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WAEC & JAMB Subject Combination For Computer Science [UPDATED]

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination For Computer Science: What are the JAMB Subject combination to study Computer Science in Nigeria?, Must I pass Maths in WAEC to study Computer Science?

Hey SAVANTS! Welcome to “JAMB doctor Series” in this episode, I will provide you with WAEC and JAMB Subject combination for Computer Science, Direct entry requirement to study Computer Science through JAMB, JUPEB and IJMB, pretty cool right? STAY TUNED!

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For everyone who plans to study Computer Science in Nigeria, it is important and necessary you know the subjects that are required to becoming a Computer Scientist in Nigeria.

I have seen cases, where students who wish to study a particular course go ahead to register the wrong subject combination in JAMB and in their O’level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) simply because they were not well informed and would later start searching for means with which correct the mistake.

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Luckily for you, with the aid of this guide you will be fully endowed with the required WAEC and JAMB Subject combination to study Computer Science in any University in Nigeria, mind you, this subject combination is the same for all Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria.

So, irrespective of the school you want to study in (UNIBEN, UI, UNILAG, DELSU e.t.c) these are the subjects you must enroll and pass to be eligible for admission to study computer science.

If you must study Computer Science in Nigeria you must first get a minimum of five (5) credits in your O’ level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) core courses and enroll four (4) subjects in JAMB which you should score at least 220.

P.S; See JAMB Cut off mark for all Schools

What Are The Subjects Required To Study Computer Science

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The subjects Required to study Computer Science in Nigeria are…

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Physics
  • Chemistry*
  • Biology*

Some of these subjects may not be required in some cases (JAMB or O’level), I will highlight each of this subject and in what instances they may be applicable or needed.

Biology and Chemistry: Biology and Chemistry subjects are core for your O’ level exams like WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or GCE. but for JAMB you may decide to or to not enroll Biology or chemistry, that is, neither Biology or chemistry is required in JAMB to study Computer Science it is only needed in your O’ level.

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Other Subjects: English Language, Physics and Mathematics are required for both JAMB and your O’ level if you must study Computer Science.

JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study Computer Science

To Study Computer Science, the follow subjects will be enrolled for JAMB and WAEC…

JAMB Subject Combination For Computer Science

Jamb Subject Combination for Computer Science
JAMB Subject Combination for Computer Science

The four (4) subjects you must enroll in JAMB (with Use of English compulsory irrespective of the course you intend to study) for Computer Science, are…

  • Use of English
  • Physics
  • Mathematics and
  • one (1) of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography.

To be assured of admission, you will need a very high score in JAMB, let’s say 250 and above.

P.S; see my ultimate guide on How To Pass JAMB 2024/2025 With High Score (300+)

WAEC Subject Combination For Computer Science

Unlike JAMB, you will be required to sit for a minimum of Eight subjects (8) and a maximum of nine (9), out of this Nine or Eight subjects, five are core subjects specific for the course you wish to study which in this case is Computer Science.

In WAEC, core subjects to study Computer Science are…

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • English Language

The remaining three (3) or four (4) subjects will be determined by you.

Mind you: This subject combination for WAEC is applicable for all O’ level exams such as NECO, NABTEB e.t.c

By core I mean subjects that lean directly to your field. Failure to pass these core courses can deny a student admission.

Requirements To Study Computer Science Through Direct Entry

Student who which to study Computer Science through direct entry should have either of the following requirements…

Ensure to go through JAMB Brochure for remarks/waiver for Computer Science for the different Universities in Nigeria. Click me Now? for JAMB Brochure

Universities Offering Computer Science

Below are schools in Nigeria that you can study computer science in;

  1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
  2. Adamawa State University, Mubi
  3. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  4. Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
  5. Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  6. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  7. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
  8. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden
  9. Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin
  10. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  11. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  12. American University Of Nigeria , Yola
  13. Anambra State University, Uli
  14. Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos
  15. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  16. Bayero University, Kano
  17. Baze University, Fct, Abuja
  18. Bells University Of Technology, Ota
  19. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  20. Benue State University, Makurdi
  21. Bowen University, Iwo
  22. Caleb University, Imota
  23. Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu
  24. Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State
  25. Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota
  26. Crawford University,Faith City, Km 8, Atan-Agbara Road, Igbesa
  27. Crescent University, Abeokuta
  28. Cross Rivers University Of Technology, Calabar
  29. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  30. Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State
  31. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  32. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
  33. Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
  34. Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  35. Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi
  36. Federal University Of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
  37. Federal University Of Technology Minna
  38. Federal University Of Technology, Akure
  39. Federal University Of Technology, Owerri
  40. Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State
  41. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State
  42. Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State
  43. Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State
  44. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State
  45. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  46. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State
  47. Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  48. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  49. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
  50. Fountain University, Osogbo
  51. Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike
  52. Gombe State University, Tudun Wada, Gombe
  53. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  54. Hallmark University,Ijebu-Itele,Ogun State
  55. Hezekiah University, Umudi, Imo State
  56. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
  57. Imo State University, Owerri
  58. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  59. Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  60. Kano University Of Science And Technology, Wudil
  61. Kebbi State University Of Science And Technology, Aliro
  62. Kogi State University, Anyigba
  63. Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin
  64. Madonna University, Okija
  65. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ogun State
  66. Michael And Cecilia Ibru University, Owhrode, Delta State
  67. Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike
  68. Modibo Adama University Of Technology, Yola
  69. Mountain Top University, Makogi/Oba, Ogun State
  70. Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  71. National Open University Of Nigeria
  72. Nigeria Turkish Nile University , Abuja
  73. Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Kaduna State
  74. Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State
  75. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  76. Northwest University, Kano, Kano State
  77. Novena University Ogume
  78. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu
  79. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  80. Ondo State University Of Medical Sciences Laje Road, Ondo, Ondo State
  81. Ondo State University Of Science And Technology, Okitipupa
  82. Osun State University, Osogbo
  83. Paul University, Awka
  84. Plateau State University, Bokkos
  85. Redeemers University
  86. Renaissance University, Ojiagu-Agbani, Enugu
  87. Rhema University , Obeama, Rivers State
  88. Ritman University,Ikot-Ekpene,Akwa-Ibom State
  89. Rivers State University Of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt
  90. Salem University, Lokoja
  91. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
  92. Sokoyo State University, Sokoto
  93. Southwestern University, Okun-Owa, Ogun State
  94. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa State
  95. Summit Univerity, Offa, Kwara State
  96. Tai Solarin University Of Education, Ijagun
  97. Tansain University, Oba, Anambra State
  98. Taraba State University, Jalingo
  99. Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina
  100. University Of Abuja,Abuja
  101. University Of Benin, Benin City
  102. University Of Calabar, Calabar
  103. University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  104. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  105. University Of Jos, Jos
  106. University Of Lagos
  107. University Of Mkar, Gboko
  108. University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  109. University Of Port-Harcourt
  110. University Of Uyo
  111. Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto
  112. Wellspring University, Irhihi/Ogbaneki, Benin City
  113. Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State
  114. Yobe State University, Damaturu

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Computer compulsory for Computer Science in JAMB?

No, Currently Computer is not a compulsory subject to sit for in JAMB if you want to study Computer Science, but it is accepted for Admission to study Computer Science, that is, instead of enrolling Chemistry or biology in JAMB, you can instead enroll computer as a subject in JAMB.

What are the compulsory subjects for Computer Science?

The Compulsory Subject for Computer Science In JAMB are Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, one (1) of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography.

While for WAEC; English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry.

Can I Write Computer Science In JAMB

Yes, JAMB enlisted Computer Science as a subject you can now sit for in JAMB.

So, if you wish to study computer science and wish to add Computer subject as one of the subjects you want to sit for, you definitely can.

In Summary

To study Computer Science you need to sit for four (4) subjects in JAMB which are Physics, Use of English, Mathematics and one (1) of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography. and have at least credits (C6) in your Five (5) core courses which includes: English, Maths, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry.

(I) Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in science subjects including MathematicsFive (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics plus two (2) other Science subjects.Mathematics, Physics and one (1) of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography.
(II) NCE merit in Mathematics and one (1) other Science or Social Science subject.
Summary table of JAMB Subject Combination to study Computer Science

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  1. Please what school accept biology as part of jamb subjects combination for computer science
    I’m really ????????
    Most are making chemistry compulsory
    I don’t want to waste my mark
    I scored 300

    1. It should, but most universities are yet to adopt the new subject change.

      Endeavour to use JAMB Eligibility checker to confirm if your school of choice accepts the combination you have in mind.

  2. Can computer science substitute chemistry in WAEC as a requirement to study computer science in convenient university?

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