Entry Requirements for Accountancy/Accounting in all Schools: O’ Level, JAMB Subject Combination and Direct Entry Requirement

(Last Updated On: September 8, 2018)

This post is all about the admission requirements for Accountancy/Accounting in all schools. Specifically, the followings are the O’ level requirement, JAMB Subjects Combinations and Direct Entry Requirements for Accountancy/Accounting in all Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria. Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks is also included. Take time to go through it before registering for JAMB UTME Examination or changing your course.

O’ Level Requirements for Accountancy/Accounting in All Schools

Five SSCE credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two relevant subjects.

For NBC holders, the other two relevant subjects could be from any of Accounting, Principles of Accounts, Commerce, Office Practice and Secretarial Duties.

JAMB Subject Combination for Accountancy/Accounting in all Schools

Mathematics, Economics plus any Social Science subject.

Direct Entry Requirement for Accountancy/Accounting in all Schools

Two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounting, Business Management, Government and Geography.

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

DIRECT ENTRY
(i) ABU accepts
(a) NCE with passes at merit level in relevant subjects.
(b) Two ‘A’ level passes in Accounting or Economics and any one other subject.
(c) Foundation of professional examination such as ICAN, ACCA, ICMA.
(iii) COOU accepts ND/HND LOWER CREDIT or equivalent in relevant disciplines.
(iv) BIU, ADSU, UNIZIK, ABSU, MADONNA and COOU accept ND/NCE in the relevant fields. UNIZIK and ABSU also accept HND. UNIZIK and COOU accept ND/HND with at least a lower credit pass.
(v) RSUST accepts holders of the following qualifications for year II:-
(a) ND (Upper) in relevant fields or a Degree/HND not relevant to the field for admissions to 200 level;
(b) A Degree/HND relevant to the field for admissions to 300 level;
(vi) IMSU and PHC – No Direct Entry.
(vii) UMUDIKE, ABSU and DELSU accept holders of the following qualifications:-
(a) Complete pass in the Intermediate ICAN Examination or equivalents; and
(b) Pass in final exams of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries (except UYO and DELSU) plus UTME requirements.
(ix) EKSU, DELSU & UYO accept ND/HND in relevant fields not below Upper Credit level. (CALABAR accepts HND at lower credit level plus UTME requirements. In addition, EKSU insists on ‘A’ level passes in Econs but does not accepts IJMB
(x) UNIZIK does not accept Government or Geography. All Direct Entry candidates must satisfy UTME requirements.
(xi) OAU accepts
(i) Candidates with National Diploma (ND) in Accounting with minimum of Upper Credit
(ii) Advanced Level passes in Economics, Accounting, Business Management, plus Government and Geography or ICAN/ATS I, II and III.
(xii) UNIZIK and OOU require at least two ‘A’ level passes to include Accounting (or Economics for UNIZIK). UNIZIK and ESUTECH require that Direct Entry applicants possess UTME requirements.
(xiii) UNN accepts in addition to UTME requirement:
(a) HND/ND/NCE in relevant fields
(c) Complete pass in Intermediate ICAN examination or equivalents.
(d) Pass in final exams of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries.
(xiv) EBSU accepts:
a) NCE/ND with passes at Merit level in relevant fields;
b) AAT, Intermediate ACCA or ICAN or ATS final certificate provided such candidate possesses O’ level credit passes in English Language, Economics and Mathematics.
(xvi) BIU accept:
a) ND at credit level.

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b) A/L passes in Accounting, Economics, Mathematics and Business Management.
(xvii) UDU accepts:
(a) Credit in Accounts in lieu of Economics
(b) ND in relevant field not below lower credit
(c) NCE (Business Education).
(xviii) IGBINEDION accepts ND (Credit) in related fields.
(xxi) NDU – No Director Entry.
(xxii) BSU accepts ND/NCE (lower credit/Merit level) plus five ‘O’ level requirements to include Economics at one sitting.
(xxiii) OAU accepts ND in Accounting with minimum of upper credit. ICAN/ACCA examination at professional level or ATS (Stage III) examination of ICAN
(xxiv) ABUJA accepts ‘A’ level pass in Geology.
(xxv) NASARAWA accepts ND/HND in relevant field not below lower credit; IJMB in relevant subject not below 10 point; NCE in Business Education
(xxviii) UYO accepts ND/HND in relevant fields. All Direct Entry candidates must satisfy UTME requirement.
(xxix) AUN same as in Finance
(xxxi) UYO accepts ND/HND un relevant fields not below lower credit level. All Direct Entry candidates must satisfy UTME requirement.
(xxxii) WELSPRING accepts NCE, ND, HND, IJMB, NABTEB A/L at merit/lower credit from recorgnised institutions, as well as foundation/intermediate passes at ICAN, ACCA, & ICMA.

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(xxxiii) EVANGEL accepts two A’ level passes to include Economics or ND/NCE in addition to UTME requirements.
(xxxiv) MAKURDI accepts:
a) Candidates should posses at least two GCE (A’ level) passes or its equivalent in any of the following subject: Economics, Principles of Accounts, Marketing, Business Management, Geography, Government and Commerce plus UTME requirements.
b) Candidates with National Diploma at upper credit in relevant field shall be considered for Direct Entry into year two (2) provided they satisfy the 0’level requirements.
c) Candidates with HND upper credit can be admitted into year three (3) and those with lower credit can be admitted into year 2 provided they satisfy the 0’level requirements.
(xxxv) MCPHERSON accepts NCE with passes at merit level in relevant subjects, Foundation of professional examinations such as ICAN, ACCA, ICMA or ND/ND Upper Credit in relevant field.
(xxxvi) EBSU accepts
(a) HND, NCE/ND with passes at Merit level in relevant fields.
(b) AAT, Intermediate ACCA or ICAN or ATS final certificate provided such candidate possesses ‘O’ level credit in English Language, Economics and Mathematics. ND must be in Upper credit level.
(xxxvii) JOS accepts:
a) passes at IJMB in at least two subject one which must be in Accounting, Economics or Business Management.
b) ND upper credit in Financial studies.
(xxxviii) ESUTECH accepts ND in relevant discipline within the Faculty in to 200 level in addition to UTME requirements.
(xxxix) LAGOS accepts Very good passes in three (3) JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Economics and any other two (2) subjects from Accounting, Business Studies/Management, Government and Geography.
UTME:
(i) UYO requires credit in Economics.
(ii) PHC does not accept commercial subjects except Financial Accounting or Business.
(iii) LAGOS requires five ‘O’ level credits to include English language, Mathematics, Economics and any other Science, Social Science or Arts subject.
(iv) PHC does not accept Office Practice and Secretarial Studies.
(v) BIU accepts credit/merit in English language and Mathematics at TC II as ‘O’/level equivalent.
(vi) OOU requires ‘O’ level credits in any 3 of Accounting, Business Methods, Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Government and Geography. IRK/CRK, Yoruba and History.
(vii) PLSU and CALABAR accept Commerce in place of Economics.
(viii) AUN same as in Finance

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(ix) UNN requires Five O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics Economics and any other two relevant subjects. For NBC holders, the other two relevant subjects could be from any of Accounting, Principles of Accounts, Commerce, Office Practice and Secretarial Duties.
(x) EVANGEL- Economics is not compulsory but accepts any three relevant subjects.
(xi) FED-WUKARI – Same as in Economics.
(xii) JOS in addition to the UTME requirements requires two credit passes in any of Business Studies, Commerce, Government, Principle of Accounts, Geography and Biology.
UTME: SUBJECTS:
(i) OAU requires Principle of Account not Commerce
(ii) BSU requires Economics.
(iii) CALABAR and IGBINEDION accept Commerce in lieu of Economics.
(iv) CALABAR does not accept CRK.
(v) OOU does not insist on Economics.
(vi) LAGOS accepts Economics, Mathematics and any Science, Social Science or Arts subject.
(vii) AUN same as in Finance.
(viii) EVANGEL accepts Principles of Accounts in lieu of Mathematics.

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5 thoughts on “Entry Requirements for Accountancy/Accounting in all Schools: O’ Level, JAMB Subject Combination and Direct Entry Requirement

  1. I got E8 in Economics and i want to study Accounting in DELSU can i use Commerce in lieu of Economics?

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