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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 EDUCATION as specified by JAMB.

Also, the required cut-of-points for this course (PHYSICAL 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


In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Physical Education under the Faculty of Education in the institutions listed above are: English Language and three other relevant subjects. Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks (i) UNN requires Biology and any two relevant subjects. (ii) UNIBEN – requires one Science subject and two other Science or Social Science subjects. O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates To apply for Physical Education as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit/TC II merit passes to include English Language and Mathematics. Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks (i) UNIZIK require Mathematics, English, Biology, Health and Physical Educ. or Health Science/Health Education. (ii) UNIBEN requires Five ‘O’ level credit/TC II merit passes to include English Language and one Science subject. (iii) UI – same as in Human Kinetics. (iv) UNIMAID require a credit pass in Mathematics. (v) UNIUYO requires credit pass in English Language and Chemistry. (vi) UNN requires: For Physical Education (a) 5 O’ level credit passes to include Credit in English Language and Biology/Health Science/or Physical Education/ Agric. Science in WASC/GCE/NECO/ SSCE obtained in not more than 2 sittings. (b) TC II merit pass in five subjects including English Language, Biology/Physical Education/Agricultural Science. For Health Education: (a) Five SSCE/GCE/NECO credits/ TC II merit passes in five subjects including English Language, Biology/Health Science/Physical Education or their equivalent in not more than two sittings.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION Requirements Direct Entry

To apply for Physical Education as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: (i) Diploma in Health Educ., Environmental Sanitation, Physical Educ., Social work, Health Admin. with overall grades of merit plus three ‘O’ level credit/TC II merit passes which should include English Language. (ii) NCE in Biology, Health Educ., and Integrated Science with a pass grade 2 ‘O’ level credit/TC II merit passes. (iii) Registered Nurse plus 5 ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language. Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks (i) UI accept passes in two major subjects at the NCE/’A’ level with GCE ‘O’ level credits or equivalent in three other subjects in Arts, Social Science and Science. (ii) UNIUYO accept RN/NRN, Public Health Nursing Officers’ Certificate, Advanced Diploma in Health Education, Health Superintendent Certificate and equivalent qualification. (iii) UNIBEN for Health Education: (a) requires two NCE merit passes one of which should be Health Education, Biology or Integrated Science plus three ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language at one sitting. (b) Registered Nurse Certificate and four ‘O’ level credit passes at one sitting including English Language. (iv) UNIBEN for Physical Education. (a) requires 2/3 NCE merit passes chosen from Physical Education, Health Education, Biology and Integrated Science plus 3/2 ‘O’ level passes including English Language at one sitting. (v) UNN accepts: For Physical Education (a) 2 or more A’ level passes in GCE/HSC of which one must be Biology/Zoology plus UTME requirement, (b) At least merit level pass in NCE Health and Physical Education/Integrated Science/Food and Nutrition. (c) Merit level pass in National Institute for Sports (NIS) certificate. For Health Education: (a) Public Health Nursing or/Registered Nurse (RN)/ Registered Midwife (RM)/ Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT)/ Community Heath Officer (CHO) Certificates Merit level 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. (vi) UNIMAID requires Certificate in Nursing/ Midwifery or equivalent in addition to Direct Entry requirements. (vii) UNIUYO accepts candidates without A/level or NCE Mathematics but must take remedial in the subject in year one. Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


School Cut-of-points
College of Education, Ikere
University of Maiduguri
University of Port-Harcourt
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State
University of Nigeria Nsukka
University of Uyo,
Delta State University, Abraka

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