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JAMB Brochure for Education and Islamic Studies Under Faculty of Education


This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Education and Islamic Studies 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 Education and Islamic Studies

  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • Al-Hikmah University
  • Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  • Bauchi State University
  • Bayero University Kano
  • Federal University Gusau
  • Fountain University
  • Gombe State university
  • kogi State University
  • Lagos State University
  • Nasarawa State University
  • Northwest University, Kano
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University
  • Tai Solarin University of Education
  • Umaru Musa Yar’adua University
  • University of Abuja
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Ilorin
  • University of Lagos
  • Usman Dan Fodio University
  • Yobe State University

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

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

Islamic Studies/Arabic and two other social Science or Arts subjects.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

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

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Education and Islamic Studies as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit/merit passes including English Language, Islamic Religious Studies and three other relevant subjects.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) ABU requires at least a pass in Arabic Language. Accepts credit passes in Social Science/Art subjects.

(ii) OOU does not accept Social Science subjects.

(iii) UNILAG requires five credit passes in English, Mathematics, IRS and 2 of Literature in English, Yoruba, Igbo, History or Government, French, CRS, Economics and Arabic.

(iv) LASU requires credit pass in Mathematics.

(v) UNIABUJA requires Credit Passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) to include Mathematics, English Language, Arabic/IRS and two other relevant Arts subjects.

(vi) UMYU requires five credits passes including English Language, Islamic Studies any other three relevant subjects with a pass in Mathematics.

(vii) TASUED requires Five ‘O’ level credits at one sitting or six ‘O’ level credits at two sittings to include English Language and other subjects in Arts/ Social Sciences.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Education and Islamic Studies as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: (i) NCE merit passes in IRS and Education.

(ii) ‘A’ level passes in Arabic/IRS and any other relevant subject.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) ABU accepts ‘A’ level/IJMB passes in Arabic/IRS and any other relevant subject.

(ii) FUGUS accepts combined Diploma in Hausa, Arabic and Islamic Studies.

(iii) UMYU accepts NCE with credit level in the subject of specialization and/or any other subject.

(iv) TASUED accepts Two ‘A’ level passes/NCE Merit in ISS and other Arts or Social Science subjects.

(v) UNILAG accepts:
(a) Very good passes in three JUPEB subjects: IRS and any two (2) of Government, History, Literature-in English, French, Yoruba, Igbo, and Economics
(b) Two (2) A/Level passes in Islamic Studies and any other Arts subjects.
(c) NCE: Islamic Studies
(d) Recognized Diploma in Arabic and Islamic Studies of reputable Islamic Institution in Nigeria.
(e) Candidate must satisfy O/Level requirement.

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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