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

The subjects needed to study Education and English Language 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 English Language must include

  1. English Language
  2. Literature in English
  3. Plus three other Arts or Social Science subjects
  4. A Trade Subject


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Education and English Language 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Education and English Language 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 English Language

  1. Literature in English
  2. One Arts and any other subjects

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Education and English Language
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in relevant teaching subjects including Literature in English.
(ii) NCE with credit or merit passes in two 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 English Language  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 English Language 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. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  8.  Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  9. AOCOE
  10. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  11. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  12. Bayero University, Kano
  13. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  14. Benue State University, Makurdi
  15. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  16. COEA
  17. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  18. Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo State
  19. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  20. EDALV
  21. Jigawa State College of Education, Gumel
  22. EDGUSifyU(T)
  23. Saadatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso
  25. Edo University Iyamo
  26. EDYOLA
  27. Ekiti State University
  28. Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta
  29. Federal College of Education,Katsina
  30. Federal College of Education, Kontagora
  31. Federal College of Education, Okene
  32. Federal College of Education, Pankshin
  33. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  34. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  35. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  36. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  37. Gombe State University, Gombe
  38. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni
  39. University of Ibadan (UI)
  40. College of Education, Ikere Ekiti
  41. Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun
  42. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  43. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  44. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
  45. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  46. College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Benue State.
  48. Kogi State University Anyigba
  50. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  51. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  52. Lead City University, Ibadan
  53. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  54. Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Moforiji
  55. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  56. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  57. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
  58. NSCOE
  59. Nwafor Orizu College of Education in Nsugbe, Anambra State
  60. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  61. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  62. Osun State College of Education Ilesa
  63. Federal College of Education (special) Oyo
  64. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  65. SHAGARI-2
  66. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  67. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  68. UMAR
  69. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYUK)
  70. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  71. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  72. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  73. University of Uyo
  74. Veritas University, Abuja
  75. College of Education, Warri (COEWARRI)
  76. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  77. College Of Education Zing Taraba State


Cut-off Mark for Education and English Language course

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

Depending on your mode of entry, Education and English Language 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 English Language 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Education and English Language. 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 English Language 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 English Language?
(i) EDLAV do not accept grade less than D in Literature in English in ‘A’ level or its equivalent.
(ii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts: a) Two A/level passes plus UTME requirements / 2 or 3 NCE (merit passes) including English Language plus 3 or 2 ‘O’ level credit in English Language and any of Literature-in-English, Religious Knowledge, Fine Arts, French, History or Government at one sittings.
(iii) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts two ‘A’ Level passes in relevant subjects including Literature in English. NCE with credit or merit passes in two relevant teaching subjects including Literature in English may be accepted.
(iv) University of Jos (UNIJOS) and EDALV accept holders of NationalDiploma.
(v) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), EDALV and University of Ibadan (UI) accept NCE with at least credits in subjects to be combined with Education into 300 level. (vi) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – No Direct Entry admission.
(viii) Benue State University, Makurdi requires ‘A’ level passes in relevant teaching subjects including Lit-in-English, NCE with English Language and any other Arts subject.
(ix) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts only NCE (merit) in English and one other Arts subject.
(x) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) accepts two A/Level passes at credit level. NCE credit in English and any other Arts Subjects is also acceptable.
(xi) Benson Idahosa University, Benin City requires in addition to the O’ level requirements specified in the table above, a minimum of two relevant subjects passed at GCE Advanced level or NCE (3 merits) or NationalDiploma in relevant field not below credit level is required.
(xii) Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED) accepts At least a Merit pass in two NCE teaching subjects including English Literature (not General English) provided that they meet the basic ‘O’ level requirement.
(xiii) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) accepts two A/Level passes at credit level to include English.
(xiv) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts NCE/Two ‘A’ level passes in English, Literature.
(xv) Saadatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso – Candidates must obtain not less than eight (8) points in NCE.
(xvi) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts (a) Very good passes in three JUPEB subjects: Lit-inEnglish, and any two of French, Igbo, Yoruba, History, CRS, IRS, Government, Economics and Arabic. (b) Two (2) A/Level passes in English and Lit-in English. (c) NCE: English, Lit-in-English, Mathematics and any other two subjects. (d) Candidates must also satisfy the O/Level requirement
(xvii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba accepts: (a) A/Level passes level to include English and one relevant subject. (b) Two merit passes in NCE teaching subjects.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration to study Education and English Language
(i) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accepts General English at NCE in lieu of ‘O’ level credits/TC II merit in English Language.
(ii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba and Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) accept any other subjects.
(iii) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) requires ‘O’ level credits in Literature in English and other Arts subjects.
(iv) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires five ‘0’ Level credits which should include English Language and Literature in English plus credit in any three other subjects or Credit/Merit passes in 5 TC II subjects relevant to the course of study may be accepted.
(v) Benue State University, Makurdi accepts credit/merit at TC II in relevant subjects.
(vi) University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires five O’ level credit to include English Language and other subjects from Literaturein-English, History, French, Fine Arts, Government and Religious Knowledge.
(viii) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) requires five O/Level credit including English Language, Literature in English and any other three relevant subjects in Arts or Social Science with a credit in Mathematics.
(ix) Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED) requires Five SSCE credits at one sittings or six ‘O’ level credits at two sittings to include Literature in English, English Language and at least one other Arts subject.
(x) Abia State University, Uturu requires Five SSCE credit to include English Language, English Literature and any three subject.
(xi) UNIOSU School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects: English Language, Mathematics and English Literature 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
(xii) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) requires a credit in Mathematics.
(xiii) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada and Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki require five `O` level credits in English Language, Mathematics, Lit-in-English and two other Arts subjects.
(xiv) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State requires a credit in Mathematics but Literature is not compulsory.
(xv) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires five Credits including English Language, Mathematics, Literature-in-English and any two of History/Government, any Nigerian Language, Economics/Commerce, Geography, French/ Arabic, CRS/IRS, Civic Education.
(xvi) Saadatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso requires credit in English Language, Mathematics, IRK/Arabic and two Arts subjects.
(xvii) Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU) accepts five SSCE Credit passes to include English and two other subjects from History, Government, Geography, French, Arabic, Hausa, Islamic Studies and Economics.
(xviii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba requires Five SSCE credit to include English Language, Literature in English, Mathematics one Arts subject and any arts or Social Science subject

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration to study Education and English Language?
(i) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki and Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye require Literature in English and two Arts subjects.
(ii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) the third subject could also be Arts or Social Science subject.
(iii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba requires two other subject from Arts or Social Science.
(iv) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts any three Of Literature in English, History/Government, French, Geography, Math, Yoruba/Igbo, CRK/IRS, Economics, Commerce.
(v) Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU) accepts any three subjects from Literature in English, History, Government, Arabic, French, Hausa and Islamic Studies

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