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Admission Requirement to Study Public Administration

Admission Requirement to Study Public Administration; including WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry subject combination, Course Description, Career opportunities, Job Vacancies etc 



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What is WAEC, NECO or GCE subject combinations (requirement) to study Public Administration?  
You must have Five credit in WAEC, NECO, or GCE (or combination of O level result) to study Public Administration. The core WAEC, NECO or GCE subject combinations for Public Administration must include:

  1. English Language,
  2. Economics
  3. Government.
  4. A trade subject

For NBC holders, the other relevant subjects could be from any of the following: Accounting, Principles of Accounts, Commerce, Office Practice and Secretarial Duties.


Now you know the subject needed to study Public Administration, do you know which Nigeria Universities offer Public Administration?
Nigeria Universities offering Public Administration are:

  2. ABU
  4. ADSU
  5. COOU
  6. BASU
  7. BAZE
  8. BSU
  10. EBSU
  14. LCITY
  15. MU (MADONNA)
  19. NOVENA
  20. OAU
  21. PAUL
  22. SALEM
  23. UDU
  24. UNIZIK
  25. UNN (offer course as Public Administration and Local Government)


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) to study Public Administration?
You should aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side. (Just an advice). JAMB UTME subject combinations to study Public Administration are

  1. Government
  2. Economics and any other subject.


What is Direct Entry requirement to study Public Administration?
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounting, Business Management, Government, Geography and Statistics


Course Description for Public Administration: 
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Where can I work with a Degree in Public Administration? 
Having a Degree in Public Administration does not limit you to a particular work environment. Career opportunities will be added when we revisit this page.


The general WAEC, NECO or GCE core subject combination for Public Administration have been listed above but, some Universities may accept Pass in lieu of Credit. And some may accept or reject the combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the Special Consideration.

Special Consideration for Public Administration

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Public Administration?

(i) ESUTECH accepts ND or its equivalent. and requires Direct Entry applicants to possess UTME requirements.

(ii) UNIZIKdoes not accept Geography.

(iii) COOU accepts NCE (Govt.) or ND Public Admin with lower credit.

(iv) BIU and UNN accept National Diploma or HND in Public Admin with minimum of merit.

(v) UDU accepts: a) History/Social Studies or Sociology in lieu of Government. b) ND in Public Administration not below lower credit.

(vi) BIU and ADSU accept ND/HND/NCE – minimum of credit level in appropriate subject

(vii) GSU – as in Political Science

(viii) NSUK (NASARAWA) accepts History in lieu of Government.

(x) EBSU accepts HND, NCE/ND pass at Merit level in relevant fields in addition to ‘O’ level requirement.ND must be in Upper Credit level.

(xi) O.A.U. accepts History.

(xii) UNN accepts for a 3 year programme (Direct Entry) candidates to possess one of the following qualifications: (a) Two GCE (A/L) passes or its equivalent in any of the following subjects; Government, History, Economics, Business Management, Accounting and Geography plus UTME requirement. (b) Higher National Diploma of recognized institutions with a minimum of merit/lower credit level passes plus UTME requirement. (d) Possession of Government is not a pre-requisite for 3 year Direct Entry candidates.

(xiii) UNIBEN requires in addition to O’ level requirements: a. At least two Advance Level passes at the General Certificate of Education (GCE) or the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or any of their recognized equivalent at not more than two sittings. One of the two subjects should be Government or History. b. National Diploma (ND) with at least Credit level pass in a relevant discipline from any recognized Polytechnic or College of Technology. c. Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE) with at least a Credit level pass in Social Science subject from a recognized College of Education. In addition, such a candidate should have at least an Overall merit level pass. d. A pass in the Associate Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrator (ACIS) Part I or Associate Institute of Bankers (AIB) Part I or Associate of Chartered Institute of Insurance (ACII) Part I. (xiv) ABU accepts two ‘A’ level/IJMB passes one of which must include Government/History and Economics.

(xv) UNILORIN accepts ND in Public Administration; or Local Government Studies with minimum of Upper Credit and HND lower credit OR Advanced Diploma in Public Administration with minimum of Upper Credit from Accredited Tertiary Institutions in addition to meeting UTME requirements.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study Public Administration?

(i) UNIZIK, COOU and ESUTECH require ‘O’ level credits to include Mathematics.

(ii) ABU does not accept a combination of Local Languages and Religious Knowledge.

(iii) BSU, UNIABUJA and UNN require at least a pass in Mathematics.

(iv) EBSU – Same as in Accountancy.

(v) NSUK (NASARAWA) accepts two ‘A’ level or IJMB passes chosen from Accounts, Business Management, Government and Statistics; NCE Government or ND Public Administration with at least lower credit.

(vi) UNN requires minimum entry requirement plus credit level pass in English Language, Government or History and Mathematics at SSCE or GCE O’ level.

(v) OAU requires five credit in English Language, Mathematics and any 3 of Economics, Government/History and Geography at not more than 2 sittings.

(vi) UNIBEN requires five credit to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics/Commerce,, Government/History and any other two Social Science subjects at not more than 2 sittings.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration or Waiver (waiver) to study Public Administration?

(i) UNIZIK requires Mathematics, Economics and any other Arts or Social Science subject. Geography is not acceptable.

(ii) EBSU requires Economics and any other Social Science subjects.

(iii) AAUA accepts any three Arts or Social Science subjects.

(iv) OAU requires English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any of Government, History, and Geography.

(v) SALEM requires Government, Economics and any Social Science subject.

(vi) UNIBEN requires Government/History, one Social Science subject and any other subject.

(vii) ABU accepts History in lieu of Government.


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  1. Aimienoho sophia

    I added Crs as my jamb subject combination for public admin course but I failed it in weac.will it affect my admission into AAU

    • Fatherprada

      No, CRS is not a core subject for public administration. failing it in waec has no effect on your admission. Just make sure you pass the required core subject in waec

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