O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Education and Science 2024; 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


Course Education and Science
Qualification [B. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)/B.Ed. (Tech)
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Cut off mark varies
Entrance Non Competitive
Related courses Education and Science related courses
Job Availability Low and Competitive

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

The subjects needed to study Education and 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 Science must include

  1. English Languag
  2. Mathematics If you don’t have credit in Mathematics, Click here fast
  3. Two other Science subjects.
  4. A Trade Subject


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Education and Science 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Education and 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!..

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

  1. Three relevant Science or NBC subjects

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Education and Science
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in relevant Science subjects which should include candidates proposed course.
(ii) NCE credit/merit passes in addition to TC II merit or SSCE credit 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 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 Science in Nigeria

  1. Bayero University, Kano
  2. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  3. University of Ibadan (UI)
  4. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  5. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  6. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  7. Madonna University, Okija
  8. Ekiti State University
  9. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) with options in: Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geography/Physics, Mathematics, Physics, Environmental Education and Integrated Science.
  10. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  11. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) offers the course as Educ. Science with option in) Education Biology Education Chemistry Education Integrated Sc. Education Mathematics Education Physics Education Statistics
  12. Federal University of Technology, Minna with options in: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Geography/Physics Education.
  13. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  14. University of Uyo


Cut-off Mark for Education and Science course

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

Depending on your mode of entry, Education and 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 Science 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Education and 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 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 Science
(i) University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires Chemistry and Biology or Zoology.
(ii) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) accepts NCE and ND/HND (Science/Mathematics) into year II.
(iv) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki – Same as Computer Education
(v) Bowen University, Iwo accepts ND in relevant fields.
(vi) Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) accepts NCE (Merit) in four subjects into 300 levels.
(vii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) accepts NCE with at least a merit pass and ND/HND with at least lower credit.
(viii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts Candidates with ND in other areas at distinction, credit, or merit level who possess the University minimum entry requirement plus credit in the teaching subject may be considered for Direct Entry admission but will run the 4 year programme
(ix) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) – Same as Vocational and Technical Education

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration to study Education and Science
(i) Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) and Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accept TC II with credit/merit passes in relevant subjects.
(ii) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) accepts a pass in English Language and Mathematics in exceptional cases.
(iii) University of Ibadan (UI) does not accept TC II.
(iv) University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires credits in Biology and Chemistry.
(v) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accept a pass in English Language.
(vi) Bowen University, Iwo does not require Mathematics for Education / Nursery and Primary Education.
(vii) Federal University of Technology, Minna requires any three other science subject.
(viii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) accepts (a) for Chemistry option, Biology in lieu of Mathematics. (b) For Biology, Mathematics/Statistics and Computer Science options, Chemistry or Physics is accepted in lieu of Mathematics.
(ix) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires Five SSCE credit including English Language, Mathematics and two other Science subjects. one subject must be the proposed teaching subject. For Int. Science Five credit which includes a credit in at least one Science subject and pass in two other Science subjects.
(x) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki – Same as Computer Education.
(xi) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts only N.C.E. in relevant courses and does not accept TCIII.
(xii) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five O’ level credit in English Language, Mathematics, and any other three subjects, two of which must be science subjects in not more than two sittings.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration to study Education and Science
(i) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires English Language and any three (3) Science subjects – Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Health Science, Agric Science.
(ii) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) requires subject of study and any two science subjects.
(iii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki – Same as Computer Education.

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