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JAMB Subject Combination for Information Resource Management 2024/2025

JAMB Subject Combination for Information Resource Management 2024/2025: Information Resource Management (IRM) is a broad term that refers to the management of information as a shared organizational resource. It involves the identification, classification, valuation, processing, storage, and distribution of data and information. It also involves the integration of information professionals and functions, and the link with strategic planning.

IRM is a field that is relevant to both business and government goals and objectives. It can help organizations to improve their efficiency, effectiveness, and competitiveness in the global market. IRM can also help to enhance the quality of life and the delivery of public services to citizens.

If you are interested in studying IRM at the tertiary level in Nigeria, you will need to meet the admission requirements of the institutions that offer the course. One of the most important requirements is the JAMB subject combination for IRM. This is the set of four subjects that you must register and write in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

In this blog post, I will provide you with the JAMB subject combination for IRM for the 2024/2025 academic session. I will also give you some tips on how to prepare for the UTME and score high marks.

JAMB Subject Combination for Information Resource Management (IRM) 2024/2025

According to the JAMB brochure, the JAMB subject combination for Information Resource Management (IRM) 2024/2025 is:

  • Use of English (Compulsory)
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Any one of Government, Geography, History, Literature in English, French, and Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Studies.
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This means that you must choose one of these subjects as your fourth subject, depending on your preference and availability. You should also note that some institutions may have specific requirements for the fourth subject, so you should check the JAMB brochure or the institution’s website for more details.

The JAMB subject combination for IRM is similar to that of other management and social science courses, such as Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, and Public Administration. This is because IRM is a multidisciplinary field that draws from various disciplines and domains of knowledge.

O’level Requirements for Information Resource Management (IRM) 2024/2025

The O’level requirements for Information Resource Management (IRM) are five credit passes in SSCE (WAEC/NECO/NABTEB) or equivalent, in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any two other relevant subjects. The O’level requirements must be obtained in not more than two sittings.

Some of the relevant subjects that you can choose from are:

  • Government
  • Geography
  • History
  • Literature in English
  • French
  • Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Studies
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Commerce
  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Science

You should also check the specific requirements of the institution that you want to apply to, as they may have additional or different criteria for IRM.

Direct Entry Requirements for Information Resource Management (IRM) 2024/2025

The direct entry requirements for Information Resource Management (IRM) vary from one institution to another, but generally, candidates must have one of the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of two A level passes in relevant subjects, such as Economics, Accounting, Business Management, Government, Geography, etc.
  • A National Diploma (ND) or Higher National Diploma (HND) in relevant disciplines, such as Business Administration, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing, etc., with a minimum of lower credit.
  • A recognized professional qualification, such as ICAN, ACCA, CIBN, etc., in relevant fields.

Candidates must also meet the UTME requirements for IRM, which are:

  • Use of English (Compulsory)
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Any one of Government, Geography, History, Literature in English, French, and Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Studies.

List of Nigerian Universities Offering Information Resource Management (IRM) 2024/2025

  • Federal University Wukari (FUW)
  • Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
  • Usmanu Danfodiyo University (UDU)
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU)
  • Bingham University (BIU)
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Available as Information Management Technology in:

  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)

Available as Office & Information Management Technology in:

  • River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)

How to Prepare for the UTME

To score high marks in the UTME, you will need to prepare well and study hard. Here are some tips on how to prepare for the UTME:

  • Get the JAMB syllabus for each subject and study the topics and objectives. The JAMB syllabus is a guide that outlines the scope and content of each subject. It also contains the recommended textbooks and references that you can use to study. You can download the JAMB syllabus from the JAMB website or get a copy from any JAMB office or accredited center.
  • Get the JAMB past questions and answers for each subject and practice them regularly. The JAMB past questions and answers are a valuable resource that can help you to familiarize yourself with the format and style of the UTME questions. They can also help you to test your knowledge and identify your areas of strength and weakness. You can get the JAMB past questions and answers from any JAMB office or accredited center, or from online platforms and apps.
  • Join a study group or enroll in a tutorial class. Studying with others can help you to learn faster and better. You can exchange ideas, share notes, solve problems, and motivate each other. You can also get guidance and feedback from tutors and mentors who can help you to improve your performance. You can find study groups or tutorial classes in your school, community, or online.
  • Revise and review your notes and textbooks regularly. Revision and review are essential for effective learning and retention. You should revise and review what you have learned at least once a week, and more frequently as the UTME approaches. You should also use different methods of revision and review, such as summarizing, outlining, highlighting, flashcards, quizzes, and mnemonics.
  • Manage your time and plan your study schedule. Time management and planning are crucial for successful preparation and performance. You should allocate enough time for each subject and topic, and stick to your study schedule. You should also avoid distractions and procrastination, and focus on your goals. You should also practice how to manage your time during the UTME, and answer the questions within the allotted time.
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Conclusion

In conclusion, Information Resource Management (IRM) is a field that offers many opportunities and benefits for individuals and organizations. If you want to study IRM at the tertiary level in Nigeria, you will need to meet the JAMB subject combination for IRM, which is:

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  • Use of English (Compulsory)
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Any one of Government, Geography, History, Literature in English, French, and Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Studies.

You will also need to prepare well and study hard for the UTME, and follow the tips that I have given you in this blog post. I wish you all the best in your UTME and admission process.

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about the JAMB subject combination for IRM:

What is the JAMB cut-off mark for IRM?

The JAMB cut-off mark for IRM varies from one institution to another, depending on their admission criteria and competitiveness. However, the general minimum cut-off mark for IRM is 180. You should check the JAMB brochure or the institution’s website for the specific cut-off mark for IRM for your preferred institution.

What are the O’level requirements for IRM?

The O’level requirements for IRM are five credit passes in SSCE (WAEC/NECO/NABTEB) or equivalent, in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any two other relevant subjects. The O’level requirements must be obtained in not more than two sittings.

What are the career prospects for IRM graduates?

IRM graduates can work in various sectors and industries, such as banking, finance, insurance, education, health, media, telecommunications, government, and non-governmental organizations. They can also pursue further studies and research in IRM or related fields. Some of the job titles and roles for IRM graduates are: Information Manager, Information Analyst, Information Systems Manager, Information Technology Consultant, Information Security Officer, Database Administrator, Data Scientist, Knowledge Manager, Records Manager, Librarian, Archivist, Researcher, Lecturer, Entrepreneur.

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