UNIABUJA Department of Education & Islamic Studies Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study  Education  and Islamic Studies  Faculty of  Education in University of Abuja (UNIABUJA)  as it is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in UNIABUJA  to  carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

The University of Abuja is a tertiary institution in the Nigerian capital Abuja. It was established on January 1, 1988 (under Decree No. 110 of 1992 as amended) as a dual-mode university with the mandate to run conventional and distance learning programmes. Academic work began in the University in 1990 with the matriculation of its pioneer students.

The university runs regular degree, diploma, and postgraduate programmes. Due to its location in the Federal Capital Territory has a Centre for Distance Learning School which provides university education to those who cannot acquire such education through the regular university system and those interested in acquiring new knowledge and specialized skills.

Also see: Nigerian Universities And Courses They Offer   


The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Education and Islamic Studies;

You require;

Five (5) SSC credit passes including English Language, Islamic Studies and three (3) other relevant subjects.

(i) ABU requires ‘O’ Level pass in Arabic Language.  Accepts ‘O’ Level credit passes in Social Science and Arts subjects.

(ii) OOU does not accept Social Science subjects.

(iii) UNILAG requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Islamic Studies (Isla and two (2) of Literature in English, any Nigerian Language, History/Government, French/Arabic, Economics/Commerce, Civic Education/Social Studies.

(iv) LASU requires ‘O’ Level credit pass in Mathematics.

(v) UNIABUJA requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes or its equivalent to include Mathematics, English Language, Arabic/Islamic Studies and two (2) other relevant Arts subjects.

(vi) UMYU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes including English Language, Islamic Studies and any other three (3) relevant subjects with ‘O’ Level credit pass in Mathematics.

(vii) TASUED requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes at one (1) sitting or six (6) ‘O’ Level credit passes at two (2) sittings to include English Language and   other subjects in Arts/ Social Science.


In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Education and Islamic Studies under the Faculty of Education in the above Universities include;

Islamic Studies/Arabic and two (2) other Social Science or Arts subjects.


(i) UNILAG requires any three (3) of Islamic Studies and any two (2) of Literature-in-English, History/Government, French/Arabic, Geography, Mathematics, Yoruba/Igbo, Christian Religious Studies, Economics/Commerce.

(ii) TASUED requires any three (3) subjects from Arts/Social Science.

(iii) FUAM requires  Islamic Studies and two (2) subjects from Arts.


These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Education and Islamic Studies, if you don’t intend to use UTME.

You require;

(i) NCE merit in Islamic Studies and Education.

(ii) ‘A’ Level passes in Arabic/ Islamic Studies and any other relevant subject.


(i) ABU accepts ‘A’ Level/IJMB passes in Arabic/ Islamic Studies and any other relevant subject.

(ii) GOMSU accepts combined Diploma in Hausa, Arabic and Islamic Studies.

(vi) UMYU accepts NCE credit in the subject of specialization and/or any other subject.

(vii) TASUED accepts two (2) ‘A’ Level passes/NCE merit in Islamic Studies and other Arts or Social Science subjects. Diploma in Arabic/Islamic Studies from recognised institutions is also accepted.

(ix) UNILAG accepts (a) NCE credit/merit in Islamic Studies. (b) very good passes in three (3) JUPEB subjects: Islamic Studies and any two(2)of Government/History, Literature in English, French, Yoruba/Igbo and Economics. (c) Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in relevant teaching subjects. (e) Candidate must satisfy the UTME requirements.

(x) UNILORIN accepts (a)  candidate who do not offer Islamic Studies at UTME but meet the UTME entry requirements may be considered for admission into 100 level. (b)   candidates with Senior Islamic Studies Certificates as entry qualification for Islamic Studies and related programmes.

JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into UNIABUJA  for the 2019/2020 session, should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have scored 180 or above in your JAMB result.

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