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


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

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

Yes, Mathematics 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 Mathematics Education teacher in Nigeria is between 80k to 250k per month

An Mathematics Education degree is competitive and quite popular amongst students in secondary school. From our records, 64 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

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

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

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Civic Education
  4. Chemistry
  5. Physics
  6. Economics
  7. Further Mathematics
  8. Any Nigerian Langauge
  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 Mathematics Education, don’t give up. You should consider other Mathematics 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 Mathematics 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 Mathematics 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 Mathematics Education is:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Physics
  4. Economics


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


These are the list of Universities offering Mathematics Education in Nigeria

  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. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  11. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  12. Bayero University, Kano
  13. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  14. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  15. Benue State University, Makurdi
  16. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  17. Cross River State University of Science & Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  18. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  19. College of Education, Ankpa, Kogi State.
  20. Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo State
  21. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  22. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  23. Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta
  24. Federal College of Education, Okene
  25. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  26. Godfrey Okoye University Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  27. Federal College of Education, Katsina
  28. Federal College of Education, Pankshin
  29. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
  30. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  31. Gombe State University, Gombe
  32. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni
  33. University of Ibadan (UI)
  34. College of Education, Ikere Ekiti
  35. Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun
  36. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  37. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  38. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  39. Kogi State University Anyigba
  40. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  41. Kwara State College of education, Ilorin (KWCOED)
  42. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  43. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  44. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  45. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  46. Federal University of Technology Minna
  47. Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Moforiji
  48. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  49. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  50. Nwafor Orizu College of Education in Nsugbe, Anambra State
  51. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  52. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  53. Osun State College of Education Ilesa
  54. Federal College of Education (special) Oyo
  55. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  56. Sokoto State University
  57. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  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. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  63. University of Uyo
  64. College of Education, Warri (COEWARRI)
  65. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  66. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
  67. CE-College of Education, Akwanga.
Estimated number of students currently studying Mathematics Education in Nigerian Universities is 45,740
Mathematics Education has 59% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Mathematics Education has 100% admission rate.

Special Consideration (waiver) to study Mathematics Education

  • Edo University Iyamo accepts Economics as the other Science subject.
  • Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) accepts a P.7 in English Language for candidates with distinction in subjects relevant to the course.
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), University of Abuja, Gwagwalada and Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye accept TC II (merit/credit) in relevant subjects.
  • Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) and Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) require Physics and any other Science subject.
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts the other Science subject from Physics, and two other science subjects of Chemistry, Biology, Agric. Science  (including at least a pass in Further Mathematics).
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires 2 other Science/Social Science subjects.
  • University of Jos (UNIJOS) does not accept TC II in Arithmetic as subject for ‘O’ level mathematics.
  • River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria require Two other Science subjects.
  • University of Uyo requires a credit in English Language and Physics.
  • Bowen University, Iwo accepts either Biology or Agric  Science as Science subject.
  • Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED) does not accept Agricultural Science as Science subject
  • Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH) requires credit in Physics and either Chemistry or Biology.
  • Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) and Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba also require credit in Physics.
  • Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) requires five credit including English Language, Mathematics and any other three


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