O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Educational Foundations 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


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

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

The subjects needed to study Educational Foundations 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 Educational Foundations must include

  1. English Language
  2. The subject of study
  3. Three relevant subjects.
  4. A Trade Subject


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Educational Foundations 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Educational Foundations 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 Educational Foundations

  1. The subject of study
  2. Two other relevant subjects

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Educational Foundations
Two ‘A’ level passes to include the subject to be offered

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 Educational Foundations  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 Educational Foundations in Nigeria

  1. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  2. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  3. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) (with options in: (i) Educational Admin. (ii) Guidance & Counseling (iii) Adult Community Educ. (iv) Primary Educ. with teaching subjects in English Language, Fine and Applied Arts, French, History, Religious Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Geography/Physics, Political Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Health Education.
  4. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  5. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki (offers the course with options in i) Education Administration, Planning and Supervision ii) Guidance and Counselling
  6. University of Calabar (UNICAL) (offers the course as Education Foundation and Guidance and Counselling)
  7. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (with options in B.A. (Ed) Degree i) English Language ii) French iii) History B.Sc (Ed) Degree (i) Religious Studies (ii) Economics (iii) Educational Management (iv) Geography/Physics (v) Guidance and Counselling (vi) Political Science
  8. ESCOE


Cut-off Mark for Educational Foundations course

The cut-off mark for Educational Foundations varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Educational Foundations 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.

Educational Foundations is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Educational Foundations 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 Educational Foundations 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Educational Foundations. 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 Educational Foundations 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 Educational Foundations
(i) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – No Direct Entry.
(ii) Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) accepts OND/NCE for 3 year programme. Candidates with merit in all subject areas at NCE will register for 2 year programme. Candidates admitted into the department will be required to take one teaching subject.
(iii) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts NCE merit/credit in relevant subject.
(iv) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accepts a pass in General English at NCE/ Diploma levels as an equivalent of credit in O/L English Language.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration to study Educational Foundations
(i) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires Biology for Guidance & Counseling and Mathematics and Economics for Educational Administration option.
(ii) Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) and Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki require SSCE five credit in English Language, Mathematics and any other three Arts subjects.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration to study Educational Foundations
(i) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires Biology for Guidance and Counseling.
(ii) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma: For B.A. (Ed.) options, requires an ass in Mathematics is acceptable. English Education require credit in English Literature; French Education requires credit in
(ii) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma: For B.A. (Ed.) options, requires a pass in Mathematics is acceptable. English Education (require credit in English Literature; French Education requires credit in English Literature and a pass in French; History Education requires credit in History/ Government while Religious Studies requires CRS or Islamic/Arabic Studies.

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2 thoughts on “WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Educational Foundations”

  1. Please what kind of course can i study with these subject: physics,biology,maths,english,economics,ict/computer,civic edu.,catering craft. pls help me out.

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