Here’s the officially approved WAEC and JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication for the 2023 academic session.
What are the JAMB Subject combination to study Mass Communication in Nigeria? If you’re aiming to study Mass Communication in Nigerian tertiary institutions, and are yet to write the JAMB examination, this guide is for you.
Before registering for JAMB 2023, there are some important questions you need answers to, before commencing your registration. Most of these JAMB registration centres staff do not know answers to questions like:
- Must I pass Maths in WAEC to study Mass Communication?
- What subjects are needed to study Mass Communication?
- How many years does it take to study Mass Communication?
- What subjects should I score high in to study Mass Communication?
Candidates who are aiming to study Mass Communication as a course in any Nigerian University or Polytechnic should know the requirements for this course, and tertiary institutions in Nigeria approved by the NUC to study this course.
Don’t fall into the category of students who during their JAMB UTME registration, choose the wrong JAMB subject combination for their course, and in their O’level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB), because they did not search for it.
Take note that this JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication is the same for all Federal, state, Private Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria. Because the combination is approved by JAMB and the National Universities Commission (NUC), and these bodies are the powerhouse of admission and Education in Nigeria.
The school you select in your JAMB registration does not matter, because these are the subjects you must enroll and pass to be qualified for admission to study Mass Comm.
As a candidate seeking admission to study Mass Communication in any Nigerian tertiary institution, be aware that you must first get a minimum of five (5) credits in your O’ level result (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) core courses.
While in your JAMB, during registration, select four (4) subjects and score at least 200 and above, to increase your chances of getting admitted. Take note that Universities are allowed to choose their cut-off marks for admission. The higher the number of candidates applying for admission, the higher the tertiary institution’s JAMB cut off mark.
Subjects Required To Study Mass Communication.
- English Language.
- Literature in English.
- You can select two (2) Arts or Social Science subjects (Government, Economics, Commerce e.t.c).
Allow me to quickly go through these subjects and in what instances they may be needed. This is important for candidates seeking admission either through UTME or Direct Entry (JAMB D.E).
Government, Commerce, CRS: These subjects for candidates seeking to study Mass Communication course are considered core subjects for your O’ level examination like WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or GCE. However, in JAMB, you can decide to select either Government or Commerce. The reason is that these two subjects, Government and Commerce are both NOT required in JAMB to study Mass Communication. They are both important at your O’ level.
Literature in English and Mathematics: Subjects like Literature in English and Mathematics are compulsory and you must have at least, a pass in your O’ level result. However, it’s not a must to select both subjects for JAMB. Note that in JAMB, there’s nothing like Literature in English, because it’s merged together with Use of English.
Other Subjects: The major subject that are essential for Mass communication is English Language. This subject is required for both JAMB and O’ level. Without this subject, you won’t be pffered admission to study Mass Comm.
JAMB Subject Combination For Mass Communication.
Every candidate must choose four subjects. However, Use of English is compulsory, so you can only select three other subjects that are the correct combination for your course.
- Use of English.
- Any three (3) Arts or Social Science subjects.
The are the JAMB subject combination to study Mass Communication and are extracted from the official JAMB Brochure 2023. If you’re confused, here are subject combination most Mass communication candidates register in JAMB; Use of English, Government, Literature in English and Commerce.
WAEC Subject Combination For Mass Communication.
In WAEC, candidates are required to sit for a minimum of Eight subjects (8) and a maximum of nine (9) subjects. Note that out of this Nine or Eight subjects you select, at least five of these subjects are core subjects specific for the course you wish to study.
These are the WAEC core subjects you need to pass before you can be qualified to study Mass Communication in any Nigerian tertiary institution.
- English Language
- Government, Economics, Commerce, CRS (Note that you can select three (3) other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences)
- The remaining three (3) or four (4) subjects should be subjects you’re good at.
Important Note: The WAEC subject combination for Mass communication is applicable for other O’ level examinations like GCE, NECO, and NABTEB. Candidates who failed these core subjects in their O’level examination may likely NOT be offered admission to study this course.
List Of Universities That Offers Mass Communication.
Take note that not all Universities in Nigeria offers Mass Communication. To avoid selecting institutions during your JAMB registration that are not approved by the NUC to offer Mass Communication, we created this list.
I have provided you with the list of Universities that offers Mass Communication in Nigeria.
- Abia State University, Uturu.
- Achievers University Owo.
- Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko.
- Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State.
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
- Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo.
- Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden.
- Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin.
- American University Of Nigeria , Yola.
- Anambra State University, Uli.
- Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo.
- Bayero University, Kano.
- Benson Idahosa University, Benin City.
- Benue State University, Makurdi.
- Bingham University, Karu.
- Bowen University, Iwo.
- Caleb University, Imota.
- Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu.
- Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota.
- Crawford University,Faith City, Km 8, Atan-Agbara Road, Igbesa.
- Crescent University, Abeokuta.
- Cross Rivers University Of Technology, Calabar.
- Delta State University, Abraka.
- Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.
- Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State.
- Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu.
- Fountain University, Osogbo.
- Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike.
- Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State.
- Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai.
- Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City.
- Imo State University, Owerri.
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji.
- Kaduna State University, Kaduna.
- Kogi State University, Anyigba.
- Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin.
- Madonna University, Okija.
- Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
- National Open University Of Nigeria.
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
- Novena University Ogume.
- Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu.
- Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.
- Pan-Atlantic University, Ahmed Onibudo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
- Plateau State University, Bokkos.
- Redeemers University.
- Renaissance University, Ojiagu-Agbani, Enugu.
- Rhema University , Obeama, Rivers State.
- Rivers State University Of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt.
- Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State.
- Southwestern University, Okun-Owa, Ogun State.
- Tansain University, Oba, Anambra State.
- Taraba State University, Jalingo.
- University Of Benin, Benin City.
- University Of Ilorin, Ilorin.
- University Of Jos, Jos.
- University Of Lagos.
- University Of Maiduguri.
- University Of Mkar, Gboko.
- The University Of Nigeria Nsukka.
- University Of Uyo.
- Wellspring University, Irhihi/Ogbaneki, Benin City.
- Wesley University Of Science And Technology. Ondo.
- Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State.
Top 10 Best Universities Offering Mass Communication.
- University of Lagos, Lagos State (UNILAG)
- Lagos State University, Lagos State (LASU)
- Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna State(ABU)
- Babcock University, Ogun State (BABCOCK).
- The University of Ilorin, Kwara State (UNILORIN)
- University of Benin, Edo State (UNIBEN)
- Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE)
- Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State (OOU)
- COVENANT UNIVERSITY (COVENANT).
- Kwara State University, Kwara State (KWASU)
Mass Communication Admission FAQ.
What is the subject compulsory in JAMB for Mass Communication?
These are the UTME Requirement for candidates seeking admission to study Mass Comm: Five (5) SSC credit passes in subjects like: English Language, Literature in English and Government, and a pass in Mathematics.
What is JAMB cutoff mark for Mass Communication?
Most federal institutions have set their official JAMB Cut Off Mark for Mass Communication at 200. However, some State Universities pegged theirs at 180. While most Private Universities accepts the official JAMB cut off marks for admission to study this course.
What are the UTME requirements for Mass Communication?
UTME Requirement for Mass Communication: Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language and four (4) other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences.
Can I study Mass Communication without Mathematics?
“YES“. Most Federal, state and private universities and polytechnics do not need Mathematics to offer you admission to study this course. However, the important subjects required are English, Literature in English and any other two subjects). Note that you must have at least, a credit pass in government.
What are the four subjects required for Mass Communication?
These should include English Language, Literature in English and an approved science subject. Take note that you are required to have a pass in Mathematics in your O’level result. Candidates seeking admission through Direct Entry must possess the Higher School Certificate/General Certificate of Education (G.C.E.)