JAMB subject combination for economics

 As a subject, economics is offered by almost every student. It’s so common that core science, arts, and art students offer it. The subject combination for economics doesn’t do justice to the kind of course that it is, and how it is applied.

  As a course, it’s a course whose application can never go out of style due to its importance in society.

What is economics?

 Economics is the study of social behavior guiding the allocation of scarce resources to meet the unlimited needs and desires of the members of a group or society. 

  You may be wondering who an economist is, and I will tell you that.

  An economist is a person whose job is to study the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. They are concerned about all the decisions made in all those phases of production, distribution, and consumption. 

 Before you ask yourself what I mean by what I just explained. Check your surroundings, is it not about the production of goods? (Production of garri comes to mind); When you think of distribution, you have to give out goods and services in order to earn money. 

Those parameters make up the economy and they are the major concerns of the economist.

JAMB subject combination for economics

 Studying economics at the university is an easy feat if you satisfy the requirements for getting admission into the department.

 To get a shot at being admitted into the university to study economics, you must register for JAMB, and you will register four compulsory subject combinations. They are:

1. Use of English

2. Economics

3. Mathematics 

4. Any of Government, History, Geography, Literature in English, French, and Christian Religious Studies /Islamic Studies.

These are the subject combination required to scale the JAMB hurdle successfully.

Job opportunities for economists.

 You may be wondering what job opportunities may be available for economics graduates.

  Here’s the good news:

Economic graduates can work in financial institutions such as banks, insurance firms, and accounting organizations. They can work as:

• Financial Risk Analysts, 

• Data Analysts

• Investment Analysts,

• Statisticians,

• Accountants,

• Management Consultants.

The good thing is that they can work in federal or state ministries in both the public and private sectors.

Tertiary institutions that offer economics

  Here’s the next thing to aid your decision-making process.

Your next concern may be how to know universities or any other higher institution that offer economics right?

Here’s a list compiled for you; a list of higher institutions that offer economics in Nigeria.

·          University Of Ibadan, Ibadan– UI

  1.  Bayero University, Kano–BUK
  2. Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike–MOUAU
  3. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin–UNIILORIN
  4. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria–ABU
  5. University Of Nigeria Nsukka–UNN
  6. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka–UNIZIK
  7. Kaduna State University, Kaduna–KASU
  8. Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Kaduna State–NDA
  9. Imo State University, Owerri–IMSU
  10. Nasarawa State University, Keffi– NSUK
  11. University Of Lagos–UNILAG
  12.  Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State–FUD
  13. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife–OAU
  14.  Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta–FUNAAB
  15. University Of Jos, Jos–UNIJOS
  16.  University Of Port-Harcourt–UNIPORT
  17. University Of Abuja,Abuja–UNIABUJA
  18. Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina–UMYU
  19. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State– FED-LAFIA
  20. Delta State University, Abraka–DELSU
  21.  Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State–FUL
  22. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai–IBBUL
  23. Modibo Adama University Of Technology, Yola–MAUTY
  24. University Of Uyo–UNIUYO
  25. University Of Calabar, Calabar–UNICAL
  26.  Benue State University, Makurdi–BSU
  27. Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto–UDU
  28.  Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko–AAUA
  29. Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State–POLAC
  30. Kogi State University, Anyigba–KSU
  31. University Of Maiduguri–UNIMAID
  32. Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State–FUNAI
  33. Gombe State University, Tudun Wada, Gombe–GSU
  34. Federal University Of Technology, Akure–FUTA
  35. Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island–NDU
  36. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State–FUWUKARI
  37. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye–OOU
  38. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma–AAU
  39. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti–EKSU
  40. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State–FUKASHERE
  41. Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State–BASUG
  42. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki–EBSU
  43. Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu–ESUT
  44. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State–FUDMA
  45. Tai Solarin University Of Education, Ijagun–TAUE
  46. Taraba State University, Jalingo–TSU
  47.  Plateau State University, Bokkos–PLASU
  48.   Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State–FBUK
  49. Osun State University, Osogbo–UNIOSUN
  50. Sokoyo State University, Sokoto–SSU
  51. Adamawa State University, Mubi–ADSU
  52. Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State–FUGUS
  53. Abia State University, Uturu–ABSU
  54. Northwest University, Kano, Kano State–NWU
  55. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden-AKSU
  56. Anambra State University, Uli–ANSU
  57. Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota
  58. Yobe State University, Damaturu–YSU
  59. Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin–KWASU
  60. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  61.  Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  62.  Baze University, Fct, Abuja
  63. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  64.  American University Of Nigeria , Yola
  65.  Lead City University, Ibadan
  66. Nigeria Turkish Nile University, Abuja
  67.  Bingham University, Karu
  68. Veritas University, Abuja–VUNA
  69. Madonna University, Okija–MUO
  70. Bowen University, Iwo–BU
  71. Usmanu Danfodiyo University ( – Elearning), Sokoto-UDU
  72. University Of Uyo ( – Elearning), Uyo–UNIUYO
  73. Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin
  74.  Benson Idahosa University, Benin City–BIU
  75. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu–OUI
  76. Mountain Top University, Makogi/Oba, Ogun State–MTU
  77. Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu–CU
  78. Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State–AUE
  79. Salem University, Lokoja–
  80. Redeemers University
  81. Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike
  82. National Open University Of Nigerian – Elearning–NOUN
  83. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo–ACU
  84. University Of Maiduguri ( – Elearning), Maiduguri–UNIMAID
  85. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
  86. Wesley University Of Science And Technology. Ondo–WUSTO
  87.  Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State
  88. Michael And Cecilia Ibru University, Owhrode, Delta State
  89. University Of Mkar, Gboko–UMM
  90. Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State–NDU
  91. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ogun State
  92. Bells University Of Technology, Ota–BELLSTECH
  93.  Obong University, Obong, Ntak–OUO
  94.  Tansain University, Oba, Anambra State–TANU
  95. Crawford University,Faith City, Km , Atan-Agbara Road, Igbesa
  96. Caleb University, Imota
  97. Achievers University Owo
  98. Rhema University , Obeama, Rivers State
  99. Southwestern University, Okun-Owa, Ogun State
  100. Hallmark University,Ijebu-Itele,Ogun State
  101. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  102. Hezekiah University, Umudi, Imo State
  103. Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State
  104. Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos
  105. Wellspring University, Irhihi/Ogbaneki, Benin City
  106. Fountain University, Osogbo
  107. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
  108. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  109. Summit Univerity, Offa, Kwara State
  110. Ritman University,Ikot-Ekpene,Akwa-Ibom State
  111. Renaissance University, Ojiagu-Agbani, Enugu
  112.  Novena University Ogume–NUO
  113. Paul University, Awka–PUA
  114. Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State

Frequently asked questions about Economics in Nigeria.

Question: What is the JAMB cut-off mark for economics?

Answer: The JAMB cut-off mark for 2020 for every university course is 160. However, this doesn’t affect every school as they have the right to raise their cut-off mark, based on the competition for a place in their school.

Some schools set the cutoff mark for economics to be as high as 230 and above.


As one of the top courses in Nigeria, economics is popular enough. This popularity is shown based on the high cut-off mark for the course, showing that the admission slots for economics are for highly competitive students.

  The Nigerian labour market has always been friendly to economics graduates as they can get jobs in so many industries. Economics arms them with diverse knowledge of the financial world, to be able to take jobs in diverse financial or administrative roles.

  Economics JAMB subject combination also shows some flexibility, based on how the last spot for the subject combination is. It’s flexible enough to allow students from any field to study economics. The majority of the subjects are subjects from all three subject areas in Nigerian senior secondary schools.

 Make your decision. Good luck!

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