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WAEC and JAMB Subject for Education and Social Science


O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Education and Social Science 2022; 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


CourseEducation and Social Science
Qualification[B. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)/B.Ed. (Tech)
Duration3 – 4 Years
Cut off markvaries
EntranceNon Competitive
Related coursesEducation and Social Science related courses
Job AvailabilityLow and Competitive

This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level requirement to study Education and Social Science. In other words, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Special consideration (waivers) and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Education and Social Science

The subjects needed to study Education and Social Science in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Education and Social Science must include

  1. English Language
  2. Plus two Arts /Social Science subjects
  3. A trade subject


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Education and Social Science 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Education and Social Science is not enough. You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of 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, HND or Predegree!..

JAMB UTME subject combinations (subjects to write in jamb) to study Education and Social Science must include:

  1. Christian Religious Knowledge
  2. Economics, Geography/Physics
  3. Government
  4. History and IRS.

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Education and Social Science
(i) NCE (Social Studies) from recognised colleges.
(ii) Two ‘A’ level passes in relevant subjects

If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider other Education and Social Science  similar courses or take 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 or within. Education is now a choice. And please 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

This is the list of Universities offering Education and Social Science in Nigeria

  1. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  2. University of Ibadan (UI)
  3. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  4. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  5. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  6. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  7. University of Uyo


Cut-off Mark for Education and Social Science course

The cut-off mark for Education and Social Science varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Education and Social Science is a good course and you can also check the top best Educational courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

Education and Social Science is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Education and Social Science is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, this course is under Faculty of Education but may be under a different faculty in some universities.

Where can I work with a Degree in Education and Social Science 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Education and Social Science. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read Fatherprada’s Career Guide – so that you can have knowledge on how the labour market operate after graduating. Career opportunities will be added when we revisit this page.

Special Consideration
The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Education and Social Science have been listed above but, 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

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration to study Education and Social Science
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) and Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki require credit in Mathematics for Economics and pass for other options.
(iii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts NCE Social Studies.
(iv) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts: (a) UTME requirement plus two “A’ level passes in relevant subjects which should include candidates proposed course. (b) NCE credit/merit passes in addition to TC II or ‘O’ level credit in relevant subjects. (c) “Candidates must satisfy the UTME requirements.
(iv) Candidates with ND at distinction, credit and merit levels in other disciplines who possess the University Minimum entry requirement plus at least relevant credit passes in WASSCE and NECO O ‘level may be offered admission but will run the 4-Year programme.
(v) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) – Same as Vocational and Technical Education.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration to study Education and Social Science
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) does not accept Home Economics. Accepts TC II (1967-1981). Also requires 5/6 credits at one/two sittings(s) to include Eng. Lang and other subjects from arts, Soc. Science or Science.
(ii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki requires credit pass in Mathematics
(iii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) requires subject or the teaching subject relevant to the Teaching subject. Also requires Mathematics for Economics and Accounting and for Political Science requires Government or History.
(iv) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) (a) Requires five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, a science subject and the subject to be combined with education. (b) For Social Studies/Education: credit pass in three Social science or Arts subjects are required (c) Credit pass in Mathematics and Economics for Education/Economics. (d) Credit pass in Government for Political science/Education” (e) Credit in Geography, plus any other three subjects and a pass in mathematics for Education/Geography.
(v) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, and any other three subjects, two of which must be social science subjects in not more than two sittings.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration to study Education and Social Science
University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN):
(i) For Education/Geography: English Language, Geography, plus any other two (2) subjects
(ii) For Education/Economics: English Language, Mathematics, Economics plus any other Social Science subject.
(iii) For Education/Political Science: English Language, Government, plus any other two subjects. (i) For Education/Social Studies: English Language, plus any other three Social Science/Arts subjects.

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