Education and Christian Religious Studies

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Education and Religious Studies including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities 



  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty of Education.
  • Probable Degree type – [B. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)/B.Ed. (Tech)]

The admission requirement to study Education and Christian Religious Studies in Nigeria Universities includes one or a combination of ‘O’ level results or A-level result if you’re going through Direct Entry. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), where you can work with the degree and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. If you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that may be of benefit to you.


What is O level/WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Education and Religious Studies?
The subjects needed to study Education and Religious Studies. The core WAEC, NECO or GCE subject combination/TC II or NTC/NBC credits/merit passes for Education and Religious Studies must include

  1. English Language
  2. Religious Studies
  3. Three other Arts subject
  4. A Trade Subject


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects needed) for Education and Religious Studies?
You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just an advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for Education and Religious Studies are

  1. Two Arts subject including Religious studies and one other subject.


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Education and Religious Studies?
Two ‘A’ level passes/NCE merit in Religious Studies and one other Arts subject


Just a reminder: Everything you have read so far is a general requirement, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements. You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice.


So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Education and Religious Studies, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Education and Religious Studies?
Before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

List of Nigeria Universities offering Education and Religious Studies are

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  3. AOCOE
  4. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  5. Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo State
  6. EDKAN
  8. Edo University Iyamo
  9. EDZAR
  10. Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta
  11. Federal College of Education, Kontagora
  12. Federal College of Education, Okene
  13. Gombe State University, Gombe
  14. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni
  15. Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun
  16. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Click to read conditions
  17.  Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  18. Kogi State University Anyigba
  19. Kwara State College of education, Ilorin (KWCOED)
  21. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  22. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) Click to read conditions
  23. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  24. Nigerian Christian Bible College, Ukpom
  25. NSCOE
  26. Nwafor Orizu College of Education in Nsugbe, Anambra State
  27. Osun State College of Education Ilesa
  28. Federal College of Education (special) Oyo
  29. Tansian University, Umunya
  30. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED) Click to read conditions
  31. Ekiti State University
  32. CE-College of Education, Akwanga


Where can I work with a Degree in Education and Religious Studies? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Education and Religious Studies. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating. Career opportunities will be added soon.


The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Education and Religious Studies have been listed above. Yet, some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar.

Special Consideration

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