O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Education and Islamic Studies 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


Course Education and Islamic Studies
Qualification [B. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)/B.Ed. (Tech)
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Cut off mark varies
Entrance Non Competitive
Related courses Education and Islamic Studies related courses
Job Availability Low and Competitive

This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level requirement to study Education and Islamic Studies. 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 Islamic Studies

The subjects needed to study Education and Islamic Studies 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 Islamic Studies must include

  1. English Language
  2. Islamic Religious Studies
  3. A Trade Subject


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Education and Islamic Studies 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Education and Islamic Studies 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 Islamic Studies

  1. Islamic Studies/Arabic
  2. Two other social Science or Arts subjects.

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Education and Islamic Studies
(i) NCE merit passes in IRS and Education.
(ii) ‘A’ level passes in Arabic/IRS and any other relevant subject

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 Islamic Studies  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 Islamic Studies in Nigeria

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  3. AOCOE
  4. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  5. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  6. Bayero University, Kano
  7. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  8. COEA
  10. Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo State
  11. Jigawa State College of Education, Gumel
  12. Saadatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso
  13. EDZAR
  14. EDYOLA
  15. Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta
  16. Federal College of Education,Katsina
  17. Federal College of Education, Kontagora
  18. Federal College of Education, Okene
  19. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  20. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  21. Gombe State University, Gombe
  22. University of Ibadan (UI)
  23. Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun
  24. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  25. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  27. Kogi State University Anyigba
  28. Kwara State College of education, Ilorin (KWCOED)
  30. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  31. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  32. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  33. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  34. NSCOE
  35. Osun State College of Education Ilesa
  36. Federal College of Education (special) Oyo
  37. SHAGARI-2
  38. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  39. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  40. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  41. USCOE
  42. CE-College of Education, Akwanga
  43. EDKAN


Cut-off Mark for Education and Islamic Studies course

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

Depending on your mode of entry, Education and Islamic Studies 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 Islamic Studies 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Education and Islamic Studies. 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.

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Education and Islamic Studies 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 (waiver) to study Education and Islamic Studies
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts Diploma in Arabic/Islamic Studies from a recognized university.
(ii) Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED), University of Abuja, Gwagwalada andBayero University, Kano (BUK) accept a pass at credit level in Diploma in Islamic Studies.
(iii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts (i) ‘A’ level/IJMB passes in Arabic/IRS and any other relevant subject. (ii) Its own Diploma in Islamic studies with a minimum of Merit Pass.
(iv) Gombe State University, Gombe accepts combined Diploma in Hausa, Arabic and Islamic Studies.
(v) EDZAR – requires three NCE/A’ level passes including Islamic Studies. Admission is by Direct Entry only. Also requires credit in English Language and four other subjects which should include Islamic Religious Knowledge and a pass in Mathematics. Accepts NCE in ISS combination with any other subject with a minimum of ‘C’ grade across including Education. Also accepts Diploma in Islamic Studies with a minimum of merit pass and it must be Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria’s Diploma must be Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria’s Diploma.
(vi) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) accepts NCE with credit level in the subject of specialization and/or any other subject..
(vii) Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED) accepts Two ‘A’ level passes/NCE Merit in ISS and other Arts or Social Science subjects.
(viii) Saadatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso – Candidates must obtain not less than eight (8) points in NCE.
(ix) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts; (a) NCE credit/merit in: Islamic Studies. (b) Very good passes in three JUPEB subject: IRS and any two of Government/History, Literature in English, French, Yoruba/Igbo and Economics. (c) Two ‘A’ Level passes in relevant teaching subject areas. (e) Candidate must satisfy O/Level requirement.
(x) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts: (a) candidates who do not offer Islamic Religious Studies at UTME but meet UTME entry requirements may be considered for admission into 100 level. (b) candidates with Senior Islamic Studies Certificates as entry qualification for Islamic Studies and related programmes.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Education and Islamic Studies
(i) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires at least a pass in Arabic Language. Accepts credit in Social Science/Art subjects.
(ii) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye does not accept Social Science subjects.
(iii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires five credit in English, Mathematics, IRS and 2 of Literature in English, Yoruba, Igbo, History or Government, French, CRS, Economics and Arabic.
(iv) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) requires credit in Mathematics.
(v) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada requires Arabic & English Language.
(vi) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) requires five credits passes including English Language, Islamic Studies any other three relevant subjects with a pass in Mathematics.
(vii) 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 and other subjects in Arts/ Social Sciences.
(viii) Saadatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso requires credit in Arabic.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Education and Islamic Studies
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires any three of Literature in English, History/Government, French, Geography, Math, Yoruba/Igbo, crk/irs, Arabic, Commerce

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