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JAMB Brochure for Education and Social Studies Under Faculty of Education


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

  • Abia State University
  • Adekunle Ajasin University
  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • Al-Hikmah University
  • Delta State University
  • Ebonyi State University
  • Ekiti State University
  • Gregory University, Uturu
  • Ignatius Ajuru University
  • Kogi State University
  • Lead City University
  • Nasarawa State University
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University
  • Tai Solarin University of Education
  • University of Abuja
  • University of Benin
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Ilorin
  • University of Jos
  • University Of Mkar
  • University of Uyo

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

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

Any three of Christian Religious Knowledge, Economics, Geography/Physics, Government, History and IRS.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) DELSU requires at least Two of Economics, Geography/Physics, Government and History.

(ii) UNIBEN requires Mathematics and any two of Economics, Government and Geography.

(iii) UNICAL same as in Education Arts.

(iv) IAUED – Same as in Geography Education.

(v) EBSU requires Government, History and Geography.

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Education and Social Studies as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language plus two Arts /Social Science subjects.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) EKSU accepts any three subjects.

(ii) OAU accepts Fine Art, Home Management and Music with credits in at least 2 of Economics, Govt., Geog, History and Religious Studies. TC II holders should have merit passes in any 2 of History, Home Economics, Social Studies, Fine Art and Religious Studies.

(iii) DELSU requires at least a pass in O/Level Mathematics.

(iv) DELSU requires credit passes in two subjects from Geography/Physics, Economics, History and Government.

(v) UNIBEN requires Mathematics and 2 Social Science subjects.

(vi) ABSU requires fives SSCE credit in passes in English Language plus three other subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(vii) UNICAL requires five O/Level credits in English Language and other relevant subjects and accepts a pass in Mathematics.

(viii) OAU requires Five ‘0’ credit passes including English Language. Candidates with GCE O/Level background should have credits in at least two of Economics, Geography, Government History, Music, Fine Arts, Religious Studies and Home Economics. Those with TC II should have merits in English and two of Social Studies, History, Government, Home Economics, Fine art and Music, Religious Studies and Literature in English.

(ix) IAUED – Same as in Geography Education.

(x) EBSU requires five SSCE credit passes in English, Mathematics, Government, Biology and any one other social science subject.

(xi) GO requires credit pass in Mathematics.

(xii) KSU requires five O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Pass in Mathematics and four other relevant subjects.

(xiii) TASUED requires five ‘O’ level credits at one sitting or six ‘O’ level credits at two sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, and Social Science Subject.

(xiv) UNIABUJA requires five Credit Passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) to include Mathematics, English Language and three other relevant Arts/Social Science subjects.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Education and Social Studies as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: (i) NCE (Social Studies) from recognised colleges.

(ii) Two ‘A’ level passes in relevant subjects.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) OAU accepts NCE (Social Studies) from recognized Colleges of Education, NCE Social Studies combined with any Social Science subject or Arts is acceptable to O.A.U. plus three other subjects including English passed at credit levels in GCE O/LEVEL or TC II at credit/merit levels in relevant subjects or Association Certificate in Education (Social Studies) of OAU or its equivalent passed at credit/merit level.

(ii) UNIBEN requires 2/3 NCE merit passes including a Social Science subject plus 3/2 O/L credit passes-including English Language and Mathematics at one sitting.

(iii) IAUED – Same as in Geography Education.

(iv) UNICAL same as in Education Arts.

(v) EBSU requires NCE/Two ‘A’ level passes in social studies, Government or History.

(vi) TASUED accepts:
(a) Two ‘A’ level/ NCE (Credit/ Merit) in Economics, Government /Political Science, Religious Studies, History, Geography and Social Studies.
(b) National Diploma (ND) (Upper Credit) in Public Admission, Local Government Administration

(vii) UNIABUJA accepts: Two A level Credit passes in relevant Subjects/ NCE (minimum 10 points) in addition to ‘O’ Level requirements

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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