WAEC, JAMB Subject For Public Administration – Under Administration

Last updated on September 8th, 2018 at 02:45 am

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Public Administration – Under Administration; including WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities 



  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty of Administration.
  • Probable Degree type – B.Sc (Hons.) and B.A. (Hons)

See – What Public Administration course is all about, the objectives, course outlines and career opportunities…

The admission requirement to study Public Administration – Under Administration in Nigeria Universities includes one or a combination of ‘O’ level results or A-level result if you’re going through Direct Entry. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), where you can work with the degree and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. If you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that may be of benefit to you.


What is O level/WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Public Administration?
The subjects needed to study Public Administration in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Public Administration must include:

  1. English Language,
  2. Economics
  3. Government.
  4. A trade subject

For NBC holders, the other relevant subjects could be from any of the following: Accounting, Principles of Accounts, Commerce, Office Practice and Secretarial Duties.

A public administration degree prepares students to manage public agencies, set budgets, and create government policies. These policies can be on diverse topics ranging from the environment to social issues. The classes focus on how these decisions are made and the processes for making the best decision for society. In addition, a public administration background will explain the most favourable way to implement policies and decisions once they have been made.

See – What Public Administration course is all about, the objectives, course outlines and career opportunities…

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Public Administration?
You should aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side. If you score 180 and above in this recent JAMB UTME- All is well with you, but if your score is below 180, please consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for Public Administration are

  1. Government
  2. Economics and any other subject.


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Public Administration?
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounting, Business Management, Government, Geography and Statistics


Just a reminder: Everything you have read so far is a general requirement, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements. You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice.

See – What Public Administration course is all about, the objectives, course outlines and career opportunities…

So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Public Administration, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate.
Before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

List of Nigeria Universities offering Public Administration include:

  1. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  3. Achievers University, Owo
  4. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  5. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  6. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  7. Baze University
  8. Benue State University, Makurdi
  9. Caritas University, Enugu
  10. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Click to read conditions
  11. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  12. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  13. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Click to read conditions
  14. Lead City University, Ibadan
  15. Madonna University, Okija
  16. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  17. Mountain Top University
  18. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  19. Novena University, Ogume
  20. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  21. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  22. Salem University, Lokoja Click to read conditions
  23. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  24. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  25. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) (offer course as Public Administration and Local Government)


Public Administration Course Outline:

Below are the courses you will or may study under Public administration depending on the university


Where can I work with a Degree in Public Administration? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Public Administration. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating.

  • Local government officer
  • Civil Service administrator
  • International aid/development worker
  • Government social research officer
  • Social researcher
  • Education administrator
  • Human resources officer
  • Public affairs consultant


The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Public Administration have been listed above but, some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar.

Special Consideration

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Public Administration?

  • (i) Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) accepts ND or its equivalent. and requires Direct Entry applicants to possess UTME requirements.
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)does not accept Geography.
  •  Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli accepts NCE (Govt.) or ND Public Admin with lower credit.
  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin City and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accept National Diploma or HND in Public Admin with a minimum of merit.
  • Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) accepts a) History/Social Studies or Sociology in lieu of Government. b) ND in Public Administration not below lower credit.
  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin City and Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU) accept ND/HND/NCE – minimum of credit level in the appropriate subject
  • Gombe State University, Gombe – as in Political Science
  • Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) accepts History in lieu of Government.
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts HND, NCE/ND pass at Merit level in relevant fields in addition to ‘O’ level requirement.ND must be at Upper Credit level.
  • O.A.U. accepts History.
  • The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts for a 3 year programme (Direct Entry) candidates to possess one of the following qualifications: (a) Two GCE (A/L) passes or its equivalent in any of the following subjects; Government, History, Economics, Business Management, Accounting and Geography plus UTME requirement. (b) Higher National Diploma of recognized institutions with a minimum of merit/lower credit level passes plus UTME requirement. (d) Possession of Government is not a pre-requisite for 3-year Direct Entry candidates.
  •  University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires in addition to O’ level requirements: (a) At least two Advanced Level passes at the General Certificate of Education (GCE) or the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or any of their recognized equivalent at not more than two sittings. One of the two subjects should be Government or History. (b) National Diploma (ND) with at least Credit level pass in a relevant discipline from any recognized Polytechnic or College of Technology. (c) Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE) with at least a Credit level pass in Social Science subject from a recognized College of Education. In addition, such a candidate should have at least an Overall merit level pass. d. A pass in the Associate Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrator (ACIS) Part I or Associate Institute of Bankers (AIB) Part I or Associate of Chartered Institute of Insurance (ACII) Part I.
  •  Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts two ‘A’ level/IJMB passes one of which must include Government/History and Economics.
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts ND in Public Administration, or Local Government Studies with a minimum of Upper Credit and HND lower credit or Advanced Diploma in Public Administration with a minimum of Upper Credit from Accredited Tertiary Institutions in addition to meeting UTME requirements.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study Public Administration?

  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK), Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli and Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) require ‘O’ level credits to include Mathematics.
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria does not accept a combination of Local Languages and Religious Knowledge.
  • Benue State University, Makurdi, University of Abuja, Gwagwalada and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) require at least a pass in Mathematics.
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki – Same as in Accountancy.
  • Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) accepts two ‘A’ level or IJMB passes chosen from Accounts, Business Management, Government and Statistics; NCE Government or ND Public Administration with at least lower credit.
  • The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires minimum entry requirement plus credit level pass in English Language, Government or History and Mathematics at SSCE or GCE O’ level.
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires five credit in English Language, Mathematics and any 3 of Economics, Government/History and Geography at not more than 2 sittings.
  •  University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires five credit to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics/Commerce, Government/History and any other two Social Science subjects at not more than 2 sittings.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration or Waiver (waiver) to study Public Administration?

  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) requires Mathematics, Economics and any other Arts or Social Science subject. Geography is not acceptable.
  •  Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki requires Economics and any other Social Science subjects.
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba accepts any three Arts or Social Science subjects.
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any of Government, History, and Geography.
  •  Salem University, Lokoja requires Government, Economics and any Social Science subject.
  •  University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires Government/History, one Social Science subject and any other subject.
  •  Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts History in lieu of Government.

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