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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Commercial Courses Science Students Can Go for in Polytechnics

Let me surprise a few students. I want to convince you that, even though you’re science students, you can study a commercial course at certain polytechnics.

In other words, science students with English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology may still be offered admission for courses like Accounting, Business Administration, Marketing etc.

Before we dive into courses you can opt-in for, let me clarify something:
  1. Don’t be surprised that some polytechnics admit science students for social science/management courses. Science students are likely going to adapt with further studies in commercial line because they’ve been trained to monitor details all through secondary schools.
  2. This opportunity is not available in all polytechnics. So, we will have to cover a few who are accepting it.
  3. If you’re admitted based on your science subjects, the polytechnic will not require you to or retake WAEC, NECO or NABTEB in order to write commercial subjects.
  4. While combining subjects in UTME, candidates will have to write the relevant subjects for their proposed courses, however. Hence, you may be required to write English, Mathematics and two of the likes of Economics, Government, Commerce, Account, Geography etc. Checking the JAMB brochure will help you know the right subject combination. See How to Study JAMB Brochure to Avoid Admission Errors.
  5. Similarly, if you must proceed to HND, you may have to do that at the same polytechnic because other polytechnics may not accept your Chemistry, Physics etc in SSCE result.

List of Commercial Courses a Science Student Can Go for in Polytechnics 

First, take note of the polytechnics, the courses and where they specifically state chemistry, physics and other science subjects you can use. I've bolded the subjects so you can go straight to the points.

1. Accountancy

  1. Federal Polytechnic Ede (FEDPO-EDE) requires five (5) O level credit passes or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics and any other three (3) from the following Economics/Commerce, Business Method/Business Studies, Principle of Accounts/Book Keeping/Financial Accounting, Geography, History/Government, Agricultural Science/Biology/Physics/Chemistry, Insurance, Civic Education.
  2. Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) requires Five (5) credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, and any other three (3) from the followings: Government, Economics/Commerce, History, Literature in English, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Fine Art, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Principle of Accounting.
  3. Federal Polytechnic Ilaro (FEDPO-ILA) requires O Level credit passes in English Language (not Literature in English), Mathematics and any three subjects from the following: Economics/Commerce, Business Methods/Business Studies, Principles of Accounts/Book Keeping, Literature in English, Geography, Office Practice, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, History/Government, Typewriting, Shorthand, Civic Education, Financial Accounting, French, Insurance, CRS/IRK, Marketing, Salesmanship, Store Keeping, Store Management, Computer Studies, Entrepreneurship Education and Social Studies.
  4. Federal Polytechnic Bauchi (FEDPO-BAUCHI) requires Mathematics, Economics/Commerce and any two (2) of Business Methods, Principles of Accounts, Literature in English, Geography, Office Practice, Government, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, History, Typewriting and Shorthand.
  5. Akwa Ibom State College of Arts and Science (AKCAS) requires O Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Chemistry/ Physics and any other two (2) from Economics, Business Management, Principles of Accounts, Literature in English Language, Commerce, History/ Government, Statistics and Geography.

2. Business Administration and management

  1. Federal Polytechnic Ilaro (FEDPO-ILA) requires O Level credit passes in English Language (not Literature in English), Mathematics and any three subjects from the following: Economics/Commerce, Business Methods / Business Studies, Principles of Accounts / Book Keeping, Literature in English, Geography, Office Practice, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, History/Government, Typewriting, Shorthand, Civic Education, Financial Accounting, French, Insurance, CRS/IRK, Marketing, Salesmanship, Store Keeping, Store Management, Computer Studies, Entrepreneurship Education and Social Studies for Marketing, Business Administration and Management. And for Transportation Planning & Management they require O Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and or Economics, one basic Science and any other subject from the following: Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, Business Management, Further Mathematics, Economics/Commerce, Technical Drawing/Graphics Design, Painting and Decoration, Civic Education, Building Construction, Metal Work, Financial Accounting, Introduction to Building Construction, Machine WoodWorking.
  2. FEDPO-BAU requires five (5) credit passes at SSC or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics, Economics/Commerce and any two (2) subjects from Business Methods, Principles of Accounts, Literature in English, Geography, Office Practice, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, History/Government, Typewriting or Shorthand.
  3. FEDPO-EDE requires five (5) O Level credit passes or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics, Economics/Commerce, and any other two (2) subjects from the following Business Methods/Business Studies, Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Agricultural science, Animal Husbandry, Principle of Account/Book-keeping, Government/History, Civic Education/Social Studies, Geography, Marketing.

3. Banking and Finance

  1. FEDPO-ILA accepts O Level credit passes in English Language (not Literature in English), Mathematics and any three subjects from the following: Economics/Commerce, Business Methods/Business Studies, Principles of Accounts/Book Keeping, Literature in English, Geography, Office Practice, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry/Physics, History/Government, Typewriting, Shorthand, Civic Education, Financial Accounting, French, Insurance, CRS/IRK, Marketing, Salesmanship, Store Keeping, Store Management, Computer Studies, Entrepreneurship Education and Social Studies. 
  2. FEDPO-BAU requires five (5) O level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics/Commerce and any two (2) subjects from Business Methods, Principles of Accounts, Literature in English, Geography, Office Practice, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, History/Government, Typewriting and Shorthand. 
  3. FEDPO-EDE requires five (5) O Level credit passes or its equivalent in English Language Not Literature in English, Mathematics, Economics/Commerce and any other two (2) subjects from the following Business Method/Business Studies, Geography, Government/History, Civic Education/Social Studies, Insurance, Principles of Account / Book-Keeping, Biology/Agricultural Science/Animal Husbandry/Health Science/ Fishery/ Physics/ Chemistry, and Marketing.

4. Co-Operative Economics and Management

  1. Federal Coop Coll Oji River (FEDCOOP-OJI) accepts as UTME subject a combination of Mathematics or any of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science etc and any two (2) of the Social science subjects. Also accepts four (4) O Level credit passes at one (1) sitting or five (5) O Level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings. O Level pass in Mathematics is acceptable.

5. Industrial and Labour Relations

Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Lagos (FEDFISH-LAG) requires O Level credit passes in English Language, Government, Economics/Commerce/Accounts and any two (2) from Literature in English, Mathematics, Biology/Chemistry/Physics and Geography/ Agricultural Science.

6. Library and Information Science

  1. FEDPO-EDE requires O Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, and any three (3) from the following Health Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science/Animal Husbandry, Literature in English, Home Economics, Food and Nutrition, Principles of Accounts/Book-Keeping, Insurance, Economics, Commerce/Marketing/Business Method, Geography, Data Processing / ICT, Government, CRS/IS, Social Studies, Civic Education and Further Mathematics, Basic Electricity, Photography, Computer Science, Printing and Craft Practices, Radio Television.
  2. FEDPO-ILA requires O Level credit passes in English Language (not Literature in English), Mathematics, and any three subjects from the following: History, Economics, Commerce, Literature in English, Fine Art, Government, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Basic Electricity, Geography, Typewriting, Principles of Accounts, Photography, Computer Science, Music, Nigerian and International Language, Printing and Craft Practice, Radio/ Television and Electronics Works, Shorthand, Fine Art / Visual Art, Book Keeping, CRS/IS, Cosmetology, Marketing, Pass in Physics, Electronics/Basic Electricity will be an advantage. And Relevant NTC/NBC &NVC Trades.

6. Marketing

  1. FEDPO-EDE requires five (5) O Level credit passes or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics, Economics/Commerce, and any other two (2) subjects from the following Business Methods/Business Studies, Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Agricultural science, Animal Husbandry, Principle of Account/Book-keeping, Government/History, Civic Education/Social Studies, Geography, Marketing.
  2. FEDPO-ILA requires O Level credit passes in English Language (not Literature in English), Mathematics and any three subjects from the following: Economics/Commerce, Business Methods / Business Studies, Principles of Accounts / Book Keeping, Literature in English, Geography, Office Practice, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, History/Government, Typewriting, Shorthand, Civic Education, Financial Accounting, French, Insurance, CRS/IRK, Marketing, Salesmanship, Store Keeping, Store Management, Computer Studies, Entrepreneurship Education and Social Studies for Marketing, Business Administration and Management. And for Transportation Planning & Management they require O Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and or Economics, one basic Science and any other subject from the following: Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, Business Management, Further Mathematics, Economics/Commerce, Technical Drawing/Graphics Design, Painting and Decoration, Civic Education, Building Construction, Metal Work, Financial Accounting, Introduction to Building Construction, Machine WoodWorking. 
  3. FEDPO-BAU requires five (5) credit passes at SSC or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics, Economics/Commerce and any two (2) subjects from Business Methods, Principles of Accounts, Literature in English, Geography, Office Practice, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, History/Government, Typewriting or Shorthand.

7. Office Technology and Management

  1. FEDPO-EDE requires O Level or its equivalent with five (5) O level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics/ Commerce, and any two (2) from the following Business Methods/Business Studies, Principles of Accounts/Book-Keeping/Financial Accounting, Literature in English, Geography, Office Practice, Biology/Agricultural Science/Health Science, Chemistry/ Physics, Government/ History, Typewriting, Shorthand, CRS/IS, Civic Education ,Social Studies, Insurance, Marketing, Computer Studies, French, Salesmanship, Entrepreneurship Education, Store Keeping, Store Management.
  2. FEDPO-ILA requires O Level credit passes in English Language(not Literature in English) and Mathematics and any three subjects from the following: Economics/Commerce, Business Methods / Business Studies, Principles of Accounts / Book Keeping, Literature in English, Geography, Office Practice, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, History/Government, Typewriting, Shorthand, Civic Education, Financial Accounting, French, Insurance, CRS/IRK, Marketing, Salesmanship, Store Keeping, Store Management, Computer Studies, Entrepreneurship Education, Social Studies
  3. FEDPO-BAU requires five (5) credit passes at SSC or its equivalent to include English Language, Mathematics and any three (3) subjects from Economics/Commerce, Business Methods, Principles of Accounts, Literature in English, Geography, Office Practice, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, History/Government, Typewriting or Shorthand.

8. Public Administration

  1. FEDPO-BAU requires English Language, Mathematics and any three (3) subjects from Economics/Commerce, Business Methods, Principles of Accounts, Literature in English, Geography, Office Practice, Government, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, History, Typewriting or Shorthand.
  2. FEDPO-ILA requires O Level credit passes in English Language(not Literature in English) and Mathematics and any three subjects from the following: Economics/Commerce, Business Methods/Business Studies, Principles of Accounts/Book Keeping, Literature in English, Geography, Office Practice, Biology/Agricultural Science/Health Science, Chemistry, Physics, History/Government, Typewriting, Shorthand, Civic Education, Financial Accounting, French, Statistics, Insurance, CRS/IRK, Marketing, Salesmanship, Store Keeping, Store Management, Computer Studies, Entrepreneurship Education, Social Studies and Home Economics/Home Management

9. Transportation Planning & Management

  1. FEDPO-ILA requires O Level credit passes in English Language (not Literature in English), Mathematics and any three subjects from the following: Economics/Commerce, Business Methods / Business Studies, Principles of Accounts / Book Keeping, Literature in English, Geography, Office Practice, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, History/Government, Typewriting, Shorthand, Civic Education, Financial Accounting, French, Insurance, CRS/IRK, Marketing, Salesmanship, Store Keeping, Store Management, Computer Studies, Entrepreneurship Education and Social Studies for Marketing, Business Administration and Management. And for Transportation Planning & Management they require O Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and or Economics, one basic Science and any other subject from the following: Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, Business Management, Further Mathematics, Economics/Commerce, Technical Drawing/Graphics Design, Painting and Decoration, Civic Education, Building Construction, Metal Work, Financial Accounting, Introduction to Building Construction, Machine WoodWorking.
  2. FEDPO-BAU requires five (5) credit passes at SSC or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics, Economics/Commerce and any two (2) subjects from Business Methods, Principles of Accounts, Literature in English, Geography, Office Practice, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, History/Government, Typewriting or Shorthand.

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