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


CourseEducation and Science
Qualification[B. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)/B.Ed. (Tech)
Duration3 – 4 Years
Cut off markvaries
EntranceNon Competitive
Related coursesEducation and Science related courses
Job AvailabilityLow 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 Science Education 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 Science Education must include

  1. English Language
  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 Science Education
(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 reason 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. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  2. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) with options in Physics, Chemistry, Biology Mathematics/Statistics and Computer Science.
  3. Renaissance University, Enugu
  4. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) (with option in Education Physics, Education Chemistry, Education Mathematics, Education Integrated Science, Education Computer Science, Education Biology
  5. ESCOE
  6. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki (with option in: i..Physics Education ii. Computer Education (iii) Biology Education (i) Mathematics Education (ii) Chemistry


Where can I work with a Degree in Science Education 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Science Education. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating. Career opportunities will be added soon.

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.

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2 thoughts on “WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Science Education”

  1. pls I wrote maths,physics, chemistry and English in jamb but biology, English,physics and chemistry in post utme unizik..science education..and jamb is showing me science and maths on my profile..what do u think

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