JAMB Subject Combination for Mass Communication

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Mass Communication is one of the most popular courses in Nigeria, because hundreds of thousands are interested in studying this course. Here is the original and officially correct JAMB subject combination for mass communication.

If you are aiming to study Mass Communication at any Nigerian University or Polytechnic, then it’s imperative that you must register for the JAMB UTME exercise.

During the registration, you will be asked to choose the correct O’level subjects for your course. This is where you will be required to enter the right subject combinations, or else, you may likely not be offered admission to study this course, even if you score 400/400 in UTME.

In this article, I will be publishing the correct UTME subject combination for Mass Communication for candidates who will be sitting in this year’s UTME exercise.

jamb subject combination for mass communication


JAMB Subject Combination For Mass Communication

  • English Language (compulsory for all courses)
  • Literature in English,
  • Economics and
  • Any other Social Science subject.

O’level Subject Combination for Mass Communication.

Depending on the O’level examination you sat for, either it’s WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects to study Mass Communication in a Nigerian University/Polytechnic. However, if your first result had issues, You can register for less than 9 subjects when resitting for another O’level exam.

Do note that you are required to possess at least, 5 credit passes amongst the below-mentioned nine (9) subjects before you can be offered admission by any Nigerian university/Polytechnics to study Mass Communication.

  1. Mathematics
  2. English.
  3. Civic Education.
  4. Trade Subject.
  5. Government.
  6. Literature.
  7. Economics/Food and Nutrition.
  8. CRS/IRS Or Geography.
  9. Igbo/Yoruba/Hausa.

Universities That Offer/Study Mass Communication (Masscom).

  1. Abia State University, Uturu.
  2. Achievers University Owo.
  3. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko.
  4. Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State.
  5. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
  6. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo.
  7. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden.
  8. Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin.
  9. American University Of Nigeria, Yola.
  10. Anambra State University, Uli.
  11. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo.
  12. Bayero University, Kano.
  13. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City.
  14. Benue State University, Makurdi.
  15. Bingham University, Karu.
  16. Bowen University, Iwo.
  17. Caleb University, Imota.
  18. Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu.
  19. Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota.
  20. Crawford University,Faith City, Km 8, Atan-Agbara Road, Igbesa.
  21. Crescent University, Abeokuta.
  22. Cross Rivers University Of Technology, Calabar.
  23. Delta State University, Abraka.
  24. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.
  25. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State.
  26. Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu.
  27. Fountain University, Osogbo.
  28. Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike.
  29. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State.
  30. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai.
  31. Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City.
  32. Imo State University, Owerri.
  33. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji.
  34. Kaduna State University, Kaduna.
  35. Kogi State University, Anyigba.
  36. Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin.
  37. Madonna University, Okija.
  38. Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
  39. National Open University Of Nigeria (NOUN).
  40. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK).
  41. Novena University Ogume.
  42. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu.
  43. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.
  44. Pan-Atlantic University, Ahmed Onibudo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
  45. Plateau State University, Bokkos (PSU).
  46. Redeemers University.
  47. Renaissance University, Ojiagu-Agbani, Enugu.
  48. Rhema University, Obeama, Rivers State (RHEMA).
  49. Rivers State University Of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt (RSUST).
  50. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State.
  51. Southwestern University, Okun-Owa, Ogun State.
  52. Tansain University, Oba, Anambra State.
  53. Taraba State University, Jalingo.
  54. University Of Benin, Benin City (UNIBEn).
  55. University Of Ilorin (UI).
  56. University Of Jos, Jos (UNIJOS).
  57. University Of Lagos (UNILAG).
  58. University Of Maiduguri (UNIMAID).
  59. University Of Mkar, Gboko.
  60. University Of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).
  61. University Of Uyo (UNIUYO).
  62. Wellspring University, Irhihi/Ogbaneki, Benin City.
  63. Wesley University Of Science And Technology. Ondo.
  64. Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State.

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Special Consideration (waiver) to study Mass Communication.

  • The Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) require a pass in Mathematics before you can be offered admission to study this course in the school.
  • While these universities listed below:
    University of Jos (UNIJOS),
    University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN),
    Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU),
    Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo all require a credit pass in Literature in English before you can study Mass Comm as a course.
  • Cross River State University of Science & Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH) requires credit passes in Literature in English, plus at least a pass in Mathematics to enable you to study this course in their school.
  • While the Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) requires credit in Literature in English, English Language and any other three subjects plus at least a pass in Mathematics.
  • Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) requires credit passes that must include English Language, Literature in English and three other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.
  • Covenant University Ota requires ‘O’ level five credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English, one Science subject from Biology, Health/General Science, Agriculture Science, Physics and Chemistry one from Social Science or Arts. Social Science subjects such as Geography, Economics, Government, Commerce, Principle of Account, Book Keeping. Arts such as Bible Knowledge, History. etc.
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes or five-level passes in T.C. II or equivalent qualification at not more than two sittings. Subjects should include English Language and any two Arts subjects
  • The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires credit level passes in Literature-in-English and an approved science subject plus at least a pass in Mathematics.
  • Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU) – Same as in the English Language.

What is Mass Communication?

Here is a brief explanation for candidates who don’t fully grasp or understand what Mass communication is all about. Mass communication is the study of how people exchange information through mass media to a large number of the population at the same time. Thanks to Technology, there are many opportunities for graduates of this course.

Mass communication refers to the imparting and exchanging of information on a large scale to a wide range of people.

What is a Degree in Mass Communication?

A degree in Mass Communication is a course of study, which opens up doors to different types of careers, which range from advertising and broadcasting to public relations, journalism, and publishing.

With a degree in Mass communication or having a Mass Communication major, you’ll examine how media works and affects our society.

What are the four Jamb subjects for Mass Communication?

The correct four JAMB subject combination will be the Use of English, Literature in English, Economics and Government. The combination of these four subjects is a valid one for students who want to study Mass Comm. However, any social science subject to replace government is deemed fit.

Mass Communication is how many years course?

4 (four) Years course.

Studying Mass Communication at any federal or state-owned University or Polytechnic through UTME requires four years. However, if you were admitted to study Mass Communication through Direct Entry (D.E), you will study this course for three years.

o level subject combination for mass communication.

These are the o level subject combination to study Mass Communication. It is mandatory that each applying candidate must have obtained a minimum of five (5) ‘O’ level credits in the following subjects; English Language or Literature in English, Economics and Government plus a pass in Mathematics.

is economics compulsory for mass communication in JAMB?

Economics is not as important as literature to study mass communication. Some universities accept commerce in place of economics.

Which subject is compulsory for Mass Communication?

English Language, Literature in English and an approved science subject. A pass in Mathematics is required by almost all Nigerian higher institutions.

is CRS/IS compulsory for Mass Communication?


The reason why it’s usually added is that many students do choose to write CRS in WAEC/NECO/GCE, since CRS is one of the popular Art subjects. However, if you have another subject that could replace CRS, please do not hesitate to replace it.

Can I study Mass Communication without Literature in Jamb?


it is compulsory in all Nigerian higher institutions (Universities and Polytechnics), that you must have at least, credit pass in English, Literature in Eng, CRS and Math with any other 1 art subject to study mass comm. However, if you have another O’level result where you had a better grade in literature, you can combine results, it’s acceptable.

What course can I do without Literature?

Just in case your literature score is below average, here are some amazing courses you can study in the University without Literature.


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