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


Course Primary Education Studies
Qualification [B. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)
Duration 3 – 4 Years

Is Primary Education Studies a good course in Nigeria and what is the salary?

Yes, Primary Education Studies 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. Primary School Teacher salaries in Nigeria range from 37,000 NGN per month to 150,000 NGN per month.

An Primary Education Studies degree is not competitive and not popular amongst students in secondary school. From our records, 18 Nigerian institutions offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Primary Education Studies, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Primary Education Studies 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 Primary Education Studies

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Primary Education Studies 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 a Primary Education Studies 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 Primary Education Studies 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 Primary Education Studies, don’t give up. You should consider other Primary Education Studies 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 Primary Education Studies

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 180 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Primary Education Studies. You can still gain admission if you score between 160-170 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 Primary Education Studies is:

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


These are the list of institutions offering Primary Education Studies in Nigeria

  1. Alvan Ikoku College of Education
  2. Federal College of Education, Pankshin
  3. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni
  4. Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun
  5. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  6. Osun State College of Education Ilesa
  7. Federal College of Education (special) Oyo
  8. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  9. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli (Primary and Elementary Education)
  10. College of Education, Agbor
  11. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  12. Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo State
  13. Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Moforiji
  14. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  15. Ekiti State University
  16. Benue State University, Makurdi
  17. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  18. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  19. University of Uyo
Estimated number of students currently studying Primary Education Studies in Nigerian Universities is 9,780
Primary Education Studies has 49% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Primary Education Studies has 100% admission rate.

Primary Education Studies is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Primary Education Studies is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, this course is under the Faculty of Education

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8 thoughts on “WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Primary Education Studies”

  1. I have English, maths, economic, chemistry, biology are credit but phy ,geo,yoruba, agriculture are fail…can It b used to study primary education study

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