WAEC, JAMB Subject Combinations for Special Education

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Special Education 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 

 

Note
  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty of Education.
  • Probable Degree type – [B. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)/B.Ed. (Tech)]

The admission requirement to study Special Education 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 Special Education?
The subjects needed to study Special Education 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 Special Education must include

  1. English Language
  2. A Trade subject

 

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects needed) for Special Education?
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 Special Education are

  1. Any three subjects.

 

What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Special Education?
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.
(ii) NCE merit level passes in Arts or Social Science 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 Special Education, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate.
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 Special Education are

  1. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  2. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  3. Bayero University, Kano Click to read conditions
  4. Federal College of Education, Pankshin
  5. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  6. Federal College of Education (special) Oyo
  7. University of Uyo
  8. University of Jos (UNIJOS) (with options in Visual Handicap, Learning
    Disabilities, Hearing Handicap, Rehabilitation Sciences)

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Special Education? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Special Education. 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 Special Education 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 Special Education?
(i) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accept three year programme for candidates with NCE or Diploma in Special Education/Physical and Health Education.

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

(iii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts three (3) ‘A; level credit at Principal levels, Two (2) NCE passes at Merit levels, IJAMB passes at Principal levels, all in the relevant subject. Diploma in Special Education. Candidates must have met SSCE entry requirements.

(iv) Kwara State University, Ilorin (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.

What is WAEC, NECO GCE Special Consideration to study Special Education?
(i) University of Jos (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) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 ‘O’ level credits at one sittings including English Language and others from Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences.

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

 

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration to study Special Education?
(i) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires Mathematics plus other two (2)Science or Social Science subjects.

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