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WAEC & JAMB Subject Combination For History [UPDATED]

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WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination For History: What are the JAMB Subject combination to study History in Nigeria?, Must I pass Maths in WAEC to study History?, what subjects are needed to study History?, What Subject Will I write in JAMB to Study History?

Hey SAVANTS! In today’s episode of “JAMB Doctor Series” you will see the correct WAEC and JAMB Subject combination for History, you will also see Direct entry requirement to study History through JAMB, JUPEB and IJMB, pretty cool right?… STAY TUNED!

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WAEC and JAMB subject combination For History

For everyone who plans to study History in Nigeria, it is important and necessary you know the subjects that are required to becoming a Student of History 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 they can 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 History 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 etc) these are the subjects you must enroll and pass to be eligible for admission to study History in Nigeria.

If you must study History 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 to increase your chances of admission.

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E. JAMB Syllabus For Biology
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G. JAMB Syllabus For Christian Religious Studies (CRS)
H. JAMB government Syllabus
I. JAMB Syllabus for Commerce
J. JAMB Literature in English Syllabus
K. JAMB Computer Studies Syllabus

Subjects Required To Study History

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The subjects Required to study History in Nigeria are…

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • History
  • Literature in English*
  • Geography/Physics*

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

Mathematics: Maths as a subject is one every student must offer right from primary school up till secondary school, this subject is required as a core subject for your O’ level exams like WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or GCE.

For JAMB, Mathematics is not a compulsory subject in JAMB to study History.

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Other Subjects: English Language, and History are required for both JAMB and your O’ level if you must study History, but subjects like Government, CRS, Commerce etc. will be decided by you.

JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study History

To Study History, the following subjects will be enrolled for JAMB and WAEC…

JAMB Subject Combination For History

Jamb Subject Combination For History
JAMB Subject Combination For History

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

  • Use of English
  • History and
  • and any other two (2) subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

To be assured of admission, you will need to score very high in JAMB, let’s say 250 and above. P.S; you should see my ultimate guide on How To Pass JAMB 2024/2025 With High Score (300+)

WAEC Subject Combination For History

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WAEC student Portal

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 History.

In WAEC, core subjects to study History are…

  • English Language
  • History and
  • three (3) relevant Arts subjects.

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 History Through Direct Entry

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


  • Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in History and any other related subjects.

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List Of Universities That Offers History

Below are schools you can study History;

  1. Abia State University, Uturu
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  3. Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
  4. Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  5. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
  6. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden
  7. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  8. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  9. Bowen University, Iwo
  10. Delta State University, Abraka
  11. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  12. Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State
  13. Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State
  14. Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State
  15. Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike
  16. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  17. Hezekiah University, Umudi, Imo State
  18. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
  19. Imo State University, Owerri
  20. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  21. Kogi State University, Anyigba
  22. Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State
  23. Northwest University, Kano, Kano State
  24. Osun State University, Osogbo
  25. Plateau State University, Bokkos
  26. Renaissance University, Ojiagu-Agbani, Enugu
  27. Ritman University,Ikot-Ekpene,Akwa-Ibom State
  28. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa State
  29. University Of Calabar, Calabar
  30. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  31. University Of Jos, Jos
  32. University Of Uyo

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mathematics compulsory for History in JAMB?

No, Maths is not a compulsory subject to sit for in JAMB if you want to study History, so while contemplating on the list of subjects to enroll in JAMB, know that it is not compulsory for you to add Mathematics

What are the compulsory subjects for History?

The Compulsory Subject for History In JAMB are Use of English, History and any other two (2) subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

While for WAEC; Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, History and three (3) relevant Arts subjects.

What are the main subject for History?

The main subjects to study History in JAMB are, English Language and History.

Can I Study History Without commerce in JAMB?

YES, you can study History without Commerce, Commerce can be replaced with any Art or Social science Subject of your choice.

Is further maths compulsory for History?

No, Further Mathematics is not a compulsory subject to enroll in JAMB if you want to study History, but you can add it to your list of Subject in your O’ level

In Summary

To study History you need to sit for four (4) subjects in JAMB which are Use of English, History and any other two (2) subjects chosen from Arts and Social Sciences, and have at least credits (C6) in your Five (5) core courses including: English Language and History.

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Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in History and any other related subjects.Five (5) SSC credit passes to include History and English Language.History and any other two (2) subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.
Summary table of JAMB Subject Combination to study History

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