delta University (NDU)
  • Northwest University (NWU)
  • Novena University (NU)
  • Nigerian-Turkish Nile University (NTNU)
  • Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU)
  • Oduduwa University (OU)
  • Paul University (PU)
  • University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  • Redeemers University (RUN)
  • Renaissance University (RU)
  • Rhema University (RU)
  • Ritman University (RU)
  • Salem University (SU)
  • Samuel Adegboyega University (SAU)
  • Sokoto State University (SSU)
  • Southwestern University (SWU)
  • Summit University (SU)
  • Tansian University (TU)
  • Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED)
  • Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  • Hezekiah University (HU)
  • Kings University (KU)
  • Osun State University (UNIOSUN)
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)
  • University of Nigeria (UNN)
  • University of Uyo (UNIUYO)
  • Veritas University (VERITAS)
  • Wellspring University (WU)
  • Western Delta University (WDU)
  • Wesley University. of Science & Technology (WUST)
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Available as Co-Operative Economics in:

  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)

Available as Economics and Developmental Studies in:

  • Igbenidion University (IU)
  • Federal University, Gashua (FUGASHUA)
  • Federal University, Kashere (FUK)
  • Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE)

Available as Economics and Statistics in:

  • University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  • Kwararafa University (KWARARAFA)

Available as Economics with Operation Research in:

  • Crescent University Abeokuta (CUAB)

How to Prepare for the JAMB Subject Combination for Economics?

To prepare for the JAMB subject combination for Economics, you need to do the following:

  • Study the JAMB syllabus for each subject: The JAMB syllabus is a guide that outlines the topics and objectives that you are expected to cover in each subject. You can download the JAMB syllabus for each subject from the JAMB website or get a copy from any JAMB accredited center. You should study the syllabus thoroughly and make sure you understand the concepts and principles in each topic.
  • Practice with past questions and mock exams: Practicing with past questions and mock exams is one of the best ways to prepare for the UTME. It helps you to familiarize yourself with the exam format, style, and difficulty level. It also helps you to test your knowledge and identify your strengths and weaknesses. You can get past questions and mock exams from the JAMB website, the JAMB CBT Practice App, or any JAMB accredited center. You should practice regularly and time yourself to improve your speed and accuracy.
  • Read widely and keep abreast of current affairs: Reading widely and keeping abreast of current affairs is also important for preparing for the UTME, especially for the subjects of Economics, Government, Geography, History, and Literature in English. You should read newspapers, magazines, journals, books, and online sources that cover economic issues, trends, and policies in Nigeria and the world. You should also be aware of the historical, political, social, and cultural contexts that shape economic phenomena. This will help you to answer questions that require critical thinking and application of knowledge.
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Conclusion

The JAMB subject combination for Economics is a crucial factor that determines your admission chances and success in the course. You need to write English Language, Economics, Mathematics, and one other subject from Government, Literature in English, Geography, History, French, and Christian Religious Studies /Islamic Studies. You also need to score at least 180 in the UTME and have at least five credits in your O’level results.

To prepare for the UTME, you need to study the JAMB syllabus, practice with past questions and mock exams, and read widely and keep abreast of current affairs. We hope this post has been helpful and informative. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below.

FAQs

Can I write Accounting instead of Mathematics in the JAMB subject combination for Economics?

No, you cannot write Accounting instead of Mathematics in the JAMB subject combination for Economics. Mathematics is a compulsory subject for Economics, and Accounting is not an acceptable substitute. If you write Accounting instead of Mathematics, you may be disqualified from admission.

Can I write two subjects from the same group in the JAMB subject combination for Economics? For example, can I write Government and History?

Yes, you can write two subjects from the same group in the JAMB subject combination for Economics, as long as they are among the acceptable options. For example, you can write Government and History, or Literature in English and French. However, you should consider the requirements of your preferred university and course before making your choice, as some universities may have specific preferences or restrictions.

What are the best universities to study Economics in Nigeria?

There are many universities that offer Economics in Nigeria, and each one has its own strengths and weaknesses. However, some of the most reputable and popular ones include:

University of Ibadan
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
University of Lagos
Covenant University
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
University of Ilorin
University of Benin
University of Abuja
University of Port Harcourt

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You can check the JAMB brochure or the JAMB website for the full list of universities that offer Economics and their admission requirements. You can also visit the websites of the universities or contact their admission offices for more information.

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