UNIBEN Department of Education and Social Studies Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study  Education and Social Studies 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 Social Studies;

You require;

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language plus two Arts /Social Science subjects.


1. EKSU accepts any three subjects.

2. OAU accepts Fine Art, Home Management and Music with credits in at least 2 of Economics, Govt., Geog, History and Religious Studies. TC II holders should have merit passes in any 2 of History, Home Economics, Social Studies, Fine Art and Religious Studies.

3. DELSU requires at least a pass in O/Level Mathematics.

4. DELSU requires credit passes in two subjects from Geography/Physics, Economics, History and Government.

5. UNIBEN requires Mathematics and 2 Social Science subjects.

6. ABSU requires fives SSCE credit in passes in English Language plus three other subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.

7. UNICAL requires five O/Level credits in English Language and other relevant subjects and accepts a pass in Mathematics.

8. OAU requires Five ‘0’ credit passes including English Language. Candidates with GCE O/Level background should have credits in at least two of Economics, Geography, Government History, Music, Fine Arts, Religious Studies and Home Economics. Those with TC II should have merits in English and two of Social Studies, History, Government, Home Economics, Fine art and Music, Religious Studies and Literature in English.

9. IAUED – Same as in Geography Education.

10. EBSU requires five SSCE credit passes in English, Mathematics, Government, Biology and any one other social science subject.

11. GOUU requires credit pass in Mathematics.

12. KSU requires five O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Pass in Mathematics and four other relevant subjects.

13. TASUED requires five ‘O’ level credits at one sitting or six ‘O’ level credits at two sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, and Social Science Subject.

14. UNIABUJA requires five Credit Passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) to include Mathematics, English Language and three other relevant Arts/Social Science subjects.

15. ILORIN requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and three (3) of the following subjects: Economics, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Civic Education, Government, Commerce, Marketing and Business Management.

16. LCITY requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes at SSC or its equivalent to include English Language, Government/History and any other three (3) Arts subjects.

17.  AAUA requires five ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and three subjects from CRS/IRS, Lit. in. English, Geography, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Bookkeeping, Government, Biology/Agricultural 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 Social Studies under the Faculty of Education in the above Universities include;

Any three of Christian Religious Knowledge, Economics, Geography/Physics, Government, History and IRS.


1. DELSU requires at least Two of Economics, Geography/Physics, Government and History.

2. UNIBEN requires Mathematics and any two of Economics, Government and Geography.

3. UNICAL same as in Education Arts.

4. IAUED – Same as in Geography Education.

5. EBSU requires Government, History and Geography.

6. AAUA requires  any three (3) of CRS/IRS, Economics, Geography, Government/History, Biology/Agricultural Science

7. ILORIN requires Mathematics plus two (2) other Social Science subjects from Economics, Fine Arts, Government, Commerce and Geography.

8. TASUED requires two (2) Social Science and any one other subject.



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

You require;i. NCE (Social Studies) from recognised colleges.

ii. Two ‘A’ level passes in relevant subjects.


1. OAU accepts NCE (Social Studies) from recognized Colleges of Education, NCE Social Studies combined with any Social Science subject or Arts is acceptable to O.A.U. plus three other subjects including English passed at credit levels in GCE O/LEVEL or TC II at credit/merit levels in relevant subjects or Association Certificate in Education (Social Studies) of OAU or its equivalent passed at credit/merit level.

2. UNIBEN requires 2/3 NCE merit passes including a Social Science subject plus 3/2 O/L credit passes-including English Language and Mathematics at one sitting.

3. IAUED – Same as in Geography Education.

4. UNICAL same as in Education Arts.

5. EBSU requires NCE/Two ‘A’ level passes in social studies, Government or History.

6. TASUED accepts:
(a) Two ‘A’ level/ NCE (Credit/ Merit) in Economics, Government /Political Science, Religious Studies, History, Geography and Social Studies.
(b) National Diploma (ND) (Upper Credit) in Public Admission, Local Government Administration

7. UNIABUJA accepts: Two A level Credit passes in relevant Subjects/ NCE (minimum 10 points) in addition to ‘O’ Level requirements.

8. AAUA accepts two (2) NCE merit in History, Home Economics, Fine Arts, Social Studies, Religious Studies, Home Management, Political Science, Guidance and Counseling, Educational Management.

9. ILORIN – Preference will be given to NCE holders for Direct Entry. General English at NCE level is not acceptable as a replacement for the ‘O’ Level credit pass.

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