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


CourseBusiness Education
Qualification[B. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)
Duration3 – 4 Years

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

Yes, Business 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. A person working in Teaching / Education in Nigeria typically earns 27,000 NGN per month to 110,000 NGN per month.

A Business Education degree is competitive and very popular amongst students in secondary school. From our records, 41 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

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

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

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject 
  • Accounting
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Government/Biology
  • Any Language

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 Business Education, don’t give up. You should consider other Business 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 Business 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 180 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Business Education. You can still gain admission if you score between 160-170 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 Business Education is:

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


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Business Education
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes or NCE with merit passes in two relevant subjects.
(ii) NCE merit level pass in Business Education (double major)


These are the list of Universities offering Business Education in Nigeria

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Abia State University, Uturu
  3. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  4. Adeyemi College of Education
  5. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  6. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  7. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  8. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  9. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  10. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  11. Benue State University, Makurdi
  12. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  13. Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  14. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  15. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  16. Federal College of Education, Kontagora
  17. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  18. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOTUOKE)
  19. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  20. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  21. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  22. Kwara State College of education, Ilorin (KWCOED)
  23. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  24. Lead City University, Ibadan
  25. Madonna University, Okija
  26. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  27. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  28. Nwafor Orizu College of Education in Nsugbe, Anambra State
  29. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  30. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  31. Tansian University, Umunya
  32. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  33. Ekiti State University
  34. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  35. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  36. University of Uyo with options in Accounting.
  37. Veritas University, Abuja
  38. College of Education, Warri (COEWARRI)
  39. The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN
  40. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  41. College Of Education Zing Taraba State
Estimated number of students currently studying Business Education in Nigerian Universities is 25,800
Business Education has 19% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Business Education has 50% admission rate.

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

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


Special Consideration to study Business Education

  • EDALV, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) accept credit in RSA Business Studies stage II.
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts ‘O’ level/RSA Business Stage II in 5 relevant subjects.
  • River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) requires Bus Mgt, accounting, typewriting, Government or Commerce.
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires credit in five subjects obtained at SSCE/ NECO/ NABTEB/ GCE ‘O’ Level which must include, English language, Mathematics and any of the following subjects: Economics, History, Commerce, Financial Accounting, Typewriting, Government, Geography, Physics and Chemistry
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts Commerce in lieu of Economics.
  • Bauchi State University, Gadau requires Five O’ level credits in English Language, Mathematics/Arithmetic, Economics/ Social Studies and any two subjects.
  • Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED) requires Five ‘O’ level credits at one sittings or six ‘O’ level credits at two sittings in English Language, Mathematics and any other three subjects in the Social Science or Arts which must include Economics.
  • Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five ‘O’ level credit in English Language, Mathematics, and any three of Principles of Accounts, Commerce/Economics, Insurance, Store Keeping/Management, Word Processing, including any one of the Social Science subjects in not more than two sittings.
  • Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni– Same as in Accounting Education.
  • Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts any one of Business Methods, Principles of Account, Book Keeping or Commerce.
  • KAWASU requires five credit to include English, Mathematics Plus any 1 of Economics, Commerce, Financial Accounting, Typewriting plus any two other Social Science subjects.
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts credit in Data Processing/Office Practice, Financial Accounting


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