On this page, we will be listing out the WAEC and JAMB Subjects and Requirements to Study Agricultural Economics and Farm Management. We also are adding Direct Entry (DE) requirements, a List of Accreditated Universities in Nigeria to study Agricultural Economics and Farm Management.

In addition to the aforementioned, you will also find the special considerations (waiver) for each of Universities as well as the type of jobs/works you can do with a degree in Agriculture. This and many more, you will find on this page that will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes when registering or applying to study Agricultural Economics and Farm Management in any Nigerian University.

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O’Level Requirements to Study Agricultural Economics and Farm Management

As a UTME candidate, you are required to have five (5) SSCE credit passes in the required O’Level subjects which will be listed below. Please note that the O’Level subject combination for Agricultural Economics and Farm Management is not limited to only WAEC, but includes GCE, NECO, and their equivalent. Below are the five (5) O’Level subjects required for Agricultural Economics and Farm Management:

1). English Language.

2). Biology/Agricultural Science.

3). Chemistry.

4). Mathematics.

5). And any 1 of Geography, Physics, and Economics.


Waiver/Special Requirements

1). ESUT requires at least a pass in Physics.

2). FUTA accepts at least 5 credits at NECO or WASSCE or GCE (O/L) or its equivalent at NOT more than 2 sittings in the following subjects: Mathematics, English Language, Chemistry, Agricultural Science or Biology, Economics or Geography. They also require a pass in Physics.

3). ANSU accepts 5 O’ level credit passes which must include Biology/Agricultural Science, English language, Chemistry and any 1 of Physics, Mathematics, Economics, and Geography.

4). UNICAL requires a credit pass in ‘O’ level Physics.

5). MAUTECH accepts Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, and Physics/Mathematics. MAUTECH also requires 5 `O’ Level credit passes in the following subjects: Chemistry, English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Agriculture Science, Geography/ Economics and Physics.

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6). FUTA and CRUTECH accept at least a pass in Physics plus UTME requirements.

7). RSUST accepts credit pass in Agricultural Science with at least a pass in Biology. They also require credit passes in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Economics.

8). LAUTECH accepts credit in Physics and Biology.

9). FUTMINNA accepts any 1 of geography, Home Economics, Physics, Economics, Food and nutrition as the fifth subject. They also require at least a pass in Physics.

10). ABSU accepts SSCE credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Biology/Agric. Science, Chemistry and one of Economics and Physics.

11). TASU accepts Statistics in lieu of Physics.

12). UNIPORT accepts any of Economics, Physics, and Geography.

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JAMB Requirements to Study Agricultural Economics and Farm Management

The three (3) JAMB UTME subjects required to study Agricultural Economics and Farm Management which is under the Faculty of Agriculture in most Nigerian Universities.

1). Biology/ Agricultural Science.
2). Chemistry.
3). Mathematics or Physics.

NOTE: The JAMB cut-off mark for this course is 180 for Universities. Thus, you are to aim for 180 and above if you want to study Agricultural Economics and Farm Management in any of the Nigerian universities listed below.

Waiver/Special Requirements

1). JABU accepts a pass in Physics.

2). UNICAL and TASU require Chemistry, English Language, Biology/Agricultural Science and either Physics or Mathematics. TASU also accepts Economics.

3). FUTA requires Chemistry, English Language, Biology/Agricultural Science and either Economics or Mathematics.

Direct Entry Requirements

If you don’t intend to use UTME to apply for admission to study Agricultural Economics and Farm Management in any Nigerian University, then you must meet the requirement for direct entry candidates which is below:

  • Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and one of Botany/Zoology/Agricultural Science/Biology, Mathematics, Geography, Physics, Geology, Health Science and Economics.

Read Also: Complete List of All Approved JAMB Centres in Nigeria.

Waiver/Special Requirements

1). UNICAL accepts:
i). Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in any of Mathematics, Chemistry, Botany/Biology/ Zoology/Geology /Agricultural Science/ Geography/Economics.
ii). OND/NCE, HND at merit level. They also accept a pass in Physic but don’t accept IJMB.

2). RSUST accept HND/NCE, ND (Upper credit) at credit level in relevant subjects in addition to UTME requirements into 200 level.

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3). ABSU accepts OND/HND at credit level.

4). FUAM accepts HND/OND/NCE in Agric, Agricultural Science, and Education, Home Economics, Forestry, Food Science and wildlife plus UTME requirements. Candidates with a credit in only one of Physics and Mathematics must at least have a pass in the other.

5). UNIUYO accepts HND (lower credit) OND (upper credit), NCE with merit pass in relevant fields in addition to UTME requirements.

6). BASU and EKSU accept a pass in Physics.

7). FUTA accepts:
a) OND (Upper Credit level) or equivalent professional qualifications or ‘A’ level passes at least two (2) of the following subjects, Biology, Mathematics, and Chemistry. The certificates must be from a recognized institution for admission consideration into 200 level, provided the candidate to satisfy the minimum entry requirements and have passed relevant subjects at an appropriate level.


8). EBSU requires NCE with minimum Merit passes in relevant fields or OND and HND with a minimum of Upper Credit in relevant fields.

9). MAUTECH requires any of the following:
i). `A’ Level credit passes in English, Mathematics, Biology/Agricultural Science, and Chemistry.
ii). HND with overall credit in addition to a credit pass in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology/Agricultural Science.

10). LAUTECH accepts ND with Upper Credit/NCE/HND at Credit Level in relevant subjects in addition to UTME requirements for admission consideration into 200 Level.


11). TASU accepts the following in addition to UTME requirement:
i). NCE (merit) and ND (lower credit) may be admitted to 200 levels.
ii). NCE (Distinction) and HND (upper) may be admitted to 300 level.
iii). ‘A’ passes which must include Chemistry and any of Agriculture Science, Economics, and Biology may be admitted to 200 levels.

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Accredited Nigerian Universities Offering Agricultural Economics and Farm Management

  • Abia State University
  • Ambrose Alli University
  • Anambra State University
  • Adamawa State University
  • Akwa Ibom State University
  • Bayero University Kano
  • Bauchi State University
  • Ekiti State University
  • Ebonyi State University
  • Enugu State University Of Science And Technology
  • Federal University of Technology Minna
  • Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  • Nasarawa State University
  • Modibbo Adama University of Technology
  • Rivers State University of Science and Technology
  • Taraba State University
  • University of Uyo
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Port-Harcourt

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Career/Jobs for Agricultural Economics and Farm Management Graduate

Should in case you are asking which job can Agricultural Economist and Farm Management Graduate do? then you can see the list below for places that graduates of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management in Nigeria can work as;

  1. Supervisors
  2. Accountants
  3. Farm Managers
  4. Commodity Brokers
  5. Agribusiness Manager
  6. Research Assistants, Economists, etc.
  7. Writer for Trade Journals, Magazines, etc.
  8. Economists in Agricultural Research Institutes and Agro-Allied Industries.
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