This page contains 2024 WAEC and JAMB subject combination for Early Childhood Education, including the List of Nigeria universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more


CourseEarly Childhood Education
Qualification[B. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)
Duration3 – 4 Years

Is Early Childhood Education a good course in Nigeria and what is the salary?

Yes, Early Childhood Education is a good course in Nigeria though with limited job roles to explore. There is no standard salary for any job in Nigeria. It depends on where you get the job. Early Childhood Educator salaries in Nigeria range from 37,000 NGN per month to 150,000 NGN per month.

An Early Childhood Education degree is not competitive and very popular amongst students in secondary school. From our records, 7 Nigerian institutions offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Early Childhood Education, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Early Childhood Education and the employment rate we will show you below so that you will know what you are up against when you choose to study this course.

We have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you.

WAEC Subject Combination For Early Childhood Education

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for an Early Childhood Education degree. You can register for less than 9 subjects if you are resitting.

However, you must have at least 5 credit passes amongst the 9 subjects listed below before you can gain admission into any Nigerian university to study for an Early Childhood Education degree.

Remember, the requirement you’re about to read is also applicable to all o level examinations. (WAEC, NECO and GCE). We have painstakingly highlighted (in red) the core subjects on which you must obtain credit before gaining admission. Any subject with blue colour means, a pass is allowed.

If however, you fail one of the core subjects, you should read through each university’s special requirements for this course below to see if there is a university that may accept another subject in lieu of the one you failed. The 9 WAEC/NECO/GCE subject combinations for Early Childhood Education are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject 
  • Lit. in English
  • Christian Religious Knowledge/IRS
  • Economics
  • Government/History
  • Any Language

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same as the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Early Childhood Education, don’t give up. You should consider other Early Childhood Education similar courses or 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. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read valuable guides on how to choose a course and university


JAMB subject combination for Early Childhood Education

For this degree, you are also required to register for 4 subjects and English is compulsory. More so, your JAMB score in addition to your POST UTME score will determine the cumulative score that the university will use to decide your candidacy for admission.

You should score 200 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Early Childhood Education. You can still gain admission if you score between 170-190 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher. Try out JAMB Admission Simulator.

The 4 JAMB subject combination for Early Childhood Education is:

  1. Lit. in English
  2. Economics, Geography/Physics
  3. Government/History
  4. English Language


These are the list of Universities offering Early Childhood Education in Nigeria

  1. Federal College of Education, Pankshin
  2. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  3. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED) with options listed in Educ Mgt
  4. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  5. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
  6. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  7. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
Estimated number of students currently studying Early Childhood Education in Nigerian Universities is 2,200
Early Childhood Education has 25% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Early Childhood Education has 100% admission rate.

Early Childhood Education is how many years course and under which faculty?

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


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