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JAMB Brochure for Geography Under Faculty of Social and Management Sciences


This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Geography under the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences in Nigeria. You will see the UTME subject combination needed to apply for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you require to successfully apply for the course.

List of Degree Awarding Institutions that Offer Geography

  • Abia State University
  • Bayero University Kano
  • Benue State University
  • Ekiti State University
  • Federal University Gashua
  • Federal University, Birnin Kebbi
  • Federal University, Dutsin-ma
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
  • kogi State University
  • Kwara State University
  • Lagos State University
  • Niger Delta University
  • Nigerian Defence Academy
  • Northwest University, Kano
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Osun State University
  • Plateau State University
  • Sokoto State University
  • Taraba State University
  • University of Abuja
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Maiduguri
  • University of Nigeria
  • Usman Dan Fodio University
  • Yobe State University

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Geography under the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences in the institutions listed above are:

Geography and two other Arts or Social Science subjects

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) OAU – Mathematics required

(ii) UNILAGOS requires Geography and any two from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Government, and Mathematics. (Commerce and core Arts subject not accepted).

(iii) UNN and OAU – Geography and any two subjects.

(iv) NDU require Mathematics in the combination of UTME subjects

(v) KWASU requires Mathematics, Government and any other Arts or Social Science subject.

(vi) TSUJ accepts two other subjects from Economics, Government, History, Biology and other Science subjects.

(vii) UNIABUJA requires Geography and any other two of Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Agricultural science or Economics or Government.

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Geography as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Geography, and any three from Arts or Social Science subjects with at least a pass in Mathematics

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) OAU requires credit passes in Mathematics, Geography and any one of the following subjects: Economics, Government, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

(ii) UI accepts candidates who did not offer Geography at UTME, but has ‘O’ level credits in the subject.

(iii) UI 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.

(iv) BSU and OAU require ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics.

(v) OAU accepts credit in English, Geography and any three other subjects.

(vi) ABSU requires credit passes in English Language, Geography and any three of History, Government, Economics, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry and Agric Science.

(vii) TSUJ and NDU require five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any two from Arts or Social Science subjects

(viii) BAYERO requires Geography and at least one other Social Science subject.

(ix) ILORIN require ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics.
UTME, but has ‘O’ level credits in the subject.

(x) UIBADAN 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.

(xi) BSU and OAU require ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics.

(xii) OAU accepts credit in English, Geography and any three other subjects.

(xiii) ABSU requires credit passes in English Language, Geography and any three of History, Government, Economics, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry and Agric Science.

(xiv) TSUJ and NDU require five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any two from Arts or Social Science subjects

(xv) BAYERO requires Geography and at least one other Social Science subject.

(xvi) UNILAGOS requires credit passes in Geography and any two from Science or Social Science.

(xvii) UNIOSUN requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any to relevant Science, Social Science or Humanities subjects at not more than two sittings.

(xviii) KWASU requires credit passes in Mathematics, English, Geography and any other two science or social science subjects and one science subject preferably physics, chemistry and technical Drawing.

(xix) NDA requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and two other subjects from Commerce, Economics, History, French, Arabic, Accounts and Government.

(xx) KSU requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and two other relevant subjects in either Natural Sciences or Social Sciences.

(xxi) UNN accepts Five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Geography and any three subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(xxii) NDU requires five O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any two from Arts, Social Science or Science subjects in not more than two sittings.

(xxiii) UNIABUJA accepts five credit Passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Geography and any two of Chemistry, Physics, Economics Biology/ Agricultural Science and Government.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Geography as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: Two ‘A’ level passes in Geography and any one of Economics., Government, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) BSU requires a credit pass in Mathematics.

(ii) BAYERO does not accept ‘A’ level passes below grade D and NCE below grade C and requires Geography plus any two Social Science subject.

(iii) BAYERO accept ‘A’ level passes or NCE in Geography and any other Science or Social Science subject

(iv) UNIMAID accepts ND/HND in relevant fields.

(v) UDU accepts NCE (merit level) in Geography and ND (at least lower credit level) in Town Planning, Surveying, environmental Management or Tropical Science plus at least 4 ‘O’ level credits including English and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(vi) IBADAN requires 2 A’ level passes in Geography and any one of Economics, Government or History.

(vii) KWASU accepts IJMB and two A’ level papers in relevant subjects.

(viii) UNIOSUN accepts ND in Surveying, Geology, Civil Engineering or Urban and Regional Planning, and with NCE in Geography combination with at least a lower credit.

(ix) UNN accepts:
(a) Two ‘A’ level passes in Geography and anyone of Economics, History, Agric Science, Geology, Lit. In English, biology, Chemistry or Physics.
(b) NCE (Merit level) in Geography and ND (at least Merit) in Town Planning, Surveying, Environmental Management or Tropical Science plus UTME requirement.

(x) TSUJ in addition to O’ level requirement:
(a) Requires Three A’ level passes which must include Geography.
(b) Accepts NCE (merit) and ND/HND (credit) in relevant fields such as Land Surveying, Cartography, Estate Management, Town Planning, Architecture and Environment Science.

(xi) NDU accepts:
a. ‘A’ level passes in Geography and any one of the Social Sciences, Arts or Pure Science subjects.
b. N.C.E. with credit passes in Geography and one teaching subject in the Social Sciences, Arts or Pure Science.
c. National Diploma at Upper Credit level in Urban/Regional Planning or Environmental Science.

(xii) UNILAGOS accepts;
(a) Very good passes in three (3) JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Geography and any two of Economics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Government.
(b) Two (2) Cambridge A/Level passes in Geography and one (1) of the following: Economics, Government, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics.
(c) Candidates must also satisfy the O/Level requirement.

(xiii) UNIABUJA accepts two A’ level credit passes in Geography and any other Science subject. Economics or Government. ND (upper credit) in Surveying, Town planning or Environmental management.

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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