O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Education Arts 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 Arts
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 Arts 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 Arts. 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 Arts

The subjects needed to study Education Arts 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 Arts must include

  1. Mathematics
  2. English Language.
  3. A Trade Subject


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Education Arts 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Education Arts 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 Arts

  1. Any three Arts subject

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Education Arts
Two ‘A’ level passes in relevant subject/NCE at merit level

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 Arts  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 Arts in Nigeria

  1. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  2. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  3. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  4. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  5. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  6. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  7. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  8. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  9. University of Uyo


Cut-off Mark for Education Arts course

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

Depending on your mode of entry, Education Arts 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 Arts 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Education Arts. 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 Arts 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 Arts
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts candidates with English Communication and Language Arts and any of their teaching subjects must pass Litin-English at credit level.
(ii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts OND/NCE for 3 year programme. Candidates with merit in all four subjects areas at NCE into 2 year programme.
(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts: (a) NCE in the subject to be combined with Education with at least Merit pass in the subject. (b) Non-NCE holders: candidates must have a credit level pass in English Language at O’ level or SSCE or its equivalent in addition to higher qualification.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration to study Education Arts
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 ‘O’ level credits at one sittings to include English Language, two Arts subjects and others from Science or Social Sciences.
(ii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) requires for English, French and Theatre Arts options Literature in English. For History University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) does not accepts Government in liue of History.
(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires Five O’ level credit to include the subjects to be combined with Education and a credit or its equivalent in English Language at SSCE or its equivalent. *For Ed/English, Credit in English Language and Literature are compulsory *For Ed/History, Government or History is compulsory *For Ed/French – French is compulsory *For Ed/Igbo Linguistics, Igbo is compulsory. Candidates for Education Music, Ed/Creative Art and Education Fine & Applied Arts must not possess Music, Creative Art or Fine & Applied Arts respectively at O’ level, but are qualified with Five Credits at a sittings or six credits at two sittings which must include English Language. Candidates with University Diploma or OND at not less than Merit level in other disciplines who posses the university minimum entry requirements which must include Credit in the subject to be combined at O’ level may be admitted for a four year programme.
(iv) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts a pass in Mathematics.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration to study Education Arts
(i) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) and Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki – The subjects of study and two other relevant subjects.
(ii) English Language, the subject to be combined and two other Arts or Social Science subjects. For Ed/Music, Ed/Creative Art and Ed/FAA, English Language and three other Arts subjects.
(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires the subject to be combined and two other Arts or Social Science subject. For Education Music/Education Fine Arts; any three other subjects

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