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Requirements To Study Economics In ABSU

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Are you considering pursuing a degree in Economics at Abia State University (ABSU)?

Planning ahead and understanding the requirements for admission can greatly enhance your chances of securing a spot in the Economics program.

In this article, we will provide you with an easy-to-understand guide on the essential requirements to study Economics at ABSU.

  1. Educational Qualifications:

To be eligible for admission to study Economics at ABSU, you must have the following educational qualifications:

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent with a minimum of five credit passes. These subjects must include Mathematics, English Language, Economics, and any other two relevant subjects.
  • You need to obtain a satisfactory score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
  1. JAMB Requirements:

When applying for admission to ABSU, you need to fulfill the specific JAMB requirements for Economics. These include:

  • Choosing Economics as your desired course during JAMB registration.
  • Meeting the prescribed JAMB cutoff mark for Economics at ABSU. Please note that this cutoff mark may change each academic year, so it’s important to stay updated with the official ABSU website or contact the admissions office for the current cutoff mark.
  • Scoring a satisfactory aggregate score in the UTME, considering the combination of your JAMB scores in relevant subjects such as Mathematics, English Language, and Economics.
  1. Post-UTME Screening:

After meeting the JAMB requirements, ABSU conducts a Post-UTME screening exercise for prospective students. To participate in this screening, you need to:

  • Obtain the ABSU Post-UTME screening form within the specified timeframe.
  • Fill out the form accurately and provide all the required information.
  • Attend the screening exercise and perform well.
  1. Cut-off Mark for Economics:

The cut-off mark for studying Economics at ABSU may vary from year to year based on factors such as the number of applicants and available slots.

It’s important to stay updated with the official ABSU website or contact the admissions office to know the specific cut-off mark for the academic year you are applying.

  1. Departmental Requirements:

In addition to the general admission requirements, the Economics department at ABSU may have additional criteria that applicants need to fulfill. These criteria may include:

  • A specified minimum grade in Economics and other relevant subjects.
  • Completion of a specific number of credit units in relevant subjects during secondary school education.
  • Any additional departmental examinations or interviews.
  1. Direct Entry Admission:

If you have completed a relevant diploma or have obtained an Advanced Level (A-Level) certificate, you may be eligible for direct entry admission to study Economics at ABSU. Direct entry requirements usually include:

  • A minimum of two A-Level passes in Economics and any other relevant subject.
  • Meeting the prescribed cutoff mark for direct entry applicants.
  • Possessing a National Diploma (ND) or Higher National Diploma (HND) in a related discipline.

Note: By following these guidelines and understanding the requirements, you will be well-prepared to embark on your academic journey in the field of Economics at ABSU. Good luck with your application!

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