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This page contains 2022 official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) to study Arabic/English and the list of College of Education offering the Course.


Duration3 years
Cut off markVaries
EntranceNot Competitive


On this page, I will guide you on the required College of Education O level subject combination to study Arabic/English. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.

This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement. That is the O level / WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), and the list of College of Education offering Arabic/English. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria higher institutions, we have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.

WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Arabic/English

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Arabic/English in Nigeria polytechnics. You must have Credit Pass  in the subject for which you intends to make your chosen Teaching Subject. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The required WAEC subject combination to study Arabic/English in the College of Education must include:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics.  
  • Literature in English
  • Any other subject.

These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any College of Education in Lagos State, then Yoruba Language is compulsory. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Arabic/English, let also look at JAMB UTME.

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Arabic/English

Before we consider the list of College of Education offering Arabic/English, let see the compulsory JAMB subjects for Arabic/English that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 150 so that you can easily gain admission into any College of Education. Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.
Please note– English Language is compulsory. If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Institutions to study Arabic/English. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree.

JAMB UTME subject combination to study Arabic/English in College of Education must include:

  1. Arabic
  2. Two subject from Arts/Social Science Islamic Studies

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If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the O level subject combinations to study Arabic/English in College of Education, don’t give up. You should consider other Arabic/English similar courses in related courses.
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Other requirements:
You can also use any of the listed certificate gain admission into College of Education to study Arabic/English without WAEC. The main requirement is 5 Credits passes in any of the following certificates:

  • Grade II Teachers’ Certificate (TC-II)
  • Pivotal Teachers’ Certificate (PTC)
  • National Examination Council (NECO-SSCE)
  • General Certificate Examination (GCE)
  • National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) Certificate
  • Higher Islamic Studies Certificate (HISC)
  • Teachers with Five (5) Years of Teaching Experience without the number of Credit passes mentioned above can be considered.

These are the list of College of Education offering Arabic/English:

  • Alhikma College of Education, Ankpa, Kogi State
  • Arabic and Islamic College of Education, Potiskum, Yobe State
  • Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies
  • Al-Ibadan College of Education, Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Annur Institute for Islamic Education, Kano, Kano State
  • Ansar-Ud-Deen College of Education, Oshodi, Lagos State
  • Ameer Shehu Idris College of Advance Studies, Kaduna State
  • Assanusiyah College of Education, Osun State
  • College of Education, Azare
  • Biga College of Education, Sokoto State.
  • Isa Kaita College of Education, P.M.B. 5007, Dutsinma
  • Federal College of Education, Kano
  • Federal College of Education, Kontagora
  • Federal College of Education, Okene
  • Federal College of Education, Pankshin
  • Federal College of Education, Yola
  • Federal College of Education, Zaria
  • Federal College of Education (Technical), Gusau
  • Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
  • Jigawa State College of Education, Gumel
  • College of Education, Hong
  • Tai Solarin College of Education, Ijebu-Ode
  • College of Education, Ikere Ekiti State
  • Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun, Osun State.
  • College of Education, Ilesha
  • Jibwis College of Arabic and Islamic Education, Gombe State
  • Jigawa State College of Islamic and Legal Studies
  • College of Education, Kafanchan
  • Saadatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso
  • Kano State College of Arts, Science and Remedial Studies,
  • Adamu Augie College of Education, Argungu
  • Kashim-Ibrahim College of Educ., Maiduguri
  • College of Education, Maru, Zamfara State
  • College of Education, Minna
  • Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Moforiji
  • Muftau’ Lanihun College of Education, Ibadan
  • Muritadha College of Education, (Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies) Oyo State.
  • Nigerian Army School of Education
  • College of Education, Oro, Oro, Kwara State
  • PAN African College of Education, Offa, Kwara State
  • Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo State
  • D. Rufa’I College for Legal and Islamic Studies, Misau, Bauchi State.
  • College of Education, Waka-Biu, Borno State
  • FCT College of Education, Zuba


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