JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Adult Education

Wrong subject combinations can sometimes lead to denial of admission, as the combination of subjects in examinations is essential. Before considering studying the course, students should first know the JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Adult Education. This will make the admission process a lot easier.

Subject Combination for Adult Education


The subject combination for the courses in WAEC is also suitable for NECO and students taking the NECO examination. This page will tell you what you need to know about Adult Education. It will also bring the JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Adult Education.

There are many significant courses in adult education in Nigeria. Therefore, this subject combination also applies to all adult education courses. These courses include;

  • Adult and Continuous Education
  • Adult Education/English Literature
  • Adult Education/Economics and Statistics
  • Adult Education/Political Science and Public Administration
  • Adult Education/Geography and Regional Planning
  • Adult and non-formal Education

WAEC Subject Combination for Adult Education

Candidates must have more than five credits in the subjects below to stand a better chance of gaining admission.

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • History or Government
  • Two of any of these subjects: Igbo, Literature in English, Hausa, Islamic studies, Christian religious Studies, or French

 JAMB Subject Combination for Adult Education

For the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), students are to take four subjects below. Applicant should note that English Language is a compulsory subject in JAMB. Below is the subject combination for Adult Education in JAMB

  • English Language
  • History or Government
  • Any two social science subjects

Direct Entry Requirement

Students already have their A-level do not need JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination to apply for Fulfulde; here are the entry requirements to remember.

  • (i) Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes.
  • (ii) NCE merit in two (2) subjects


In summary, Candidates must have five credits in WAEC (West African Examination Council) or NECO (National Examination Council) with the correct subject combination. The JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board) cut-off mark for Adult Education is 160.


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