JAMB Brochure For Special Education – Institutions, UTME Subjects & Requirements


This is JAMB brochure for Special Education under the of Faculty of Education. This brochure will guide you on institutions offering Special Education 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 Special Education Course In Nigeria

Here list of universities offering Special Education in Nigeria

  • Bayero University Kano
  • Kwara State University
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Jos
  • University of Uyo

O’Level Subject Subject Combination For Special Education Course

To study Special Education in any university in Nigeria, it is required to have Five SSCE credits in English Language, the subject of study and three relevant subjects.

UTME Subjects Combination For Special Education Course

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

Direct Entry Requirements for Special Education

Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.

(ii) NCE merit level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.


Waiver For UTME Candidates

(i) UNIJOS requires five ‘O’ level credits including English Language and Mathematics. TC II Merit Pass in English and NCE General English are taken as equivalent of ‘O’ level credit in English. Candidates without credit in ordinary level Mathematics may be admitted but must either register and pass remedial Mathematics or pass Mathematics at credit level before graduation

(ii) UI – requires 5 ‘O’ level credits at one sitting including English Language and others from Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences.

(iii) KWASU requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, any one of Health Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics, Plus two of Geography, Economics or Government.

Waiver For Direct Entry Candidates

(i) UNICAL accept three year programme for candidates with NCE in Special Education/Physical and Health Education.

(ii) UI – insists on teaching subjects offered at University of Ibadan

(iii) UNIJOS accepts ‘A’ level passes at principal level, two NCE passes at merit level, IJMB passes at principal level, all in the relevant subjects and candidates must also meet SSCE requirement. Jos accepts NCE General English (Language and Communication skills) as equivalent of ‘O’ level credit in English Language for Education Courses only.

(iv) KWASU accepts:
a) NCE or A ‘Level certificate, plus At Least FIVE Credits in O’ Level including English Language, and any FOUR of the following subjects: Health Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and Economics, at one or two sittings.
b) At least a PASS is required for Inclusive Education programme.
c) No direct Entry Admission for 2013/2014.

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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