WAEC, JAMB Subject for Education and Social Science

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Education and Social Science including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities 


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The admission requirement to study Education and Social Science in Nigeria Universities includes one or a combination of ‘O’ level results or A-level result if you’re going through Direct Entry. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), where you can work with the degree and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. If you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that may be of benefit to you.


What is O level/WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Education and Social Science?
The subjects needed to study Education and Social Science in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Education and Social Science must include

  1. English Language
  2. Plus two Arts /Social Science subjects
  3. A trade subject


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects needed) for Education and Social Science?
You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just an advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for Education and Social Science are any three subjects from

  1. Christian Religious Knowledge
  2. Economics, Geography/Physics
  3. Government
  4. History and IRS.


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Education and Social Science?
(i) NCE (Social Studies) from recognised colleges.
(ii) Two ‘A’ level passes in relevant subjects


Just a reminder: Everything you have read so far is a general requirement, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking a 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.


So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Education and Social Science, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Education and Social Science?
Before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

List of Nigeria Universities offering Education and Social Science are

  1. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  2. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  3. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Click to read conditions
  4. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  5. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  6. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  7. University of Uyo

Where can I work with a Degree in Education and Social Science? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Education and Social Science. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating. Career opportunities will be added soon.


The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Education and Social Science have been listed above. Yet, some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar.

Special Consideration

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration to study Education and Social Science?
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) and Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki require credit in Mathematics for Economics and pass for other options.

(iii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts NCE Social Studies.

(iv) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (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) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) – Same as Vocational and Technical Education.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration to study Education and Social Science?
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) does not accept Home Economics. Accepts TC II (1967-1981). Also requires 5/6 credits at one/two sittings(s) to include Eng. Lang and other subjects from arts, Soc. Science or Science.

(ii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki requires credit pass in Mathematics

(iii) University of Port-Harcourt (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) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (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) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (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.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration to study Education and Social Science?
University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN):
(i) For Education/Geography: English Language, Geography, plus any other two (2) subjects

(ii) For Education/Economics: English Language, Mathematics, Economics plus any other Social Science subject.

(iii) For Education/Political Science: English Language, Government, plus any other two subjects. (i) For Education/Social Studies: English Language, plus any other three Social Science/Arts subjects.

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