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List Of Courses And Universities That Accept Pass In Mathematics

All Nigerian Universities have requirements for each course that students aspiring to study in the school must meet. It is on the basis of these requirements that some students have issues. And some of the questions students ask concerning some requirements are:

  • What are the science courses that do not require maths?
  • What are the courses that do not require mathematics in jamb?
  • List of Universities that accept pass in mathematics?
  • What course can I study that do not require mathematics? Etc.

I intended answering the above questions because I discovered that some students had d7 or E8 in mathematics and desire to study in Nigerian Universities.

Answering the first question

Note: Everything written here is in line with JAMB brochure. In fact I went through JAMB brochure before writing this article.

What are the science courses that do not require maths/Pass In Mathematics?

It is important that you understand that different universities have different requirement for science courses. Most of the science courses require you to have credit pass in mathematics. However, there are special waivers for students with pass (d7 or E8) in mathematics according to JAMB brochure.

  • Biochemistry: UNIMAID accepts SSCE passes in English Language and Mathematics.
  • Botany: UDU and UNIMAID accept pass in Mathematics and English Language.
  • Zoology: DELSU accepts Health/Science in lieu of Biology and does not require Mathematics.
  • Optometry
  • Computer science: UNIJOS accepts a credit pass in Further Maths in lieu of Mathematics
  • Biology

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What are the courses that do not require mathematics in jamb?

There are courses that do not require mathematics in JAMB subject combination. And this also subject to the University of your Choice. For example

Biochemistry: Most universities does not require mathematics except;

  1. AAU, EKSU and RSUST require Mathematics
  2. OAU requires Chemistry, Mathematics and either Biology or Physics.
  3. UNIOSUN requires Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

Biological science: Mathematics is not require in Jamb

Botany

Economics: ABU, JOS, MAIDUGURI, PHC, EKSU and ESUTECH – Mathematics is not compulsory for JAMB subject combination

Most social science courses do not require mathematics in JAMB except accounting, business administration, public administration that requires mathematics.

What course can I study that do not require mathematics/Pass In Mathematics?

Below is the list of courses you can study without mathematics. This includes universities that accept pass in mathematics (p7 or E8) in mathematics for those courses.

  1. Geography
  2. Geography and Regional Planning
  3. Economics
  4. Mass Communication
  5. Political Science
  6. Sociology and Anthropology
  7. Religious studies
  8. Sociology
  9. Psychology

Geography

UNN requires five o’ level credit passes including English Language, Geography and any three from Arts or Social Science subjects and at least a pass (p7 or E8) in Mathematics.

IBADAN requires 5/6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings to include English Language, Geography and any three Arts or S/Science subjects with at least a pass in Mathematics.

LASU accepts ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics

ILORIN requires at least a pass (P7 or E8) in Mathematics.

Economics

i) MAIDUGURI accepts a pass in Mathematics, but such candidates will be required to pass a remedial course in Mathematics

Geography and Regional Planning

i) AAUA and UYO accepts P.7 in Mathematics

Mass Communication

i) UNIZIK and BSU require five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language and at least a p7 or E8 Mathematics

ii) IMSU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Lit-in-English and at least a pass in Mathematics

iii) ABU requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Economics/Commerce, Government/History, Literature in English/CRK/IRK and any Nigerian Language with at least a pass in Mathematics.

Political Science

DELSU and UNN require credit pass in Government and any 2 other subjects plus at least a pass in Mathematics. Does not accept History in lieu of Government.

Psychology

i) UNN requires credit passes in English Language, Biology or Health Science, and any other three subjects plus, at least a pass in Mathematics or Statistics.

ii) IBADAN accepts Science subjects with a pass in Mathematics

iii) UNIZIK requires similar requirements as for Economics, for both Direct Entry and UTME applicants but a pass in Mathematics is acceptable.

iv) UYO requires a credit pass in Biology or Health Science and at least a P7 in Mathematics.

Religious studies

Mathematics isn’t required to study religious studies

Sociology and Anthropology

i) UYO requires at least P7 in Mathematics

ii) IMSU require a p7 or E8 in Mathematics

iii) UNN requires five O’ level credit passes which must include English Language, one Science subject, and at least three (3) Arts or Social Science subjects.

Sociology

i) ILORIN requires at least 2 Social Science subjects and a pass in Mathematics.

ii) IBADAN accepts 5 ‘O’ level credits passes from Arts, Science or Social /Science.

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Bolarinwa Olajire

A lecturer, Educationist, PhD student at FUNAAB, and a Blogger.

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6 Comments

    1. From JAMB Brochure OOU require at least ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics. But I will advise you to go and confirm from the admission office of the school because the school might have change the requirements.

  1. Please what are the schools (universities) that requires a pass (d7) in mathematics in order to study mass communication

    1. ABU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Economics/Commerce, Government/History, Literature in English/Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Studies and any Nigerian Language with at least ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics. This means ABU accept d7 in maths.
      UNIZIK and Benue state University also accept pass.
      Note: confirm again from the school before you proceed to apply.

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