JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Mass Communication

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Mass communication is a professional course that allows for a wide range of career opportunities, ranging from films & TV, publishing, public relations, journalism, editing, direction, filmmaking, scriptwriting, production, and many others. With the burst in the internet and technology, the opportunities are now limitless. Students of Mass communication are awarded a degree of B.Sc Hons. upon completion of 3-4 years of study (this depends on the mode of entry). This post covers all you need to know about the requirements to study Mass communication, JAMB UTME subject combination, O’ level requirements, Direct entry requirements. If you are looking to study Mass communication, you are in the right place.

JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Mass Communication

JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Mass Communication

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NOTE: In some institutions, Mass Communication is available for study not only under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities but under the Faculty of communication sciences.

JAMB UTME subject combination/requirements

To study Mass communication, you have to take the following subjects in your Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. These are:

English Language (This is Compulsory)

Literature in English

Economics

Government

It is best you aim for a grade above 200 in your JAMB UTME. This is so you can be on the safer side since entrance to study Mass communication is just as competitive as its job availability. Anything short of 200 may deny you admission.

 Direct Entry Requirement

Candidates via direct entry resume into the second year, that is 200 level. Such must meet any of the following requirements:

  • Candidate must have the Higher School Certificate or General Certificate of Education (G.C.E.) A’ levels with pass in two Arts subjects which should include Literature in English, Economics or Government. In addition to this, he/she must have credit passes at SSCE or its equivalent in English Language and other art subjects such as Literature in English, Government, Economics and any other social science subject plus a pass in Mathematics.
  • Candidates who hold a Diploma in Mass Communication or the Ordinary National Diploma (O.N.D.) in Mass Communication from any recognised institution with at least a merit or lower credit grade are eligible for admission via direct entry. Such candidates must also have four credit level passes at SSCE/NECO or its equivalent which must include English Language, Literature in English, Government, Economics and any other social science subject plus a pass in Mathematics.
  • Some universities such as the University of Nigeria accept candidates into the three-year standard degree programme as long as such has a Diploma or an OND in Mass Communication with at least an upper credit grade from the institution itself or any recognized institution.

O’ level requirements

Candidates must possess at least five credit passes at SSCE/NECO or their equivalent. These credit passes should be in English Language, Literature in English and Government. A pass in Mathematics is also required.

Special Requirements (Waiver)

  1. Some Universities such as CRUTECH accepts CRS as part of the requirements in addition to, Literature in English and Government

Universities in Nigeria that offer Mass communication

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. Achievers University, Owo
  3. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  4. Anchor University Ayobo, Lagos State
  5. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  6. American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN)
  7. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  8. Bayero University, Kano
  9. Baze University
  10. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  11. Bowen University, Iwo
  12.  Benue State University, Makurdi
  13. Caleb University, Lagos
  14. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  15. Crawford University Igbesa
  16. Crown Hill University, Kwara State
  17. Crescent University (CUAB)
  18. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  19. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  20. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  21. Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  22. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  23. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  24. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  25. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  26. Godfrey Okoye University
  27. Gregory University
  28. Igbinedion University Okada
  29. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  30. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  31. Joseph Ayo Babalola University,
  32. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  33. Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
  34. Kogi State University Anyigba
  35. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  36. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  37. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  38. Mcpherson University, Ajebo
  39. University of Mkar, Mkar
  40. Mountain Top University
  41. Novena University, Ogume
  42. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  43. Oduduwa University, Osun State
  44. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  45. Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
  46. Paul University, Anambra State
  47. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  48. Renaissance University, Enugu
  49. Rhema University, Rivers State
  50. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  51. Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  52. Tansian University, Umunya
  53. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  54. Nnamdi Azikiwe University (unizik)
  55. University of Uyo
  56. Veritas University, Abuja
  57. Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo
  58. Western Delta University, Delta State

Skills and Competencies learned in Mass communication

Students of mass communication acquire skills that enable them to function across various fields and areas. These skills are important in order for a mass communicator to rise in the highly competitive media industry. These include:

  • Outstanding verbal/written communication skills
  • Persuasive/Negotiation skills
  • Idea evaluation
  • Accuracy and Attention to details
  • Research skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Creativity

Career Opportunities for Graduates of Mass Communication

With the internet, the media is now limitless which is good news for a graduate of Mass communications. Before now, what mass communicators had to work with was print media, Television and radio, while even these hold a wide range of opportunities for the mass communicator, we now have so much more with the internet and mobile platforms. Every channel and platform used to engage an audience and for mass communication is a tool for the mass communicator. Below are various areas and fields in which the services of a mass communicator are needed:

Media/Journalism

A mass communicator can function in the following capacities:
Journalist
Reporter
Critic
Director in both print, audio and visuals
Proof reader
Columnist
Copywriter
Video journalist
Editor

Government

In government, a mass communicator can function as:
Lobbyist
Press secretary
Media analyst

 Publishing industry
Literary agent
Editor
Writer/Contributor

 Advertising/Marketing

Copywriter

Publicity director




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