WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Mass Communication – Under Administration



This page contains 2020/2021 official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Mass Communication, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more


Course Mass Communication Under Administration
Qualification B.Sc (Hons.) and B.A. (Hons)
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Commercial and Art Students
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses Mass Communication related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive



On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Mass Communication. If you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.


You must be a Commercial student or an Art student with a good background Commercial subjects for you to study Mass Communication in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement.


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That is the O level / WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.



WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Mass Communication

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Mass Communication in Nigeria universities. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Mass Communication must include:


These are the subject combinations for Mass Communication in WAEC, NECO or GCE:

  1. English Language
  2. Literature in English
  3. Government
  4. Mathematics
  5. Civic Education
  6. Any Nigerian Language
  7. CRS/IRS
  8. Economics
  9. A trade subject

These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Mass Communication, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Mass Communication

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Mass Communication that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME instead of 180 to be on a safe side because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider the College of Education or Polytechnic… Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.

Please note– English Language is compulsory. If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Mass Communication. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

 JAMB UTME subject combinations to study Mass Communication must include:

  1. Literature in English
  2. Economics
  3. Government
  4. English


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Mass Communication

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Mass Communication under faculty of administration, you are expected to have two ‘A’ level passes in Literature in English, Economics or Government.


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If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Mass Communication, don’t give up. You should consider other Mass Communication similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related courses.

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. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and university

These are the list of Universities offering Mass Communication in Nigeria

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Caritas University, Enugu
  3. Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  4. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  5. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  6. Madonna University, Okija
  7. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  8. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State
  9. Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Mass Communication under administration. Listen, I don’t encourage such but if you’re bent on knowing the best universities or top universities to study Mass Communication in Nigeria, Check here Although recommendation is allowed, don’t be decieve by the word “best”. Read why you should stop looking for the best University in Nigeria



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Cut-off Mark for Mass Communication course

As you can see, more than one University offers Mass Communication. This means the cut-off mark for this Mass Communication varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Mass Communication is a good course and you can also check the top best commercial courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.


Mass Communication is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Mass Communication is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, Mass Communication is under the Faculty of Administration but may be under a different faculty in some universities.


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Can a science or art student study Mass Communication?

Yes! If you are a science, art or commercial student, you can comfortably study Mass Communication at the university provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.

Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Mass Communication is through GCE.


Is Mass communication a Social science or Art subject?

Many students ask this question… If Mass communication is a science, art or social science subject. Right now, I’ll give you a straight answer. The study of Mass communication crosses the boundaries between the social sciences and Art/humanities, depending on one’s objectives and career prospect. In Nigeria for example, Mass communication course is studied under the faculty of Administration. Read more on Social science subjects and art and humanities subjects for better explanations


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Mass Communication in WAEC. But note this — 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 Mass Communication below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Mass Communication had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration to study Mass Communication
(i) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) accepts holders of the following qualifications for year II:- (a) OND/ND, River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) Diploma (Upper) in relevant fields or a Degree/HND not relevant to the field for admissions to 200 level; (b) A Degree/HND relevant to the field for admissions to 300 level;

(ii) Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH), Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) and Benue State University, Makurdi accept OND Upper Credit, HND in Mass Communication or Diploma in relevant field from any recognised institution. Also requires Direct Entry applicants to possess UTME requirements.

(iii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) does not admit ‘A’ student into its Mass Communication but accepts Diploma Upper Credit in Mass Communication, Public Relations and Journalism by Direct Entry.

(iv) Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State accepts two A’ level passes (including NABTEB), as well as National Diploma in Mass Communication from recorgnised institutions.

(v) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba accepts two A’ level passes or Diploma in Mass Communication (UPPER CREDIT) from recorgnised institutions

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration to study Mass Communication
(i) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) requires credits in Mathematics, Economics and any other 3 subjects.

(ii) Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) requires a credit in Economics and accepts History or Government.

(iii) Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State accepts a pass in Mathematics provided the candidate has a total of five credits including English language, Government/History, and Literature.

(vi) Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH) requires credit in English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English, Mathematics, Government and any other Social Science or Arts subjects.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration to study Mass Communication
(i) Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH) accepts Literature in English, Government and CRK.

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26 thoughts on “WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Mass Communication – Under Administration”

  1. Please I am having
    Eng c6
    Maths c5
    Econs c4
    Govt D7
    Civic b2
    Crk b3
    Biology c4
    marketing c4
    Literature b3
    Can this go for mass communication?

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