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WAEC & JAMB Subject Combination For Philosophy 2023/2024

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

Hello SAVANTS! Welcome to today’s episode of my “JAMB doctor Series” in this episode, you will see the correct Waec and JAMB Subject combination for Philosophy, you will also see Direct entry requirement to study Philosophy through JAMB, JUPEB and IJMB, pretty cool right?… STAY TUNED!

Waec and Jamb Subject Combination for Philosophy
WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Philosophy

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

If you must study Philosophy 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

What Are The Subjects Required To Study Philosophy

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The subjects Required to study Philosophy in Nigeria are…

  • English Language
  • and four (4) other relevant subjects.

Mathematics: Maths as a subject is one every student must offer right from primary school up till secondary school, this subject is not required as a core subject for your O’ level exams like WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or GCE.

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

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Other Subjects: The only subject required to study Philosophy is Use of English for both JAMB and your O’ level, subjects like Government, CRS, Commerce e.t.c will be decided by you.

JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study Philosophy

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

JAMB Subject Combination For Philosophy

Jamb Subject Combination For Philosophy
Jamb Subject Combination For Philosophy

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

  • Use of English
  • Any three (3) subjects.

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 2023/2024 With High Score (300+)

WAEC Subject Combination For Philosophy

WAEC student Portal
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 Philosophy.

In WAEC, core subjects to study Philosophy are…

  • English Language
  • and four (4) other relevant subjects.

The remaining three (5) or four (6) 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 Philosophy Through Direct Entry

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


  • Any two (2) ‘A’ Level passes.

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

List Of Universities That Offers Philosophy

Not all Universities in Nigeria offers Philosophy, to help guide your choice, I have provided you with the list of Universities that offers Philosophy in Nigeria…

  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  • Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  • Anambra State University, Uli
  • Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos
  • Benue State University, Makurdi
  • Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu
  • Bowen University, Iwo
  • Caleb University, Imota
  • Claretain Institute Of Philosophy, Nekede
  • Delta State University, Abraka
  • Dominican Institute, Samonda, Ibadan (Affliated To University Of Ibadan)
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  • Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  • Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  • Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  • Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
  • Fountain University, Osogbo
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike
  • Imo State University, Owerri
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  • Kogi State University, Anyigba
  • Madonna University, Okija
  • Niger Delta University , Wilberforce Island
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  • Pope John Major Seminary, Okpun, Awka (Affliated To Nnamdi Azikiwe University)
  • Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
  • Seat Of Wisdom Seminary, Owerri
  • Seminary Of All Saints, Uhiele, Ekpoma, Edo State (Affiliated To University Of Benin)
  • Spiritan School Of Philosophy, Issienu, Nsukka, (Affliated To University Of Nigeria)
  • St-Joseph Major Seminary , Ikot-Ekpene
  • Tansain University, Oba, Anambra State
  • University Of Abuja,Abuja
  • University Of Benin, Benin City
  • University Of Calabar, Calabar
  • University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • University Of Lagos
  • University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  • University Of Port-Harcourt
  • University Of Uyo
  • Veritas University, Abuja

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mathematics compulsory for Philosophy in JAMB?

NO, Maths is not a compulsory subject to sit for in JAMB if you want to study Philosophy, 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 Philosophy?

The Compulsory Subject for Philosophy In JAMB are Use of English and Any three (3) subjects.

While For WAEC: Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language and four (4) other relevant subjects.

What are the main subject for Philosophy?

The main subjects to study Philosophy in JAMB is English Language.

Can I Study Philosophy Without commerce in JAMB?

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

Is further maths compulsory for Philosophy?

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

In Summary

To study Philosophy you need to sit for four (4) subjects in JAMB which are Use of English and Any three (3) subjects, and have at least credits (C6) in your Five (5) core courses including: Language and four (4) other relevant subjects.

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Any two (2) ‘A’ Level passes.Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language and four (4) other relevant subjects.Any three (3) subjects.
Summary table of JAMB Subject Combination to study Philosophy

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