JAMB subject combination for chemistry

There are people who have a passion for chemistry and its processes and wish to pursue a career in chemistry professionally. This article is for you. To be a professional in the field of chemistry, there are certain decisions you can make, and it includes sitting for SSCE, registering for JAMB, and choosing the right JAMB subject combination for chemistry. Walk with me. 

What is chemistry?

This is a branch of science that is concerned with the properties, composition, and structure of structures, which are known as compounds and molecules (in chemistry terms). Chemistry is concerned with the transformation that these structures undergo, and the energy that is released or absorbed from those transformation processes. 

 So a person who is interested in those chemistry processes is called a chemist. To be a chemist in Nigeria, you need to attend a tertiary institution to be groomed at an advanced level.

WAEC/NECO requirements for chemistry

To be able to have your admission processed successfully, You are expected to have at least a credit in 5 compulsory subjects. The core SSCE subjects for chemistry aspirants are listed below:

1. English language

2. Mathematics

3. Chemistry

4. Biology

5. Physics.

JAMB subject combination for chemistry

JAMB UTME is the only examination through which a Nigerian tertiary institution aspirant can register his ambitions of going to à higher institution, and have his admission processed to be a legitimate higher institution student in Nigeria. To study chemistry in Nigeria, there are subjects that will be registered in the JAMB, for the UTME examination, and they are not very flexible- every chemistry aspirant is expected to register the below-listed JAMB subject combination:

1. Use of English

2. Chemistry

3. Any two of the following subjects: Physics, biology, and mathematics

Nigerian universities that offer chemistry

Before every JAMB candidate makes the decision of his choice university, it’s a wise decision to check if the chosen institution. Here is a list of universities that offer chemistry in Nigeria: 

  1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi–ATBU
  2. Achievers University Owo
  3. Adamawa State University, Mubi
  4. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  5. Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
  6. Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  7. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria–ABU
  8. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden–AKSU
  9. Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin
  10. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  11. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma–AAU
  12. Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos
  13. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  14. Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State–BASUG
  15. Bayero University, Kano–BUK
  16. Baze University, Fct, Abuja
  17. Benue State University, Makurdi–BSU
  18. Bingham University, Karu
  19. Bowen University, Iwo
  20. Caleb University, Imota
  21. Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State
  22. Crawford University,Faith City, Km 8, Atan-Agbara Road, Igbesa
  23. Crescent University, Abeokuta
  24. Cross Rivers University Of Technology, Calabar–CRUTECH
  25. Delta State University, Abraka–DELSU
  26. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki–EBSU
  27. Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State
  28. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti–EKSU
  29. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
  30. Evangel University, Akaeze, Ebonyi State
  31. Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta–FUNAAB
  32. Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi–UNIAGRIC
  33. Federal University Of Petroleum Resources, Effurun–FUPRE
  34. Federal University Of Technology Minna–FUTMINNA
  35. Federal University Of Technology, Owerri-FUTO
  36. Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State–FUBK
  37. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State–FUD
  38. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State
  39. Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State–FUGSHUA
  40. Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State–FUGUSAU
  41. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State–FUKASHERE
  42. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State–FULAFIA
  43. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State–FUL
  44. Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State–FUNAI
  45. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa StateFU-OTUOKE
  46. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State–FUWUKARI
  47. Fountain University, Osogbo
  48. Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike
  49. Gombe State University, Tudun Wada, Gombe–GSU
  50. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  51. Hallmark University,Ijebu-Itele, Ogun State
  52. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai–IBBU
  53. Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City
  54. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  55. Kaduna State University, Kaduna–KASU
  56. Kano University Of Science And Technology, Wudil
  57. Kebbi State University Of Science And Technology, Aliro
  58. Kogi State University, Anyigba–KSU
  59. Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin–KWASU
  60. Lead City University, Ibadan
  61. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ogun State
  62. Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike–MOUAU
  63. Modibo Adama University Of Technology, Yola–MAUTY
  64. Mountain Top University, Makogi/Oba, Ogun State
  65. Nasarawa State University, Keffi–NSU
  66. Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island–NDU
  67. Nigeria Turkish Nile University, Abuja
  68. Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Kaduna State–NDA
  69. Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State–POLAC
  70. Northwest University, Kano, Kano State
  71. Novena University Ogume
  72. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife–OAU
  73. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu
  74. Osun State University, Osogbo–UNIOSUN
  75. Paul University, Awka
  76. Plateau State University, Bokkos–PLASU
  77. Rhema University, Obeama, Rivers State
  78. Ritman University,Ikot-Ekpene,Akwa-Ibom State
  79. Rivers State University Of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt–RSUST
  80. Salem University, Lokoja
  81. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
  82. Sokoyo State University, Sokoto–SSU
  83. Southwestern University, Okun-Owa, Ogun State
  84. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa State
  85. Summit Univerity, Offa, Kwara State
  86. Tai Solarin University Of Education, Ijagun–TASUED
  87. Taraba State University, Jalingo–TASU
  88. Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina-UMYU
  89. University Of Abuja, Abuja–UNIABUJA
  90. University Of Benin, Benin City–UNIBEN
  91. University Of Calabar, Calabar–UNICAL
  92. University Of Ibadan, Ibadan–UI
  93. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin–UNIILORIN
  94. University Of Jos, Jos–UNIJOS
  95. University Of Lagos–UNILAG
  96. University Of Maiduguri–UNIMAID
  97. University Of Mkar, Gboko
  98. University Of Nigeria Nsukka–UNN
  99. University Of Port-Harcourt–UNIPORT
  100. University Of Uyo–UNIUYO
  101. Veritas University, Abuja
  102. Wellspring University, Irhihi/Ogbaneki, Benin City
  103. Wesley University Of Science And Technology. Ondo
  104. Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State
  105. Yobe State University, Damaturu

Frequently asked questions about chemistry

Question: What job opportunities are available for chemistry graduates?

Answer: Undoubtedly, there are several types of jobs available to chemistry graduates in Nigeria. You can work as a:

  •  Research Specialist,
  •  chemical engineer,
  •  pharmaceutical chemist, 
  • geochemist,
  • analytical chemist. 

You can also work in various industries like:

  •  food, 
  • energy,
  •  petroleum,
  •  healthcare.


To study chemistry in Nigeria, there are certain requirements that must be satisfied before they can be considered for admission into Nigerian universities. 

Those requirements range from sitting for O’level examinations, registering for JAMB, and choosing the right JAMB subject combination for chemistry. All of these pave the way for a candidate who has a plan of chasing a career in chemistry and exploring the numerous job opportunities available to chemistry graduates in Nigeria.

Good luck.

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