JAMB Brochure For Education and Social Science – Institutions, UTME Subjects & Requirements


This is JAMB brochure for Education and Social Science under the of Faculty of Education. This brochure will guide you on institutions offering Education and Social Science course in Nigeria,  UTME subject combination for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, A’level, ND, HND, NCE, requirements for Direct Entry candidates, and other necessary information.

Universities Offering Education and Social Science Course In Nigeria

Here list of universities offering Education and Social Science in Nigeria

  • Ebonyi State University
  • Niger Delta University
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Nigeria
  • University of Port-Harcourt
  • University of Uyo

O’Level Subject Subject Combination For Education and Social Science Course

To study Education and Social Science in any university in Nigeria, it is required to have Five SSCE credit passes or equivalent to include English Language and Mathematics.

UTME Subjects Combination For Education and Social Science Course

English Language is compulsory for all courses. The other three subjects required for Education and Social Science under the Faculty of Education in the institutions are: Any three Social Science Subjects.

Direct Entry Requirements for Education and Social Science

NCE in two relevant subjects.

(ii) Two ‘A’ level passes in relevant subjects.


Waiver For UTME Candidates

(i) UI: does not accept Home Economics. Accepts TC II (1967-1981). Also requires 5/6 credits at one/two sitting(s) to include Eng. Lang and other subjects from arts, Soc. Science or Science.

(ii) EBSU requires credit pass in Mathematics

(iii) UNIPORT requires subject or the teaching
subject relevant to the Teaching subject. Also requires Mathematics for Economics and Accounting and for Political Science requires Government or History.

(iv) UNN:
(a) Requires five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, a science subject and the subject to be combined with education.
(b) For Social Studies/Education: credit pass in three Social science or Arts subjects are required
(c) Credit pass in Mathematics and Economics for Education/Economics.
(d) Credit pass in Government for Political science/Education”
(e) Credit in Geography, plus any other three subjects and a pass in mathematics for Education/Geography.

(v) NDU requires five O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, and any other three subjects, two of which must be social science subjects in not more than two sittings.

Waiver For Direct Entry Candidates

(i) UI – and EBSU require credit in Mathematics for Economics and pass for other options.

(ii) EBSU accepts NCE Social Studies.

(iii) UNN accepts:
a. UTME requirement plus two “A’ level passes in relevant subjects which should include candidates proposed course.
b. NCE credit/merit passes in addition to TC II or ‘O’ level credit in relevant subjects.
c. “Candidates must satisfy the UTME requirements.

(iv) Candidates with ND at distinction, credit and merit levels in other disciplines who possess the University Minimum entry requirement plus at least relevant credit passes in WASSCE and NECO O ‘level may be offered admission but will run the 4-Year programme.

(v) NDU – Same as Vocational and Technical Education.


Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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