This page contains official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Social Development, including the List of Nigeria Polytechnics Offering this Course, and much more


Course Social Development
Duration ND 2 Years, HND 2 Years
Suitability Commercial Students
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Not Competitive
Job Availability Low and Competitive


On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Social Development. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.

You must be a commercial student with a good background commercial subjects for you to study Social Development in Nigeria Polytechnics, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement.
That is the O level / WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria Polytechnics. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Polytechnics, we have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.

WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Social Development

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Social Development in Nigeria polytechnics. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Social Development must include:
English Language (not Literature in English) and Mathematics and any three subjects from the following: Economics/Commerce, Business Methods, Principles of Accounts, Literature in English Geography Office Practice Government, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, History/Government Typewriting Shorthand
These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Social Development. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Social Development, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Social Development

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Social Development that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 150 so that you can easily gain admission into any Polytechnics. Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.
Please note– English Language is compulsory. If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Social Development. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

 JAMB UTME subject combination to study Social Development must include:
Government or History and any two of Economics, Commerce, Geography and Mathematics
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If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Social Development, don’t give up. You should consider other Social Development similar courses or take a look College of Education related courses.
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 Polytechnics to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and polytechnics

These are the list of Polytechnics offering Social Development:

  1. Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi State
  2. College of Administrative and Business Studies, Yobe State (CABSP)
  3. Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna (KAD-POLY)
  4. Kano State Polytechnic
  5. Nasarawa State Polytechnic (NASPOTEC)
  6. Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin-Ladi
  7. Umar Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic, Sokoto
  8. Adamawa State Polytechnic
  10. Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Ondo State. (RUGIPO)

Can a science or art student study Social Development?

No! If you are a Science or an Art student, you cannot study Social Development at the polytechnic because it is a pure commercial course which need a good background in commercial subjects. To avoid discouragement, you can go for this course if you wish provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.

Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Social Development in polytechnics. But note this — Some Polytechnics 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 Social Development below if available.
Polytechnic Special Consideration/waiver for Social Development
a) RAMATPOYL accepts a pass in Mathematics.
b) Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin-Ladi five O/L Credit in English Language and any two from CRK/IRK, Economics/Commerce, Geography, Government/History, Biology and Health Science
c) Kano State Polytechnic accepts Certificate in Social Welfare or Community Development of Kano State Polytechnic plus five relevant credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Economics, Accounts, Government/History, Biology, Agric. Science, Geography, Commerce.
d) College of Administrative and Business Studies, Yobe State (CABSP) accepts Certificate Course of the College or from any recognised institution OR any other qualification recognized by the College Academic Board.
e) SHEHU IDRIS accepts credit passes in Home Management/Home Economics and Religious Studies.
f) Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Ondo State. (RUGIPO) also accepts three other credit passes from Civic Education, Tourism, Office Practice, Information and Communication Technology, Data Processing, Basic Electricity, Islamic Religious Studies, Christian Religious Knowledge and Health Science.

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