JAMB Subject Combination for Mass Communication

The JAMB Subject Combination For Mass Communication for the 2023/2024 academic session has been released and published online. All candidates who want to study Mass Communication in Nigeria should take note of this important information, especially all UTME and Direct Entry (D.E) candidates.

When applying for admission to study Mass communication, it is important you choose the correct JAMB subject combination. If you score 300+ in JAMB, and above 80% in Post UTME screening, but select the wrong JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication, you won’t be offered admission into this course, and either be offered another course related to the subject combination.

This is the major reason why I always advise candidates going for any course to first know the right and correct subject combination for their course, including the Waec/Neco subjects too.

Per UTME’s rule, candidates will be sitting for FOUR (4) subjects, and are allowed to choose three (3) subjects themselves, because the USE Of English is compulsory for all JAMBities. I’ll be sharing with you, the official UTME Correct JAMB subjects you need to study Mass Communication at Federal Universities, State Universities, Private universities, and Polytechnics in Nigeria.

JAMB Subject Combination for Mass Communication:

JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication is:

  • English Language.
  • Literature.
  • Government.
  • CRK.

This means that for you to study Mass Communication in Nigeria, you need to sit for the above four (4) UTME subject combination for Mass Communication in JAMB. English Language is called “Use of English” in JAMB, it’s pre-selected by JAMB already.

Main Subjects Required for Mass Communication in JAMB are:

  • Use of English.

  • Literature.

  • Government.

  • CRK.

Direct Entry JAMB Subject Combination for Mass Communication.

  1. English Language.

  2. Literature.

  3. Government.

  4. CRK.

With the above JAMB subject combination, you can study Mass communication in any higher institution. Take note that the above UTME and Direct Entry JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication students apply to all universities in Nigeria, including private Universities, State Universities, and federal universities offering Mass Communication as a course.

ALSO SEE: List of Nigeria Polytechnics Offering Mass Communication.

However, you can use this combination, Use of English, Literature, Government, and CRK, to study Mass Communication in UNILAG, UNIBEN, UNIUYO, UNILORIN, ABU, LASU, UNICAL, OAU, UNIZIK, UNIPORT and UI and a host of other tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

WAEC Subjects Combination For Mass Communication.

Mass Communication Required subjects in WAEC include;

1.       Mathematics
2.       English Language
3.       Civic Education
4.       Literature In English
5.       Government
6.       History
7.       Economics
8.       CRS/IRS
9.       Any Other Subjects

NECO Subjects Combination For Mass Communication:

To study Mass Communication as a course in any Nigerian tertiary institution and you’ll be using NECO result, here are the official JAMB approved required subjects in NECO;

1. Mathematics.
2. English Language
Civic Education
4. Literature In English
5. Government
6. History
7. Economics
9. Any Other Subjects

NABTEB Subjects For Mass Communication.

Candidates who wishes to study Mass Communication, and choose to use their NABTEB result for O’level result should take note that these are the official JAMB approved and required subjects for NABTEB;

1. Mathematics
2. English Language
3. Civic Education
4. Literature In English
5. Government
6. History
7. Economics
9. Any Other Subjects

Mass Communication Requirements.

  1. If you are applying for admission into any Nigerian tertiary institutions to study Mass Communication, know that you must have at least CREDIT passes in your O’level result (WAEC, NABTEB or NECO) in the following subjects; English Language and Mathematics, and this result should be obtained at not more than two (2) sittings. However, some popular universities required one sitting.
  2. According to JAMB, you should be at least, Sixteen (16) years old by the 31st day of October in the year of admission, or your admission will be postponed.
  3. All tertiary institutions have their specified cut off points. You should endeavour to meet your selected institution’s Cut-off mark for Mass Communication.
  4. Have a good JAMB, O’level result to stand a better chance of getting admitted. Try scoring high if the school you selected for JAMB will be writing the Post UTME examination.

Mass Communication Direct Entry Requirements.

Candidates seeking admission to study Mass communication through Direct Entry (DE) should take note of the following:

  1. According to the JAMB syllabus, you need a minimum of five (5) credits in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE/GCE) Ordinary Level Credits in a maximum of two (2) sittings.
  2. Degree (First Class/Second Class Upper) in any field related to this course before applying.
  3. As a Direct Entry candidate, it is mandatory that you purchase the Direct Entry form through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the school you’re applying for.
  4. A minimum of Merit Pass in the National Certificate of Education (NCE), National Diploma (ND) and other Advanced Level Certificates.
  5. Depending on the shool you’re applying for, it’s essential to know the prerequisites that are acceptable to the Senate of your University of choice, and are equivalent to (1) and (4) above. In addition, DE candidate must also satisfies the Faculty/Departmental entry requirements.

Universities That Offers Mass Communication.

  • 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, UNIJOS.
  • University Of Lagos.
  • University Of Maiduguri.
  • University Of Mkar, Gboko.
  • University Of Nigeria Nsukka.
  • University Of Uyo.
  • Wellspring University, Irhihi/Ogbaneki, Benin City.
  • Wesley University, Ondo state.
  • Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Is Literature Compulsory for Mass Communication in JAMB?


The answer is No. Selecting Literature as a subject during JAMB registration is NOT COMPULSORY for Mass Communication. You can replace it with any art subject mentioned above. Take note that you can actually register for JAMB to study Mass Communication at any University in Nigeria without choosing Literature as one of the subjects.

However, it is vital to note here that the Use of English is the only compulsory subject for Mass Communication in JAMB, but having Literature as one of the subjects is added advantage too.

Is Government compulsory for Mass Communication in jamb?

NO, Government is not a compulsory subject if you want to study Mass Communication.

However, you should know that Government is accepted for Admission to study Mass Communication. However, for whatever reason you have that you won’t want to choose government during your JAMB registration, you can choose another subject that must be an Art or Social Science subject.

What are the compulsory subjects for Mass Communication?

The #1 subject required by JAMB for admission to study Mass Communication is Use of English.

The remaining three Subjects will be decided by you (Any three (3) Arts or Social Science subjects) you’re good at. This is essentially, choosing art or social science subjects you have wealth of knowledge on, so you can answer the JAMB questions correctly, and score high.

However, it’s another game altogether for O’level. Either for WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, it’s; English Language, Mathematics and three (3) other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences (Government, Economics, Commerce, CRS e.t.c).

What are the main subject for Mass Communication?

The major subjects required by JAMB and tertiary institutions in Nigeria to study Mass Communication is English Language. You can choose any other art or Social Science Subject like Government, CRS, IRS, Commerce e.t.c can be used also to complete the number of subjects to be the four (4) subjects as required by JAMB.

Is maths compulsory in JAMB for Mass Communication?

NO, Mathematics is not a compulsory subject to study Mass Communication or select during your JAMB registration.

However, it is mandatory and compulsory in your O’level result. According to the JAMB syllabus, all candidates seeking admission to study Mass communication must have at least, a pass in Mathematics, but you can simply ignore this subject during your JAMB registration.

Can I Study Mass Communication Without commerce in Jamb?


According to JAMB syllabus, you can study Mass Communication without selecting Commerce as one of your subject during JAMB registration. However, take note that you will need to replace Commerce with other Art or Social science Subjects.


Candidates who are planning to study Mass Communication in any Nigerian Universities should know that it’s mandatory to have at least, a CREDIT in Mathematics And English Language in your O’level results (WAEC, NECO, GCE).


It will certainly be in your good interest not to apply for Mass Communication if you have a D7, F9, or E8 in Mathematics, English Language or in any of the JAMB subjects required for Mass Communication. This is because mass communication is a very popular course, and the numbers of candidates seeking admission to study this course certainly have better results.

This is how admission works, the school you applied for, will first select candidates with the higher JAMB score, and better O’level result.

If you have better results in the JAMB subject combinations for Mass Communication in secondary school before applying for admission into any University, it will be much easier for you to be offered admission to study Mass Communication that candidates with lower results like D7, E8.


Candidates applying for admission to study Mass Communication, but used the wrong subject combination for Mass Communication are NOT barred from participating in the Pre-Admission Screening Exercise, However, the sad thing is that you are mostly likely to be offered admission in a related field close to Mass communication.

After you’ve successfully registered for UTME, note that the JAMB Brochure CD given to you contains the official UTME subject combination requirements for Mass Communication by Nigerian Universities. That is where we pulled out this information.

If your O’level result (WAEC, NECO, NABTEB) are yet to be released, do note that you can actually apply for Mass Communication with awaiting results. However, most institutions in Nigeria will demand that you upload your O’level result during your Admission clearance.

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