The Jamb subject combination for Mass Communication in Nigeria shall be discussed in this article, I shall also give a brief detail of why students should study Mass Communication as a course, the requirements needed to apply for the course in the higher institution, the tertiary institutions in the country that offer ‘Mass Communication’, as well as the categories of Nigerian students that are eligible to apply for this course in any of the tertiary institutions of their choice.
subject combination for Mass Communication
- Mass Communication
- English Language
- Literature in English
We have brought to you the admission requirements to applying for Mass Communication under the Faculty of Administration in Nigeria. You will see the JAMB subject combination needed to apply for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you need to successfully apply for the course.
List of Universities in Nigeria that offer Mass Communication (Both privates and Publics)
- Caritas University
- Cross River State University of Technology
- Enugu State University Of Science And Technology
- Madonna University
- Nasarawa State University
- Rivers State University of Science and Technology
- Wellspring University
- Western Delta University
UTME Subject Combination
Writing UTME, be aware that English Language is compulsory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Mass Communication under the Faculty of Administration in the institutions listed above are:
Literature in English, Economics and Government.
O’Level Subject Requirements for UTME Applicants
To apply for Mass Communication as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and Government plus at least a pass in Mathematics.
Some Nigerian Universities’ Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks
- RSUST requires credits in Mathematics, Economics and any other 3 subjects.
- ESUT requires a credit in Economics and accepts History or Government.
- WELLSPRING accepts a pass in Mathematics provided the candidate has a total of five credits including English language, Government/History, and Literature.
- CRUTECH requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English, Mathematics, Government and any other Social Science or Arts subjects.
Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates
- To apply for Mass Communication as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: Two ‘A’ level passes in Literature in English, Economics or Government.
Some Nigerian Universities’ Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks
- RSUST accepts
holders of the following qualifications for year II:-
1. ND (Upper) in relevant fields or a Degree/HND not relevant to the field for admissions to 200 level;
2. A Degree/HND relevant to the field for admissions to 300 level;
- CRUTECH, ESUT and BSU accept ND Upper Credit or HND in Mass Communication in relevant field from any recognized institution. Also requires Direct Entry applicants to possess UTME requirements.
- UNILORIN does not admit ‘A’ student into its Mass Communication but accepts National Diploma Upper Credit in Mass Communication.
- WELLSPRING accepts two A’ level passes (including NABTEB), as well as National Diploma in Mass Communication from recognized institutions.
Further to Subject Combination for Mass Communication
Now, let us quickly move on to the discussion on why you should Study Mass Communication in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions?
First, let me notify you that Mass Communication as a course in Nigeria can be studied in either a Polytechnic (National and Higher National Diploma Awarding Institutions) or a University (Degree Awarding Institutions). Studying Mass Communication as a course in any of the Nigerian tertiary institutions gives a whole lot of benefits and helps to build a remarkable vocal career. However, the fact that you studied in Nigeria will never prevent you from securing employment in any other countries all over the world. The course is competitive and it opens room for diverse global economic opportunities.
As long as you are dynamic in your vocal skills and techniques, and you subject yourself to frequent learning in the job, there is no doubt that you stand a full chance of making a lot fortune beyond your expectation through this field. In the light of this, let me quickly give a brief description of what Mass Communication is all about.
Mass Communication is basically the process of exchanging information through mass media to large segments of the population. Mass communication could also be referred to as an exciting and fast-paced field with a wide selection of career opportunities in areas like advertising, broadcasting, journalism, public relations and marketing.
Basically, Mass Communication will be the appropriate course for you to study in any of the Nigerian Tertiary Institutions if you can answer YES to the following questions:
- Do you have good language skills, both written and spoken?
- Can you work well under pressure and strict deadlines?
- Do you have an inquisitive mind and a passion for story telling?
- Are you creative, analytical and good in details?
- Are you interested in the impact of mass media on a local and global scale?
If you can confidently answer a YES to the few questions above, there is no doubt about it, mass communication is right for you to study. And I must tell you that you have chosen a great durable profession that easily builds ones talent and enables you to become well celebrated person within a short period of time, in as much as you develop a consistent passion towards what you do.
Talking about some of the career prospects contained in the field of mass-communication, they are as follows;
- Public Relations- Media Planner, Publicity Manager, Special Events Coordinator, News writer
- Advertising/ Marketing – Advertising & Promotions Manager, Copywriter, Marketing Analyst, etc.
- Media/Broadcasting – Announcer, Art Director/ Producer, Graphic Designer, Presenter, Station Manager, and soon.
- Journalism/Publishing – Reporter, Editor, Newscaster, Sport Information Director, Media Interviewer and soon.
Finally before I round up this article, I would like to tell you to have it on mind that whatever professional field you choose will definitely require you to learn extensively if you intend to stand out among your competitors. However, mass communication entails consistent learning and requires a great passion, only venture into the field when you know you can vocally and intellectually handle it. This is not to scare you, it’s just to simply prepare your mind for what you have chosen to do.
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