WAEC and JAMB Subjects Combination for Geology

Geology WAEC and JAMB Subjects Combination (2024 UPDATED)

You need to know that the wrong WAEC and JAMB subjects combination has formed part of the reasons why most people fail to gain admission into the Universities in Nigeria, but most people don’t know. They apportion blame on other factors.

But it has been discovered lately that some Universities in Nigeria, will not offer you admission to study your desired course, if you have failed to write your WAEC and JAMB, with the right subject combinations, and that is why this article is here to address the issue once and for all.

So are you a candidate who wants to study geology, and you don’t know the right subject combination for your course? This is an opportunity for you to do it right this time around, by reading this article for details. What is is subject combination, you may like to know? Let’s see what it means!

WAEC and JAMB Subjects Combination for Geology

The subject combination is a way of referring to the list of subjects that a candidate who wants to study a particular course in the university, just like Geology, should register and sit for, both for WAEC and JAMB UTME.

You may want to know why it is so necessary for candidates to put this into consideration, yes, it is important, because when you make a wrong selection of subject for a particular course, and it does not meet the subject combination demanded by your institution, you are bound to be disqualified from the admission of that year.

Now you understand what subject combination means in this context, I will now move over to a brief overview of Geology as a course of study.

An Overview of Geology as a Course of Study

By way of definition, geology is a science that studies the physical structure and substance of the earth, the historical background of rocks, their composition or formation, their breaking down, and their economic use around the globe.

In the course of this geologists, learn about the different rocks that there is, and their formation methods. This is done through the knowledge acquired from biology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and geography.

WAEC and JAMB Subjects Combination for Geology

For you to be admitted into any Nigerian University to study any course of your choice, your subject combination for that course must be in line with what that University requires, and in this section, I want to tell you the subjects you should include in your subjects combination if you want to study Geology.

Your subject combination should be for both WAEC and JAMB, and I am going to discuss them one after another. So let the business commence.

WAEC Subjects Combination for Geology

The West African Examination Council is a recognized examination body that has been conferred with the sole power of conducting the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination for senior secondary school students, throughout West Africa.

WAEC is one of the examinations that senior secondary school students who want to further their education at the tertiary institution, must pass.

Before registering for the examination (WASSCE), the candidate must know that the subject he/she is writing aligns with the required subjects for studying geology at the University.

It is based on this matter of alignment with the intended course of study that the right subject combination should be selected.

To avoid mistakes that are capable of ruining your chances of getting admission, you have to ensure that your subjects combination for WAEC and JAMB Subjects for studying are carefully selected, and here are the right subjects to include in your WAEC:

  1. Physics
  2. Mathematics
  3. English Language.
  4. Chemistry, 
  5. Biology, 
  6. Civic Education
  7. Geography
  8. Economics
  9. And other Science subjects.

JAMB UTME Subjects Combination for Geology 

When you make a correct WAEC subject combination, that is not all, your Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) subjects must also be carefully selected according to the subject’s requirements for geology. 

For the JAMB UTME subjects combination, you need to select only four subjects and include:

  1. Biology 
  2. Physics
  3. Chemistry
  4. One other subject from Geograph or Mathematics 

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FAQs About Geology

How many years does it take to study geology at the University?

To bag a degree in geology, you will pass through four years of academic studies, and if after all is said and done you did not have any spillover courses, then you will be awarded your degree in 4 years.

Where can I work as a graduate of geology?

You have the opportunity to work with the following sectors as a graduate of geology:

  • Environmental consulting firms;
  • You can work with federal and state geological surveys 
  • Environmental Protection Agency,
  • You can also work with junior high/high schools and colleges/universities
  • Or even work with the mining industry.

Universities that offer Geology in Nigeria

As a candidate in Geology, you are open to so many Universities here in Nigeria that you can study this course, among the Universities that offer Geology are:

  • University, Ago-Iwoye
  • Ondo State University Of Science And Technology, 
  • Osun State University, Osogbo
  • Salem University, Lokoja
  • University Of Benin, Benin City
  • University Of Calabar, Calabar
  • University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  • University Of Lagos
  • University Of Maiduguri
  • The University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  • University Of Port-Harcourt
  • Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto
  • Wesley University Of Science And Technology
  • Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  • Gombe State University, Tudun Wada,
  • Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University,
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  • Kano University Of Science And Technology,
  • Kogi State University, Anyigba
  • The Modibo Adama University Of Technology,
  • Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  • Anambra State University, Uli
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • Delta State University, Abraka
  • Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  • Federal University Of Petroleum Resources,
  • Federal University Of Technology Minna
  • Federal University Of Technology, Owerri
  • Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, 
  • Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State
  • Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State
  • Federal University, Ndufu-Alike,
  • Achievers University Owo
  • Adekunle Ajasin University,
  • Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
  • Akwa Ibom State University, 
  • Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin


I have come to the end of this post, on WAEC and JAMB UTME subject combinations for geology candidates, and I am convinced that you were able to get the best out of the article.

Amos Nya
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