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Approved List of Primary School Subjects in Nigeria (2020)

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This is the comprehensive list of all primary school subjects in Nigeria and their details. 

Primary school

Primary education is the basic foundational education of any child/ward. It is at primary level that the child is formed and it is very important to educate the child properly so as to instill in him/her the right mindset in the pursuit of knowledge.

To this effect, the Ministry of Education in Nigeria has come up with an updated list of subjects to be taken at primary school level so as to provide every young child with the necessary knowledge for future education.

The subjects approved by the Ministry of Education and taught at primary school level include the following: English Language, Mathematics, Nigerian Languages, Basic Science and Technology (BST), Religion and National Values (RNV), Cultural & Creative Arts (CCA), Arabic Language, Pre-Vocational Studies.

Primary education in Nigeria was originally known as Universal Primary Education (UPE) before it was renamed Universal Basic Education (UBE) in the year 1999 to accommodate the first 3 years of Junior Secondary Education.

Primary Education under the Universal Basic Education is divided into two levels. The first level comprises of primary 1-3 and all subjects aforementioned are taught except pre-vocational studies. The second level of primary education comprises primary 4-6 and includes all subjects mentioned earlier plus pre-vocational studies. Let us now look at the various subjects taught in Primary Schools in Nigeria in details.

Full List of Primary School Subjects in Nigeria (2020)

English Language

In Nigeria, the official language or lingua franca is English and this is the medium of instruction in schools. Because of this, English Language is a core subject of the primary education system in Nigeria.

Mathematics

Mathematics is very essential to the formation of the child. Mathematics is the bedrock of all sciences and science-related subjects and it is very important to for the child to be taught this at an early stage.

Nigerian Languages

The National Policy of Education allows schools to instruct pupils in the language of their immediate environment. This enables the preservation of one of our cultural heritage which is language.

However, schools have the freedom on what type of language, they should instruct their pupils.

Basic Science and Technology

This subject helps pupils to be armed with the basic knowledge of science and technology.

Religion and National Values

Religion and National Values is grouped under civic education, social studies and security education. For the religion classes, separate classes operate for Christian religious studies and Islamic studies. However, calls have been made to separate the Christian Religious Studies and Islamic Studies from the umbrella body of Religion and National Values so the can stand independently as they have done through the years.

Cultural and Creative Arts

Cultural and creative arts help the pupils to appreciate the diverse cultures in Nigeria and to learn to be creative in the arts. Pupils are taught how to draw, paint and mould in creative arts classes.

Pre-vocational studies

This is a subject that is organised around specific themes particularly consumer education and entrepreneurship. Pre-vocational studies equip the pupils with background knowledge on skills acquisition.

10 Best Degree Courses To Study in Nigeria in 2020

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Nigerians cannot but study abroad in top universities that offer quality education due to the low standard of education that has beclouded most Nigerian institutions.

The worst part is that these universities in Nigeria tuition fees are so expensive for the courses they offer.

Most students, after studying are not even guaranteed of getting a job. Well, be sure that there are interesting courses you can study in Nigeria that can fetch you employment after graduation.

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Best courses to study in Nigerian Universities

If you are one of those not well informed of a lucrative course to study in the country that would secure employment opportunities for you, we have listed 10 of those best courses that are considered the most prestigious and the best to study in Nigeria that can fetch you a good paying job when you graduate.

Top 10 Best Courses To Study In Nigeria That Offers You Employment /Job Opportunity

1. Mass Communication

Mass Communication or Journalism has always been dubbed the most marketable course to study Nigeria because it is an art course that is offered in many universities and could fetch you employment in the print or broadcast media.

Graduates of Mass Communication can work in Radio houses, TV stations, Newspaper Publishing Firms, Embassies, just to mention but a few

2. Marketing

What makes marketing one of the best courses to study in the country is that most companies are looking to hire sales representatives to help them market their brand.

They would prefer a certified marketer from a Nigerian University. And the fun part is that these companies pay well.

So, if you have good communication skills and you are able to convince people with words of mouth, marketing should be your best bet. It is a management science course and is offered by virtually all institutions in Nigeria.

3. Nursing

Although, nurses don’t earn huge salaries in Nigeria as compared to those nurses abroad, they are never poor and are always sought after.

This is because nurses offer the necessary healthcare as they work alongside physicians, medical doctors and therapists to treat patients.

There is no hospital in the world that do not require the services of nurses. They are important in the medical world.

4. Computer Engineering

With the advancement in technology on a daily basis, every company in Nigeria or even abroad would need an Information Technologist or computer engineer to take charge of their IT department.

IT specialist and computer engineering graduates are hot cakes any day any time. So if you are good with computers and understand the tech world, while not study this top course in the university and be a hot cake in the labor market.

5. Pharmacy

Who doesn’t need drugs? Those studying pharmacy in Nigeria are so lucky as there is a high need of quality pharmacists in the medical world.

Pharmacists are known to dispense and prepare drugs. Their expertise is rare. It is one of the best science course to study in Nigeria with massive employment opportunities.

You could work in any of the top pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria or even in the world.

The take home pay of a fresh pharmacy graduate is rumored to be N250,000 minus other heavy packages allotted to it. You can even establish your own drug store.

6. Law

Most people will argue that lawyers are every where and so, it should not be on the list of top courses one can study in the country, but that’s far from it.

After passing through the Nigerian law school with good results, you could establish your own law firm or even be an attorney for any of the top companies in Nigeria or even a family lawyer.

Lawyers are known to charge clients exorbitant amounts of money per sitting in a court case.

7. Chemical/Petroleum Engineering

This is one of the most difficult courses you can study in Nigeria today, which makes Chemical/Petroleum Engineering graduates hot cakes.

Of course, its the multinational companies in Nigeria, i.e Oil and Gas Firms like Shell, Chevron, Total, NNPC that would recruit Petroleum Engineering graduates.

Do you want to know how much an entry level worker will earn as a chemical/petroleum engineering graduate? It depends on the company, but its within the range of N250,000 to N350,000 per month.

8. Accounting

We listed in one of our post that accounting is one of the professional courses you can study in Nigeria.

Accounting is a management science course in Nigeria that is offered by most universities in Nigeria.

If you have an accounting degree alone, you might not work in top companies as they prefer those with professional qualifications such as ICAN certified accountants.

9. Estate Management

Estate Management is considered the second most marketable course in Nigeria. Up until now, estate management graduates are few as not all Nigerian universities offer such course.

With the increase of land owners in the country, estate managers are in demand to manage such lands which makes it one of the best courses to read in the university.

10. Medicine

Medicine is one of the high paying lucrative courses to study in Nigeria. It is a top science course and for the best minds.

Do you know that the take home pay or salary of a professional medical doctor in Nigeria is nothing less than N150,000 or more depending on the level and type of hospital you work with.

Medicine, although one of the most difficult courses you can study, it pays well when you graduate.

Those are the list of top 10 best courses to study in Nigeria with good employment opportunities.

Did we miss any course on this list, please help point it out by using the comment section below.

Official JAMB Subject Combination For All Courses (2020)

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This post contains the subject combination for all courses for JAMB this 2020. This information will help every student who wants to apply to study any accredited course in any Nigerian university on the right JAMB UTME subject combination for such course.

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Since the JAMB UTME examination for 2020 is fast approaching, its normal for students to search not only for their exam centres but also on the various federal, state or private academic institutions that accepts 180 or 200 as cut-off marks to gain admission into any school of choice.

You are strongly advised to take your JAMB subject combination seriously because it is impossible to change it after the examination or if you have filled it incorrectly online. It is very essential that you know the subject combination for your desired course even before proceeding to register for the impending JAMB examination.

In this post, i will carefully highlight all the University courses in Nigeria and their respective subject combination as approved by JAMB. This topic will help JAMB candidates avoid making the mistake of choosing a wrong subject for their wished course Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examinations (UTME) or school of choice.

We have divided the subject combinations for sciences, social sciences and arts courses for easy identification.

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JAMB UTME Subject Combinations For All Courses In Nigeria

JAMB Subject Combinations For All Science Courses

Subject Combination for Agriculture:

English, Chemistry, Biology/Agriculture and any one between Physics and Mathematics

Subject Combination for Agricultural Economics:

English Language, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and Mathematics

Subject Combination for Agric-Extension:

English, Chemistry, Biology/ Agricultural Science, Mathematics or Physics

Subject Combination for Agronomy:

English, Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture, Physics or Mathematics

Subject Combination for Animal Production and Science:

Use of English, Chemistry, Biology/Agric Science and Physics/Mathematics

Subject Combination for Agricultural Engineering:

Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Subject Combination for Computer Science:

Use of English, Mathematics, Physics, One of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography

Subject Combination for Biochemistry:

Use of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry

Subject Combination for Biological Sciences:

Use of English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics

Subject Combination for Physics:

Use of English, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology

Subject Combination for Mathematics:

Use of English, Mathematics, Any two of Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Biology and Agricultural Science

Subject Combination for Chemistry:

Use of English, Chemistry, Two of Physics, Biology and Mathematics

JAMB Subject Combination for Nursing:

Use of English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry

Subject Combination for Food, Science and Technology:

Use of English, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Agric Science

JAMB Subject Combination for Pharmacy:

Use of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry

Subject Combination for Industrial Chemistry:

Use of English, Chemistry, Mathematics and any of Physics/Biology/Agricultural Science

Subject Combination for Fisheries:

Use of English, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and any other Science subject.

Subject Combination for Geology:

Use of English and any three Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology and Geography

Subject Combination for Geography:

Use of English, Geography and any two of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Agricultural Science.

Subject Combination for Surveying an Geo-informatics:

Use of English, Physics, Mathematics, and any of Chemistry, Geography, Art, Biology and Economics.

Subject Combination for Statistics:

Use of English, Mathematics and any two of Physics

Subject Combination for Building:

Use of English, Physics, Mathematics, and any of Chemistry, Geography, Art, Biology and Economics

Subject Combination for Microbiology:

Use of English, Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Mathematics

Subject Combination for Botany:

Use of English, Biology, Chemistry and any other Science subject

Subject Combination for Zoology:

Use of English, Biology and any two of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Subject Combination for Crop Production and Science:

English, Chemistry, Biology/Agriculture and Mathematics or Physics

JAMB Subject Combination for Medicine and Surgery:

Use of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry

Subject Combination for Pure and Applied Mathematics:

Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Biology or Agric Science or Chemistry or Geography

Subject Combination for Soil Science:

English, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science plus Mathematics or Physics

Subject Combination for Veterinary Science:

English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Subject Combination for Forestry:

Use of English, Chemistry, Biology or Agriculture and Physics or Mathematics

Subject Combination for Civil Engineering:

Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Subject Combination for Chemical Engineering:

Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Subject Combination for Computer Engineering:

Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Subject Combination for Electrical Engineering:

Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Subject Combination for Marine Engineering:

Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

JAMB Subject Combination for Mechanical Engineering:

Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Subject Combination for Metallurgical and Materials Engineering:

Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

JAMB Subject Combination for Petroleum and Gas Engineering:

Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Subject Combination for Systems Engineering:

Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Subject Combination for Structural Engineering:

Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Subject Combination for Production and Industrial Engineering:

Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

JAMB Subject Combination for Architecture:

English, Physics, Mathematics, and any of Chemistry, Geography, Art, Biology and Economics

Subject Combination for Quantity Surveying:

Use of English, Physics, Mathematics, and any of Chemistry, Geography, Art, Biology and Economics

Subject Combination for Urban and Regional Planning:

English, Mathematics, Geography and one of Economics, Physics, Chemistry.

Subject Combination for Estate Management:

Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and one other subject

Subject Combination for Anatomy:

English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry or Physics

Subject Combination for Dentistry:

Use of English, Chemistry, Biology and one Science subject

Subject Combination for Medical Laboratory Science:

English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Subject Combination for Medical Rehabilitation:

Use of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Subject Combination for Physiology:

Use of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry

Subject Combination for Physiotherapy:

Use of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry

Subject Combination for Radiography:

Use of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry

Subject Combination for Veterinary Medicine:

Use of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry

JAMB Subject Combinations For All Social Science Courses

Subject Combination for Accountancy:

Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subject

Subject Combination for Business Administration:

Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subject

Subject Combination for Public Administration:

Use of English, Government, Economics and any other subject

Subject Combination for Banking and Finance:

Use of English, Mathematics, one Social Science subject and any other subject

Subject Combination for Economics:

Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and any of Government, History, Geography, Literature in English, French and CRK/IRK.

Subject Combination for Demography and Social Statistics:

Use of English, Mathematics, Economics/Geography and any other subject.

Subject Combination for Geography:

Use of English, Geography and two other Arts or Social Science subjects

Subject Combination for Library Science:

Use of English and Any three Arts or Social Science subjects

JAMB Subject Combination for Mass Communication:

Use of English and any three from Arts or Social Science subjects.

Subject Combination for Sociology:

Use of English, Three Social Science or Arts subjects.

JAMB Subject Combination for Political Science:

Use of English, Government or History plus two other Social Science/Arts subjects.

Subject Combination for Philosophy:

Use of English, Government and any other two subjects

JAMB Subject Combination for Psychology:

Use of English, Any three subjects from Arts or Social Science

Subject Combination for Religious Studies:

Use of English Language, CRK/IRS and any two other subjects.

Subject Combination for Social Works:

Use of English Language, Mathematics, Economics/Geography and any other subject

Subject Combination for Sociology and Anthropology:

Use of English, Three Social Science or Arts Subjects

Subject Combination for Industrial Relations:

Use of English, Mathematics, Economics plus one other relevant subject

Subject Combination for Human Resources Management:

Use of English, Economics, Government and any other relevant subjects.

JAMB Subject Combination for International Relations:

Use of English, Economics, Literature in English and Geography/Government/History.

JAMB Subject Combination for Business Management:

Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.

Subject Combination for Cooperative and Rural Development:

Use of English, Mathematics, Economics plus one other subject.

Subject Combination for Tourism:

English, Mathematics, Economics and any other subject.

JAMB Subject Combination for Marketing:

Use of English, Mathematics, Economics plus one other relevant Subject.

Subject Combination for Insurance:

English, Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.

JAMB Subject Combinations For All Arts Courses

Subject Combination for Arabic and Islamic Studies:

Use of English, Arabic and Two subjects from Arts and/or Social Sciences

Subject Combination for Christian Religious Studies:

Use of English, Two Arts subjects including Christian Religious Knowledge and any other subject

JAMB Subject Combination for Fine and Applied Arts:

Use of English Language, Fine Art and two other Arts subjects or Social Science subject.

Subject Combination for Theatre Arts:

Use of English, Lit. in English and two other relevant subjects.

Subject Combination for Linguistics:

English, Two relevant Arts subjects and any other subject.

Subject Combination for English and International Studies:

Use of English, Literature in English, Government or History or any other Arts subjects.

JAMB Subject Combination for French:

English, French and any other two subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

Subject Combination for English Language:

Use of English, Lit.-in-English, one other Arts subject and another Arts or Social Science subject.

Subject Combination for Hausa:

English, Hausa, Lit in English and any of Economics, Government, History and Arabic.

Subject Combination for History and International Studies:

Use of English, History/Government and any other two subjects from Arts & Social Science.

Subject Combination for Islamic Studies:

English, Islamic Religious Studies plus two other Arts subjects.

Subject Combination for Igbo:

English, Igbo and two subjects from Arts and social Sciences.

JAMB Subject Combination for Mass Communication:

Use of English, Any three Arts and Social Science subjects.

Subject Combination for Music:

Use of English, Music, one other Arts subject plus any other subject.

Subject Combination for Philosophy:

Use of English, Any three subjects.

Subject Combination for Religious Studies:

English, CRK/IRS and any two other subjects.

Subject Combination for Yoruba:

Use of English, Yoruba and two other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences.

Subject Combination for Anthropology:

Use of English, Any three of History, CRK/IRK, Geography, Economics, Literature in English and French.

Subject Combination for Criminology and Security Studies:

English, Economics, Government, and any one of the following: History, Geography, Literature in English, French, IRK, Hausa.

JAMB Subject Combination for Law:

English, Literature, Economics and any other Art Subject.

Subject Combination for Civil Law:

English Language and Any three Arts or Social Science subjects.

Subject Combination for Islamic / Sharia Law:

Use of English Language and Any three Arts or Social Science subjects including Arabic or Islamic Studies

Wrapping Up

It is apparent, from the above, that every course must include the Use of English as one of the most important subjects in a JAMB examination. It is a MUST for every student. In fact, not adding it to your subject combination will be fatal to your success in the impending UTME examination. So it is

Hope this was helpful? Kindly send your questions and contributions via the comment section below. I will be gad to give you a reply!

By: Edeh Samuel Chukwuemeka
Website: https://bscholarly.com
Email: [email protected]

The First Private University in Nigeria

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Which is The First Private University in Nigeria?

The first private university in Nigeria is Igbinedion University, located at Okada town in Benin city, Edo State of Nigeria.

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When was the First Private University in Nigeria established?

It was founded in 1999 by Sir Gabriel Igbinedion

Brief Information about Igbinedion University

Nigeria’s first private university is accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) with other professional bodies, including the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Computer Professional Council of Nigeria (CPCN), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), and Council of Legal Education.

Some of its faculties within the university which are all accredited by the NUC includes: Law Faculty, Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering, Arts and Social Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, and Business and Management Studies. As with other universities in Nigeria, the university is supervised by the Vice Chancellor.

Igbinedion University is among the best private university in Nigeria and has both undergraduates and postgraduates students studying various courses within the school premises.

Annually, more than 60 percent of products of the university’s undergraduate programmes proceed for postgraduate studies abroad, with most eventually scoring impressive grades.

The answer to Nigeria’s first private university is Igbinedion University, Okada in Benin City of Edo state.

The Oldest Polytechnic in Nigeria: Yaba Tech

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We have listed federal polytechnics in Nigeria, private, state polytechnics in the country as well as different universities in Nigeria but have you ever wondered which is the oldest polytechnic in Nigeria? Well, you shall learn that in this write-up.

Polytechnics in NigeriaAs we are aware that the white men who settled and colonized Nigeria brought western education into the country. They first established primary schools and secondary schools before institutions of higher learning.

For historical purposes, the oldest polytechnic in Nigeria which doubles to be the first in the country is Yaba Tech.

Brief History of The First Polytechnic Established in Nigeria

It began as Yaba Higher College in the year 1934 by a decree and after fourteen years, the students of the college were transferred to another state which saw the establishment of the University of Ibadan in the year 1948. Prior to the move, the Yaba Higher College was restructured and renamed Yaba Technical Institute.

As time passed by, the students didn’t fancy the name being called Yaba Technical Institute and agitated for a change to its current name Yaba Tech which was adopted in 1963. The name was later changed to Federal Polytechnic Yaba after thirteen years but was reverted to Yaba Tech.

The main objectives of this oldest polytechnic in Nigeria is to provide full time and part-time courses of instruction and training in Technology, Commerce and Management, and in such other field of applied learning relevant to the need of the development of Nigeria in the areas of industrial and Agricultural production and distribution and for research in the development and adaptation of techniques as the Council of the College may from time to time determine.

It was in pursuit of these objectives that the College has continued to develop in structure and today is made up of nine(9) academic units called Schools, headed by Deans and Thirty-four(34) Departments headed by Heads of Departments currently.

The structure of training in this institution of learning, was to bring the different training departments of the different public offices together, like the Marine sector, railways, land and survey, post and telegraph, etc

Although, Yaba Tech is known to be the oldest polytechnic in Nigeria, it has produced some of the brightest brains who occupy strategic places in the country.