WAEC and JAMB Subject for Public Administration – Under Social Science

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This page contains official 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…


  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Social and Management Studies.
  • Probable Degree type – [B.Sc. (Hons]

You must be a Commercial student or Art with a good background in Commercial subjects for you to study this course 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 always 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.

The required subject combination (o level requirement for Public Administration) must include

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Economics
  4. A trade subject

The above WAEC subject combination is also applicable to other O’level examinations such as NECO and GCE. So now that you know the compulsory O level requirement to study Public Administration, let also look at UTME and Direct requirements and course descriptions.

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


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Public Administration

Prepare yourself well so you can score above 200 in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of this score may deny you Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can 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 register in jamb) to study Public Administration are

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


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

Two ‘A’ level passes including Economics


If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is 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. And please 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 Universities in Nigeria offering Public Administration are

  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 Click to read conditions
  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) Click to read conditions
  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 Click to read conditions
  32. Tansian University, Umunya
  33. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  34. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  35. Veritas University, Abuja.


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


Special Consideration

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
Check Accountancy/Finance/Accounting

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