WAEC and JAMB Subject for Public Administration – Under Social Science



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


Course Public Administration – Under Social Science
Qualification [B.Sc. (Hons]
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Art and Commercial Students
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses Public Administration related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive



On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Public Administration. 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 Public Administration 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.


That is, the 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 Public Administration

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Public Administration 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 Public Administration must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Economics
  4. 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. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Public Administration. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Public Administration, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Public Administration

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 Public Administration 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 Public Administration. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

 JAMB UTME subject combination to study Public Administration must include:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Economics
  3. Any other Social Science subject


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Public Administration

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Public Administration, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes including Economics


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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 Public Administration, don’t give up. You should consider other Public Administration 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 Public Administration in Nigeria

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  3. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  4. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  5. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  6. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  7. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  8. Bayero University, Kano
  9. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  10. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  11. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  12. Crawford University Igbesa
  13. Crawford University Igbesa
  14. Edo University Iyamo
  15. Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State
  16. Federal University Gashua, Yobe Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
  17. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  18. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  19. Gombe State University, Gombe
  20. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  21. Kogi State University Anyigba
  22. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  23. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  24. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  25. Novena University, Ogume
  26. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  27. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
  28. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  29. Obong University, Obong Ntak
  30. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  31. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  32. Tansian University, Umunya
  33. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  34. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  35. Veritas University, Abuja.

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Public Administration. Listen, I don’t encourage such but if you’re bent on knowing the best universities or top universities to study Public Administration in Nigeria, Check here


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Cut-off Mark for Public Administration course

As you can see, more than one University offers Public Administration. This means the cut-off mark for Public Administration varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Public Administration 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.



Public Administration is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Public Administration is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, Public Administration is under the Faculty/School/College of Social and Management Studies but may be under a different faculty in some universities.


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Can a science or art student study Public Administration?

Yes! If you are a Science, Commercial or an Art student, you can study Public Administration 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 Public Administration is through GCE.


Special Consideration

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

Check Accountancy/Finance/Public Administration

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