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Is Estate Management a Science, Commercial or Art Course?

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The question is usually a top concern for candidates willing to register for UTME/DE. Prospective admission seekers want to know if the course “Estate Management” belongs to social science or commercial students or it’s meant for science or art.

Before anything, Let me clarify something. This course can also be called Estate Management and Evaluation or Valuation (especially at polytechnics). They mean the same.

There is the need to confirm your position on this confusion before you choose the course in UTME or during the change of course exercise. For if you don’t do things right, you may likely select the wrong subjects for the course.


Estate Management is More of Science Course Than Social Science/Art

It’s easy to be confused because of the word, “management” which usually shows that it could be a commercial course. The word shouldn’t be taken as it sounds, it means more than that.

Estate Management is a Science course. Though a few social sciences or art courses may be lucky for it if they have the required O'level subjects and can write and pass the UTME subjects necessary.

Let me show you some proof that the course is science. 

O’level Subject Requirements for Estate Management and Evaluation

Generally, according to the JAMB brochure, candidates seeking admissions into Estate Management and Evaluation must possess Five (5) SSCE credit passes including Chemistry, Mathematics, and English Language. In other words, Chemistry, Maths, and English are compulsory.


Do you see that? Chemistry is compulsory for the course. Are commercial students offering Chemistry? Absolutely NO!

Some Universities Requires Economics For the Course

If we must be truthful, the course is half science, half commercial. This is because some schools require candidates to have Economics too. While some want it as a compulsory O’level subject, others make it optional for Estate Management.

And don't forget ECONOMICS is a social science course. The course though is taken by both science and commercial students. However, some science students, lately, are not taken it.

Let’s see what a few universities want.


O’level Subject Requirements As Specified By A Few Universities

  1. Abia State University (ABSU) requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language Mathematics, Economics and any other two (2) subjects from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, and Technical Drawing.
  2. Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) requires five (5) SSC credit passes or its equivalent at a maximum of two (2) sittings in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and two others from Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science/Biology, Commerce, Fine Arts and Technical Drawing. Candidate is expected to have at least a pass in Physics.
  3. Imo State University (IMSU) requires five (5) credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics or Geography and one other from Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Government and Technical Drawing.
  4. University of Jos (UNIJOS) requires five (5) credit passes including   English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two (2) from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Geography, Book-Keeping/Financial Accounting, Fine Arts, Technical Drawing, Surveying and Building Construction.
  5. University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires Five O/Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Chemistry/Physics and any one of Biology, Geography, Agricultural Science, Technical Drawing/Fine Arts and Financial Accounting.
  6. Federal University Minna (FUTMINNA) requires 'O'Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Chemistry or Physics and any one (1) of Biology, Geography and Accounting.
  7. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English, Mathematics, Economics and any other two (2) of which must be a Science subject.
  8. River State University (RSUST) requires Five (5) WASC/SSCE /GCE/NECO 'O' level/credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any other two (2) Science subjects.
  9. Osun State University (UNIOSUN) requires five (5) 'O' Level credits in SSC including Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Physics and Geography.
  10. University of Nigeria (UNN) requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings in Mathematics, English Language, Economics and any other two (2) subjects one of which must be a science subject.
  11. University of Uyo (UNIUYO) does not require 'O' Level credit passes in Chemistry for Estate Management. Requires 'O' Level credit pass in Economics.
  12. Kogi State University (KASU) requires Five 'O' level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two other subjects one of which must be a science subject.

Polytechnics O’level Requirement for Estate Management and Evaluation

Polytechnics can Be more lenient with Estate Management and Valuation. A few of them follow the same requirements as the universities. However, some seem so open to all admission seekers as their O’level requirements may favor Science, Social Science and Art students altogether.

Let’s take a look at a few extracted from JAMB Brochure.

Generally, for the polytechnics, candidates seeking admissions for Estate Management must have Five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, a basic science subject and any two (2) from the following: Geography, Economics/Commerce, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Fine Art, Woodwork, Literature, Metal Work, Principles of Accounts and Book Keeping, Government.

O’level Subject Requirements As Specified By A Few Polytechnics

  1. Federal Polytechnic Ado (FEDPO-ADO) and Kaduna State Polytechnic (KAD-POLY) accept Woodwork, Literature in English, Metal Work and Accounts as course requirements. FEDPO-ADO does not accept Metal Work.
  2. YABATECH requires five (5) O Level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Economics and Physics/Chemistry and one out of the following in not more than two (2) sittings: Basic Surveying, Geography, Biology/Agric. Science, Technical Drawing/Fine Art, Literature in English, Metal Work, Principles of Accounts.
  3. IBD-POLY requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings. It also requires 'O' Level credit pass in Economics. It accepts Commerce, Basic Surveying and Agricultural Science as part of course requirements.
  4. OGUN-POLY requires credit pass in Economics.
  5. FEDPO-EDE requires 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and one (1) Basic Science/Physical Science and any other one (1) subject from the following: Geography, Technical Drawing, Government. NB Physical Sciences include:  Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  6. IBD-POLY accepts Government, Social Studies and Commerce as part of course requirements.
  7. KWA-POLY does not accept Agricultural Science, Commerce and Accounts.
  8. FEDPO-FFA requires Credit Passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics one basic science subject from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Agricultural Science and any other subject from Geography, Government, Financial Account, Commerce, Fine Art, Metal Work, Technical Drawing or Wood Work.
  9. FEDPO-BAU requires Mathematics, English Language, a basic science subject and any two (2) from Geography, Economics/Commerce, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Fine Art, Woodwork, Literature, Metal Work, Principles of Accounts, Bookkeeping and Government.
  10. IMO-POLY requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings which must include English Language, Mathematics and Economics or Geography, Physics/Chemistry and any of the following: Technical Drawing, Financial Accounting, Biology/Agricultural Science. Does not accept Art as a UTME subject, but require 'O' Level credit pass in English Language
  11. OKE-OGUN POLY and KAZAURE require 'O' Level credit pass in Economics.
  12. FEDPO-ILA requires 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, a basic Science and any two of the following: Geography,  Economics/Commerce, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Studies, Technical Drawing, Painting and Decoration,  Graphics Design, Civic Education, Woodwork, Plumbing and Pipe Fitting, Literature in English, Metal Work, Principles of Cost Accounting, Book Keeping, Government, Financial Accounting,  Computer Craft Studies, Draughtsmanship, Machine WoodWorking, Fabrication and Welding.

UTME Subjects Requirements for Estate Management May Fire Non-Science Students

Yes, you read that right.

You may have the O’level requirements as a social science or art students but can you write the required UTME subjects in JAMB.  Hence, this is where you may be left out as a commercial or art student.

Let’s see the UTME Subejets You Must Write For estate Management and Evaluation

Generally for the Universities, you need English, Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.

NOTE: Some universities may demand certain subjects other than the general ones. See below.
  1. ABSU requires Mathematics, Economics and one other subject from Chemistry, Geography, Agricultural Science and Biology.
  2. BAUCHI accepts for Environmental Management Technology: Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry.
  3. BAUCHI accepts for Estate Management: Mathematics, one Science subject and either Geography or Economics
  4. FUTA requires Mathematics, Economics and any other subject from Geography, Chemistry, Biology, and Agriculture.
  5. LAGOS requires English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any one of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, and Financial Accounting.
  6. OAU accepts Mathematics, Economics and one from Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Technical Drawing, and Fine Arts.
  7. RSUST requires Mathematics, English Language, Economics, and any other Science subject.
  8. UNIZIK requires either Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Geography or Fine Arts as the third subject.
  9. KASU requires Mathematics, Economics, and one other subject.

Generally, for the polytechnics, you need Mathematics and any two (2) of Economics, Arts, Physics, Chemistry, Biology.

NOTE: Some Polytechnics may demand a specific combination or accept possible other combinations as detailed below.
  1. KAD-POLY accepts Mathematics, Economics and any one (1) from Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, Geography, Commerce, Financial Accounting, Technical Drawing or Fine Art.
  2. OKE-OGUN POLY requires Economics.
  3. AKPOLY accepts Mathematics, Economics, and any other subjects.
  4. IMT-ENU accepts Biology/Agricultural Science.
  5. FEDPO-NAS requires Mathematics and any two (2) of Economics/Commerce, Geography/ Agricultural Science, Arts, Physics, Chemistry or Biology as UTME subjects.
  6. FEDPO-ILA accepts Mathematics and any two of Economics, Fine Arts, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography
  7. FEDPO-BAU requires any three (3) subjects from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Commerce, Geography, Fine Art, Agricultural Science, Biology and Technical Drawing.
  8. YABATECH accepts Mathematics, Economics, Chemistry/Physics.
  9. FEDPO-FFA requires Uses of English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and one other subject from the following: Physics, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Geography, Government, Account, Commerce, Fine Art Metal Works, Technical Drawing and Woodwork.

Conclusion

If you’re a Science student with Economics, you're best for Estate Management. In the UTME subject too, you should be in shape for the subject required right from the secondary school.

However, social science or Art students may be lucky with O’level required especially where you have Economics. The issue comes where you may not be able to write and pass the UTME subjects required.

Hence, it saves to conclude that, Estate Management and Evaluation is a science course in universities and polytechnics.

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