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


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

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

Yes, Health 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 Health Education graduates in Nigeria is between 50k to 250k per month

A Health Education degree is competitive and very popular amongst students in secondary school. From our records, 341 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

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

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

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Civic Education
  4. Physics
  5. Chemistry
  6. Biology
  7. Further Mathematics/Geography
  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 Health Education, don’t give up. You should consider other Health 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 Health 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 220 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Health 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 Health Education is:

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


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Health Education

  • Diploma in Health Educ., Environmental Sanitation, Physical Educ., Social work, Health Admin. with overall grades of merit plus three ‘O’ level credit/TC II merit passes which should include the English Language.
  • NCE in Biology, Health Educ., and Integrated Science with a passing grade 2 ‘O’ level credit/TC II merit passes.
  • Registered Nurse plus 5 ‘O’ level credit to include the English Language


These are the list of Universities offering Health Education in Nigeria

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Bayero University, Kano
  3. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  4. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  5. Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo State
  6. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  7. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni
  8. College of Education, Ikere Ekiti
  9. Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun
  10. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  11. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  12. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  13. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  14. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  15. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  16. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  17. University of Uyo
  18. Saadatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso
  19. University of Ibadan (UI)
  20. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni
  21. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  22. Kogi State University Anyigba
  23. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  24. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  25. Federal College of Education (special) Oyo
  26. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  27. Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta
  28. College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Benue State.
  29. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  30. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  31. Ekiti State University

Some of the listed universities offer this course as Human Kinetics

Estimated number of students currently studying Health Education in Nigerian Universities is 28,050
Health Education has 26% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Health Education has 100% admission rate.

Health Education is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Health Education is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, this course is under the Faculty of Education

Further Reading on Health Education Degree

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