WAEC, JAMB Subject for Public Administration – Under Social Science

Last updated on August 7th, 2018 at 08:57 am

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Public Administration; including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities 



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

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

The admission requirement to study Public Administration in Nigeria Universities includes one or a combination of ‘O’ level results or A-level result if you’re going through Direct Entry. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), where you can work with the degree and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. If you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that may be of benefit to you.


What is O level/WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Public Administration?
The subjects needed to study Public Administration in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Public Administration must include

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

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

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects needed) for Public Administration?
You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just an advice) because anything short of that may deny you of 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 write in jamb) for Public Administration are

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


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Public Administration?
Two ‘A’ level passes including Economics

Just a reminder: Everything you have read so far is a general requirement, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with 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.

So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Public Administration, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Public Administration?
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

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

List of Nigeria Universities 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


The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Public Administration have been listed above. Yet, 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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