In this article, the jamb subject combination for agricultural economics shall be discussed. In Nigeria today, so many students are willing to secure admission into university to study agricultural economics because it is the way forward to the national economic development. Apart from oil, agriculture is a field that improves the economy of the nation in a well expansive way. Therefore applicants are so eager to know what it entails to study this course in the tertiary institution that is the reason NAIJA SCHOOL ADMISSION has brought to you the admission requirements for Agricultural Economics.
Getting further in this article, I will be discussing the jamb (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board) subject combination for Agricultural Economics in Nigeria.
I shall also give a brief detail of why students should study the course, the academic requirements needed to apply for the course in the higher institution, the tertiary institutions in the country that offer ‘Agricultural Economics’, as well as the categories of Nigerian students that are eligible to apply for this course in any of the higher institutions of their choice in the country.
Subject combination for Agricultural Economics
- Agricultural Economics
- English Language
- Biology/Agricultural Science
- Mathematics or Physics
According to JAMB, i will give highlight of the admission requirements to applying for Agricultural Economics under the Faculty of Administration, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you need to successfully apply for the course.
The content of the below information contains
- List of Universities in Nigeria that offer Agricultural Economics
- Summary of UTME Subject Combination For Agricultural Economics
- Special requirements (waivers) remarks
- Why you should study Agricultural Economics in Nigeria
- List of Universities in Nigeria that Offer Agricultural Economics as accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
- Abia State University
- Adamawa State University
- Akwa Ibom State University
- Ambrose Alli University
- Anambra State University
- Bauchi State University
- Bayero University Kano
- Ebonyi State University
- Ekiti State University
- Enugu State University Of Science And Technology
- Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi
- Federal University of Technology Minna
- Federal University of Technology, Akure
- Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University
- Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
- Modibbo Adama University of Technology
- Nasarawa State University
- Rivers State University of Science and Technology
- Taraba State University
- University of Calabar
- University of Port-Harcourt
- University of Uyo
Summary of UTME Subject Combination for Agricultural Economics
- Writing UTME, kindly be aware that English Language is compulsory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Agricultural Economics and Extension under the Faculty of Agriculture in the institutions listed above are:
Chemistry, Biology/ Agricultural Science plus Mathematics or Physics.
Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks
- FUTA requires English Language, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and either Mathematics or Economics.
- JABU requires a pass in Physics
- TASU and UNICAL require English Language, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and either Mathematics or Physics.TASU also accepts Economics.
O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates
- To apply for Agricultural Economics and as a UTME candidate, you are required to have: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and one of Geography, Physics and Economics.
Some Institutions’ Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks
- UNICAL requires a credit pass in ‘O’ level Physics.
- RSUST requires credit pass in Agricultural Science with at least a pass in Biology. It also requires credit passes in Chemistry, Economics and Mathematics.
- ESUT requires at least a pass in Physics.
- CRUTECH and FUTA require in addition to UTME requirements at least a pass in Physics.
- MAUTECH requires Chemistry, Biology, Agric. Science, and Mathematics/Physics. MAUTECH also requires five `O’ Level credit passes to include English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agric. Science, Physics, Geography/ Economics.
- UNIPORT accepts any of Physics, Geography and Economics.
- LAUTECH requires credit in Biology and Physics
- FUTA requires at least five credits at WASSCE or NECO or GCE (O/L) or equivalent at NOT more than two sittings in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Economics or Geography. At least a pass in Physics is required.
- ABSU requires five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agric. Science and one of Physics and Economics.
- FUTMINNA accepts any one of Physics, geography, Economics, Home Economics, Food and nutrition as the fifth subject. At least a pass in Physics is required.
- TASU accepts Statistics in lieu of Physics.
- ANSU requires five O’ level credit passes to include English language, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry and any one of Mathematics, Physics, Geography and Economics.
Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates
To apply for Agricultural Economics and Extension as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and one of Zoology/Botany/Agricultural Science/Biology, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Economics and Health Science.
Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks
- ABSU accepts OND/HND at credit level.
- UNICAL also accepts:
1). two ‘A’ level passes in any of Chemistry, Biology / Botany/Zoology/Agricultural Science/ Geography /Geology /Economics and Mathematics.
2) HND, OND/NCE at merit level but does not accept IJMB and accepts at least a pass in Physics.
- EKSU and BASU accept pass in Physics
- UNIUYO accepts OND (upper credit) HND (lower credit), NCE with merit pass in relevant fields plus UTME requirements.
- FUAM accepts OND/HND/NCE in Agric, Agric. Science and Education, Forestry, Home Economics, Food Science and wildlife who posses UTME requirements. Candidates with a credit in only one of Mathematics and Physics must at least have a pass in the other.
- MAUTECH accepts any of the following:
1) (`A’ Level credit passes in Maths, English, Chemistry, Biology/ Agric. Science.
2) HND with overall credit plus credit pass in Mathematics, English, Chemistry and Biology/ Agric. Science.
- FUTA accepts:
a) OND or equivalent professional qualifications at Upper Credit level or ‘A’ level passes at least two of the following subjects, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Holders of any of these certificates from recognized institutions may be considered for admission into 200 level, provided they meet the minimum entry requirements and have passed relevant subjects at appropriate level
- RSUST accept ND (Upper credit) HND/NCE at credit level in relevant subject, plus UTME requirements into 200 level.
- LAUTECH accepts ND with Upper Credit/HND/NCE at Credit Level in relevant subjects; (Plus UTME requirements) may be considered for admission into 200 Level.
- TASU in addition to UTME requirement accepts:
a) A’ passes to include Chemistry and any of Biology, Agric. Science, Economics and may be admitted to 200 level.
b) ND (lower credit) and NCE (merit) may be admitted to 200 level.
c) HND (upper) and NCE (Distinction) may be admitted to 300 level.
- EBSU accepts NCE with minimum Merit passes in relevant fields or HND and OND with minimum of Upper credit in relevant fields.
Note; The above information on jamb subject combination for Agricultural Economics can be verified on Jamb Official Website.
let us quickly move on to the topic of Why you should Study Agricultural Economics in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions.
Although there are several benefits to why you should study Agricultural Economics, but I am going to restrict the highlight of the importance and functions to the most important ones.
Fundamentally, the study of agricultural economics teaches how to develop a nation economy through continuous level of farm surplus, which is one of the well-springs of technological and commercial growth. In general, one can say a large fraction of a country’s population depends on agriculture for its livelihood and average income (both high and low) and agricultural economist perform their role in this regard by introducing the application of economics to agriculture for its effective management.