Last updated on August 14, 2020 by The Counselor
This page contains 2020/2021 official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Mass Communication, including the List of Nigeria Polytechnics Offering this Course, and much more
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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 with a good background commercial subjects for you to study Mass Communication in Nigeria Polytechnics, 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 O level / WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria Polytechnics. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Polytechnics, we have some post that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.
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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 polytechnics. 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:
English Language and Mathematics and any three other subjects from: History, Literature in English, Economics/Commerce, Fine Arts, Government, Biology Physics, Chemistry Basic Electricity Geography, Typewriting, Commerce/Principles of Accounting
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 polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Mass Communication. 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 150 so that you can easily gain admission into any Polytechnics. 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!..
Any three subjects from Arts/Social Science/Physical Science
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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 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 Polytechnics to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and polytechnics
These are the list of Polytechnics offering Mass Communication:
- Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Ogun State Nigeria
- Auchi Polytechnic
- Dorben Polytechnic
- Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi
- Federal Polytechnic, Bida
- Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State
- Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State
- Federal Polytechnic, Nassarawa, Nassarawa State.
- Federal Polytechnic, Owerri, Imo State.
- Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State.
- Federal Polytechnic, Anambra State.
- Heritage Polytechnic, Akwa Ibom State
- Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Ondo State. (RUGIPO)
- The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State (The Polytechnic, Ibadan)
- The Polytechnic, Ile-Ife, Osun State
- Interlink Polytechnic, Osun State
- Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu State (IMT-ENU)
- Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna (KAD-POLY)
- Hassan Usman Katsina Poly, Katsina State.
- Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic, Jigawa State. (KAZAURE)
- Kwara State Polytechnic
- Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (LASPOTECH)
- Lens Polytechnic, Kwara State.
- Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY)
- Nasarawa State Polytechnic (NASPOTEC)
- Ogun State Institute of Technology (OGITECH)
- Delta State Polytechnic, Delta State.
- Our Saviour Institute of Science and Technology (Poly) Enugu State
- Osun State Polytechnic (OSUNPOLY)
- Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe
- Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro
- Umar Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic, Sokoto
- Adamawa State Polytechnic
- Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Rivers State
- Wolex Polytechnic Lagos.
- The Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa, Oyo State (TIPE)
- Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State (YABATECH)
Can a science or art student study Mass Communication?
No! If you are a science student, you cannot study Mass Communication at the polytechnic because it is a pure commercial/Art course which needs a good background on commercial subjects. To avoid discouragement, you can go for this course if you wish 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.
Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Mass Communication in polytechnics. But note this — Some Polytechnics 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.
Polytechnic Special Consideration/waiver for Mass Communication
a) NIJ, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State (The Polytechnic, Ibadan) and Osun State Polytechnic, Iree require credit pass in Mathematics.
b) NIJ, Federal Polytechnic, Anambra State. and Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State. require 5 credits at not more than two sittings.
c) Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu State (IMT-ENU) accepts a credit in any of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, or Mathematics as one of the credit requirements.
d) Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (LASPOTECH) requires a credit in a Physical Sci. subject and Geography. Accepts Yoruba as course requirement.
e) Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna (KAD-POLY) accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology as course requirements.
f) Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State (YABATECH) requires Five (5) credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, and any other three (3) from the followings: Government, Economics/Commerce, History, Lit-In-English, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Fine Art, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Principle of Accounting. Requires Mathematics, Lit-In-English and Government or History as UTME subjects.
g) The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State (The Polytechnic, Ibadan) requires 3 other subjects from Geography, Yoruba, History, Government, IRS/CRK and any Physical Science subject.
h) Akwa-Ibom State Polytechnic (AKPOLY) accepts CRS and Principle of Accounts
i) Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Ondo State. (RUGIPO) require credit passes in Literature in English and accepts a pass in Mathematics. It also accepts Yoruba, CRK/IRK at credit level.
j) Fed. Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State requires Literature in English as compulsory UTME subjects and any two other subjects from Yoruba/Igbo/Hausa, Commerce/Economics/Government, Biology/Agric. Science/Geography, CRS/IRS.
k) Federal Polytechnic, Owerri, Imo State. requires credit pass in one Basic Science subject, and any two from Government, Literature in English, Geography, Commerce, Economics, Igbo, CRS, Fine Arts, History, Information Communication Technology.
l) Osun State Polytechnic, Iree accepts CRS/IRS, Yoruba at credit level. It also accepts credit passes in Civic Education/Government/History, Marketing/Economics/Commerce.
m) Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) – A minimum of pass in Literature in English will be an added advantage.
n) Fidei Polytechnic, Benue State requires five credit passes at not more than two sittings at WAEC, NECO and NABTEB in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics and any three from Literature in English, Economics, Commerce, Geography, Government, CRS, Fine Arts, History, and Information Communication Technology.
o) Federal Polytechnic, Nassarawa, Nassarawa State. requires credit pass in Literature in English as part of course requirement.
p) Auchi Polytechnic requires that the relevant number of credits should include English Language, Mathematics, and Literature in English.