UNIBEN Department of Education and History Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Education and History 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.

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

You require;

Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, History and three (3) relevant Arts subjects.

(i) OOU and UNICAL accept General English at NCE in lieu of ‘O’ Level credit pass/TC II merit in English Language. CALABAR accepts only a pass in ‘O’ Level Mathemati

(ii) OAU accepts Music, Fine Arts, but not Government or Economics.

(iii) IMSU accepts Government in lieu of History.

(iv) UNILAG requires five ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, History/Government and any two (2) of Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Studies, French/Arabic, Geography and Economics, any Nigerian Language, Civic Education/Social Studies.

(v) UNIBEN requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in History/Government, Fine Arts, Literature in English, Religious Studies and English Language.

(vi) LASU requires ‘O’ Level credit pass in Mathematics and Government or History is compulsory.

(vii) ABSU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, History or Government and any three (3) subjects.

(viii) UMYU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes including English Language, History and any other three (3) Arts subjects with ‘O’ Level credit pass in Mathematics.

(ix) 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, History/Government and any other three (3) subjects from Arts and Social Science.

(x)    OAU requires ‘O’ Level credit passes in five (5) subjects, which must include English Language and History, or TC II merit/credit in English Language and Social Studies plus any other three (3) subjects.

(xi) GOUNI requires ‘O’ Level credit pass in Mathematics.

(xii)  AAUA requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, History/Government Mathematics and two (2) subjects from either Arts or the Social Sciences.

(xiii) DELSU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level GCE credits including English Language, Mathematics, History or Government and any two (2) of Arts/Social Science and Science subjects.


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 History under the Faculty of Education in the above Universities include;

History and any other two (2) subjects chosen from Christian Religious Studies / Islamic Studies, Literature in English, French, Yoruba, Geography/Physics, Economics, Government and Hausa.

(i) UNIBEN requires History or Government, one (1) Arts and any other subject.

(ii) UNILAG accepts any three (3) of Literature in English, History/Government, French/Arabic, Geography, Mathematics, any Nigerian Language, Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Studies, Economics/Commerce.

(iii) LASU does not accept Physics In lieu of Geography.

(vi) TASUED requires History/Government and any other two (2) subjects from the Arts and Social Science.

(vii) AAUA accepts History/Government, CRS/IRS and any other Arts subject.

(viii) DELSU accepts History or Government and any of Arts/Social Science/Science subjects.

(ix) UNIMAID requires History, Government or Civic Education and any two (2) subjects from Arts


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

You require;

Two (2) NCE merit/’A’ Level passes in History and one (1) other relevant Arts subject.

(i) UNILAG requires (a) NCE merit/credit in History, Social Studies and Political Science. (b) very good passes in three (3) JUPEB subjects: History and any two (2)of Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Studies, Literature in English, Igbo/Yoruba, Government, French and Geography. (c) two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in relevant teaching subjects. (d) candidates must also satisfy the UTME requirements.

(iii) UNIBEN requires (a)   two (2) or three (3) NCE merit including History plus three (3) or two (2) ‘O’ Level credit passes including English Language and two (2) or one (1) other subjects from Literature in English, Religious studies, Fine Arts, French or Government. (b)   two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in relevant subjects plus five(5) ‘O’ Level credit passes including History/Government and English Language with three (3) others from Literature in-English, Religious Studies, French and other Arts subjects.

(iv) UI accepts NCE from UI affiliated Colleges into 300 level.

(vi) IMSU requires NCE merit in Education and two (2) subjects to be combined in the programme; less than merit into the three (3)- year programme.

(vii) LASU accepts NCE merit in Government In lieu of History and one (1) other relevant Arts subject.

(viii) UMYU accepts NCE credit in History and or any other relevant subject.

(ix) TASUED accepts; a) two (2) ‘A’ Level passes/NCE merit in History, Political Science, Social Studies, Christian Religious Studies/ Islamic Studies and any other related subject. b) ND/HND with upper credit in Mass Communication/Journalism, Public Administration, Public Relations, Business Studies and Business Administration. c) Diploma in Tourism (upper credit). d) University Diploma with upper credit in Mass Communication.

(x)  OAU accepts NCE merit/credit in History and one (1) other teaching Arts or professional subject.

(xi)  AAUA accepts NCE merit in History and one (1) other teaching Arts or Social Science subject.

(xii) DELSU requires at least merit passes in History and any other Arts subject at the NCE. ‘A’ Level passes should include History and any other Arts subject.

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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