JAMB subject combinations and requirements for Early Childhood Education

To study Early Childhood Education in any accredited university or polytechnic in Nigeria, here is the Jamb and Waec subject combination and requirements you need to look out for.

Note that English Language is Compulsory for all courses in UTME.

Schools with Options
KWASU With options listed in Educational Management.

The UTME Subjects includes;
Any three (3) subjects.


  1. EKSU requires one (1) subject each from Arts or Social Sciences and Sciences.
  2. IAUED requires one (1) relevant Science and two (2) other Science subjects.
  3. KWASU requires Mathematics and any other two (2) subjects.
  4. BENIN accepts any three (3) subjects from Social Sciences, Arts third (3rd) subject may or may not be Science subject.
  5. LAGOS accepts any three (3) subjects

O’Level Requirements

You require;
Five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes including English Language

1.IBADAN – Same as in Special Education.

  1. EKSU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language and ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics at one (1) sitting.
  2. TASUED does not require ‘O’ Level credit in Mathematics.
  3. IAUED require ‘O’ Level credit pass in Mathematics.
  4. KWASU requires ‘O’ Level credit passes in Mathematics, one (1) Science subject and two (2) other subjects.
  5. BENIN requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics and Arts subject and any Science subject.
    Teachers Certificate Grade II merit.
  6. JOS requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings, including English Language, Biology, Health Science and ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics.
  7. LAGOS requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any three (3) subjects.

Direct Entry Requirements

You require;

  1. Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes chosen from relevant subjects.


  1. EKSU accepts NCE merit in Biology and Health Education or Integrated Science plus the UTME requirements. In addition, EKSU accepts PHE at upper credit level plus the UTME requirements.
  2. TASUED accepts two (2) ‘A’ Level passes/NCE merit/credit in Primary Education Studies plus one (1) approved teaching subject.
  3. KWASU requires two (2) ‘A’ Level passes/IJMB or their equivalents, one (1) of which must be in relevant subject and teaching subjects in the secondary school system plus the UTME requirements.
  4. BENIN accepts NCE, IJMB plus five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes including English Language and ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics.
    a. NCE merit plus the UTME requirements
    b. good passes in two (2) subjects at one (1) sitting at ‘A’ Level or HSC
    c. ND upper credit plus the UTME requirements
  5. LAGOS accepts
    a. NCE credit/merit in Primary Education Studies and any teaching subject.
    b. very good passes in three (3) JUPEB subjects in Arts, Sciences or Social Sciences except Commerce, Typing and Shorthand.
    c. Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in relevant subjects in Arts, Sciences and Social Sciences except Commerce and Typing.
    d. Candidates must also satisfy the UTME requirements.
  6. IBADAN requires two (2) ‘A’ Level passes/ NCE merit in Pre-Primary, Primary Education plus one (1) approved teaching subject.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Newsletter Signup

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter below and never miss the latest education and scholarship updates or an exclusive offer.