UNN Department of Education and English Language Admission Requirement 2022/2023

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) is a federal government-owned university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Established in 1955, UNN is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Nigeria.

The Department of Education and English Language at UNN offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in education and the arts, including programs in art education, music education, and theater and film studies.

In this article, we will provide an overview of the admission requirements for the Department of Education and English Language Arts at UNN, including information on the required documents, minimum grades, and other important details.

O’Level Subject Combination

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

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

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

  • DELSU accepts General English at NCE in lieu of ‘O’ level credits/TC II merit in the English Language.
  • AAUA accepts any other subjects.
  • OAU requires five ‘0’ Level credits which should include English Language and Literature in English plus credit passes in any three other subjects or Credit/Merit passes in 5 TC II subjects relevant to the course of study may be accepted.
  • BSU accepts credit/merit at TC II in relevant subjects.
  • 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.
  • UMYUK requires five O/Level credit passes including English Language and any other four Arts subjects with a pass in Mathematics.
  • TASUED requires Five SSCE credits at one sitting or six ‘O’ level credits at two sittings to include Literature in English, English Language, and at least one other Arts subject.
  • ABSU requires Five SSCE credits to include English Language, English Literature, and any three subjects.
  • UNIOSUN School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects: English Language, Mathematics, and English Literature to form the core subjects, with credit in three (3) other relevant Art or Social Science subjects at not more than two sittings. The candidate must earn an acceptable score in the UTME.
  • LASU requires a credit in Mathematics.
  • UNIABUJA and EBSU require five `O` level credits in English Language, Mathematics, Lit-in-English, and two other Arts subjects.
  • UNILAG requires five Credits including English, Mathematics, Literature in English and 2 of Yoruba/Igbo, History or Government, Economics, Geography, French, IRS, and Arabic.

Subject Combination

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

Literature in English and one Art and any other subjects.

Direct Entry Requirement

These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Education and English Language 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.

JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into the UNN Department of Education and English Language Admission for the 2022/2023 session, should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have a score of a minimum of  200 or above in your JAMB result.


We hope that this article is helpful to all aspirants and students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka We will update this post if there are any changes by the school authority.

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