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JAMB Brochure for Pure / Applied Mathematics [Faculty of Sciences]

This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Pure / Applied Mathematics under the Faculty of 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 Pure / Applied Mathematics

  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  • Paul University
  • University of Benin
  • University of Port-Harcourt

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Pure / Applied Mathematics under the Faculty of Sciences in the institutions listed above are:
Mathematics, Physics and Biology or Agric Science or Chemistry or Geography

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNIBEN accepts Mathematics, Physics and any of Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science.
(ii) UNIPORT requires Mathematics and any two of Physics, Chemistry and Economics and does not accept Geography

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Pure / Applied Mathematics as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes including English Language, Physics, Maths, Chemistry and Biology/Agric Science or Geography

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNIPORT requires Biology.
(ii) UNIBEN accepts Economics as the fifth subject.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Pure / Applied Mathematics as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: (i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Mathematics and any other Science subject.
(ii) NCE/HND (merit) /ND (Upper credit) in Mathematics

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) LAUTECH accepts ND (upper credit), HND (lower credit), NCE (credit) in relevant fields into 200 level or ‘A’ Level Passes in Mathematics , Physics,, Chemistry or Biology
(ii) UNIPORT – No Direct Entry.
(iii) UNIBEN in addition to UTME requirements, accepts:
(a) ND (Upper credit) / HND (Lower credit) in Mathematics / Statistics or Science Laboratory Technology;
(b) NCE (Overall Merit) with credit passes in Mathematics and Physics.
(iv) PAUL accepts passes in Mathematics, Pure and Applied Physics or Chemistry or Biology or Statistics at GCE Advanced or its equivalent
Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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