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Economics WAEC and Jamb Subject Combination

Economics WAEC and Jamb Subject Combination – Getting to know the best subject to choose to suit your course of study is one of the most important things.

As a student who intends to study economics in the university, your subject combination is not going to be the same as one who intends to study medicine. As such here, we will list out the JAMB subject combinations, the WAEC subject combination, the Direct entry requirements, the O-level requirements, the schools that offered economics and have been accredited in Nigeria, and the job opportunities for graduates of economics.
Aside from that, we will give you a brief of economics, and the importance of economics in our general life.

Economics WAEC and Jamb Subject Combination

Economics as a Course of Study

This is a course that has implications for the use of resources, production of goods and services, growth of production, and welfare over time.

This has to do with the creation, consumption, and transfer of wealth. it includes microeconomics and macroeconomics. it helps economists to know the different fundamental economic concepts like supply and demand, trade-offs, benefits, and incentives.

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Importance of Economics

The importance of economics includes but is not limited to

  1. It involves  the production and consumption activities
  2. It allows for the determination and allocation of resources within some group of persons
  3. It gives potential trends to market demands
  4. It helps to analyze that includes Indicators, such as gross domestic product etc.
  5. it also gives you a new perspective on the world and how it functions
  6. It teaches you about how your organization and its market behave.

WAEC Subject Combination for Economics

The following are the WAEC subject combinations for Economics. WAEC need a total of eight to nine subjects to be related to your course of study.

  1. Mathematics
  2. English Language
  3. Economics
  4. Civic Education
  5. Literature in English
  6. Government
  7. Further Mathematics
  8. commerce
  9. Any other two subjects

O Level Requirement for Economics

The O-level requirement is the things you need to have in your WAEC before you’re eligible to write JAMB. It includes

  1. Not less than five credits in the most relevant subjects to be chosen from the eight
  2. The credits should not be obtained in more than two sittings (this means that the credits should be obtained in just two times of writing WAEC)

JAMB Subject Combination for Economics

This consists of four relevant subjects closely related to your courses of study.
i economics they include

  1. Use of English
  2. Government
  3. Mathematics
  4. Economics

You have to note that as a student who intends to study economics at the university, there is a cut-off point you need to meet.
Each university has its cut-off point and they vary.
Also, each department has its cut-off point which is not the same.
You have to get the stipulated cut-off point along with the O-level requirement before you are considered for the next stage of admission consideration.
Also, you have to note that getting the cut-off point does not guarantee your admission.

Direct Entry Requirement For Economics 

The following are the O-level requirements for Economics

  1. All applicants should have a minimum of two Level A passes in Economics which includes Mathematics, Statistics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Agricultural sciences, Accounting, Business Management History, or government

Schools that offer Economics in Nigeria

The following schools are the schools that are accredited to teach economics in Nigeria

  1. Bayero University
  2. University of Ibadan
  3. Abia State University
  4. The University of Nigeria Nsukka
  5. University of Lagos
  6. Ahmadu Bello University
  7. university of Ilorin
  8. Adekunle Ajasin University
  9. University of Calabar
  10. University of Uyo
  11. Covenant University
  12. Olabisis Onabanjo University
  13. Adamawa State University
  14. Angel Crown college of education
  15. Adeleke University
  16. Calvin Foundation college
  17. Abia State University
  18. Ambrose Ali University
  19. Adekunle Ajasin University
  20. Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
  21. Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti
  22. University of Abuja
  23. achievers University, Owo
  24. Admiralty University, Ibusa
  25. Air force Institute of technology
  26. Adamawa State University
  27. Ajayi Crowther University , Ibadan
  28. Akwa Ibom State University , Ikot Akpaden

Job opportunities for Graduates of Economics in Nigeria

The following job vacancies are for graduates of economics in Nigeria

  1. Economist
  2. Financial Analyst
  3. Investment Analyst
  4. Market Research Analyst
  5. Data Analyst
  6. Policy Analyst
  7. Statistician
  8. Actuary
  9. Economic Consultant
  10. Risk Analyst
  11. Credit Analyst
  12. Operations Analyst
  13. Budget Analyst
  14. Pricing Analyst
  15. International Trade Specialist
  16. Management Consultant
  17. Forensic Economist
  18. Financial Planner
  19. Government Economist
  20. Environmental Economist
  21. Energy Analyst
  22. Health Economist
  23. Real Estate Analyst
  24. Economic Development Specialist
  25. Corporate Strategist
  26. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Specialist
  27. Nonprofit Program Analyst
  28. Education Policy Analyst
  29. Labor Economist
  30. Urban or Regional Planner
  31. Financial Controller
  32. Treasury Analyst
  33. Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst
  34. Project Manager
  35. Supply Chain Analyst
  36. Pricing Strategist
  37. Investment Banking Analyst
  38. Economic Researcher
  39. Customer Insights Analyst
  40. Entrepreneur


This article covers a brief overview of economics as a course of study and also lists the major importance of economics in our daily life

Furthermore, it lists out the subject combination for WAEC and JAMB for students who want to study economics at the university, their O-level Requirements, and their Direct Entry requirements.
However, it states the schools that have received accreditation to offer economics and the Job opportunities available for graduates of economics.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Is economics an art or science subject?

Economics is classified as a social science. this is because it makes use of some scientific tool for empirical verification. it is neither art nor science but it is classified as a social science.

How many years is Economics as a course of study?

In the university, Economics takes a total of four years which includes two semesters each. this is being regarded as their first degree to obtain a BSC

Which faculty does the Department of Economics fall under?

The department of economics falls under the faculty of social science in some universities.

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