Course Description


Subject Combination for JAMB

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

Course Cut of Point

180 is the minimum cut off point for EDUCATION AND SOCIAL STUDIES as specified by JAMB.

Also, the required cut-of-points for this course (EDUCATION AND SOCIAL STUDIES) 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


The O'level subject combination and requirements needed to study Education and Social Studies; You require; Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language plus two Arts /Social Science subjects.


These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Education and Social Studies, if you don't intend to use UTME. You require; (i) NCE Social Studies from recognized Colleges. (ii)Two (2) 'A' Level passes in relevant subjects.


School Cut-of-points
College of Education, Hong,
College of Education, Ikere
Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun
College of Education, Gidan-Waya,
College of Education, Katsina-Ala
College of Education, Warri
Adekunle Ajasin University,
University of Abuja
University of Benin
University of Calabar (UNICAL).
University of Ilorin
University of Jos
Obafemi Awolowo University
University of Port-Harcourt
Usmanu Danfodio University
University of Nigeria Nsukka
University of Uyo,
Kogi State University
Olabisi Onabanjo University
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education
Tai Solarin University of Education
Al- Hikmah University
Godfrey Okoye University
Ahmadu Bello University
Leadcity university Ibadan Oyo state
Benue State University
Delta State University, Abraka
Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti
Veritas University

EDU SOS Special Consideration

1. OAU accepts NCE Social Studies from recognized Colleges of Education, NCE Social Studies combined with any Social Science subject or Arts plus three (3)'O' Level credit passes including English Language or TC II merit/credit in relevant subjects or Associateship Certificate in Education merit/credit Social Studies of OAU or its equivalent.

2. UNIBEN requires two (2) or three (3) NCE merit including a Social Science subject plus three (3) or two (2) 'O' Level credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at one (1) sitting.
3. IAUED requires five (5) ‘O’ Level Credits including English Language and Mathematics At least merit pass or lower credit in NCE/OND.

4. UNICAL same as in Education Arts.

5. EBSU requires

a)HND and NCE/OND with minimum of Merit and Upper credit respectively.

b)two (2) 'A' Level passes in Social Studies, Government or History.

6. TASUED accepts

(a) Two (2) 'A' Level passes/NCE (merit/credit) in Economics, Government/Political Science, Religious Studies, History, Geography and Social Studies.

(b) ND upper credit in Public Administration and Local Government Administration.
7. UNIABUJA accepts two (2)'A' Level passes in relevant subjects/NCE minimum 10 points in addition to UTME requirements.

8. AAUA accepts two (2) NCE merit in History, Home Economics, Fine Arts, Social Studies, Religious Studies, Home Management, Political Science, Guidance and Counseling, Educational Management.

9. UNILORIN accepts;

a)NCE Social Studies/Economics, Geography, History, Political Science plus O/L Credits in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, and any other three Social Science subjects.

b)‘A’ Level passes in GCE/IJMB or Equivalents in any two of the following subjects: Economics, Government, Geography, Accounting plus O/L Credits in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any other three Social Science subjects. Preference will be given to NCE holders for Direct Entry. General English at NCE level is not acceptable as a replacement for O/L Credit Pass.

10. DELSU requires NCE merit in Social Studies (Double Major) or Diploma in Social Studies/Social Work with Lower Credit. GCE ‘A’ Level in relevant subjects.

11. ABU requires “A” Level passes / IJMB in at least two subjects which must include Social Studies. ABU Diploma in Arts and Social Science with a minimum of Merit pass. NCE with minimum of “C” grade in Social Studies

12. EKSU accepts;

a)A pass at merit level in a relevant Diploma programme with UTME requirement.

b)two (2) passes at merit/credit level for NCE candidates or 'A' in the relevant subject plus (3) three 'O' level or SSCE passes at credit level or its equivalents.


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