UNIBEN Department of Education & History Admission Requirement 2024/2025

This is to inform the general public and all aspiring students of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) that the admission requirements for the Department of Education & History have been published.

UNIBEN Academic Calendar for 2019/2020 Academic Session

The admission requirements include O’level Subject combinations, JAMB UTME Subject combinations, and School and Departmental Cut-Off Marks.

About the University of Benin

The University of Benin is a federal government-owned university funded and managed by the federal government of Nigeria. The university was founded in 1970. University of Benin (UNIBEN) is a research university located in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

The university is one of the oldest in Nigeria and has a large student and staff population. Resulting in a student-staff ratio of about 10:1.

The University has a diverse student population with students from different parts of the country and age brackets. The University of Benin courses cut across various levels in agriculture, science, etc.

University of Benin admission is extremely competitive as Many candidates apply for admission into the university annually. University of Benin’s school fees are also very affordable, and it provides its students with facilities and infrastructure. They have good hostels, roads, electricity, etc.

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has accredited faculties and departments in the university.

Entry Requirements

O’Level Subject Combination

The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Education & History include the following:

  • Five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language, History, and three (3) relevant Arts subjects.

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

  • UNIBEN requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in History/Government, Fine Arts, Literature in English, Religious Studies, and English Language.

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

Candidates will write the following Four (4) Subjects in JAMB

  • English Language
  • History and any other two (2) subjects chosen from Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Studies, Literature in English, French, Yoruba, Geography/Physics, Economics, Government, and Hausa.

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

UNIBEN requires History or Government, one (1) Art, and any other subject.

Direct Entry Requirement

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

  • Two (2) NCE merit/’A’ Level passes in History and one (1) other relevant Arts subject.

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

UNIBEN requires:

  • Two (2) or three (3) NCE merit including History plus three (3) or two (2) ‘O’ Level credit passes including English Language and two (2) or one (1) other subjects from Literature in English, Religious studies, Fine Arts, French or Government.
  • Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in relevant subjects plus five(5) ‘O’ Level credit passes, including History/Government and English Language, with three (3) others from Literature in English, Religious Studies, French, and other Arts subjects.

JAMB Score

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


We hope this article clarifies the admission requirements for UNIBEN’s Department of Education & History. RealMina wishes good luck to all students who wish to attend UNIBEN.

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