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


CourseBiology Education
QualificationB. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)
Duration3 – 4 Years
SuitabilityScience students

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

Yes, Biology Education 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. The salary range for Biology Education teachers in Nigeria is between 36k to 200k per month

A Biology Education degree is competitive and quite popular amongst students in secondary school. From our records, 68 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

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

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Biology Education 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 Biology Education 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 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 Biology Education are:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Civic Education
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. Physics
  7. Agriculture/Geography
  8. Any Nigerian Language
  9. A Trade subject

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 Biology Education, don’t give up. You should consider other Biology Education 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 Biology Education

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 190 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Biology Education. You can still gain admission if you score between 180-190 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 Biology Education is:

  1. English
  2. Chemistry
  3. Biology
  4. Physics/Mathematics

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Biology Education
NCE/’A’ level passes in Biology and one other Science subject

These are the list of Nigeria Universities offering Biology Education

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  3. Abia State University, Uturu
  4. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  5. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  6. Adeyemi College of Education
  7. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  8. College of Education, Agbor
  9. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  10. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
  11. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  12. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  13. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  14. Bayero University, Kano
  15. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  16. Benue State University, Makurdi
  17. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  18. Cross River State University of Science & Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  19. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  20. College of Education, Ankpa, Kogi State.
  21. Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta
  22. Federal College of Education, Okene
  23. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  24. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  25. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni
  26. Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo State
  27. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  28. Federal College of Education,Katsina
  29. Federal College of Education, Kontagora
  30. Federal College of Education, Pankshin
  31. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
  32. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  33. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  34. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  35. Gombe State University, Gombe
  36. College of Education, Ikere Ekiti
  37. Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun
  38. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  39. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  40. Kogi State University Anyigba
  41. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  42. Kwara State College of education, Ilorin (KWCOED)
  43. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  44. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai (IBBU)
  45. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  46. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  47. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  48. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  49. Nwafor Orizu College of Education in Nsugbe, Anambra State
  50. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  51. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  52. Osun State College of Education Ilesa
  53. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  54. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  55. Sokoto State University
  56. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  57. Ekiti State University
  58. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  59. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  60. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  61. Ekiti State University
  62. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  63. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  64. University of Uyo
  65. College of Education, Warri (COEWARRI)
  67. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  68. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
Estimated number of students currently studying Biology Education in Nigerian Universities is 37,710
Biology Education has 56% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Biology Education has 100% admission rate.


Special Consideration (waiver) to study Biology Education

  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, EDALV and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accept a pass in Mathematics, at ‘O’ level or equivalents.
  • Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) and Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye accept a pass in English Language.
  • Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accepts a pass in English Language provided the candidate has a distinction in ‘O’ level Biology.
  • EDLAV accepts P.7 in English Language or Mathematics.
  • Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) requires Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics.
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts (i) TC II and requires two other relevant Science subjects. (ii) Five ‘O’ level credit in English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and one other subject from Physics or Geography/Physics.
  • University of Uyo requires a credit in English Language..
  • Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) requires five O/Level credit which must include Mathematics, English Language, Biology and any other two Science subjects.
  • Bowen University, Iwo does not accept Agricultural Science as another Science subject.
  • Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED) requires Five ‘O’ level credits at one sittings or six ‘O’ level credits at two sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and any other Science subject.
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires five ‘O’ level credits which must include English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and one other subjects.
  • Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) requires Five ‘O’ Level credit in five (5) subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Biology to form the core subjects, with credit in two other relevant Science subjects at not more than two sittings.
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts its Foundation Diploma plus UTME requirements of English Language, Biology, Chemistry Mathematics and one other Science Subject of Physics, Agric. Science.


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