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JAMB Brochure for Political Science and Public Administration Under Faculty of Social and Management Sciences


This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Political Science and Public Administration under the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences in Nigeria. You will see the UTME subject combination needed to apply for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you require to successfully apply for the course.

List of Degree Awarding Institutions that Offer Political Science and Public Administration

  • Ambrose Alli University
  • Benson Idahosa University
  • Igbinedion University
  • Kwara State University
  • Rhema University
  • University of Benin
  • Western Delta University

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Political Science and Public Administration under the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences in the institutions listed above are:

Three Arts or Social Science subjects

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNIBEN accept Government or History, one other Social Science subject and any other subject

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Political Science and Public Administration as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes including English Language Government or History and at least a pass in Mathematics

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) WESTERN-DEL requires five SSCE credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Government and one other Social Science subject plus and other subject of Choice

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Political Science and Public Administration as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: Two ‘A’ level passes in Government and one other Social Science subject

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNIBEN accepts merit in ND (Upper Credit)/HND (Lower Credit) in Public Administration or Mass Communication; ND/NCE (overall merit) with Credit pass in Government/History and any other Social Science subject. Direct Entry candidates must satisfy UTME requirements.

(ii) WESTERN-DEL accepts
a) At least two ‘A’ level passes in any one of the following subjects. Government, History, Economics or Geography.

(IIi) UNIABUJA accepts two A level credit passes in Arts or Social science subjects. Or NCE (minimum10 points) /ND (upper credit) in social works and other relevant discipline in addition to the ‘O’ level requirements.

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