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WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Education and Economics


O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Education and Economics 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 Economics
Qualification[B. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)/B.Ed. (Tech)
Duration3 – 4 Years
Cut off markvaries
EntranceVery Competitive
Related coursesEducation and Economics related courses
Job AvailabilityHigh and Competitive

This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level requirement to study Education and Economics. 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 Economics

The subjects needed to study Education and Economics 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 Economics must include

  1. English Language
  2. Economics
  3. Mathematics
  4. A Trade Subject


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Education and Economics 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Education and Economics 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!..

These are JAMB UTME subject combinations (subjects to write in jamb) to study Education and Economics

  1. Economics
  2. Mathematics
  3. One other subject from Geography/Physics, History, Government and Lit. in English

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Education and Economics
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Economics and one other relevant subject.
(ii) NCE credit/merit level passes in Economics and one other subject.

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 Economics  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 Economics in Nigeria

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  3. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  4. Adeyemi College of Education
  5. College of Education, Agbor
  6. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  7. COEA
  8. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  9. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  10. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  11. Bayero University, Kano
  12. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  13. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  14. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  15. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  16. Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo State
  17. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  18. EDALV
  19. Edo University Iyamo
  20. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  21. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  22. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  23. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  24. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni
  25. University of Ibadan (UI)
  26. College of Education, Ikere Ekiti
  27. Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun
  28. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  29. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  30. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) (offer as Economics/Geography/Physics)
  31. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  32. College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Benue State.
  33. Kogi State University Anyigba
  34. Kwara State College of education, Ilorin (KWCOED)
  35. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  36. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  37. Lead City University, Ibadan
  38. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  39. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  40. Nwafor Orizu College of Education in Nsugbe, Anambra State
  41. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  42. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  43. Osun State College of Education Ilesa
  44. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  45. SHAGARI-2
  46. Tansian University, Umunya
  47. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  48. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  49. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYUK)
  50. Ekiti State University
  51. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  52. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  53. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  54. University of Uyo
  55. Veritas University, Abuja
  56. College of Education, Warri (COEWARRI).


Cut-off Mark for Education and Economics course

The cut-off mark for Education and Economics varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Education and Economics 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 Economics is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Education and Economics 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 Economics 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Education and Economics. 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 Economics 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 Economics
(i) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts NCE with credit or merit passes in Economics and one other subject
(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts NCE graduates from all affiliated Colleges of Education into 300 level.
(iv) University of Uyo requires credit in Mathematics.
(v) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts (a) NCE merit level passes in Economics and any one of Geography, Government, and Financial Accounting. (b) Very good passes in three JUPEB subjects: Economics, Mathematics and other subject from Geography, Government, Accounting. (c) Two ‘A’ Level passes in Economics and any one of Geography, Government and Commerce d. Candidates must also satisfy the O/Level requirement.
(vi) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts NCE (Merit) in Account or Business Education.
(vii) Benson Idahosa University, Benin City same as Business Education
(viii) Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED) accepts Two ‘A’ level/NCE Merit in Economics and any one of Mathematics, Statistics, Geography, Agric. Science, Accounting, Business Management, History and Government.
(ix) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts two ‘A’ Level credit in Economics & one other Social Sciences subject or NCE credit/merit passes in two teaching or Professional subject. NCE Business Studies/Accounting (double major combined with any teaching subject) is also acceptable.
(viii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki requires NCE/Two ‘A’ level passes in Economics, Mathematics
or social studies.
(ix) Abia State University, Uturu requires credit in English.
(xii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba requires: (a) two ‘A’ Level credit in Economics & one other relevant subject (b) NCE Merit in Economics, Business Education and one other subject. (c) Diploma at Meritlevel in Banking and Finance, Economics and Accounting.
(xiii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) – Preference will be given to NCE holders for Direct Entry. General English at NCE level is not acceptable as a replacement for O’ Level credit

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration to study Education and Economics
(i) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) requires candidates without credit in Mathematics to take and pass Basic Mathematics.
(ii) EDALV accept a pass in English Language.
(iii) Abia State University, Uturu, University of Jos (UNIJOS) and University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accept ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics but such candidates may be required to pass a remedial course in the 1st year.
(iv) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires O’ level credit in five subjects which must include English Language, Mathematics & Economics plus any other two subjects or Five TC II credit/merit passes must include English Language, Mathematics and Social Studies
(v) University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires any other Social Science subject in addition to Economics.
(vi) Ekiti State University requires two Social Science subjects.
(vii) Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED) requires Five ‘O’ level credits at one sittings or six ‘O’ level credits at two sittings in English, Mathematics, Economics and any two/three Science or Social Science.
(viii) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) requires Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Economics to form the core subjects, with credit in three (3) other relevant Art or Social Science subject at not more than two sittings. The candidate must earn an acceptable score in the UTME
(ix) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Five `O` level credits in English, Mathematics, Economics, Biology and any other social science subject.
(x) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires credit in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any two of Geography, History/Government, Literature-in English, Financial Accounting and Civic Education/Social Studies.
(xi) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba requires Five ‘O’ level credits at two sittings in English, Mathematics, and Economics with other credits in Commerce, Geography and Government

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration to study Education and Economics
(i) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) requires two of Geography/Physics, Mathematics and Government.
(ii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts any other subject as the fourth subject.
(iii) Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED) requires Economics, Mathematics and any of Government, History, Geography, Commerce and Accounting.
(iv) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) requires Geography.
(v) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki any other subject as the third subject.
(vi) Abia State University, Uturu accepts CRK/IRS and any two subjects.
(vii) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye requires Economics or Mathematics and any two other Social Science subjects.
(viii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires one (1) other subjects from Geography, History/Government, literature in English.
(ix) Kogi State University Anyigba accepts Mathematics, Economics and any of Social Science or Commercial subject.

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