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Schools Accepting Civic Education In Place of Other Subjects

This is a question you may ask if you don't have Government but Civil Education in your WAEC, NECO or GCE. With certain courses, you'll need Government but with D7, E8 or F9 in this art subject, you may be left with the decision to change your proposed course or forget the admission.

Can you use Civic Education in place of Government for any course? With A1, B2, B3, C4, C5, or C6 in Civic Education, can any school waive Government for you? Should you proceed with your admission chase if you fail Government? What course can accept Civic Education in lieu of Government?

In fact, there are lots to know about these questions. This is why you have to read this post to the very end in order to make the right decision.

The Compulsion of Civic Education in WAEC and NECO

Of course, WAEC and other exams bodies had made Civic Education a compulsory subject for secondary school leavers. This could be because both the Federal and State governments had instructed that. 

Civic Education is a core subject

Looking at Government and Civic, you will notice some overlapping of topics. Hence, I call this duplication of subjects for students. Luckily, because of the relationships between the two, some institutions will accept one in place of the other. This is like the case of Economics and Commerce. While very many institutions see these two subjects as only one, it's still not advisable to write them both in UTME.

Similarly, many schools won't accept both Civic and Government together - instead, one of or the two will be counted as one.

This post will show you where it's possible to use Civic for Government and vise versa and where it's may not be possible to replace Government with it.

No Civic Education in UTME Subjects

Some students are thinking of writing Civil Education in UTME instead of Government for their proposed courses.  Do you get that? 

Of course, Civic seems easier to pass than Government. As a result, they want to sit for Civic in the place of Government.

Unfortunately, this is not possible. JAMB doesn't include Civic in the list of its subjects for admission seekers. Instead, you have Government, History, and the likes. No Civic Education in UTME - at least not yet.

It's Either Government or Civic Education

Even where some schools allow you to use Civic, they may not recognize it together with Government. In other words, if you have both Government and Civic in O'level, they won't count this as two subjects. Instead, they will see it as one. 

However, some see them as different subjects. In other words, each of them counts as one.

But to be on the safer side, I will advise you to see it as one. That is, either Government or Civic, not Government and Civic.

Acceptance of Civic Education Can be for Art and Commercial Courses Only

Just as Government is relevant to Art and Commerical courses, so also is Civil Education. This means you can only use Civic for any of the relevant courses. The subject is only relevant to some art and social science courses.

Where schools will accept this subject, they will, of course, make it clear in the JAMB brochure or on the school portal. However, some schools may not open up on it. 

This takes us to the next point 

Silence on Acceptance of Civic Education

If a school doesn't state whether it will accept Civic or not, or in place of Government, it doesn't mean it won't consider it if used for its admission.

Be sure you check the brochure first and if that institution is silent about accepting Civic, it means it's accepting it.

Yes, Civic Education is a now a matriculated SSCE subject. Hence, if a candidate has it in place of another relevant SSCE subject to the proposed course, schools are ordained to accept it except otherwise stated in the JAMB brochure.

Institutions That Opens on Acceptance of Civic Education

Below is the list of schools that declare they're accepting Civic Education for admissions. Note that, some take it as an individual subject while some accept it in place of Government. Meanwhile, the list below is just an extract from JAMB Brochure. 

ACCOUNTING
  1. Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) A requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Accounting and any two (2) Arts and Social Science subjects from Commerce, Government, Civic Education, Accounting, Geography, History and Economics. "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".
  2. American University of Nigeria (AUN) accepts five (5) 'O' Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, and any other three (3) subjects from the following: Economics, Geography, Government, History, Literature in English, Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Visual Arts, Computer Studies, Information Technology, Civics, Environmental Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and French. "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".

BANKING AND FINANCE
American University of Nigeria (AUN) requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, and any other three (3) subjects from the following: Economics, Geography, Government, History, Literature in English, Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Visual Arts, Computer Studies, Information Technology, Civics, Environmental Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and French. "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  1. Federal University, Kashere (FED-KASHERE) requires Five credit passes at SSCE( or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Economics and any other two from Commerce, Accounting, Office Practice, Marketing, ICT, Civic Education, Government, and Geography. "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".
  2. American University of Nigeria (AUN) requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, and any other three (3) subjects from the following: Economics, Geography, Government, History, Literature in English, Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Visual Arts, Computer Studies, Information Technology, Civics, Environmental Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and French. "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".

CONFLICT AND PEACE RESOLUTION
Nile University of Nigeria (NILE) accepts Government/History/Civic Education and any two (2) Arts or Social Sciences subjects. "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".

CRIMINOLOGY
  1. American University of Nigeria (AUN) requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, and any other three (3) subjects from the following; Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Literature in English, Government, History, Economics, Geography, Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Visual Arts, Computer Studies, Information Technology, Civics, and French. "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".
  2. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Geography or Government, and any from Civic Education/ History /Christian Religious Studies /Islamic Studies/Yoruba/ Literature/Chemistry/ Physics/ Biology/ Agricultural Science/Further Mathematics/ICT. "Here, it means Civic is acceptable but not in place of Government".
  3. Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) requires the two (2) 'O' Level credit passes in Arts and Social Science subjects from Accounts, Commerce, Government, Civic Education, Geography and History. "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".
  4. Federal University Dutse (FED-DUTSE) requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two (2) subjects from Commerce, Geography, Government, Accounting or Civic Education. "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".
  5. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUED): Requirements for admission into the B.Sc and B.Sc (Ed) programmes of the Department of Economics of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education are in line with general NUC and JAMB regulations. Specifically, entry qualifications shall consist of five O'Level credit passes at one sitting or six O'Level credit passes at two sittings which include English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any two of Commerce, Government or History or Civic Education, Geography, Marketing, Data processing, Bookkeeping and Accounting, Business Studies, Biology, Agricultural Science or any other science subject. "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".

ECONOMICS
  1. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Geography or Government and any from Civic Education/ History /Christian Religious Studies /Islamic Studies/Yoruba/ Literature/Chemistry/ Physics/ Biology/ Agricultural Science/Further Mathematics/ICT. "Here, it means Civic is acceptable but not in place of Government".
  2. American University of Nigeria (AUN) requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, and any other three (3) subjects from the following; Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Literature in English, Government, History, Economics, Geography, Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Visual Arts, Computer Studies, Information Technology, Civics, and French. "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".
  3. Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) requires the two (2) 'O' Level credit passes in Arts and Social Science subjects from Accounts, Commerce, Government, Civic Education, Geography and History. "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".
  4. Federal University Dutse (FED-DUTSE) requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two (2) subjects from Commerce, Geography, Government, Accounting or Civic Education. "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".
  5. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUED): Requirements for admission into the B.Sc and B.Sc (Ed) programmes of the Department of Economics of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education are in line with general NUC and JAMB regulations. Specifically, entry qualifications shall consist of five O'Level credit passes at one sitting or six O'Level credit passes at two sittings which include English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any two of Commerce, Government or History or Civic Education, Geography, Marketing, Data processing, Bookkeeping and Accounting, Business studies, Biology, Agricultural science or any other science subject.  "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".

EDUCATION AND ECONOMICS
  1. University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any two (2) of Geography, History/Government, Literature in English, Financial Accounting and Civic Education/Social Studies. "Here, it means Civic is acceptable but not in place of Government".
  2. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUED): Requirements for admission into the B.Sc and B.Sc (Ed) programmes of the Department of Economics of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education are in line with general NUC and JAMB regulations. Specifically, entry qualifications shall consist of five O'Level credit passes at one sitting or six O'Level credit passes at two sittings which include English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any two of Commerce, Government or History or Civic Education, Geography, Marketing, Data processing, Bookkeeping and Accounting, Business studies, Biology, Agricultural science or any other science subject.  "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".

EDUCATION AND POLITICAL SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES
  1. Ekiti State University (EKSU) accepts; five (5) 'O' Level credit passes or equivalent to include English Language, Government, Mathematics and other subjects Social Science subjects such as Government, Economics, CRS/IRS, Civic Education, History. "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".
  2. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUED) requires English language, Mathematics, any 3 of the following: Government, Economics, Geography, Commerce, Civic Education, History, Literature in English, Christian Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, Business Studies, Marketing, Bookkeeping, Data processing, Agricultural Science, Music, Health Education, French, Animal husbandry and any of the Science subjects. "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".

EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) requires candidates in proposed cognate subject areas (Economics, Political Science, Geography and Accounting) five (5) 'O' Level credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Government, Geography, Civic Education and Accounting.  "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".

ENGLISH AND LITERARY STUDIES
Federal University Dutse (FED-DUTSE) accepts five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, and any three (3) of the following subjects: Literature in English, Religious Studies, Nigerian Language, Arabic or French, History, Government or Economics or Civic Education at not more than two sittings of anyone of the following combinations: WAEC+WAEC, WAEC+NECO, NABTEB+WAEC and NECO+NECO. "Here, it means you can opt-in with Civic instead of Government".

Conclusion

This post will be unnecessarily lengthy if I should cover all schools that had declared their acceptance of Civil Education for admissions. It's accurate to state that if you have Civic but no Government for a course that doesn't entirely rely on Government, you're good to go.

However, if you must check for other courses and universities, polytechnics or colleges of education, check the official JAMB brochure.

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