Course Description

Education and Economics or the economics of education is the study of economic issues relating to education, including the demand for education, the financing and provision of education, and the comparative efficiency of various educational programs and policies. From early works on the relationship between schooling and labor market outcomes for individuals, the field of the economics of education has grown rapidly to cover virtually all areas with linkages to education.

Subject Combination for JAMB

Here are the courses to combine when filling this course for JAMB UTME

Economics, Mathematics and one (1) other subject from Geography/Physics, History, Government and Literature in English.

Course Cut of Point

is the minimum cut off point for EDUCATION AND ECONOMICS as specified by JAMB.

Also, the required cut-of-points for this course (EDUCATION AND ECONOMICS) depends on the school you are applying for, basically many schools have a different minimum cut of marks for accepting students in this area, which may be higher or even lower than JAMB recommend. Also, it is important to note that your O'level result (WAEC, NECO, GCE etc) is a primary criteria for screening, continue reading to know the required subjects you must have on your O'Level result


Five (5) 'O' levelcredit passes to include English Language, Economics and Mathematics.

EDUCATION AND ECONOMICS Requirements Direct Entry

(i) Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Economics and one (1) other relevant subject. (ii) NCE merit/creditin Economics and one (1) other subject.


School Cut-of-points
College of Education, Azare
Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun
College of Education, Katsina-Ala
College of Education, Warri
Al-Ibadan College of Education,
Adekunle Ajasin University,
University of Abuja
Bayaro University Kano
University of Benin
University of Calabar (UNICAL).
Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State
Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State
Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State
University of Ilorin
University of Jos
University of Lagos
University of Maiduguri
Obafemi Awolowo University
University of Port-Harcourt
Usmanu Danfodio University
University of Nigeria Nsukka
University of Uyo,
Kogi State University
Umaru Musa Yaradua University
Lagos State University
Nasarawa State University
Olabisi Onabanjo University
Osun State University
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
Taraba State University
Yobe State University
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education
Tai Solarin University of Education
Al- Hikmah University
Ajayi Crowther University
Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
Benson Idahosa University
Bowen University
Godfrey Okoye University
Ambrose Alli University
Leadcity university Ibadan Oyo state
Delta State University, Abraka
Ebonyi State University
Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti
Imo State University
Tansian University
Veritas University
Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano

EDU ECON Special Consideration

(i) CALABAR accepts NCE credit or meritin Economics
and one (1) other subject.
(ii) IBADAN accepts NCE graduates from all affiliated
Colleges of Education into 300 level.
(iv) UYO requires'O' levelcredit pass in Mathematics.
(v) LAGOS accepts
a. NCE merit in Economics and any one (1) of
Geography, Government, and Financial Accounting.
b. very good passes in three (3) JUPEB subjects:
Economics, Mathematics and other subject from
Geography, Government, Accounting.
c. two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Economics and any one (1)
of Geography, Government or Commerce
d. candidates must also satisfy the
UTME requirements.
(vi) LASU accepts NCE merit in Accounting or Business
(vii) BIU same as Business Education
(viii) TASUED accepts two (2) ‘A’ level passes/NCE merit in
Economics and any one (1) of Mathematics, Statistics,
Geography, Agricultural Science, Accounting, Business
Management, History or Government.
(ix) OAU accepts two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Economics and
(1) other Social Sciences subject or NCE credit/merit
in two
(2) teaching or Professional subjects. NCE BusinessMathematics and Economics to form the core
subjects, with 'O' levelcredit passes in three (3) other
relevant Arts or Social Science subjects at not more
than two (2) sittings. Candidate must earn an
acceptable score in the UTME.
(ix) EBSU requires five (5) 'O' level credit passes in
English Language, Mathematics, Economics,
Biology and any other Social Science subject.
(x) LAGOS requires 'O' levelcredit passes in English
Language, Mathematics, Economics and any two
(2) of Geography, History/Government,
Literature in English, Financial Accounting and
Civic Education/Social Studies.
(xi) AAUA requires five (5) 'O' level credit passes at
two (2) sittings in English Language,
Mathematics, and Economics with other 'O'
levelcredit passes in Commerce, Geography and
(i) DELSU requires two (2) of Geography/Physics,
Mathematics and Government.
(ii) BENIN accepts any other subject as the fourth (4th)
(iii) TASUED requires Economics, Mathematics and any of
Government, History, Geography, Commerce and
(iv) LASU requires Geography.
(v) EBSU requires any other subject as the third (3rd)
(vi) ABSU accepts Christian Religious Studies/Islamic
Studies and any two (2) subjects.
(vii) OOU requires Economics or Mathematics and any
two (2) other Social Science subjects.
(viii) LAGOS requires English Language, Mathematics,
Economics and any one (1) of Geography,
History/Government and Literature in English.


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