Education and Biology is another interesting course in Nigeria that is fast becoming one of the most sorts after courses in Nigeria. Today we are going to be looking at all the admission requirements to study this course in any of the Nigerian Universities that will be listed below.

On this page, you will get to find out all the admission requirements for Education and Biology. We will also show you the WAEC and JAMB subject combination for Education and Biology, Direct entry admission requirements, special consideration, and places you can work with a degree in the course.

In addition to the aforementioned, we will also provide you with a complete list of all the universities in Nigeria where you can study this course. Please be also informed that all the Universities listed on this page categorize Education and Biology under the faculty of Education. Below are all the requirements needed to successfully apply for admission to study Education and Biology.

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JAMB Subject Combination for Education and Biology

There are three (3) compulsory subjects that you are going to see in your JAMB UTME examination. It is therefore important that you score not less than 180 which is the lowest JAMB cut-off mark for this course. If you score below 180, then you wouldn’t be able to study at any University in Nigeria except through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, or Predegree. Below are the proper JAMB subjects for the course.

1). Biology and two (2) other subjects from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.


1). EKSU accepts Agricultural Science/Biology.
2). OOU requires Mathematics and any one (1) other subjects.
3). DELSU accepts Biology and one other Social Science/Arts/Science subject.
4). FUAM requires Chemistry in Mathematics and  Biology.
5). IAUE requires Chemistry as well as one (1) of the other two (2) subjects.
6). FUDMA requires Chemistry, Biology,  and Mathematics or Physics.
7). UNIBEN accepts Biology, Physics or Chemistry, and Mathematics.
8). TASUED requires Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Geography/Physics.
9). UNIMAID requires  Biology and any two (2) Science Subjects.
10)   UNILAG accepts Biology English Language and any two (2) of Chemistry, Physic, and Mathematics.

O’Level Subject Combination & Requirements

UTME candidates and direct entry candidates (In most cases) are required to have not less than five (5) SSC credit passes in the required O’Level subjects before they can be qualified to apply for this course. Also note that the O’Level subjects are not limited to only WAEC, but also include NECO, GCE, etc. Below are the required O’level subjects for Education and Biology.

1). Biology.
2). Chemistry.
3). Mathematics.
4). English Language.
5). And one (1) other subject.


1). OOU and MAUTECH accept a pass in English Language.
2). IMSU accepts Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics/Physics.
3). UNN and AAUA accept ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics or its equivalent.
4). EBSU requires five (5) SSC credit passes which must include English Language, Mathematics, and three (3) other science subjects.
5). UNIUYO accepts ‘O’ Level credit pass in English Language.
6). BU doesn’t accept Agricultural Science in place of another Science subject.
7). DELSU accepts SSC ‘O’ Level with credit passes in at least five (5) subjects including Biology, English Language, Chemistry or Geography, and Mathematics.
8). TASUED requires 5 ‘O’ Level credit passes at one sitting or 6 ‘O’ Level credit passes at two (2) sittings and they must include Biology, Mathematics, English Language, Chemistry, and Geography or Physics.
9). ABU accepts:
i). TC II and requires two (2) other relevant Science subjects.
ii). Five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in Biology, English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, and one (1) other subject from Geography or Physics.

10). OAU accepts five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes that must include Biology, English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, and one (1) other subject.
11). UMYU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes that should include Biology, Mathematics, English Language,  and any other two (2) Science subjects.
12). AAUA requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include Biology, Mathematics, English Language, and any 2 of Chemistry, Agricultural Science, and Physics.
13). FUDMA requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes that must include Biology, English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, and anyone (1) of Geography, Physics, Agricultural Science, or Health Science. They also accept a pass in Physics.

14). UNIOSUN accepts five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in Biology, Mathematics, English Language, and two (2) other relevant Science subjects which must not be in more than two (2) sittings.
15). UNILAG requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in Chemistry, Mathematics, English Language, and any two (2) of Biology, Physics, Integrated Science, Agricultural Science, and Animal Husbandry/Fisheries.
16).   LCU requires ‘O’ Level credit passes at SSC or its equivalent in Biology, English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, and any other subject.


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Direct Entry Admission Requirements

Please be informed that if you don’t want to apply to study Education and Biology through UTME, then you have to fulfill the direct entry admission requirements listed below.

1). NCE/’A’ Level passes in Biology and one (1) other Science subjects.


1). UDUSOK – same as for Educ./Chemistry.
2). UNICAL accepts NCE credit or merit in Biology and one (1) other science subject.
3). UDUSOK  and MAUTECH require an ‘O’ Level pass in Physics or Mathematics.
4). UNIABUJA, BSU, ABSU, AND IMSU require NCE, not below merit.
5). EKSU accepts a pass in NCE General English in place of an ‘O’ Level credit in English Language.
6). ADSU accepts NCE/HND merit/credit in relevant programs or subjects.
7). ATBU accepts an NCE pass and you must have not less than five (5) years of teaching experience.
8). BU requires an ‘A’ Level, IJMB/ND/NCE or its equivalent in Biology, Chemistry, and Botany.
9). NSUK accepts ND in Science Education from ABU as well as any other recognized institution.
10). AAUA requires three (3) NCE merit in Education, Biology, and 1 relevant teaching Science subject.

11). FUTMINNA and RSUST accept ND/HND lower credit and NCE merit plus four (4) relevant UTME subjects.

12). UNILAG requires NCE credit/merit in Biology and other Science subjects. They also accept very good passes in the following JUPEB subject which includes Biology, Physics, and Chemistry in addition to the UTME requirements.

13). UNIJOS accepts NCE General English in place of ‘O’ Level English Language and Physics/Geography as a Science subject.

14). DELSU accepts:
i). At least merit passes and above in Biology at NCE or above and in either Geography or Chemistry.
ii). Merit in DELSU Diploma in Biology Education.

15). UNIBEN requires ‘A’ Level passes with two (2) or three (3) NCE merit which should include Biology in addition to three (3) or two (2) ‘O’ Level credit passes which must include English Language at one (1) sitting.

16). UNIOSUN accepts NCE credit.

17). ABU accepts ‘A’ Level /NCE/IJMB passes with a ‘C’ grade in Biology and Education.

18). EBSU accepts:
i). Two ‘A’ Level passes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer, Integrated Science, or Mathematics.
ii).  OND/NCE and HND with a minimum of Upper Credit and Merit respectively.

19). UMYU requires two (2) ‘A’ Level credit passes in Biology and Physics or Chemistry, upper credit in ND, or Credit in NCE.

20). OAU accepts two (2) NCE credit/merit or ‘A’ Level passes in Biology, Zoology, or Botany and one (1) other Science or professional subject, NCE credit/merit or ‘A’ Level pass in Agricultural Science double major or combined with any teaching/professional subject.

21). TASUED accepts two (2) NCE Science subjects/’A’ Level passes which must include Biology.  ND/HND upper credit in the following specialization:
i). Science Laboratory Technology-option in Biology, Microbiology, and Chemistry.
ii). Biochemistry, Anatomy, and Physiology.
iii).  Food Technology.

22) IAUE requires ‘A’ Level passes in Biology/Botany or Zoology and Physics or Chemistry. They also accept NCE OR ND credits

23). MAKURDI accepts ND upper credit in relevant programs plus UTME requirements.

24). FUDMA requires two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Botany/Biology/Zoology and Chemistry. They also accept ND/NCE with good grades in any relevant subjects/programs.

25). SSU accepts:
i). IJMB passes in two (2) relevant subjects in addition to UTME requirements.
ii). ND/HND credit in relevant programs into 100 levels.


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Universities in Nigeria to Study Education and Biology

  1. ANSU
  2. AOCOE
  3. Abia State University, Uturu
  4. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  5. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  6. Adeyemi College of Education
  7. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  8. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  9. Benue State University, Makurdi
  10. Bayero University, Kano
  11. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  12. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  13. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  14. COED-DEG
  15. College of Education, Agbor
  16. College of Education, Ankpa, Kogi State.
  17. Cross River State University of Science & Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  18. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  19. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  20. EDALV
  21. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  22. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni
  23. Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo State
  25. EDASAB
  26. EDZAR
  28. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  29. Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta
  30. Federal College of Education, Okene
  31. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  32. Federal College of Education, Katsina
  33. Federal College of Education, Kontagora
  34. Federal College of Education, Pankshin
  36. FC-GOMBE
  37. Federal University
  38. Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
  39. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  40. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  41. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  42. Gombe State University, Gombe
  43. College of Education, Ikere Ekiti
  44. Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun
  45. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  46. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  47. Kogi State University Anyigba
  48. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  49. Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin (KWCOED)
  50. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  51. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai (IBBU)
  52. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  54. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  55. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  56. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  57. NSCOE,
  58. Nwafor Orizu College of Education in Nsugbe, Anambra State
  59. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  60. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  61. Osun State College of Education Ilesa
  62. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  63. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  65. Sokoto State University
  66. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  67. Ekiti State University
  68. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  69. UMAR
  70. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  71. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  72. Ekiti State University
  73. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  74. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  75. USCOE
  76. University of Uyo
  77. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  78. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  79. College of Education, Warri (COEWARRI)
  81. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  82. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
  83. EDKAN

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