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JAMB Brochure for Adult Education Under Faculty of Education


This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Adult Education under the Faculty of Education in Nigeria. You will see the UTME subject combination needed to apply for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you require to successfully apply for the course.

List of Degree Awarding Institutions that Offer Adult Education

  • Adekunle Ajasin University
  • Bayero University Kano
  • Ekiti State University
  • Enugu State University Of Science And Technology
  • Fountain University
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
  • Niger Delta University
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • University of Benin
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Ilorin
  • University of Jos
  • University of Lagos
  • University of Maiduguri
  • University of Nigeria
  • University of Port-Harcourt
  • Usman Dan Fodio University

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Adult Education under the Faculty of Education in the institutions listed above are:

Government/History, one Social Science subject and any other subject.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNILAG accepts any three of Literature in English, History/Government, French, Geography, Math, Yoruba/Igbo, CRK/IRS, Economics, and Commerce.

(ii) UNICAL same as in Education Arts or Social Sciences.

(iii) UNN requires :
(a) For the three professional Adult Education options candidates seeking entry into the four-year degree programme must take English Language and any other three subjects in arts and Science as their choice may be.
(b) For those combining Adult Education with English, their UME subjects must include English Language, Literature and any other arts Subjects.
For other combinations, English plus any other Arts or Science subjects related to one’s choice of combination.

(iv) UNIBEN required:
a. For Adult Education Professional requires any three subjects chosen from Arts or social sciences.
b. For Adult Education Economics and Statistics requires Economics, Mathematics and one other Art or Social Science subject.
c. For Adult Education English and Literature requires Literature in English, one Art subject and any other subject.
d. For Adult Education Geography and Regional Planning requires Geography, one social Science subject and any other subject.
e. For Adult Education Political Science and Public Administration requires Government or History, one Social Science Subject and any other subject.

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Adult Education as a UTME candidate, you require: Five ‘SSCE credits including English and Mathematics or TC II with pass in English and at least 4 other subjects.
Three of Literature in English, History, French, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, CRK, Islamic Studies, Geography/Physics, Economics Government and Mathematics

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) ESUT does not insist on Mathematics.

(ii) UI – requires 5 credits at one sitting to include English Language.

(iii) UNIPORT requires five O’ level credit pass in English Language, the teaching subject and any other three.

(iv) UNILAG requires five ‘O’ level credits in English Language, Mathematics and any two of CRK/IRK, French, Yoruba/Igbo, History/Government, Geography, Economics and French,.

(v) UNICAL requires credit pass in English Language and a pass in Mathematics.

(vi) UNN requires as follows:
(a) Candidates seeking entry into the four-year degree programme must satisfy the minimum University entry requirements which stipulates a minimum of five credit passes at the GCE O’ level or SSCE in English Language and a Science subject in addition to any three other relevant subjects.
(b) Candidates seeking entry into any of the six specialized areas of the combination in the Arts and Social Sciences must meet the University minimum entry requirements in addition to the entry requirements of the department into which they are seeking combination.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Adult Education as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: (i) Two ‘A’ level passes.

(ii) NCE with passes in two subjects at merit level.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNIPORT – No Direct Entry

(ii) UI – does not accept TC II after 1981. Also requires a credit in Mathematics for all Science based combinations and Economics while a pass in Mathematics is required for social Sciences.

(iii) UNN accepts:
(a) Candidates who passed at the Advanced level in the GCE or at the principal level in the HSC in at least two subjects including that to be combined with Adult Education.
(b) Candidates with ND at Distinction, credit, or merit levels in other disciplines not related to Adult Education who possess UNN minimum Entry requirements plus a credit in any related Science or Arts subjects for Direct Entry four-year programme.

(iv) UNIBEN accepts ‘A’ level subjects in relevant Arts and Social Science subjects plus 3 O/Level passes including English Language at one sitting.

(v) UNIMAID accepts ND/HND at credit level.

(vi) UNILAG accepts;
(a) Accepts very good passes in three JUPEB subjects: Lit-in English, Economics, CRS/IRS, Government, History, Igbo, Yoruba, Geography, Mathematics and French.
(b) Requires two (2) ‘A’ Level passes from English, History, French, Geography, Mathematics, CRS/IRS, Yoruba/Igbo, Economics, and Government.
(c) NCE: English, History, French, Geography, Mathematics, CRS/IRS, Yoruba/Igbo, Economics, and Government.
(d) Candidates must satisfy O/Level requirement.

(vii) UNIBEN requires:
(a) 2/3 NCE merit passes plus 3/2 O/Level credit passes including English Language at one sitting.
(b) ND (Upper Credit) in any of the areas listed in (ii) plus 3 ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language at one sitting.

(viii) NDU – Same as Vocational and Technical Education.

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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