What is the required Subject Combination for Public Administration degree in Nigeria? The JAMB subject combinations for admission to public administration programs at Nigerian universities are discussed in this article. 

Subject Combination for Public Administration

These are the specifications established by JAMB for the UTME, direct entry (A level), and subject combinations for special consideration or waiver.

Unquestionably important criteria in getting accepted into the tertiary university of your choice in Nigeria to pursue your selected course of study are fulfilling the requirements and having the suitable subject combinations for the course as demanded by the school you wish to study.

If you are unable to meet this condition, your chances of being admitted to the school and the course you so desperately want to enroll in during that particular admission year are often eliminated. It’s more crucial to have the correct topic combinations than it is to just pass each subject with a credit or distinction.

JAMB Subject Combination For Public Administration

Candidates must have obtained at least 5 credits in the appropriate topics on their O-level exams (NECO, GCE, and WAEC) in order to be considered for a position in public administration. The following JAMB UTME subject pairings are required for individuals planning to pursue public administration:

  • English language
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Government.


WAEC Subject Combination For Public Administration

A potential applicant for public administration must obtain at least a credit grade in each of the following five O’Level subjects:

  • Mathematics,
  • English,
  • Government,
  • Economics,
  • and any other social sciences subject like History, Commerce, Accounting, etc.

Accepted JAMB Score For UTME

Although the cut-off mark for admission to any academic institution is normally 180, entrance in the nation is frequently strangled, let alone a course like Public administration, which is highly competitive. A score of more than 200 is regarded as secure.

You can apply to Polytechnics and Colleges of Education, which also offer this course if your JAMB score is less than 180.

Admission Requirement

Candidates must satisfy the following basic prerequisites in order to enroll in any of the below-listed universities to study public administration:

1. a) There are four necessary subjects: English Language, Government, Economics, and any other two courses with a combined minimum of five (5) “O” level credits in each. It should be mentioned that understanding mathematics is not a prerequisite for studying public administration.

2. b) Candidates must obtain the necessary cut-off score for their preferred university or polytechnic. You will have a better chance of being accepted to the university of your choice to study public administration if you achieve a minimum score of 240 or higher.

The aforementioned requirements are the bare minimum requirements for university programs in public administration. However, the institutions will inform you of any additional criteria when you fill out their post-UTME admission applications

List Of Accredited Universities That Offer Public Administration

Federal Universities

  • Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State
  • Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State
  • Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  • University Of Abuja, Abuja
  • University Of Benin, Benin City
  • University Of Calabar, Calabar
  • University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  • University Of Maiduguri
  • Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto

State Universities

  • Benue State University, Makurdi
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  • Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State
  • Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
  • Adamawa State University, Mubi
  • Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  • Anambra State University, Uli
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  • Gombe State University, Tudun Wada, Gombe
  • Kogi State University, Anyigba
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye (OOU)
  • Taraba State University, Jalingo
  • Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina
  • Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  • Yobe State University (YSU)

Private Universities

  • Fountain University, Osogbo
  • Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  • Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike
  • Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu
  • Crawford University,Faith City, Km 8, Atan-Agbara Road, Igbesa
  • Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  • Baze University, FCT, Abuja
  • Lead City University, Ibadan
  • Madonna University, Okija
  • Mountain Top University, Makogi/Oba, Ogun State
  • Novena University Ogume
  • Obong University, Obong, Ntak
  • Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu
  • Redeemers University
  • Salem University, Lokoja
  • Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
  • Tansain University, Oba, Anambra State
  • Veritas University, Abuja.


Career Options in Public Administration

Although not comprehensive, this list will give you a general idea of the possibilities open to graduates and the careers they have chosen. Some employment opportunities are more directly connected to a degree in public administration than others.

  • Activist
  • Business Administrator
  • Community Worker
  • Editor
  • Event Coordinator
  • Executive Assistant
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Fundraiser
  • Government Administrator
  • Government Relations Manager
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Immigration Officer
  • Investment Strategist
  • Journalist
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legislative Aid
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Media Correspondent
  • Mediator’
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Paralegal
  • Police/Corrections Officer
  • Policy Advisor
  • Policy Researcher
  • Political Advisor
  • Politician
  • Population Studies Analyst
  • Professor
  • Public Affairs Consultant
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Policy Historian
  • Public Policy Researcher
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Public Speaking Consultant
  • Purchasing Agent/Buyer
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Researcher
  • Speech Writer
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker
  • Teacher
  • Translator
  • Urban Planner

A graduate degree, practical experience, or formal professional training programs and exams may be required for some of these employment opportunities.