There are over 100 different institutions of higher learning available in Nigeria, each with its own unique requirements for a student’s chosen academic program. It can be very difficult trying to find an institution that will provide you with everything you need.
This guide will help you to make the best decision for your academic pursuits in the study of Computer Science.
In this article we would be looking at the requirements to study Computer Science.
Computer Science students typically gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience of a wide variety of emerging technical methods. Students also have access to computer labs that allow them to develop their programming skills over the course, including real-time debugging with hardware devices such as oscilloscopes and digital multimeters.
A large number of Computer Science courses are offered in Nigeria’s polytechnic institutions, which means more than one hundred options for prospective students who want an affordable degree program in this field.
The Needed Subject For Computer Science In Nigerian University
This page will give you all the information needed on the subjects needed to study Computer Science in Nigerian Universities. The course is under faculty of science in the University. It is a four-year course in conventional university (award B.Sc.) while in University of technology it is a five –year course (Award B.Tech).
Admission Requirements for Computer Science Course
JAMB Subject Combination for Computer science
Use of English
and one (1) of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography
Note: In order to study computer science as a course in Nigerian University, you must meet the minimum JAMB cut-off mark.
WAEC or NECO Requirements for Computer science
Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics plus two (2) other science subjects.
UNILAG requires English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Further Mathematics, and Chemistry or Biology. LAGOS Further Mathematics is compulsory
UNIJOS accepts ‘O’ level credit pass in Further Mathematics in lieu of Mathematics.
UNIBEN requires two (2) Science subjects in addition to Mathematics and Physics.
UNN requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes to include Mathematics, English Language, Physics and any two (2) from Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and Economics.
DELSU requires ‘O’ level credit passes in any two (2) of Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Geography.
FUNAAB requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
FUTA requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit pass at not more than two (2) sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry plus one (1) other Science subject.
ABU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Geography. In summary the study of computer science involves systematically studying methodical processes (such as algorithms) in order to aid the acquisition, representation, processing, storage, communication of, and access to information.
Candidates seeking admission into a Nigerian University should ensure that his/her JAMB result (score), Post UTME score, and WAEC grade is good, especially in the computer science subjects combinations.
Nigerian tertiary institutions now calculate your O’level results (either Waec, NECO, GCE), your JAMB score and Post UTME score, to determine whether you’re qualified or not. When all these are calculated, the aggregate score is what determines whether you are eligible for admission to study Computer Science.
Better still, candidates who got their O’level result (Waec, Neco, GCE) in one sitting have a better chance of getting admitted into their chosen institution to study Computer Science than those who are using two sittings (Combination of Waec, Neco, or GCE result).
O’LEVEL SUBJECT REQUIREMENT FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE.
When we say O’level requirements, O’level means either your (WAEC/NECO/NABTEB) results. The Waec, Neco, GCE result requirement for Computer Science (UTME CANDIDATES) are as follows:
All UTME candidates are required to score at least, five (5) SSC credit passes in the following subjects:
plus two (2) other science subjects (Chemistry, Agric, Economics, Geography, etc).
JAMB SUBJECT COMBINATION FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE.
English Language (This subject is compulsory for all UTME/DE Candidates),
You can choose one subject from any of these: Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography. (However, you should check out some Universities special Waivers.)
DIRECT ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE.
Candidates seeking admission into a Nigerian University to further their studies through Direct Entry, should take note of the following:
Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in science subjects including Mathematics.
NCE merit in Mathematics and one (1) other Science or Social Science subject.
What is the meaning of Special Consideration (Waiver)?
When we say Special Waivers, this means the additional requirement for a particular course in a particular academic institution. For example, All Nigerian Universities accept the Use of English, Mathematics, and Physics (including one additional science course) as the official JAMB subject combination for Computer science.
However, note that if your school of choice (the institution you chose during your UTME/D.E registration), have a special consideration for either O’level Requirement, UTME Subject Combination or Direct Entry Requirement, then please take note of it.
Sometimes, the school requirements for computer science might be slightly different from the general requirement. We advise you to read through this waiver and get to know your desired school’s special consideration for your selected course. THIS IS NECESSARY else you might be denied admission even if you have the highest JAMB/Post UTME score.
I hope you fine this article helpful as well as educative.