Course Description


Subject Combination for JAMB

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

Course Cut of Point

160 is the minimum cut off point for PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION as specified by JAMB.

Also, the required cut-of-points for this course (PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION) 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


i) Five (5) SSC credit passes/TC II merit passes including English Language, Biology or its equivalent.


(i) Two (2) 'A' Level passes in any of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. (ii) NCE merit in Physical Education and credit in Arithmetical process or Mathematics . (iii ) Diploma in Health Education, Environmental Sanitation, Physical Education, Social work, Health Administration with overall grades of merit plus three (3) 'O' Level credit passes /TC II merit which should include English Language. (i v) NCE in Biology, Health Education , and Integrated Science with a pass grade plus two (2) 'O' Level credit passes/TC II merit passes. (v) Registered Nurse plus five ( 5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English Language.


School Cut-of-points
Adeyemi College of Education, P.M.B. 520 Ondo, Ondo State.
Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education
Akwa-Ibom State College of Education, Afaha-Nsit,
College of Education, Akwanga
College of Education, Azare
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education,
Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun
College of Education, Gidan-Waya,
College of Education, Warri
Al-Ibadan College of Education,
A.D. Rufa’I College for Legal and Islamic Studies,
Bayaro University Kano
University of Calabar (UNICAL).
Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
University of Jos
Obafemi Awolowo University
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State
Lagos State University
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
Enugu State University of Science and Technology
Fountain University
Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo
Ambrose Alli University
Leadcity university Ibadan Oyo state
Benue State University
Delta State University, Abraka

PHY & HEALTH EDU Special Consideration

IBADAN and IAUED accept passes in two (2) major
subjects at the NCE/'A' Level with 'O' Level credit
passes or its equivalent in three (3) other subjects in
Arts, Social Science and the Sciences.
(ii) DELSU accepts NCE Merit in Health Education. Merit in ii) Five (5) SSC
credit passes/TC II
merit passes to
include English
Language and
Mathematics. DELSU Diploma in Health Education. Environmental
Sanitation. Social Works, Health Administration.
Registered Nurse.
) AAU accepts
(a) NCE in Health Education, Environmental Sanitation,
Physical Education, Social Works, Public Administration,
Nursing, Public Health Inspectors Certificate from AAU
and other recognized institutions.
b) A credit in English Language and General Mathematics
in NCE is accepted in lieu of 'O' Level credit in English
Language and Mathematics respectively.
iv) ESUTECH accepts candidates with merit in four (4) NCE
subjects one (1) of which must be Physical Education or a pass in NCE/ND for a two (2) and three (3)-year
programme respectively in Physical Education option.
) ESUTECH accepts candidates with merit in three (3)
NCE subjects.
) NOCOEN requires 'A' Level pass in Biology or Zoology.
) EDALV, UYO and NAUB accept Technical Teachers
Certificate in Health Education.
)UNIZIK, UYO and EDALV accept RN/NRN, Public Health
Nursing Officers’ Certificate, Advanced Diploma in
Health Education, Health Superintendent Certificate
and equivalent qualification. (UNIZIK
-Nursing only)
plus the UTME requirements.
) EDALV accept
s for the two(
-year programme
distinction or credit in Physical and Health Education,
Health Nursing and Midwifery tutors.
) BAYERO accepts certificate in Nursing.
(xi) UNIZIK requires 'O' Level
credit passes in English
Language and Biology or Food and Nutrition for both
the UTME and Direct Entry candidates.
(xii) LASU accepts NCE merit in Physical Education and TC II
in Arithmetic Process/Mathematics
. It does not accept
ND or HND.
(xiii)EKSU accepts two (2) 'A' Level/NCE passes in Biology
and either Health Education or Integrated Science plus
the UTME requirement
(xiv) BENIN (a) requires two (2) NCE merit one (1) of which should be
Health Education, Biology or Integrated Science plus
three (3
) 'O' Level credit passes including English
Language at one (1) sitting.
For Health Education (b) Registered Nurse Certificate and four (4) 'O' Level credit
passes at one (1) sitting including English Language.
(a) requires two (2) or three (3) NCE merit chosen from
Physical Education, Health Education, Biology and
Integrated Science plus three (3) or two
)'O' Level
credit passes including English Language at on
e (1)
For Physical and Health Education
(xvi) OAU for Physical and Health Education accepts two (2)
'A' Level passes which could be from any of the
following: NCE in Physical and Health Education plus
MTE requirements
certificate in Nursing (RN)
Health Education Community/Public Health/Hygiene is
acceptable as equivalent
, NCE in Primary Education
Studies/any other teaching subject is also acceptable
(xvii) BAYERO accepts NCE in Physical
not below merit. It also accepts Certificate in Nursing.
(xviii) UNN accepts
For Physical Education
(a) two (
) or more 'A' Level passes one (1) of which must
be Biology/Zoology plus the UTME requirements.
(b) NCE merit in Physical and Health Education/Integrated
Science/Food AND Nutrition.
merit in National Institute for Sports (NIS) certificate.
For Health Education:
Public Health Nursing or/Registered Nurse (RN)/
Registered Midwife (RM)/ Registered Nurse Tutor
(RNT)/ Community Heath Officer (CHO)
, Certificates or merit in NCE Health and Physical Education or Biology/
Integrated Science/ Food and Nutrition from an
approved College of Education recognized by the
University of Nigeria.
(xix) MAIDUGURI requires
a Certificate in Nursing/
Midwifery or equivalent in addition to the Direct Entry
(xx) ILORIN may interview all candidates seeking admission
into the Department of Physical and Health Education.
It accept
s NCE/TC II merit.
) TASUED accepts a. NCE with merit in related subjects
– Physical
Education, Health Education, Biology, plus the UTME
b. Registered Nurse plus the UTME requirement
c. Two (2) 'A' Level passes in Physical Education, Health
Education, Biology, plus the UTME requirement
(xxii)UYO accepts candidates without 'A' Level or NCE
Mathematics but must take remedial in the subject in
year one (1)
(xxiii) OAU for Health Education accepts two (2)'A' Level
passes or NCE/merit including Biology or Health
Education and any other subject plus the
requirements. Certificate/Nursing(RN)/Health,
Education/Health Science/Community/Public
iene is acceptable as the equivalent of 'A'
(xxiv) LAGOS accepts NCE credit/merit in Physical
Education/Physical & Health Education/Human Kinetics
& Health Education. Very good passes in three JUPEB
subjects: Biology/Health Science/Physical Education
and one other Science subject. Unilag 2
-year Diploma
in HKE.
(xxv) JOS accepts (a) Two (2) or more 'A' Level /IJMB passes
, one (1) of
which must include Biology or Zoology
b) NCE merit in Physical and Health Education.


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