In the last couple of years, a lot of new subjects have been introduced into the Nigerian Secondary school system. Most of these new subjects are technical and practical based, and are designed to equip the students with some skills and handiwork to enable them to be self-reliant and be able to stand on their own, survive and even create jobs in the society.
As good as the vision behind the introduction of these subjects is, they are not recognised by JAMB and the NUC as part of the entry requirements for gaining admission into any course in a Nigerian tertiary institution. The secondary school students should be made to understand this and their teachers and principals should stop deceiving them that those subjects are compulsory. Please they are not compulsory. You can offer the subjects while in school, you can attend the classes because no knowledge is a waste, but when you it comes to registering your SSCE subjects for WAEC or NECO, don’t let anybody tell you that they are compulsory. In fact, you don’t need them for any reason in your SSCE result.
To support what I’m telling you, the Senate of University of Ibadan (UI) has released a list of the subjects students now offer at Senior School Certificate Examinations that are not accepted for admission in the school. It’s best not to bother registering them in SSCE but if you decide to, bear in mind that they don’t fit into the UTME subject combination or O’level entry requirement of the courses you want to study in the university.
Find below a comprehensive list of such subjects.
University of Ibadan Full List of NON-MATRICULATING SUBJECTS
1. Animal Husbandry 2. Automobile Electrical Works 3. Basic Electricity 4. Bleaching, Dyeing and Finishing 5. Blocklaying/Bricklaying Concreting 6. Body Repair Works 7. Book Keeping 8. Building/Engr Drawing 9. Business Management 10. Business Methods 11. Carpentry & Joinery 12. Catering Craft Practice 13. Ceramics and Design 14. Computer Craft Studies 15. Cosmetology 16. Domestic & Office Machines Maint 17. Draughtmanship 18. Elect Inst & Maint Wrks 19. Elect/Medical App & Proj Maint 20. Electronics Works 21. Fabrication & Welding 22. Fisheries 23. Footwear Manufacture 24. Foundry Craft Practice 25. Furniture Making 26. General Science 27. Graphic Design 28. Instrument Mechanics Works 29. Intro to Agric Sci, Imp & Machines 30. Intro to Building Construction 31. Ladies Garment Const & Finishing 32. Leather Goods Manufacture 33. Leather Tanning 34. Machine Wood Working 35. Marine Engineering Craft 36. Mechanical Engr Craft Practice 37. Men’s Garment Const & Finishing 38. Motor Vehicle Mech Wrks 39. Office Practice 40. Painting and Decorating 41. Photographic Practice 42. Plumbing and Pipe Fitting 43. Printing Craft Practice 44. Refrig and Air-Conditioning 45. Salesmanship 46. Ship Building Craft Practice 47. Shorthand 48. Shorthand, 80 WPM 49. Spinning 50. Statistics 51. Surface Design/Textile Printing 52. Tourism 53. Tractor System 54. Typewriting 55. Typewriting, 35 WPM 56. Vehicle Body Building 57. Weaving
HENRY DIVINE is a dynamic young man with a vision and passion to affect his generation, especially the youth. He is an author, a psychologist, a blogger and the Initiator/Coordinator of The Sure Success Project.