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JAMB Brochure for Special Education Under Faculty of Education


This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Special Education under the Faculty of Education in Nigeria. You will see the UTME subject combination needed to apply for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you require to successfully apply for the course.

List of Degree Awarding Institutions that Offer Special Education

  • Bayero University Kano
  • Kwara State University
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Jos
  • University of Uyo

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Special Education under the Faculty of Education in the institutions listed above are:

Any three Subjects

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) KWASU requires Mathematics plus other two (2)Science or Social Science subjects.

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Special Education as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes including English Language.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNIJOS requires five ‘O’ level credits including English Language and Mathematics. TC II Merit Pass in English and NCE General English are taken as equivalent of ‘O’ level credit in English. Candidates without credit in ordinary level Mathematics may be admitted but must either register and pass remedial Mathematics or pass Mathematics at credit level before graduation

(ii) UI – requires 5 ‘O’ level credits at one sitting including English Language and others from Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences.

(iii) KWASU requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, any one of Health Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics, Plus two of Geography, Economics or Government.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Special Education as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: (i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.

(ii) NCE merit level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNICAL accept three year programme for candidates with NCE in Special Education/Physical and Health Education.

(ii) UI – insists on teaching subjects offered at University of Ibadan

(iii) UNIJOS accepts ‘A’ level passes at principal level, two NCE passes at merit level, IJMB passes at principal level, all in the relevant subjects and candidates must also meet SSCE requirement. Jos accepts NCE General English (Language and Communication skills) as equivalent of ‘O’ level credit in English Language for Education Courses only.

(iv) KWASU accepts:
a) NCE or A ‘Level certificate, plus At Least FIVE Credits in O’ Level including English Language, and any FOUR of the following subjects: Health Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and Economics, at one or two sittings.
b) At least a PASS is required for Inclusive Education programme.
c) No direct Entry Admission for 2013/2014.

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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