OAU Department of Education & Social Studies Admission Requirement 2024/2025


This article is designed to help students who wish to study Education and Social Studies under the Faculty of Education at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).

It is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered to carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

About Obafemi Awolowo University

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), formerly known as the University of Ife, is a federal government-owned and operated Nigerian university. The university is in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

Obafemi Awolowo University offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in fields of specialization spanning the humanities, the arts, the natural sciences, the social sciences, the medical sciences, engineering, and technology.

The university has 13 faculties and two colleges the Postgraduate College and the College of Health Sciences — administered in more than 60 departments. It was previously associated with Loma Linda University in California, USA.

O’Level Subject Combination

The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Education and Social Studies; You require;

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language plus two Arts /Social Science subjects.

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

  • OAU accepts Fine Art, Home Management, and Music with credits in at least 2 of Economics, Govt., Geog, History, and Religious Studies. TC II holders should have merit passes in any 2 of History, Home Economics, Social Studies, Fine Art, and Religious Studies.
  • OAU accepts NCE (Social Studies) from recognized Colleges of Education. NCE Social Studies combined with any Social Science subject or Arts is acceptable to O.A.U. Plus, three other subjects, including English, passed at credit levels in GCE O/LEVEL or TC II at credit/merit levels in relevant subjects or Association Certificate in Education (Social Studies) of OAU or its equivalent passed at credit/merit level.

Jamb Subject Combination

In UTME, please note that the English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combinations needed to study Education and Social Studies under the Faculty of Education in the above Universities include;

Any three of Christian Religious Knowledge, Economics, Geography/Physics, Government, History, and IRS.

Direct Entry Requirement

These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Education and Social Studies if you don’t intend to use UTME. You require;

  • NCE (Social Studies) from recognized colleges.
  • Two ‘A’ level passes in relevant subjects.

Jamb Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into OAU for the 2024/2025 session, should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have scored 200  or above in your JAMB result.


We hope that this article is helpful to all aspirants and students of Obafemi Awolowo  University (OAU). We will update this post if there are any changes by the school authority.

We wish you the best of luck.

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