JAMB Subject Combination For Adult Education

It is crucial and necessary for anyone planning to pursue adult education in Nigeria to be aware of the subjects that are necessary for them.

There have been so many instances when students who wanted to enroll in a specific program chose the incorrect subject combination for JAMB and their O’level (WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB) exams simply because they were ill-informed, and then later began looking for ways to fix the error.

Fortunately for you, with the help of this guide, you will have the necessary JAMB subject combination to study adult education at any university in Nigeria.

Mind you, this subject combination is the same for all universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education in Nigeria.

These are the subjects you must enroll in and pass to be eligible for admission to study Adult Education in Nigeria, regardless of the school you want to attend.

What is Adult Education?

Adult education is the practice of adults engaging in organized and ongoing self-educational activities to acquire new kinds of knowledge, skills, attitudes, or values.

It can refer to any type of learning that people do outside of the classroom, from fundamental literacy to ensuring one’s fulfillment as a lifelong learner.

In particular, adult education reflects a particular attitude about teaching and learning based on the presumption that adults can and want to learn, that they are capable of and ready to take responsibility for the learning, and that the learning itself should address their needs.

To achieve social justice and equal access to education, the main goal of adult education is to give those who are underprivileged in society a second chance by giving them access to education if they have been denied it for other reasons.

Adult education is therefore frequently a government social policy. Those who pursue continuing education may be able to keep up with changes in their area, complete requirements for jobs, and maintain credentials.

The Bachelor of Adult Education is a competitive program. Understanding the requirements will help you register easily and prevent any avoidable blunders.

Requirements To Study Adult Education In Nigeria

1. Before enrolling in adult education courses in Nigeria, you must first have earned at least 5 credits in your O’level results (WAEC or NECO), including English and Mathematics in no more than two (2) sittings. A single sitting was necessary, nevertheless, at some schools.

2. By the end of October of the admissions year, you must be sixteen (16) years old.

3. You must achieve the adult education cutoff for your school.

4. Possess strong JAMB, WAEC, and post-UTME scores, if applicable.

Waec Subject Combination for Adult Education.

To Study Adult Education, the following subjects will be enrolled for WAEC…


English Language

Civic Education

Literature in English





Any Other Subject

JAMB Requirement for Adult Education


History, one (1) Social Science subject, and any other subject.

The main subjects to study Adult Education in at JAMB are English Language and Government/History. Any other art or Social Science subjects like CRS, commerce, etc can be used also to compensate for the number of subjects to be four (4).

Also worth noting is that Government is not a compulsory subject to sit for in JAMB if you want to study Adult Education, but it is accepted for Admission to study Adult Education, that is, instead of enrolling in Government in JAMB, you can instead enroll in something else provided it is an Art or Social Science subject.

UTME Requirements

Five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes including the English Language


and three (3) of Literature in English, History, French, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Christian Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, Geography/Physic, Economics, and Government or TC II with a pass in the English Language

and four (4) other subjects.

Direct Entry Requirements To Study Adult Education In Nigeria

1. Five (5) or more credits at the Ordinary Level in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE/GCE) in no more than two (2) sittings.

2. Degree in a related field with a first- or second-class upper standing.

3. Candidates for direct entry must obtain the form from the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

4. A minimum of Merit Pass in the National Certificate of Education (NCE), National Diploma (ND), and other Advanced Level Certificates.

5. Additional qualifications that are comparable to (1) and (4) above and that the Senate of your preferred university will accept. Candidates must fulfill such Faculty/Departmental entry requirements in addition to the aforementioned minimum admission requirements.

List Of Federal Universities That Offer Adult Education

Not all universities in Nigeria provide adult education; to assist you in making your decision, We have given a comprehensive list of those that do.

1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko

2. Adeniran Ogunsanya College Of Education, Otto/Ijanikin, Lagos (Affiliated To Ekiti State University)

3. Bayero University, Kano

4. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

5. Emmanuel Alayande College Of Education, Oyo (Affiliated To Ekiti State University)

6. Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu

7. Federal College Of Education, Pankshin (Affiliated To the University Of Jos, Plateau)

8. Fountain University, Osogbo

9. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai

10. Kwara State College Of Education, (Technical), Lafia (Affiliated To Ahmadu Bello University)

11. Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island

12. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

13. University Of Benin, Benin City

14. University Of Calabar, Calabar

15. University Of Ibadan, Ibadan

16. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin

17. University Of Jos, Jos

18. University Of Lagos

19. University Of Maiduguri

20. The University Of Nigeria Nsukka

21. University Of Port-Harcourt

22. Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto