UNN Department of Physical Education Admission Requirement

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

The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960, the University of Nigeria has four campuses – Nsukka, Enugu, and Ituku-Ozalla – all located in Enugu State and Aba campus in Abia State

The University of Nigeria was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria modelled upon the American educational system. It is the first land-grant university in Africa and one of the five most reputed universities in Nigeria. The university has 15 Faculties and 102 academic departments. The University offers 82 undergraduate programs and 211 postgraduate programmes.

The university celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 2010

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

You require;i. Five (5) SSC credit passes/TC II merit passes including English Language, Biology or its equivalent.

ii. Five (5) SSC credit passes /TC II merit passes to include English Language and Mathematics.


(i) UNIPORT and DELSU require English Language and any three (3) subjects.

(ii) UNIZIK requires Mathematics, English, Biology, Health and Physical Education or Health Science/Health Education

(iii) UNIBEN requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credits passes /TC II merit to including English Language and one (1) Science subject.

(iv) DELSU require English Language, Biology and ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics

(v) UNIMAID require ‘O’ Level credit pass in Mathematics

(vi) UNIUYO requires ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language and Chemistry.

(vii) DELSU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit/TC II Merit to include, English Language, Mathematics, Biology and any other two (2) subjects at not more than two (2) sittings.

(viii) UNN requires

(a)five(5) O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Biology/Health Science/ Physical Education/ Agriculture Science at not more than two(2) sittings.

(b) TC II merit in five (5) subjects including English Language, Biology/Physical Education/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 studPhysical Education under the Faculty of Education in the above Universities include;

Biology and any two (2) relevant subjects.


(i) UNIBEN requires one (1) Science subject and two (2) other Science or Social Science subjects

(ii) DELSU requires Biology/Health Science and any other two (2) subjects.

(iii) UNN requires Biology and any two (2) relevant subjects.

(iv) UNIMAID requires Biology and any two (2) from Science or Social Science subjects.


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

You require;

(i)  Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in any of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

(ii)  NCE merit in Physical Education and credit in Arithmetical process or Mathematics.

(iii) Diploma in Health Education, Environmental Sanitation, Physical Education, Social work, Health Administration with overall grades of merit plus three (3) ‘O’ Level credit passes/TC II merit which should include English Language.

(iv) NCE in Biology, Health Education, and Integrated Science with a pass grade plus two (2) ‘O’ Level credit passes/TC II merit passes.

(v) Registered Nurse plus five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language.


(i)DELSU accepts NCE Merit in Health Education, Merit in DELSU Diploma in Health Education, Environmental Sanitation, Social Works, Health Administration, Registered Nurse.

(ii) UNIUYO accepts Technical Teachers Certificate in Health Education

(iii) UNIZIK and UNIUYO accept RN/NRN, Public Health Nursing Officers’ Certificate, Advanced Diploma in Health Education, Health Superintendent Certificate and equivalent qualification. (UNIZIK -Nursing only) plus the UTME requirements.

(iv) BUK accepts certificate in Nursing.

(v) UNIZIK requires ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language and Biology or Food and Nutrition for both the UTME and Direct Entry candidates.

(vi) UNN accepts

(a) two (2) or more ‘A’ Level passes one (1) of which must be Biology/Zoology plus the UTME requirements.

(b) NCE merit in Physical and Health Education/Integrated Science/Food AND Nutrition

(c)merit in National Institute for Sports (NIS) certificate

(vii) UNIMAID requires a Certificate in Nursing/ Midwifery or equivalent in addition to the Direct Entry requirements

(viii) UNIUYO accepts candidates without ‘A’ Level or NCE Mathematics but must take remedial in the subject in year one (1)

JAMB Score

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

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