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JAMB Subject Combination For Public Administration And WAEC 2023

NECO, WAEC, and JAMB are three solid educational institutions in Nigeria that have become a ground that every perspective and anticipating undergraduate ought to step on before entering into a tertiary institution.

This article is to help foster the knowledge of candidates who are interested to get more knowledge about the JAMB subject combination for public administration and WAEC subject requirements that will provide them a better chance of gaining entrance into the Department of Public Administration in any tertiary school of their choice.

The subject combination in JAMB UTME and Subject requirement in WAEC has to do with the appropriate and relevant subject needed to be able to secure admission into the institution they want to be. Such a subject must be duly registered and passed before a candidate can boast of making it into college.

The JAMB subject combination for Public Administration precisely is based on the course an individual wants to study, the four (4) subjects chosen must be in line with the course registered and that of WAEC the subjects are based on the class you are either Science, Art or Commerce all subjects must be in line with the classes. 

JAMB Subject Combination For Public Administration

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Government

WAEC Subject Requirement For Public Administration

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Trade Subject


JAMB is an educational body whose main concern is based on supervising matriculation or entrance examination conducted for potential undergraduate aiming to be enrolled in one of the numerous tertiary institutions in Nigeria. JAMB is been in existence over 20 years and has ever since been effective in the education system of the nation.

The functions of the Board as provided for under Section 5 of Decree 33 of 1989 are as follows:

  1.    The appointment of Examiners, Moderators, Invigilators, members of the Subject panels and committees and other persons with respect to Matriculation Examinations and any other matters incidental thereto or connected therewith.
  2.    Give admission to suitably qualified candidates into different tertiary institutions after they must have recognized the following: The collation of information also dissemination of information on all issues regarding admissions into Tertiary institutions or any other matter relevant to the discharge of the functions of the Board.
  3.    The vacancies available in each Tertiary institution.
  4.    The guidelines approved by each Tertiary institution by its proprietors Or other competent authorities.
  5.    The preference expressed or otherwise indicated by the candidates for certain Tertiary institutions and courses.
  6.    Such other matters as the Board may be directed by the Honourable Minister to consider or the Board itself may consider appropriate in the circumstances.
  7.    JAMB is also in general control of the matriculation examination for admissions into all Polytechnics, Colleges of Education and Universities in Nigeria.
  8.    The carrying out of such other activities as are necessary or expedient for the full discharge of all or any of the functions conferred on it under or pursuant to this decree.


WAEC is a body that oversees the senior secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) majorly in most West African states. The examination conducted by WAEC is so important that without their result there is no how one can be admitted to any tertiary school in the country. they conduct four different categories of examinations which includes:

  1.    International Examinations
  2.    National Examinations
  3.    Examinations conducted in collaboration with other examining bodies
  4.    Examinations conducted on behalf of other examining bodies.


Public Administration is a popular course studied especially by students in the art field, most tertiary schools in the nation offer public administration and it is well accredited in the list of school itemized below:

  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
  50.    Kaduna Polytechnic (KADPOLY)
  51.    Abia State Polytechnic (ABIAPOLY)
  52.    Adamawa State Polytechnic (ADAMAWAPOLY)
  53.    Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic (AKANUPOLY)
  54.    Dorben Polytechnic (DORBENPOLY)
  55.    Federal Polytechnic, Bida (BIDAPOLY)
  56.    Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi (BAUCHIPOLY)
  57.    Federal Polytechnic, Idah (IDAHPOLY)
  58.    Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro (ILAROPOLY)
  59.    Federal Polytechnic, Mubi (MUBIPOLY)
  60.    Federal Polytechnic, Nekede (NEKEDEPOLY)
  61.    Federal Polytechnic, Oko (OKOPOLY)
  62.    Institute of Management Technology, Enugu (IMTE)
  63.    Kano State Polytechnic (KANOPOLY)
  64.    Kwara State Polytechnic (KWARAPOLY)
  65.    Niger State Polytechnic (NIGERPOLY)
  66.    Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic (NUBAPOLY)
  67.    Rufus Giwa Polytechnic (RUGIPO)
  68.    The Polytechnic, Ibadan (IBADANPOLY)
  69.    Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH)
  70.    Kogi State Polytechnic (KSP)
  71.    Imo State Polytechnic (IMOPOLY)
  72.    Our Saviour Institute of Science, Agric. & Tech. (OSISATECH)
  73.    Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (ATAP)
  74.    College Of Administrative And Business Studies (COABS)
  75.    Edo State Institute Of Technology And Management (ESITM)
  76.    Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda (FEDPONAM)
  77.    Federal College Of Agriculture, Moor Plantation (FCAMP)
  78.    Fidei Polytechnic, Gboko (FIDEIPOLY)
  79.    Hassan Usman Katsina Poly (HUKPOLY)
  80.    Heritage Polytechnic (HERITAGE)
  81.    Jigawa State Polytechnic (JIGPOLY)
  82.    Nasarawa State Polytechnic (NASPOLY)
  83.    Plateau State Polytechnic (PLAPOLY)
  84.    Polytechnic Of Sokoto (POLYSOK)
  85.    Rivers State College Of Arts And Science (RIVCAS)
  86.    Temple-gate Polytechnic (TEMPLEGATEPOLY)
  87.    Waziri Umaru Fed. Polytechnic Birnin Kebbi (WUFPBK)
  88.    Wolex Polytechnic (WOLEX)
  89.    The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki (TOPS)

Writing WAEC examination and JAMB examination is like facing a giant, but do not frail because with hard work and diligence in study and be a focus on the task at hand (which of course is getting the desired result) you will be among the successful candidates.


In conclusion, you have gained insight into WAEC subjects required and the JAMB subject combination for public administration, this should not be a “read and pass by” article but a piece of work that propels you for the task ahead. Remember with the right combination of subjects in JAMB and getting the desired results i.e. five credit pass in WAEC examination will surely pave the way in gaining admission into the school of choice. Also and most importantly ensure to beat the JAMB cut off the mark so that you can be among the best.


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