UNIBEN Department of Education and English Language and Literature Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Education and English Language and Literature under the Faculty of Education in University of Benin  as it is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in UNIBEN  to  carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

University of Benin is a federal government owned university, funded and managed by the federal government of Nigeria. The university was founded in 1970. University of Benin (UNIBEN) is a research university located in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. The university is one of the oldest in Nigeria and has a very large student and staff population. Resulting in a student staff ratio of about 10:1.The University has a diverse student population with student from different parts of the country and different age brackets. University of Benin courses cut across various levels in agriculture, science, etc. university of Benin admission is extremely competitive as Many candidates apply for admission into the university annually. University of Benin school fees is also very affordable and it provides its students with facilities and infrastructure, they have good hostels, roads electricity etc.The National Universities Commission (NUC) has accredited faculties and departments in the university.

Also see: Nigerian Universities And Courses They Offering


The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Education and English Language and Literature;

You require;

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language and Literature in English plus three other Arts or Social Science subjects.


1. UNIBEN requires five O’ level credit passes to include English Language and other subjects from Literature-in-English, History, French, Fine Arts, Government and Religious Knowledge.

2. ABUJA  require five (5) `O` level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English and two (2) other Arts subjects.

3. GOUU requires ‘O’ Level credit pass in Mathematics but Literature in English is not compulsory.


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 English Language and Literature under the Faculty of Education in the above Universities include;

Literature in English and one Arts and any other subjects.


1. UNIBEN the third subject could also be Arts or Social Science subject


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

You require;

1. Two ‘A’ level passes in relevant teaching subjects including Literature in English.

2. NCE with credit or merit passes in two relevant subjects.

BENIN accepts two (2) ‘A’ Level passes plus the UTME requirements, two (2) or three (3) NCE merit including English Language plus three (3) or two (2) ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language and any of Literature in English, Religious Studies, Fine Arts, French, History or Government at one (1) sitting

JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into UNIBEN for the 2019/2020 session, should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have scored 200 or above in your JAMB result.

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