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Wrong UTME Subjects Combination? See Solutions

See Solutions to Wrong UTME Subjects Combination
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CAN I CHANGE MY JAMB SUBJECT AFTER REGISTRATION OR WHAT CAN I DO TO GAIN ADMISSION EVEN WITH THE WRONG SUBJECTS?

You're on the right page if you want to correct the UTME subject combination or you're finding other possible ways out of this mess.

You can find yourself in one of the most common situations – wrong subject combination in JAMB UTME. I used the phrase “most common” because that’s the truth.

Several students had the fell victims to the wrong subjects combination and some will still be victims in the future. This was the reason I wrote this. JAMB has, as well, warned on several occasions that you should study the JAMB brochure to avoid mistakes in your subjects.

Most times, it is a student’s fault to have selected subjects not relevant to his or her proposed courses. This is because it’s your responsibility to study the JAMB brochure before registration or at least, read such posts as my Mini JAMB Brochure. JAMB has equally given you a tool to test whether your UTME and SSCE subjects are perfect for the school and course you're proposing.

But I like blaming JAMB and CBT centres for this problem more. JAMB is to be blamed because they discontinued giving a paper brochure and gave CD ROM instead. And the worst is, only a few students have access to that and computers to read its contents.

Also, these poor CBT centres have little knowledge of the right subject combination for individual courses. Hence, they erroneously pick one or two subjects a candidate won't need for his course or fail to correct you if you mix things up.

Blame game over!

If you find yourself in this situation, you will want to know the ways out. Below is a 3-way professional point of view to get yourself out of UTME subject combination error.

See also: JAMB Brochure and How to Study it and Avoid Admission Errors

1. Consider Change of Subjects Before UTME

If you detect that you have the wrong subjects before the date of your exam, kindly return to the CBT centre for correction. Only CBT centres and JAMB offices are given the right to do correction of subjects and you can use any centre/office around you (not necessary to go back to where you registered in the first place).

Don’t go to cafĂ© for this, please.

To justify your claim, you can go to the CBT centre with the page of the JAMB brochure that details what your subjects should be. I think that will convince them.

UPDATE:  You may not be able to change the subject combination if it has been long that the registration closed. In order words, to take advantage of this, candidates had better returned to the CBT centre a few days after they registered not when the date of the exams is fast approaching. By that time, JAMB must have already completed the exam schedule arrangement.

However, you find the ways out in the rest of the post. Read to the end.

See also:
Accredited CBT Centres in the 36 States and FCT Abuja for UTME/DE

2. Consider Change of Course to the Relevant One

If UTME was over before you realized the wrong subjects had been done, visit your JAMB brochure again to see the list of courses that are suitable for your subject combination. Then, do the JAMB change of course to that. Sorry if this is not what you really want, but it’s better than waiting another year for the wrong subjects even with a higher mark.

JAMB advise changing to the right course for the subjects

I recommend you check my "Mini JAMB Brochure" to see the list of courses in schools and their correct UTME subject combination. I carefully extracted this from the updated official Brochure.

In fact, Guidance and Counseling is an Education course that anyone can change to with any possible four UTME subjects. This can save you some headaches. The same is applicable to Library and Information Science.

See also:
How to Check Institution and Course of Choice Eligibility on JAMB Portal

3. Proposed Schools May Help Change Course

From experience, some schools will still offer you admission based on your performance in UTME. However, during screening (usually physical screening and documentation), they will find out that you’d done wrong subjects. If your school is lenient enough, they will give you another course to consider. And if you’re satisfied, congratulations!

I have seen this kind of situation at the University of Ibadan, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Federal Polytechnic Ede, etc.

Some schools such as Adeyemi College of Education (with my experience) have waived this kind of error for less competitive courses.

Some schools may not make this known to you before giving you another course. They just go ahead and give you another suitable course. I have cases like this at the Osun State University Osogbo, Ladoke Akintola University Ogobomo, Federal University of Oye Ekiti.

Conclusion

Please note that option 3 is the least recommended here. A school system or method may change at any time – hence don’t stake on this.

You’ll be better off if you can achieve either option 1 or 2.

Best of luck!

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112 comments:

  1. Sir please what can I do, I have been giving admission by my the school I choose, and I have pay tuition fees, please sir help me out

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    1. From your question, I don't see any problem.since you've be offered admission and acceptance fee paid, kindly wait for the school to resume for the session and join your luck colleagues.

      For more on what admitted candidates should do, read the post through this link https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/10/what-candidates-should-do-after-jamb.html?m=1

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  2. The CBT center mistakenly input Igbo instead of physics in my time subject combination. Pls advice me. Thanks

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    1. I have detailed what to do about this in the post. Kindly take time to read again.

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  3. The CBT center mistakenly input Igbo instead of physics in my time subject combination. Pls advice me. Thanks

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  4. I did utme exam sir, but I didn't meet the required mark for the course I choose which is engineering course, then I change my course to animal nutrition, but now I have register for the post utme but my registration show wrong combo, sir advice me what can I do

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    1. Sorry about your situation. Kindly change to another course with your subject combination in JAMB.

      Then wait for that to reflect before you can register for your post UTME.

      If your school post UTME will close sooner, consider changing to another school and the right course this time.

      Best of luck.

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  5. Please I put in the wrong subject combination for my course and I have written the Post utme and my grade is very good but now other people cap is showing Admission in progress but mine is not showing same thing. Please what should I do

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    1. I think any of the solutions above should work for you.

      Check again.

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  6. please sir, I offered English, Physics, Mathematics and Agricultural science in jamb and I had a score of 242, I put in for Agricultural engineering in Funaab and it says.' wrong subject combination' meanwhile, I've taken the post utme also and I scored 42, please, is there still hope that I can be offered admission sir?
    thanks

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    1. Sorry about your situation.

      The thing is the subjects combination for Agric Engineering should be English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

      Obviously you didn't study the brochure well before registering for JAMB.

      With the situation at hand, you just need to be calm and hope for the best. One of the ways-out discussed in this post may help at the end.

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  7. Sir I mistakenly imputed commerce in jamb when it not in my waec and also didn't put maths now have written postume but no admission yet ,course banking and finance
    What should I do I am really scared

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    1. Ok. You can still return to a CBT centre and reupload the correct lists of subjects now. It's not late.

      Be sure to do this, because no school will offer you admission through JAMB with all your correct subjects available.

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  8. Sir pls I wrote biology chemistry and mathematics in my jamb exam and I found out am suppose to include mathematics instead of biology. Have written post utme. course: Biomedical engineering
    Sir admission list is out, is there any correction.

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    1. You may be lucky if your school falls to the category of institutions explained at No. 3 in the this post.

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  9. Sir pls I wrote economics maths and accounting as utme combination
    I now find out that I am supposed to include either chemistry physics or biology instead of accounting,,,,,
    The course is accounting technology is their hope sir,,

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    1. Answer to your question has been covered in the post. Read again.

      Change to another course within the school or any other that accepts the combination you wrote.

      That can help.

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  10. Enter your comment...please am going for diploma and I have a wrong utme subject combination will it affect my admission

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  11. I mistakenly enter c5 instead of c6 in ma olevel I uploaded to school portal av been given admission , but d clearance officer said he can't clear me ,, OKs what am i to do

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    1. Anyway, if the man insists, stay till the end, he will eventually clear you.

      What happened was an obvious error. And unless the offer is strictly give on the C5 point, I expect them to still clear you with C6.

      Just keep up begging for mercy, you should be luck at the end.

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    2. Please I put English, chemistry,biology,physics for computer science ebsu I don't if i would be given with the subject combination

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    3. Normally, you may not be lucky with these subjects.

      Yet, the university can offer transfer you to another course or wave the wrong combination for you.

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    4. NB: The correct subjects for Computer Science are English, Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

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  12. I had wrong subject in jamb but school has given me regardless of it but jamb hasn't.

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    1. Once the school has given you, it will soon appear on CAPS too. Relax!

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  13. Thank you for your efforts.
    I checked JAMB eligibility checker for my daughter for English and literary studies. The UTME subject combination are: English Language,Literature In English and any Two (2) Social,Arts subject(s) but the UTME eligibility checker result said not qualified though Literature is one of the UTME subject combination. What do I do?
    I have a screenshot.

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    1. Eligibility status doesn't only check the O'level and UTME subjects requirement, it also let you know if a specific institution doesn't want what you have combined. If you're eligible for one school with certain subjects for a course, you may not be eligible for another with the same subjects for the same course.

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  14. Please sir how much does change of utme subjects combination cost?

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  15. I just registered yesterday with utme subjects combination as english,mathematics,economics and commerce and federal university Wukari which I choose does not accept economics/commerce combination for accounting owing to the fact that they are the same in content!!

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    1. Go back the CBT centre and correct that before JAMB closes.

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  16. Please I put English, government, economic, geography for political science and I didn't write geography in my 0'level should I live the geography

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    1. Generally for Political science, you need Government or History plus two (2) other Social Science/Arts subjects.

      Some schools, however, may insist on more or special requirements. See that through the link below:
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/07/universities-offering-political-science.html

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  17. Good day, I put English,maths, CRS,economics for banking and finance I Jamb. hope it will work through?

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    1. Generally, you selected rightly. Economics in universities requires, Economics, Mathematics and any of Government, History, Geography, Literature in English, French and Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Studies.

      However, some schools may prefer other subject than CRS. Do you check your eligibility or consult the JAMB brochure?

      You can still do that now. Check the post below for the guides:
      1. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/02/no-brochure-needed-check-if-you-qualify.html
      2.https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/07/universities-offering-economics-utme.html

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  18. Evening sir I actually wanted to study religious study but I mistakly took biology instead of government
    is there still a solution sir.
    A man was demand #4550 that he could help me

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    1. Yes there is. Go back to the CBT centre before JAMB registration closes or JAMB office. They will help you change it immediately. It shouldn't cost any money.

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  19. Evening sir I want to study religious mistakenly i register biology instead of government is there still a solution for this

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  20. Sir I went to CBT as u said to correct my subject combination
    They weren't able to correct it
    I don't know what to do ��

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    1. You didn't tell us their problem exactly. But if they declined, kindly go to the nearest JAMB office. They should be able to handle that.

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  21. I register enlish.commerce.economics nd home economics instead of mathematics and i want to study accounting in d polytehnic of ibadan is dere still hope

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    1. No hope. Go and correct the error.

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    2. Sir......... Can I study political science or public admin with English, government, economic, literature... In lasu

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    3. Check the link below for the right subject combination for political science.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/07/universities-offering-political-science.html

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  22. Sir,I register English physics chemistry and mathematics instead of biology and I want to study nursing

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    1. That are wrong subjects of course. You can still do change of subjects immediately at CBT centre before exams. Or you can change to the course that accept your already chose combination. See details in the post.

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  23. Please I made a mistake in my subject combination for this year jamb.
    What can I do to correct this?

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    1. Read the post again. It has covered the solutions to wrong subject combination.

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  24. I have went to jamb office for my jamb utme subject corrections I was told to come back after mock for the correction because it does not allow the subject correction but still it said utme subject corrections unsuccessful.

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    1. If you're asked to come back after mock, you should that. They will attend to you.

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  25. Good morning sir, I want u to help me out,I choose English mathematics government economics for political science but I want to change do change of course and institution but jamb registration has closed what will I do for me to be given the course I want which is music in funai please help me out with this.should I leave it like that or after jamb result is out I should do change of course and institution? Thanks

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    1. You can leave it that way, because many universities accept any three art subjects. But normally, Music subjects are English, Music, one other Arts subject plus any other subject. You can do change of course after UTME.

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  26. You can leave it that way, because many universities accept any three art subjects. But normally, Music subjects are English, Music, one other Arts subject plus any other subject. You can do change of course after UTME.

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  27. Good morning sir
    I went to jamb office where I did my registration to change my course and my subject combination(computer science)but they told me to come back so when I went back there I was told that I won't be able to change the subject combination again, so I don't know what to do

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    1. If you can follow the instructions in this post, you can just do change of course to the one your combination goes with.

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  28. I went to a CBT centre for correction of course and subjects, which they corrected the course but till now the UTME subjects correction portal is not working. Advice pls

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    1. The best advice to this problem is already covered in the post. Read again.

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  29. Pls I accidentally put government instead of mathematics in my registration slip how do I get out of this problem

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    1. The best advice to this problem is already covered in the post. Read again.

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  30. Sir please, I put geography in my jamb then, I wanted to study geology but my school gave me science Lab tech, I then change from slt to medical lab science while I wrote geography instead of chemistry. I'm currently in 400l now. Do that geography have any effect even though my school accepted me

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  31. Thank you sir, I am doing regularisation in jamb which they give me form that The VC of my school will approve before giving admission letter. Hope they'll issue The admission letter?

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    1. Yes, as soon as your school signs and sends the form back to JAMB for approval. After the approval, you should have access to the JAMB admission letter.

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  32. They mistakenly insert biology instead of mathematics in my subject combination for jamb and I want to study mechanical engineering ,is there any hope for me?

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    1. If there will be any solutions, it is what I had already discussed in the post. Read again!

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  33. Pls sir I don't add maths in my jamb subjects nd I want to study mass communication ND almost all the schools. Need math ND I have already done reprinting for my exam is dere any suggest pls

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    1. You must be mistaken. The link below will show you the list of schools offering Mass Communication and the UTME subjects required. I'm yet to see where Maths in UTME is made compulsory for Mass Communication.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/07/universities-offering-mass.html

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  34. Can I change my subject combination now

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    1. You can't change centre after JAMB has released exams date and printing of exams slips already started.

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  35. Good day sir
    The CBT center I registered my jamb mistakingly put *Home Economics* Instead of *Economics* and I heard they don't write Home economics in Jamb....

    Sir please what can I possibly do?

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    1. If they don't write Home Economics in JAMB, there is no way JAMB will include it in the list of subjects CBT centre can choose.

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  36. Please sir there is a mistake in my jamb subject combination I want to study Accounting I took English,Math,Fin-Accounting then instead of Economics I took Commerce , and I just noticed the mistake today am going for the exam on Wednesday please what can I do about that

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    1. This is NOT necessarily a mistake. It all depends on the schools you're proposing. If you school is not specific about it that it doesn't want Commerce, you won't have any problem.

      Check the post below for more clarifications on this:
      1. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/07/universities-offering-accounting-utme.html1.
      2. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/01/economicscommerce-in-jamb-and-olevel.html
      3. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/01/commerce-for-oau-admissions-what-is.html

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  37. When to jamb zonal office this morning to effect some corrections on my profile, to my greatest surprise everywhere is locked with triple partlock.

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    1. If you read the post to the end, you will understand that it is too late to change subject combination by now. Read again!

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  38. Pls sir , I had issue with my subject combo and I fell into the 3rd category. After they tried changing my course I went to ict to edit and add another sitting to my result which made qualified for the course . Hope it won’t affect later or won’t I need to re upload the second result to jamb even after admission. Thanks

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    1. It shouldn't affect any time later. Once, JAMB has offered you admission and you're already in school. Anything else only concern you and your school. And since it's your school that helped you with the updating of the results, you shouldn't doubt it.

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  39. Pls sir can I study sociology with this subject combination. English, accounting, Commerce and government

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    1. It depends what your proposed school asks for. Generally, you need Three (3) Social Science or Arts subjects. To know the specific requirements by your proposed school, you can state the name of the university. I will be sure to reply you.

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  40. Please sir in my olevel there is no literature.but I went to cbt center and edit one subject and put literature there...sir hope it won't affect my. Admission sir...

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    1. You explanation is clear please. Kindly break things down.

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  41. Sir i Iwrote eng ,chem,bio,nd econs in jamb and av already seen seem my name in d admission list to study nursing in Babcock ..sir hope jamb will give me admission...Nd hope d combination wont affect me in future

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    1. It won't affect you in the future. JAMB will once your school has given you.

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  42. Sir,I wrote English, crs,literature and government in jamb for sociology and I want to enter unilag...will I get admission?

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    1. For Sociology, UNILAG requires English Language, two Social Sciences and one Arts subject. **Mathematics is accepted.

      In you case, you wrote three art. I doubt your chance to gain admission.

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  43. Pleas sir I wrote English econs account and commerce and I applied for business administration please sir what's my chance of gaining admission cz I my portal has not changed and I merit my cutoff marks

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    1. Most schools won't accept both Economics and Commerce together in JAMB. It's best either one of the two or better still ECONOMICS. You need to be prayerful and hope for hope for luck.

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  44. please sir i applied for kasu and the course is accounting.But my UTME combination is Maths, English, Account and commerce. but the combination is maths, eng, account and economics. Pls what are my chances of being admitted

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    1. With wrong subjects, you may be denied the admission eventually.

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  45. Good evening sir, pls I just registered today for 2021 jamb registration but when I got home I discovered a mistake on my registration paper and the mistake is that they added economic instead of crs.. so please sir is there anything I can do to change that now

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    1. The solutions are detailed in the post above. Read please.

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  46. I put government instead of commerce and its a week since i did d registration

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    1. You may not even need the commerce. Most institutions prefer Government to Commerce.

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  47. I added,commerce, English, government and economics and I want to study political science,hope no problem sir

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  48. Sir my physics was cancelled in waec and I added it to my subject combination in jam would it affect because the course I applied was industrial chemistry

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  49. Please Sir
    My first choice institution transferred me from nursing to computer science,I accepted the offer but the jamb combination for the two are different.
    Is there any hope of gaining admission?

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    1. Yes, there is. Some schools won't worry about subject combination in UTME of you have the right SSCE subjects for the course.

      Change to the transferred course on the JAMB portal and wait for the final admission notice.

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  50. I have changed to the transferred course yet my admission status is still showing not admitted

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  51. Please sir I just discovered that my jamb subject combination has some issues. I want to study computer science in the University of Abuja and originally when I checked the jamb brochure they accepted Mathematics, English, Chemistry and any one of Biology, physics and Economics but recently I checked again and found out it has been changed to Mathematics, English, Physics and any one of Biology, Chemistry and Economics and my combination was Mathematics, English, Chemistry and Biology. Please sir will this affect me and do I need to do a change of subject?

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  52. CAN I CHANGE FROM COMPUTER SCIENCE TO MICROBIOLOGY IF I DID NOT WRITE BIOLOGY IN JAMB

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  53. Good evening sir ,the person that registered my jamb made a mistake and put literature in English instead of government ,and the problem is that I didn't write literature in English during my waec

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    1. It doesn't matter. Read the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/02/if-i-dont-writehave-subject-in-olevel.html

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  54. Sir please what can I study with English, Mathematics, economics and Government

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    1. Several courses such but mostly commercial courses.

      Check the links below for those in the polytechnics
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/07/list-of-commercial-courses-in.html

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  55. Sir, I did not combined mathematics and economics for criminology in utme will I be given admission to study criminology or not.

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    1. NO. Change to another course right for your combination.

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  56. Hi Sir, thanks for your good work. I did Physics Chemistry and Biology in JAMB but my course Computer Science requires Mathematics, Physics and Biology/Chemistry. My school has offered me admission regardless. Should I take it? Will this affect me in the future? Please respond as soon as you can, thanks.

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    1. Once you're cleared by the university for the course, it will have no other effect in the future. Congratulations!

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