Here’s the JAMB brochure for Education and Social Studies which is under the faculty of Education. It includes the proper UTME subject combination needed to successfully apply for Education and Social Studies. It also includes the O’level (NECO, GCE, WAEC) subjects and requirements for UTME candidates.

In addition to that, you will also find NCE, HND, ND, A’level, etc requirements listed for Direct Entry candidates plus other general information that is required for you to successfully apply for the course. We further went ahead to provide candidates with a complete list of all the Universities in Nigeria offering the course alongside their special consideration (waiver).

NOTEThe information contained on this page was drawn from the Latest Official JAMB brochure.

UTME & Direct Entry Admission Requirements to Study Education and Social Studies

jamb subject combination for education and social studies

We have provided all the admission requirements for Education and Social Studies. It, therefore, behoofs you to read through this page in order to know all the prerequisites needed to successfully proceed with your UTME/Direct Entry registration. You will find the requirements for both UTME and Direct Entry candidates below.

O’Level Subjects and Requirements

There are certain O’Level subjects that are required to study Education and Social Studies. As a matter of fact, UTME candidates are expected to have at least five (5) SSC credit passes which must include:

1). English Language.
2). Mathematics.
3). And any two (2) Arts /Social Science subjects.

UNIVERSITY SPECIAL CONSIDERATION AND REMARKS

1). AAUA requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes which must include Mathematics, English Language, and three (3) subjects from CRS/IRS, Commerce, Biology/Agricultural Science, Geography, Lit. in. English, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Economics, Government.

2). ABSU requires five (5) SSCE credit in passes in English Language and three (3) other subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.

3). EKSU accepts any three (3) subjects.

4). DELSU requires credit passes in two (2) subjects from Economics, Geography/Physics, Government and History.

5). EBSU requires five (5) SSCE credit passes to include Mathematics, English, Biology, Government, and any one (1) other social science subjects.

6). DELSU requires at least an O’Level pass in Mathematics.

7). OAU accepts Fine Art, Music, Home Management with credits in at least two (2) of Govt., Economics, Geography, Religious Studies, and History. TC II holders should have merit passes in any two (2) of Home Economics, History, Social Studies, Religious Studies, and Fine Art.

8). ILORIN requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes which must include Mathematics, English Language, and three (3) of the following subjects: Social Studies, Civic Education, Economics, Fine Arts, Government, Commerce, Business Management, and Marketing.

9). OAU requires Five (5) ‘O’ credit passes which must include English Language. Candidates with GCE O’Level background should also have credits in at least two (2) of Geography, Economics, Music, Government, History, Fine Arts, Home Economics, and Religious Studies. Those with TC II should also have merits in English and two of Social Studies, Government, History, Fine art, Music, Home Economics, Literature in English, and Religious Studies.

10). UNIBEN requires Mathematics and two (2) Social Science subjects.

11). LCITY requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes at SSC or its equivalent which must include Government/History, English Language, and any other three (3) Arts subjects.

12). IAUED is the same as in Geography Education.

13). KSU requires five (5) O’ level credit passes to include English Language, a Pass in Mathematics and four (4) other relevant subjects.

14). UNICAL requires five (5) O’Level credits in English Language and other relevant subjects. They also accept a pass in Mathematics.

15). UNIABUJA requires five (5) Credit Passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) to include English Language, Mathematics, and three (3) other relevant Arts/Social Science subjects.

16). TASUED requires five (5) ‘O’ level credits at one sitting or six ‘O’ level credits at two (2) sittings and they must include Mathematics, English Language, and Social Science Subject.

17). GOUU requires a credit pass in Mathematics.

JAMB Subject Combination for Education and Social Studies

Please UTME candidates should note that English Language happens to be a Compulsory subject to meet in your JAMB UTME for this course. Below are the other three (3) JAMB Subjects required to Education and Social Studies which happens to be under the faculty of Education.

1). Any three (3) subjects from Christian Religious Knowledge, Economics, IRS, Government, Geography/Physics, and History.

UNIVERSITY SPECIAL CONSIDERATION AND REMARKS

1). AAUA requires any three (3) of Economics, CRS/IRS, Geography, Biology/Agricultural Science, Government/History.

2). EBSU requires Geography, Government, and History.

3). UNICAL accepts the same as in Education Arts.

4). DELSU requires at least two (2) of Geography/Physics, Economics, History, and Government.

5). TASUED requires two (2) Social Science and any one (1) other subjects.

6). IAUED requires the same as in Geography Education.

7). UNIBEN requires Mathematics and any two (2) of Geography, Economics, and Government.

8). ILORIN requires Mathematics in addition to two (2) other Social Science subjects from Fine Arts, Economics, Government, Geography, and Commerce.

Direct Entry Admission Requirements For Education and Social Studies

Direct Entry candidates who don’t intend to use UTME to apply to study Education and Social Studies must ensure that they meet with the Direct Entry requirements for Education and Social Studies which is below:

i). NCE (Social Studies) from recognized colleges.
ii). Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in relevant subjects.

UNIVERSITY SPECIAL CONSIDERATION AND REMARKS

1). IAUED is the Same as in Geography Education.

2). OAU accepts NCE (Social Studies) from any recognized Colleges of Education, NCE Social Studies combined with any other Social Science subject or Arts is acceptable to O.A.U. in addition to three (3) other subjects which includes English Language passed at credit levels in GCE, O’LEVEL or TC II at credit/merit levels in relevant subjects or Association Certificate in Education (Social Studies) of OAU or its equivalent passed at merit/credit level.

3). ILORIN: Preference will be given to NCE holders for Direct Entry. Note that General English at NCE level is not acceptable in lieu of ‘O’ Level credit pass.

4). TASUED accepts the following:
i). Two (2) ‘A’ level/ NCE (Merit/Credit) in Economics, Religious Studies, Government /Political Science, History, Social Studies, and Geography.
ii). Upper Credit ND (National Diploma) in Public Admission, Local Government Administration.

5). UNIABUJA accepts Two (2) A level Credit passes in relevant Subjects/ NCE (minimum 10 points) plus ‘O’ Level requirements.

6). EBSU requires Two ‘A’ level/NCE passes in social studies, History or Government.

7). AAUA accepts two (2) NCE merit in History, Fine Arts, Home Economics, Social Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, Educational Management, Home Management, and Guidance and Counseling.

8). UNICAL requires the same as in Education Arts.

2. UNIBEN requires 2/3 NCE merit passes which must include a Social Science subject in addition to 3/2 O’L credit passes which must include Mathematics and English Language at one sitting.

OTHER RELEVANT LINKS
Current JAMB Syllabus.
Official JAMB Brochure (Free Download).
List of Federal, State, and Private Universities In Nigeria.
JAMB Cut Off Mark for all Universities and Polytechnics.
Direct Entry and UTME JAMB Subject Combination For All Courses.

Universities In Nigeria Offering Education And Social Studies

  • AAUA (ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY, AKUNGBA-AKOKO, ONDO STATE).
  • ABSU (ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UTURU, ABIA STATE).
  • ABU(AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA, KADUNA STATE).
  • UNIABUJA (UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA, ABUJA, FCT).
  • ADEYEMIDEG (ADEYEMI COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ONDO STATE). (AFFL TO OAU).
  • AGBORCOE (COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AGBOR, DELTA STATE). (AFFL TO DELSU)
  • CROSS RIVER STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AKAMKPA (AFFILIATED TO UNICAL).
  • AKWA IBOM STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AFAHA-NSIT NSIT (AFFILIATED TO UNIUYO).
  • AL- HIKMAH UNIVERSITY, ILORIN, KWARA STATE.
  • AMUFU-DEG (COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, EHA AMUFU). (AFFILIATED TO UNN).
  • AOCOE (ADENIRAN OGUNSANYA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION OTTO-IJANIKIN, LAGOS) (AFFL TO EKSU).
  • UNIBEN (UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE).
  • BSU (BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MAKURDI, BENUE STATE).
  • UNICAL (UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE).
  • CE-AKWANGA (COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AKWANGA). (AFFL TO AHMADU BELLO UNIV).
  • COOU (CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY, ULI, ANAMBRA STATE).
  • DELSU (DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA, DELTA STATE).
  • EACOE-DEG (EMMANUEL ALAYANDE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OYO). (AFFL TO EKSU).
  • EBSU (EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY, ABAKALIKI, EBONYI STATE).
  • EDALV (ALVAN IKOKU FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IMO STATE). (AFFL TO UNN).
  • FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECH), GUSAU, (AFFL TO ABU ZARIA), ZAMFARA STATE.
  • EDKAN (FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, KANO) (AFFL TO AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY)
  • SAADATU RIMI COLLEGE OF EDU, KUMBOTSO, KANO STATE (AFFILIATED TO ABU, ZARIA).
  • EDOBUDU (FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OBUDU). (AFFL TO UNICAL).
  • EDZAR (FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ZARIA, KADUNA STATE). (AFFL TO ABU).
  • EKSU (EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE).
  • FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, KONTAGORA, NIGER STATE (AFFL TO ABU, ZARIA).
  • FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, PANKSHIN, PLATEAU STATE (AFFL TO UNI OF JOS).
  • FCOKENEDEG (FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OKENE) (AFFILIATED TO UNIV OF IBADAN).
  • COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GIDAN-WAYA, KADUNA STATE (AFFILIATED TO ABU).
  • GOUU (GODFREY OKOYE UNIVERSITY, URGWUOMU- NIKE, ENUGU STATE).
  • COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, HONG (AFFILIATED TO AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA).
  • IAUED (IGNATIUS AJURU UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE).
  • TAI SOLARIN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IJEBU-ODE, OGUN STATE (AFFIL TO OLABISIONABANJO UNIVERSITY).
  • COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IKERE EKITI. (AFFL TO UNN).
  • EBONYI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IKWO, (AFFILIATED TO EBSU).
  • OSUN STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ILA-ORANGUN (AFFL TO EKSU).
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN, KWARA STATE.
  • UNIVERSITY OF JOS, JOS, PLATEAU STATE.
  • COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, KATSINA-ALA, BENUE STATE. (AFFL TO UNICAL).
  • KSU (KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY, ANYIGBA, KOGI STATE).
  • KWCOE (KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, (TECHNICAL) (AFFL TO ABU).
  • KWCOE-DEG (COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, EHA AMUFU). (AFFILIATED TO UNN).
  • LCITY (LEAD CITY UNIVERSITY, IBADAN, OYO STATE).
  • MOCPEN (MICHAEL OTEDOLA COL OF PRIMARY EDUC. EPE, LAGOS) (AFFL TO UNIV OF IBADAN).
  • NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI, NASARAWA STATE.
  • NSCOE (NIGER STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, MINNA) (AFFL TO AHMADU BELLO UNIV).
  • NWAFOR ORIZU COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, NSUGBE. (AFFL TO UNN)
  • OAU (OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE).
  • OOU (OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY, AGO-IWOYE, OGUN STATE).
  • ORO-DEG (KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ORO) (AFFILIATED TO EKSU).
  • OSCOE (OSUN STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ILESA). (AFFL TO UNIV OF IBADAN).
  • SHEHU SHAGARI COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, SOKOTO (AFFL TO AHMADU BELLO UNIV, ZARIA).
  • TASUED (TAI SOLARIN UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, IJAGUN, OGUN STATE).
  • UMAR IBN IBRAHIM EL-KANEMI COL OF EDU, SCIENCE AND TECH, BAMA (AFFL TO UNIMAID).
  • UNN (UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE).
  • UNIUYO (UNIVERSITY OF UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE).
  • VERITAS UNIVERSITY, ABUJA, FCT.
  • COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, WARRI (AFFILIATED TO DELSU).
  • ZING-DEG (COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ZING). (AFFILIATED TO ABU, ZARIA).

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