Mass communication WAEC and JAMB subject combination

WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Mass Communication.

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Mass Communication degree. You can register for less than 9 subjects if you are resitting.


mass communication subjects for both WAEC, NECO and JAMB.

mass communication is one of the high paying course in Nigeria,

to study Mass communication in the university, you must be an art student.

However, you must have at least 5 credit passes amongst the 9 subjects listed below before you can gain admission into any Nigerian university to study the Mass Communication degree.


Remember, the subject combination you’re about to read is also applicable to all o level examinations. (WAEC, NECO and GCE). We have painstakingly highlighted the core subjects on which you must obtain credit before you can gain admission.

there are Subjects that you can’t put aside if you want to study Mass communication.


If however, you fail one of the core subjects, you should read through each university’s special requirements for this course below to see if there is a university that may accept another subject in lieu of the one you failed.

let’s check The 9 O level requirements for Mass Communication in Nigeria are:


Mass communication Subjects ( WAEC )

here are the list of Subjects you need to write in WAEC if you are to study Mass communication in the university.

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education
  • Trade Subject
  • Government
  • Literature in English
  • Economics/Food and Nutrition
  • CRS/IRS Or Geography
  • Igbo/Yoruba/Hausa


Now for those asking if CRS/IRS is compulsory for mass communication, the answer is NO. However, It is most likely that many students will write CRS in WAEC since CRS is one of the major subjects in Art. If you have another subject that could replace CRS, please do not hesitate to replace it.

Now, that you know the compulsory mass communication subjects for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects.

For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Mass Communication course. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Mass Communication,


mass communication Subjects ( NECO )


for students who wish to write NECO examination, here are the list of Subjects you need to put.


  •  Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education
  • Trade Subject
  • Government
  • Literature in English
  • Economics/Food and Nutrition
  • CRS/IRS Or Geography
  • Igbo/Yoruba/Hausa


actually, WAEC and NECO required the same subject combination for Mass communication.

now let’s see the required Subjects for JAMB.


Mass communication Subjects ( JAMB ).


Jamb subject requirements For Mass Communication.

For this degree, you are also required to register for 4 subjects and English is compulsory. Moreso, your JAMB score in addition to your POST UTME score will determine the cumulative score that the university will use to decide your candidacy for admission.


You should score 180 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study the Mass Communication degree course. You can still gain admission if you score less than 180 but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher. Try out JAMB Admission Simulator.


The 4 compulsory subjects in Jamb for Mass Communication are:


  • English
  • Government
  • Literature
  • CRS/IRS.


this is not optional as JAMB has already selected the real required Subjects for you.


Mass communication Subjects ( direct entry )

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Mass Communication course

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Mass Communication, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in relevant subjects.


If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same as the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Mass Communication, don’t give up. You should consider other Mass Communication similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related courses.


You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and university

Mass communication Subjects combination

universities where I can study Mass communication in Nigeria.


This is the list of Universities offering Mass Communication in Nigeria

  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  • Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
  • Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  • Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  • ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  • Covenant University Ota
  • University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  • Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  • University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  • Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  • The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  • National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)


I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Mass Communication.


Course description: Mass Communications course description; A Degree in Mass Communications is an interdisciplinary course of study and opens up doors to a spectrum of careers, from advertising and broadcasting to public relations and publishing.


Students majoring in mass communication are usually interested in careers in journalism, broadcasting, digital communication, or media management and sales. The unique converged curriculum consists of a range of core classes focused on cross-media journalistic and technology skills, research and communication skills, and knowledge of concepts, ethics, laws and history of mass communication. See for details – What Mass Communication course is all about, the objectives, course outlines and career opportunities…




Courses or subjects under Mass Communication you will or may study;

Courses outline


Introduction to Mass Communication

History of Mass Media

African Communication System


Mass communication jobs in Nigeria.


Where can I work with a Degree in Mass Communication?

I believe you now know the subjects required to study Mass Communication. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating. See – What Mass Communication course is all about, the objectives, course outlines and career opportunities…


FAQ about Mass communication Subjects.


Mass Communication is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Mass Communication degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Mass Communication for four years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for three years. And of course, there is room for more years if you have an extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.


Mass Communication is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Mass Communication is under the Faculty/School/College of Art but may be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.



Can a science or commercial student study Mass Communication?

Yes! If you are a science or a commercial student, you can study Mass Communication at the university provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.


Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Mass Communication is through GCE.




Estimated number of students currently studying Mass communication in Nigerian Universities is 38,965

Mass communication has 49% employment rate in Nigeria


Is Mass Communication a good course in Nigeria?


Absolutely. You can be your own boss or work with a media house. To earn more with this course you will have to gain more work experience and connections. Mass communication is one of the degrees in the world with diverse job opportunities. A top media guru can earn more than N10,000,000 monthly.


Mass Communication is one of the oldest, most popular and most competitive degree courses in Nigeria and as such, there are several accredited federal, state and private universities offering this degree course.


So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for mass communication, we also expect you to make research on the universities below. Research on the university history (for violence, security, strike) and tuition fee.


Mass communication Subjects.


Courses Related to Mass Communication:

If you are yet to choose a course to register in JAMB UTME, you should consider the following Mass communication degree courses mentioned below. Some of these courses have the same JAMB subjection combination for Mass communication.


Communication Studies (78% admission rate)

English Language and Communication Studies (84% admission rate)

Communication Technology (63% admission rate)

Media and Communication Studies (82% admission rate)

Mass Communication and Media Technology (69% admission rate)



Benefits of studying Mass Communication degree course:

To instil in the Mass Communication students the ability to respect deadlines and work under constant pressure.

To train and encourage the Nigerian Mass communicators to be effective communicators by being able to think quickly, research creatively and write or broadcast concisely to the mass audience.

To train graduates that would act as the trustees of public trust and that would be socially responsible to the communities they serve by being accurate, fair, balanced and objective in their reportage of societal issues.

To produce mass communicators who will continue to protect the basic principles of the peoples’ right to know as the fourth branch of government or the fourth (4th) Estate of the Realm.

It is expected that at the end of the degree programme in Mass Communication, the Mass Communication graduate should be able to differentiate ‘soft news’ from ‘hard news’ truth from falsehood, responsible journalism from irresponsible journalism.



We sincerely hope you understood all that has been written on O level subject combination for mass communication. Ensure you click all the links related to Mass Communication on this page to ensure you have thorough information. Now, check the special consideration for mass communication below.


What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Mass Communication


Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) require a pass in Mathematics.

University of Jos (UNIJOS), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) and Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo require a credit pass in Literature in English.

Cross River State University of Science & Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH) requires credit passes in Literature in English, plus at least a pass in Mathematics.

Abia State University, Uturu 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, Agric. Sci., 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.


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