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Waec and Jamb Subject Combination For Statistics
Waec and Jamb Subject Combination For Statistics

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

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

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

If you must study Statistics 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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A. JAMB English Syllabus

B. JAMB Mathematics Syllabus

C. JAMB Syllabus For Physics

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F. JAMB Economics Syllabus

G. JAMB Syllabus For Christian Religious Studies (CRS)

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I. JAMB Syllabus for Commerce

J. JAMB Literature in English Syllabus

K. JAMB Computer Studies Syllabus

Subjects Required To Study Statistics

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The subjects Required to study Statistics 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, i.e maths is a compulsory subject in JAMB to study Statistics, 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 Statistics, but subjects like Physics, Statistics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Economics and Geography are decided by you.

JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study Statistics

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

JAMB Subject Combination For Statistics

Jamb Subject Combination For Statistics
JAMB Subject Combination For Statistics

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

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

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 Statistics

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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 Statistics.

In WAEC, core subjects to study Statistics are…

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • and at least three (3) subjects from Physics, Statistics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Economics and Geography.

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 Statistics Through Direct Entry

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

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List Of Universities That Offers Statistics

Below are schools you can study Statistics;

  1. Abia State University, Uturu
  2. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
  3. Achievers University Owo
  4. Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  5. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  6. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden
  7. Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin
  8. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  9. Anambra State University, Uli
  10. Benue State University, Makurdi
  11. Bowen University, Iwo
  12. Caleb University, Imota
  13. Cross Rivers University Of Technology, Calabar
  14. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  15. Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  16. Federal University Of Technology, Akure
  17. Federal University Of Technology, Owerri
  18. Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State
  19. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  20. Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  21. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State
  22. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
  23. Gombe State University, Tudun Wada, Gombe
  24. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  25. Imo State University, Owerri
  26. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  27. Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  28. Kano University Of Science And Technology, Wudil
  29. Kebbi State University Of Science And Technology, Aliro
  30. Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin
  31. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ogun State
  32. Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike
  33. Modibo Adama University Of Technology, Yola
  34. Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  35. Nigeria Turkish Nile University , Abuja
  36. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  37. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  38. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu
  39. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  40. Redeemers University
  41. Rhema University , Obeama, Rivers State
  42. Salem University, Lokoja
  43. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
  44. Taraba State University, Jalingo
  45. University Of Abuja,Abuja
  46. University Of Benin, Benin City
  47. University Of Calabar, Calabar
  48. University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  49. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  50. University Of Jos, Jos
  51. University Of Maiduguri
  52. University Of Mkar, Gboko
  53. University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  54. University Of Uyo
  55. Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto
  56. Wesley University Of Science And Technology. Ondo
  57. Yobe State University, Damaturu

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mathematics compulsory for Statistics in JAMB?

YES, Maths is a compulsory subject to sit for in JAMB if you want to study Statistics, 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 Statistics?

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

While for WAEC; English Language, Mathematics and at least three (3) subjects from Physics, Statistics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Economics and Geography.

What are the main subject for Statistics?

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

Can I Study Statistics Without Physics?

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

Is further maths compulsory for Statistics?

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

In Summary

To study Statistics you need to sit for four (4) subjects in JAMB which are Use of English, Mathematics and any two (2) of Physics, Chemistry and Economics, and have at least credits (C6) in your Five (5) core courses which includes: English Language, Mathematics and at least three (3) subjects from Physics, Statistics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Economics and Geography.

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Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes to include Mathematics or Statistics.Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and at least three (3) subjects from Physics, Statistics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Economics and Geography.Mathematics and any two (2) of Physics, Chemistry and Economics.
NCE credit in relevant subjects.
Summary table of JAMB Subject Combination to study Statistics

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