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JAMB Subjects for Public Administration —the Best Guide

If you are a JAMB candidate and have made up your mind to study Public Administration, this post is for you. I will be educating you on what the Public Admin course is all about. Thereafter, I will tell you the subjects for Public Administration in JAMB (i.e. the JAMB subject combination for Public Administration), and all the subjects needed for Public Administration in secondary school. In addition to the WAEC subjects for Public Administration, you will also see the Direct Entry subject requirements for Public Administration and other information you need to successfully gain admission.

WAEC and JAMB Subjects for Public Administration

One of the biggest challenges that Nigerian secondary school leavers face is making the right choice of a course to study at the tertiary level.

Of course, there are hundreds of courses out there and this fact is the primary reason for the confusion of many. A lot of them want to know what certain courses are all about. They seem to have interest in a number of courses based on what they think they have discovered about themselves. Or maybe because they heard there are many job opportunities and they’d be rich after studying this course or that course.

I’m writing this post for those who have reasons to believe that they have to study Public Administration. I want to tell you what the course is all about, the WAEC and JAMB subject combination for Public Administration and the brochure for various institutions. Thereafter, I will show you some of the career opportunities in Public Administration.

Hoping that you’d find this very helpful; but just in case you need more clarity on anything, feel free to use the comment section below. I will respond to you as quickly as possible.

What is Public Administration?

JAMB subjects for public administration

So what’s Public Administration course all about?

Public Administration is a course that acts as a compass for individuals who wish to understand and improve the way governments operate. It’s like the user guide for steering the ship of public organizations. In a nutshell, it teaches students what it takes to manage government bodies and non-profit organizations.

The course covers a variety of topics and offers a comprehensive view of how things work in the public sector. Students learn about budgeting and how to handle money efficiently and allocate resources wisely. Decision-making is another key focus, as individuals in public administration roles often find themselves at the forefront of choices that impact citizens’ lives. This involves understanding the ethical dimensions of decisions and ensuring they align with the public interest.

In Public Administration, students also learn strategies to create policies and implement programs that not only serve the greater good but also treat everyone fairly. This includes addressing issues of social justice, equity and inclusivity to build a government that represents and benefits all members of society.

Course Duration for Public Administration

Public Administration is a four year course for candidates who gain admission via the UTME mode. But those admitted via Direct Entry study it for three years. So the course duration for Public Administration varies depending on the student’s mode of entry.

Let’s continue to the next sections as we discuss the WAEC and JAMB subject combination for Public Administration.

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WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Public Administration

If you desire to study Public Administration in a Nigerian tertiary institution, you must understand the importance of entering the right JAMB subject combination during JAMB online registration. This also applies to your O’level subject combination.

Actually, if you fail to choose the correct subjects for Public Administration, you will not be offered admission no matter how well you perform in your JAMB exam. Sadly, this has been one of the reasons why many bright prospective university students lose their much-desired admission.

If you go through most of my writings on this website, you will notice that one of my visions is to guide aspirants properly. Because with proper guidance, you will avoid many mistakes and pitfalls in your search for admission.

So let me give you the correct JAMB subjects for Public Administration.

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JAMB Subject Combination for Public Administration

WAEC and JAMB subject combination for political science

What is the JAMB subject combination for Public Administration?

The correct JAMB subject combination for Public Administration is Use of English, Government or History, and any two of Economics, Literature and CRS/IRS.

Now, let me explain this a little bit.

Test of Use of English is compulsory for all JAMB candidates regardless of their prospective course. Hence, it is already an automatic part of the subjects required for Public Administration in JAMB.

But for Public Administration aspirants, there is one other compulsory subject. That is, Government or History. Please make no mistakes about this. If you must be admitted to study Public Administration in a Nigerian tertiary institution, you must write Use of English and Government or History.

The candidate can select any two of the following arts or social sciences subjects to make up their subjects for Public Administration: Literature, Economics, CRS/IRS, Geography and so on.

This means that you can pick any two subjects from the list above to complete your JAMB subjects for Public Administration. If you are wise, you will select your best two out of the list.

Typically for most aspirants, the subjects needed to study Public Administration in JAMB are Use of English, Government, Economics and CRS/IRS.

Many others still prefer this JAMB subject combination for Public Administration: Use of English, Government, Literature and Economics.

Any one of them is okay as long as English and Government are there.

Read Also: JAMB Brochure for Public Administration

Other Courses you Can Study with JAMB Subject Combination for Public Administration

There are several other courses that have the same JAMB subject combination as Public Administration. In other words, you can choose the same JAMB subject combination for Public Administration when applying for any of them. More so, you can confidently apply for them for supplementary admission in case you missed merit admission for Public Administration.

The following courses have the same JAMB subject combination as Public Administration:

  1. Political Science
  2. History and International Studies
  3. Philosophy

WAEC Subjects for Public Administration

waec subject combination for Political Science
WAEC Students Portal

Now you need to understand that beyond choosing the right JAMB subjects for Public Administration, there are other requirements for admission.

You must also meet the necessary O’level requirements. This means that you must have credited the necessary subjects in your SSCE in order to qualify for admission. Otherwise, you will not be offered admission.

You want to ask what are the subjects needed for Public Administration in WAEC? In other words, what is the right WAEC subjects for Public Administration for a secondary school student?

Below are the nine subjects required for Public Administration in WAEC:

  1. Mathematics
  2. English language
  3. Government or History
  4. Civic Education
  5. Economics
  6. Literature
  7. CRS/IRS
  8. A trade subject
  9. Nigerian Language

The first five subjects above are your core subjects and you must ensure that you register them. Your core subjects, as a Public Administration aspirant, are the essential O’level subjects that form the foundation of Public Administration.

You must strive to obtain five credits in your core O’level subjects in order to qualify for admission into Public Administration.

Note: The WAEC subject combination given above for Public Administration is also applicable for all other O’level exams including NECO, NABTEB and so on.

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Other Public Administration Admission Requirements

Now you need to understand that beyond choosing the right JAMB subject combination for Public Administration, there are other requirements for admission.

You must also meet the necessary O’level requirements. This means that you must have credited the necessary subjects in your SSCE in order to qualify for admission. Otherwise, you will not be offered admission.

Note that sometimes, these other requirements vary with respect to institutions. So you will need to Click this Link to read other important requirements for admission into Public Administration as they have to do with your prospective institution. That is, the institution you have in mind to attend.

This is very important as you will find more answers to the questions you might have concerning Public Administration.

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Requirements to Study Public Administration Through Direct Entry

Beyond the UTME mode, candidates can gain admission to study Public Administration through Direct Entry for a duration of 3 years. But candidates who wish to be admitted into Public Administration via Direct Entry must have one of the following requirements:

Ensure that you go through the latest JAMB Brochure to see all the remarks and waivers for Public Administration in different Nigerian Universities. Take advantage of the ones that favor you.

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List of Universities that Offer Public Administration Course in Nigeria

There are many notable private, state and federal universities that offer Law in Nigeria. Here is a list of some of them…

  • ABSU
  • ABAUD
  • NDU
  • BU
  • AAU
  • ACU
  • UNIJOS
  • UNIUYO
  • RSUST
  • OAU
  • IMSU
  • UNIBEN
  • UNICAL
  • UNIPORT
  • UNN
  • NOUN
  • ABU
  • FUNAI
  • UNIMAID
  • MADONNA
  • NAU
  • UI
  • BIU
  • UNIOSUN
  • RSUST

Of course, the list of universities above is not exhaustive. If you wish to find other universities that offer the Public Administration course, you may need to go through the Latest JAMB Brochure on this website to see their specific entry requirements and waivers.

Alright. Let me conclude by helping you with some Public Administration jobs so that you will also be aware of the career opportunities available for graduates.

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Public Administration Jobs

Since no one plans to be jobless after graduation, career opportunities is a critical research to do before choosing a course.

So beyond knowing the JAMB subject combination for Public Administration, you also need to know the career opportunities there.

The good news is that there are many career opportunities available to graduates of Public Administration. More so, the field is very dynamic and constantly evolving. Hence, there are always new roles and opportunities for graduates to explore.

However, I will give you a list of 7 of the most common career opportunities for graduates of Public Administration.

Career Opportunities in Public Administration

The many career opportunities in Public Administration can be found in various sectors. Some of the sectors include government, politics, non-profits, education, private industry and so on.

Here are some of the job titles and fields:

  1. Public Administrators can work as public policy analysts. In that capacity, they evaluate and develop policies to address societal issues, and work to improve the effectiveness government programs.
  2. They can also work as government administrators where they manage the day-to-day operations of government agencies.
  3. They can lead and coordinate activities for non-profit organizations, and help them to achieve social goals.
  4. Public Administrators may work as urban planners. In that capacity, they plan and develop land use in urban areas.
  5. They can also work as budget analysts. In that capacity, they analyze financial data and prepare budgets for government agencies or non-profit organizations.
  6. They can work as human resources specialist with the responsibility of managing personnel matters within public organizations. They may handle recruitment, employee relations, as well as ensure that staff adhere to policies.
  7. Finally, Public Administrators may work as policy advisor or consultant. From their wealth of experience, they can offer expert advice to government officials or organizations on policy issues.

Frequently Asked Questions About JAMB Subjects for Public Administration

Is Literature Compulsory for Public Administration in JAMB?

No, Literature is not compulsory for  Public Administration in JAMB. This means that you must not choose Literature as one of your JAMB subject combination for Public Administration.

Can I Study Public Administration Without Literature in WAEC?

Yes, you can study Public Administration without Literature in your WAEC. Literature is not one of the five core O’level subjects for Public Administration. So if Public Administration is your prospective course and you are not too comfortable with Literature, you can decide not to offer it.

Can I Study Public Administration Without Commerce in JAMB?

YES, you can study Public Administration without Commerce. But you will have to replace Commerce with another relevant Art or Social Science subject.

Is Maths Compulsory for Public Administration in JAMB?

No, Mathematics is not a compulsory subject for Public Administration in JAMB but it is important that you make at least a credit pass in Math in your WAEC. So ensure that you work hard on your O’level Mathematics for WAEC while you ignore it for JAMB.

Can I Study Public Administration Without Mathematics in JAMB?

Yes, you can.

Is Government Compulsory for Public Administration in JAMB?

YES, Government is a compulsory subject in JAMB for aspirants of Public Administration. They also need to credit Government in their SSCE (either WAEC or NECO). So ensure that you put in the necessary effort to improve your proficiency in Government if you really wish to gain admission to study Public Administration. However, you may choose History (schools rarely offer History) instead of Government.

Is Economics Compulsory for Public Administration in JAMB?

No, Economics is not a compulsory subject for aspirants who wish to gain admission into Public Administration. So you MUST NOT choose it as one of your JAMB subject combination for Public Administration. However, Economics is accepted as one of the Social Science subjects you can use to make up your four subjects for Public Administration.

Can I Study Public Administration Without Economics in JAMB?

Yes, you can.

What are the Compulsory Subjects for Public Administration?

The Compulsory Subjects for Public Administration in JAMB are English, Government/History and any other two Arts or Social Science subjects.

While for WAEC, the compulsory subjects are English Language, Mathematics, Government or History and any other two Social Science or Art subjects.

What are the Subject Needed for Public Administration in JAMB?

The subjects needed to study Public Administration in JAMB are Use of English, Government or History and any other two Art or Social Science Subjects.

Is there Public Administration in JAMB Subjects?

No, there is no subject called Public Administration in JAMB examinations. The only subjects you can sit for in JAMB if you want to study Public Administration are the ones listed above.

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Conclusion of the Article: “JAMB Subjects for Public Administration”

In this article, we set out to discuss the JAMB subjects for Public Administration. We did justice to that and still went ahead to arm you with other salient information. Below is a table that summarizes the main points in this post.

Summary of the Requirements for Public Administration Course
9 O Level Subjects to Study Public AdministrationDirect Entry RequirementUTME RequirementJAMB Subjects for Public Administration
Mathematics
English language
Government or History
Civic Education
Economics
Literature
CRS or IRS
Nigerian Language
IJMB or JUPEB certificate.

Or

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.

Five O’ level credit passes which must include English Language, government or History, Mathematics and three other subjects.Use of English, Government or History and any other two Art or Social Science subjects.

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  1. Please can I study public admin without govt in jamb???
    And can I study business admin without govt in jamb??

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