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WAEC & JAMB Subject Combination For Mathematics [UPDATED]

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

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

Waec and Jamb Subject Combination For Mathematics
WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination For Mathematics

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

If you must study Mathematics 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. P.S; See JAMB Cut off mark for all Schools

A. JAMB English Syllabus
B. JAMB Mathematics Syllabus
C. JAMB Syllabus For Physics
D. JAMB Chemistry Syllabus
E. JAMB Syllabus For Biology
F. JAMB Economics Syllabus
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 Mathematics

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The subjects Required to study Mathematics in Nigeria are…

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • and Chemistry.

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, maths is a compulsory subject in JAMB to study Mathematics, it is needed both in your O’ level and JAMB.

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Other Subjects: English Language and Mathematics are required for both JAMB and your O’ level if you must study Mathematics, but subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Economics and Geography are decided by you.

JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study Mathematics

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

JAMB Subject Combination For Mathematics

Jamb subject Combination For Mathematics
JAMB subject Combination For Mathematics

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

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics 
  • and any two (2) of Physics, Chemistry and Economics or Geography.

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 Mathematics

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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 Mathematics.

In WAEC, core subjects to study Mathematics are…

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics or Chemistry
  • and two (2) other Science 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 Mathematics Through Direct Entry

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


  • Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Mathematics and any other science subject.
  • NCE merit in Mathematics and one (1) of Physics, Chemistry or Economics

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List Of Universities That Offers Mathematics

Below are schools you can study Mathematics;

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mathematics compulsory for Mathematics in JAMB?

YES, Maths is a compulsory subject to sit for in JAMB if you want to study Mathematics, so while contemplating on the list of subjects to enroll in JAMB, know that it is compulsory for you to add Mathematics

What are the compulsory subjects for Mathematics?

The Compulsory Subject for Mathematics In JAMB are Use of English, Mathematics and any two (2) of Physics, Chemistry and Economics or Geography.

While for WAEC; English Language, Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry and two (2) other Science subjects.

What are the main subject for Mathematics?

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

Can I Study Mathematics Without Physics in JAMB?

YES, you can study Mathematics without Physics, Physics can be replaced with Chemistry or Economics in JAMB.

Is further maths compulsory for Mathematics?

NO, Further Mathematics is itself not a compulsory subject to enroll in JAMB if you want to study Mathematics, but you can add it to your list of Subject in your O’ level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB)

In Summary

To study Mathematics you need to sit for four (4) subjects in JAMB which are Use of English, Mathematics and any two (2) of Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Biology and Agricultural Science, and have at least credits (C6) in your Five (5) core courses which includes: English Language, Mathematics, Physics and two (2) other Science subjects.

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Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Mathematics and any other science subject.Five (5) SSC credit passes including English Language, Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry.Mathematics and any two (2) of Physics, Chemistry and Economics or Geography.
NCE merit in Mathematics and one (1) of Physics, Chemistry or Economics
Summary table of JAMB Subject Combination to study Mathematics

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