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Waec and Jamb Subject Combination For Public Administration
Waec and Jamb Subject Combination For Public Administration

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination For Public Administration: What are the JAMB Subject combination to study Public Administration in Nigeria?, Must I pass Maths in WAEC to study Public Admin?, what subjects are needed to study Public Administration?, What Subject Will I write in JAMB to Study Public Admin?

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Waec and Jamb Subject Combination For Public Administration
WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination For Public Administration

For everyone who plans to study Public Administration in Nigeria, it is important and necessary you know the subjects that are required to becoming a Public Administrator in Nigeria.

I have seen cases, where students who wish to study a particular course go ahead to register the wrong subject combination in JAMB and in their O’level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) simply because they were not well informed and would later start searching for means with which correct the mistake.


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Luckily for you, with the aid of this guide you will be fully endowed with the required WAEC and JAMB Subject combination to study Public Administration in any University in Nigeria, mind you, this subject combination is the same for all Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria.

So, irrespective of the school you want to study in (UNIBEN, UI, UNILAG, DELSU e.t.c) these are the subjects you must enroll and pass to be eligible for admission to study Public Administration in Nigeria.

If you must study Public Administration in Nigeria you must first get a minimum of five (5) credits in your O’ level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) core courses and enroll four (4) subjects in JAMB which you should score at least 220 to increase your chances of admission. P.S; See JAMB Cut off mark for all Schools


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G. JAMB Syllabus For Christian Religious Studies (CRS)

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J. JAMB Literature in English Syllabus

K. JAMB Computer Studies Syllabus

Subjects Required To Study Public Administration

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The subjects Required to study Public Administration in Nigeria are…

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Economics
  • Government*
  • Commerce*

Some of these subjects may not be required in some cases (JAMB or O’level), I will highlight each of these subject and in what instances they may be applicable or needed.

Government and Commerce: Commerce and Government subjects are core for your O’ level exams like WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or GCE. But for JAMB you may decide to or to not enroll either Government or Chemistry, that is, neither Government or Commerce is required in JAMB to study Public Administration it is only needed in your O’ level.

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Other Subjects: English Language, Economics and Mathematics are required for both JAMB and your O’ level if you must study Public Administration.

JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study Public Administration

Jamb subject Combination for Public Administration
JAMB subject Combination for Public Administration

To Study Public Administration, the follow subjects will be enrolled for JAMB and WAEC…

JAMB Subject Combination For Public Administration

The four (4) subjects you must enroll in JAMB (with Use of English compulsory irrespective of the course you intend to study) for Public Administration, are…

  • Use of English
  • Economics
  • Mathematics and
  • any other Social Science subject.

To be assured of admission, you will need to score very high in JAMB, let’s say 250 and above. P.S; you should see my ultimate guide on How To Pass JAMB 2024/2025 With High Score (300+)

WAEC Subject Combination For Public Administration

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WAEC student Portal

Unlike JAMB, you will be required to sit for a minimum of Eight subjects (8) and a maximum of nine (9), out of this Nine or Eight subjects, five are core subjects specific for the course you wish to study which in this case is Public Administration.

In WAEC, core subjects to study Public Administration are…

  • Economics
  • Government
  • Commerce
  • Mathematics
  • English Language

The remaining three (3) or four (4) subjects will be determined by you.

Mind you: This subject combination for WAEC is applicable for all O’ level exams such as NECO, NABTEB e.t.c

By core I mean subjects that lean directly to your field. Failure to pass these core courses can deny a student admission.

Requirements To Study Public Administration Through Direct Entry

Student who which to study Public Administration through direct entry should have either of the following requirements…

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List Of Federal Universities That Offers Public Administration

Below are schools you can study Public Administration;

  1. Adamawa State University, Mubi
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  3. Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
  4. Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  5. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  6. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden
  7. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  8. Anambra State University, Uli
  9. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  10. Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State
  11. Bayero University, Kano
  12. Baze University, Fct, Abuja
  13. Benue State University, Makurdi
  14. Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu
  15. Crawford University,Faith City, Km 8, Atan-Agbara Road, Igbesa
  16. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  17. Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
  18. Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State
  19. Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State
  20. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
  21. Fountain University, Osogbo
  22. Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike
  23. Gombe State University, Tudun Wada, Gombe
  24. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  25. Kogi State University, Anyigba
  26. Lead City University , Ibadan
  27. Madonna University, Okija
  28. Mountain Top University, Makogi/Oba, Ogun State
  29. Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  30. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  31. Novena University Ogume
  32. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  33. Obong University, Obong, Ntak
  34. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu
  35. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  36. Redeemers University
  37. Salem University, Lokoja
  38. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
  39. Tansain University, Oba, Anambra State
  40. Taraba State University, Jalingo
  41. Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina
  42. University Of Abuja,Abuja
  43. University Of Benin, Benin City
  44. University Of Calabar, Calabar
  45. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  46. University Of Maiduguri
  47. Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto
  48. Veritas University, Abuja
  49. Yobe State University, Damaturu

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Government compulsory for Public Administration in JAMB?

NO, Government is not a compulsory subject to sit for in JAMB if you want to study Public Administration, but it is accepted for Admission to study Public Administration, that is, instead of enrolling Commerce in JAMB, you can instead enroll Government as a subject in JAMB.

What are the compulsory subjects for Public Administration?

The Compulsory Subject for Public Administration In JAMB are Use of English, Economics, Mathematics and any other Social Science subject..

While for WAEC; English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Government and Commerce.

What are the main subject for Public Administration?

The main subjects to study Public Administration in JAMB is Mathematics, English Language and Economics. Government or commerce can be used also to complete the number of subject to be four (4).

Is maths compulsory in JAMB for Public Administration?

YES, Mathematics is a compulsory subject to study Public Administration in both JAMB and WAEC. So make sure you work on your Mathematics prowess if you wish to be a Public Administrator

Is there Public Administration in JAMB?

No, there is no subject called Public Administration in JAMB. the only subjects you can sit for in JAMB if you want to study Public Administration are; Use of English, Mathematics, Economics, Government/Commerce

Can I Study Public Admin Without commerce in JAMB?

YES, you can study Public Administration without Commerce, but you will have to replace the subject (commerce) with Government.

In Summary

To study Public Administration you need to sit for four (4) subjects in JAMB which are Economics, Use of English, Mathematics and any other Social Science subject. and have at least credits (C6) in your Five (5) core courses which includes: English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Government and Commerce.

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Two (2)’A’ Level passes including Economics.Five (5) SSC credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two (2) other relevant subjects.Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subject
Summary table of JAMB Subject Combination to study Public Administration

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