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Subject Combination For Computer Science In Nigeria (JAMB & WAEC)

Jamb WAEC subject combination for computer science

In today’s article, we’ll be taking a look at the subjects required or simply the JAMB and WAEC subject combination for computer science in Nigerian universities.

As we all know, computer science has become one of the courses with a very wide range of employment opportunities for graduates thereby making many young school leavers desire it as their first choice course in any tertiary institution and beyond.

Many times, students are not granted admission into their various courses of study (computer science in this case) because of the wrong subject combinations in their JAMB and WAEC examinations.

Here, you will find the correct JAMB (and SSCE) subject combination for computer science or simply, the subjects needed to study computer science in any Nigerian university of your choice (public or private).

Note that these subject combinations are also applicable to students aspiring to study in Nigerian polytechnics, colleges of education, and monotechnics

JAMB Subject Combination For Computer Science

Below are the subjects you are required to write in jour JAMB examinations in order to stand a chance to be admitted into the computer science department in any Nigerian tertiary institution (public and private).

In UTME, note that the Use of English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Computer Science in any Nigerian tertiary institution are:

Mathematics and any two of

  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • Chemistry

WAEC/O’Level Subjects Needed To Study Computer Science

As a student, the word/acronym – WAEC or the word O’Level shouldn’t be a new thing to you.

WAEC is an acronym for WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATION COUNCIL and it is an examination body in western Africa that is responsible for conducting examinations for candidates who are willing to gain entry into higher institutions ranging from the Polytechnics, Universities, and colleges in West African countries including Nigeria.

To apply for Computer Science as a UTME candidate, the O’Level subjects required are Mathematics, English, Physics, and any other two subjects chosen from the following:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Geography.


It is also very important that candidates know about the various institutions in Nigeria which offer computer science as a course. You can find a list of the best universities to study computer science alongside a complete list of universities offering computer science here.


And that will be it for this article. Here, we have outlined the list of subjects you need to write (and pass) in both your UTME and SSCE/GCE/NECO exams to stand a chance to be admitted to study computer science in any Nigerian university or polytechnic (public and private).

If you were searching for a list of subjects needed for computer science in JAMB and WAEC, we hope you found this article helpful.

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