Do you want to know the admission requirement to Study Early Childhood Education? Or the proper WAEC and JAMB subject combination? Just relax, because on this page you will find the answer to all the questions as pertain to Early Childhood Education.

This page covers both the UTME and direct entry admission requirements for Early Childhood Education which is under the Faculty of Education in Nigeria. In addition to that, you will find the complete list of Nigerian Universities where you can study the course.

Requirement to Study Early Childhood Education

We also provided the type of jobs that you will be qualified to do with a degree in Early Childhood Education. If you also want to also know the special consideration for each of the Universities offering the course in Nigeria, then ensure that you go through this post to get all the prerequisites that will enable you effortlessly gain admission to study this course.

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Admission Requirements for Early Childhood Education

We were able to cover all the admission requirements for this course. And some of the major things we were able to cover include JAMB UTME Subjects and Requirements for Early Childhood Education, O’Level Subjects and Requirements, Direct Entry Requirements, and other vital information you will find below.

O’Level Subject Combination and Requirements

In order to be qualified to study Early Childhood Education, you are required to possess not less than five (5) SSC credit passes in the required subjects. Be informed that English Language happens to be one of the compulsory subjects that can not be discarded.

Also note that the O’Level subjects are not limited to just WAEC, but also includes NECO, GCE, and there equivalent. Below are the required five (5) O’Level subjects for Early Childhood Education.

1). English Language.
2). And any other for four (4) subjects.

WAIVER/SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

1). EKSU requires that the five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes should not be in more than one (1) sitting, and the subjects must include English Language and ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics.

2). IBADAN – Same as in Special Education.

3). UNIBEN requires Teachers Certificate Grade II merit. Or five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes which must include Mathematics, English Language, and Arts subject and any Science subject.

4). TASUED does not require ‘O’ Level credit in Mathematics.

5). JOS accepts five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes that must include English Language, Biology/Health Science and ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics at not more than two (2) sittings.

6). IAUED requires an ‘O’ Level credit pass in Mathematics.

7). LAGOS accepts five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, and any three (3) subjects.

8). KWASU requires ‘O’ Level credit passes in Mathematics, one Science subject, and any other two (2) subjects.

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JAMB Subject Combination and Requirement

The JAMB UTME subject combination for Early Childhood Education will definitely include English Language. One of the things you need to note is that you are required to score not less than 180 in your JAMB UTME examination to be qualified to study early Childhood Education in any of the Universities listed below.

As a matter of fact, we usually urge our candidates to aim for 200 and above to stand a better chance of being admitted based on merit. If you should score anything below 180, then you will probably try other means of gaining admission into a University such as IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree.

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There are usually three (3) subjects that you will meet in your JAMB UTME subjects for early Childhood Education and you can find them below.

1). Any three subjects.

WAIVER/SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

1). IAUED requires three science subjects; one (1) relevant Science and two (2) other Science subjects.
2). LASU accepts any three (3) subjects.
3). EKSU requires three (3) subjects, one (1) from Arts, one (1) from Social Sciences and one (1) from Sciences.
4). KWASU accepts Mathematics and any other two (2) subjects.
5). UNIBEN requires any three (3) subjects from Social Sciences/Arts/ Science subject (optional).

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Direct Entry Admission Requirements

Should in case you don’t want to use UTME to apply for admission to study Early Childhood Education in any of the Nigerian Universities listed below, then you have to fulfill the direct entry admission requirements to study Early Childhood Education.

1). Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes which must be from relevant subjects.

WAIVER/SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

1). KWASU accepts two (2) ‘A’ Level passes/IJMB or their equivalents. They require that one (1) of the passes must be in a relevant subject and teaching subjects in the secondary school system in addition to the UTME requirements.

2). UNIBEN requires IJMB, NCE in addition to five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes that must include English Language and ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics.

3). EKSU requires NCE merit in Biology and Health Education or integrated Science in addition to UTME requirements. EKSU also accepts PHE at the upper credit level in addition to UTME requirements.

4). LAGOS accepts:
A). Merit/NCE credit in Primary Education Studies and any other teaching subject.
B). Very good passes in three (3) JUPEB subjects in Social Sciences, Arts, or Sciences except for Commerce, Typing and Shorthand.
C). Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes which must be in relevant subjects in Arts, Sciences and Social Sciences except for Social Sciences, Arts, or Sciences except Commerce and Typing.
D). Candidates must also satisfy the UTME requirements.

5). IBADAN requires two (2) ‘A’ Level passes/ NCE merit in Pre-Primary/Primary Education plus one (1) approved Teaching subject.

6). TASUED accepts two (2) ‘A’ Level passes/NCE merit/credit in Primary Education Studies plus one (1) approved Teaching subject.
A). NCE merit in addition to UTME requirements.
B). Good passes in two (2) subjects which must be in one (1) sitting at HSC or ‘A’ Level.
C). ND upper credit in addition to UTME requirements.

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Universities in Nigeria Offering Early Childhood Education

  • AAUA (ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY, AKUNGBA-AKOKO, ONDO STATE)
  • UNIBENIN (UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE)
  • EKSU (EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE)
  • FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, PANKSHIN, PLATEAU STATE (AFFL TO UNI OF JOS)
  • IAUED (IGNATIUS AJURU UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, OYO STATE
  • OSUN STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ILA-ORANGUN (AFFL TO EKITI STATE UNI, ADO EKITI)
  • UNIJOS (UNIVERSITY OF JOS, JOS, PLATEAU STATE)
  • KWASU (KWARA STATE UNIVERSITY, MALETE, ILORIN, KWARA STATE)
  • LASU (UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, LAGOS STATE)
  • NOUN (NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, LAGOS STATE)
  • UNIPORT (UNIVERSITY OF PORT-HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE)
  • TASUED (TAI SOLARIN UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, IJAGUN, OGUN STATE)
  • UNN (UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE)

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