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45 Polytechnics that Run and admit for Mass Communication
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One of the most subscribed Art courses in Nigerian universities and Polytechnics is Mass Communication. The truth is, when it comes to art courses, students do suffer some shortage, especially in the polytechnics.

However, Mass Com. is widely offered among Nigerian Polys. Almost all the polytechnics are offering this except for specialized institutions and colleges.

45 Polytechnics that Run and admit for Mass Communication

Below is the list of 45 schools where you can study Mass Communication. You may consider any of this during JAMB UTME registration or change of institution/course registration.

1. Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic Ijebu Igbo

Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic is a State-Government owned tertiary institution located at Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State, Nigeria. It currently has five faculties which are: School of Management and Business Studies, School of Management and Business Studies, School of Science, School of Engineering, and Directorate of General Studies.

Mass Communication is under the armpit of the School of Management and Business Studies both for ND and HND programmes.

The Polytechnic usually considers 120 or above JAMB UTME score (cut off the mark) for its admission into all courses including Mass Communication. However, because of the nature of the completion for the course, the higher your mark the better your chance.

2. Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua

Akwa-Ibom State Polytechnic is a state-owned institution situated at Ikot Osurua, P.M.B 2100, Ikot Ekpene.

At both National Diploma and Higher NationlDipolm levels, the Polytechnic offers Mass communication.

For the ND programme, candidates must have chosen Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua as their FIRST OR SECOND CHOICE. Candidates must have scored up to 120 and above in the UTME as well.

3. Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi

The Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi is a state-owned tertiary institution established by Edict No.1 of 1988. The Polytechnic has seven(7) Unit Schools in two campuses: Bauchi Campus located at Wuntin Dada, Jos Road and Azare Campus located at Azare.

Among its School of Information and Office Technology Management curses is Mass Communication.

Candidates need 120 or above in UTME to be admitted for the polytechnic ND full-time programme.

4. Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State

Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State is a federal-owned institution situates at Auchi Township, Edo State Nigeria.

The polytechnic has Mass Communication as an ND and HND course. 

Candidates need 120 or above in UTME to be admitted for the polytechnic ND full-time programme.

5. Benue State Polytechnic

The Benue State Polytechnic was originally established by Edict No. 13 of August 1976 by the military administration of Col. Abdulahi Shelleng. Invariably, it was established, barely a year after Benue State was created. As a young and enterprising state, there was the need to train the needed man-power for the socio-economic and technological take-off of this "young state". The maiden name of the Institution was "Murtala College of Arts, Science and Technology". It was initially situated in Makurdi

The polytechnic is located 45 Kilometers along Otukpo – Enugu Road, Ugbokolo., P.M.B. 01, Ugbokolo, Benue State.

Department of Mass Communication is under the polytechnic's School of General and Preliminary Studies. To be admitted, candidates need 120 or above in UTME with the required O'level subjects.

6. Dorben Polytechnic Garam, Niger State

Dorben Polytechnic, Abuja is a private tertiary institution accredited by the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) and the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) in Nigeria, West Africa.

It is located in Bwari Area Council, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory. The campus is in Bwari along Kuduru-Garam Road.

Department of Mass Communication is under the polytechnic's School of Business Studies. The polytechnic admits candidates for its ND full-time with 100 in UTME and SSCE subjects/grades including Credits in Literature in English and any other three subjects from Economics, Biology, Government, History, Geography, with at least a pass in Mathematics.

7. Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi

The Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi (FPTB), was was a federal-owned institution established In July 1979 by decree number 33 (Act.33) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It occupies 750 hectares of land in Gwallameji village along Bauchi – Dass road in Bauchi metropolis

The Polytechnic has Mass Communication under the umbrella of the school of General Studies. Candidates are required to have at least 120 in JAMB UTME with required SSCE subjects to be admitted.

8. Federal Polytechnic, Bida

Federal Polytechnic, Bida is a federal-owned institution based in Niger State, in north-central Nigeria. It opened in 1977.

The Polytechnic's Mass Communication department is under the School of Information and Communication Technology. To be admitted, candidates must have 120 or above in the UTME with required O'level subjects/grades.

9. Federal Polytechnic, Offa

The Federal Polytechnic, Offa is a Nigerian tertiary institution located in Offa, Kwara State. Established in 1992 during the administration of Ibrahim Babangida, the polytechnic offers National Diploma and Higher National Diploma courses at undergraduate levels.

The Polytechnic Mass Communication, just like Library and Information Science and Office Technology and Management, is under the armpit of the School of Communication and Information Technology.

To be admitted, candidates must have 150 or above in UTME with the required SSCE subjects/grades and take part in the online screening and on-campus physical screening.

10. Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro

The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro is a federal-owned institution was established by law on July 25, 1979 and opened her gates to the public on November 15, 1979. The Polytechnic has since then acquired the reputation of a quintessential institution educating and training students in five schools or faculties. These are Engineering, Environmental Studies, Communication and Information Technology, Management Studies and Pure and Applied Sciences.

The Polytechnic has Mass Communication under its School of Communication and Information Technology. Candidates are expected to score 150 or above in UTME before applying for the institution's post UTME screening. 

The Polytechnic doesn't conduct physical screening examination. Candidates are advised to upload their relevant O' level credits as appropriate. Interested candidates who are yet to apply for the Post-UTME screening are advised to do so, as the sale of forms starts.

11. Federal Polytechnic Mubi

Federal Polytechnic, Mubi is a federal institution based in Mubi, Adamawa State, northeastern Nigeria. The Federal Polytechnic, Mubi is one of the seven Federal Polytechnics established by Decree No. 33 of 1979.

The Polytechnic has Mass Communication under its School of Communication and Information Technology. Candidates are expected to score 120 or above in UTME and required SSCE subjects/grades before applying for the institution's post UTME. 

12. Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa

The Polytechnic is a federal-owned institution situated at Nasarawa in Nasarawa State.

The Polytechnic's Mass Communication and Library and Information Science Departments are under the administration of the School of Information Technology.

To be admitted candidates are to score 150 or above in the JAMB UTME and possess the required SSCE subjects and grades. Candidates are to take part in the online post UTME registration and on-campus physical screening to be scheduled later.

13. Federal Polytechnic, Nekede

The Federal Polytechnic, Nekede is a federal government-owned higher institution located in Nekede, a town in Imo State, South-Eastern Nigeria.

The Polytechnic's Mass Communication department is under the umbrella of the School of Humanities and Social sciences.

To be admitted, candidates must score 180 or above in UTME with the required SSCE subjects/grades. Candidates are to also partake in the online screening exercise as soon as the post UTME form is out.

14. Federal Polytechnic, Oko

Federal Polytechnic, Oko is a Nigerian federal-owned institution based in Oko, Anambra State. It was previously known as the College of Arts, Science, and Technology.

The Polytechnic runs Mass Communication under The School of Information Technology which requires applicants to score 120 or above in UTME with the required SSCE subjects/grades before being admitted through the screening.

15. Fidei Polytechnic, Gboko

The Polytechnic is a private-owned institution situated at Km 8, Gboko-Aliade Road,
Gboko, Benue State, Nigeria.

The Polytechnic offers Mass Communication both at ND and HND level under the School of General Studies.

Candidates are required to score 100 or above to be admitted into the polytechnic with the required O'level subjects and grades.

16. Heritage Polytechnic, Eket

Heritage Polytechnic, Eket, Akwa Ibom State, is a privately owned polytechnic institute located in Ikot Udota, Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

Mass Communication is one of the accredited courses by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for the polytechnic.

Candidates are required to score 100 or above to be admitted into the polytechnic with the required O'level subjects and grades.

17. The Polytechnic, Ibadan

The Polytechnic, Ibadan is an institution of higher learning in Ibadan in Oyo State, Nigeria. Founded in 1970, the state-owned polytechnic is similar to other polytechnics in Nigeria. The institution was established to provide an alternative higher education to universities, particularly in technical skill acquisition.

The department of Mass Communication is under the Polytechnic School of Communication Studies.

Applicants will require 228 or above to be admitted with the required UTME and SSCE subjects. The Polytechnic cut off marks is course-based. In order words, they draw different cut-off marks for different courses. Hence, cut off marks are subject to changes at any time.

18. The Polytechnic, Ile-Ife

The Polytechnic, Ile-Ife, formerly Universal Turorial College, is a private-owned tertiary institution located in the ancient city of Ile Ife, Osun State. Founded in 1984 by Rahmon Adedoyin, the polytechnic is recognized by the National Board for Technical Education after it was accredited in 2009.

Mass Communication is one of the eight approved courses for the Polytechnic. Candidates will require 100 or above to be admitted with the required O'level subjects/grades.

19. Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu

The Institute of Management Technology, Enugu is a state-owned polytechnic college located in Enugu State, Nigeria. This polytechnic runs both ND, HND and BSC programmes.

Mass communication is under the polytechnic School of Communication Art.

The polytechnic screening exercise is open to all candidates who scored 120 and above in the JAMB UTME for the ND programmes and 180 for the Degree Programmes.

Admission involves online registration and participation in the Post UTME exams

20. Interlink Polytechnic Ijebu Jesa

Interlink Polytechnic, Ijebu – Jesa, Osun State. This is a Private Tertiary Institution with Public Outlook. 

Mass Communication is one of the accredited courses by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for the polytechnic.

The polytechnic admits candidates for its ND full-time with 100 in UTME and SSCE subjects/grades including Credits in Literature in English and any other three subjects from Economics, Biology, Government, History, Geography, with at least a pass in Mathematics.

21. Kaduna Polytechnic

Kaduna Polytechnic is one of the earliest federal-owned polytechnics in Nigeria, located at Tudun Wada area of Kaduna South local government of Kaduna State, North-Western Nigeria.

The Polytechnic does admit candidates who applied for National Diploma (ND), NCE and B.Ed (Tech)/B.Sc Programmes as it's affiliated with Federal University of Technology, Minna and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in either Architecture, Building, Urban/Regional Planning, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical/Electronics Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

The Polytechnic offers Mass Communication at both ND and HND level. 

To be admitted for National Diploma Mass communication, candidates must have 120 or above in UTME with the required SSCE subjects and grades.

22. Kano State Polytechnic

Kano State Polytechnic is a Nigerian state-owned tertiary institution located in Kano, North-Western Nigeria. Established in 1975, the school has five units namely: School of Technology situated at Matan Fada Road, Kofar Gadon Kaya, Kano State.

The Polytechnic offers Mass Communication at ND and HND level. While the course is one of the available for full-time ND programmes in the School of General Studies.

To be admitted, applicants must have 120 or above in UTME together with required SSCE subjects/grades.

23. Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic

Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic is located in Kazaure, Jigawa State, Nigeria. It was created in December 1991 as Jigawa State Polytechnic, with four colleges in different locations.

Mass Communication is one of the 19 approved courses for the polytechnic.

The admissions into her ND full-time programme only candidates who score 150 or above in the JAMB UTME with the required subjects/grades.

24. Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin

The Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin was established by his Excellency, the then Military Governor of Kwara State, Col. David Bamigboye. The decision to establish the Polytechnic was announced during the launching of the Four Year Development plan in 1971.

The state-owned polytechnic is situated at Ilorin Kwara State, Nigeria.

Mass communication is one of the courses approved for the institution on the armpit of its Institute of Information and Communication Technology.

To be admitted into the polytechnic, candidates must score 150 or above in the JAMB UTME  together with the required O'lve results.

25. Lagos State Polytechnic

Lagos State Polytechnic is a state-owned institution established with the promulgation of Lagos State Edict No. 1 of 1978 with the retroactive effect from June 1, 1977.

The Institution commenced classes in January 1978 at a temporary site (now the Isolo Campus) with five Departments namely, Accountancy and Finance, Management and Business Studies, Insurance, Secretarial Studies and Basic Studies.  The later offered GCE ‘A’ Level courses in the Arts and Sciences.

Mass Communication is an approved course for the polytechnic for both the ND and HND programs.

To be admitted into the National Diploma Mass Communication, applicants must have written JAMB, obtain 150 or above with the required SSCE subjects and grades.

26. Lens Polytechnic, Offa

Lens Polytechnic is a polytechnic incorporated in Nigeria by the same management that owns and runs Lens school of management, Offa which is an innovation enterprise institution. Lens Polytechnic is an expansion from Lens School of Management and Technology.

Lens Polytechnic, Offa is a private-owned institution situated at KM2 Irra Road Offa, Kwara State Nigeria.

It offers Mass Communication under the armpit of the School of Art and Information Technology.

The polytechnic admits candidates for its ND full-time with 100 in UTME and SSCE subjects/grades including Credits in Literature in English and any other three subjects from Economics, Biology, Government, History, Geography, with at least a pass in Mathematics.

27. Nasarawa State Polytechnic

Nasarawa State Polytechnic is a state-owned institution situated at Km 4, Jos Road, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. The polytechnic is aimed to be a distinguished and excellent institutional model in the advancement of technical education in Nasarawa State and beyond.

The polytech runs its Mass Communication under that armpit of the School of Information Technology. Candidates are only admitted if they meet 120 or above score in UTME together with the required SSCE results/grades.

28. Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic

The Polytechnic is a state-owned institution situated in Zaria Kaduna State. It courses of instruction (in full-time and Part-time) leading to the award of Diplomas, Certificates and other distinctions of Scientific, Technological and other subjects are available at all times in order to meet the requirements of State and the manpower needs of the Country.

NUBA has four campuses, namely:
  1. Main Campus: Former UPE Zaria along Zaria-Kaduna Road
  2. School of Applied Science: Former CAS, Gaskiya, Zaria
  3. School of Management Studies: Former ERC, Gaskiya, Zaria
  4. School of Agric Technology: Samaru Kataf

The polytechnic usually accepts 120 and above UTME score for its admission into National Diploma (full-time program).

29. Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Lagos

The Nigerian Institute of Journalism is a Nigerian government monotechnic institute located at Ijaye Road, Ogba in Ikeja, the capital of Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria. The institute is a diploma awarding monotechnic established in 1963 by the International Press Institute.

The institute usually admits for National Diploma (ND), Higher National Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma in Mass communication.

To be admitted for the ND full-time program, applicants must score at least 120 in the JAMB UTME along with five O'level credits including English and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.

30. Ogun State Institute Of Technology (OGITECH)

Ogun State Institute of Technology (OGITECH) Igbesa (formerly Gateway Polytechnic Igbesa) is a state-owned institution Oba Adesola Market Road, Igbesa, Ogun State.

OGITECH offers admissions into Mass communication at both Ordinary National and Higher National level of study.

The polytechnic admits into ND1 Mass Communication with a score of 100 or above with five required O'level results and grades.

31. Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta

Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, formerly Ogun State Polytechnic, Abeokuta was established in January 1979. Although the idea of the Polytechnic was originally conceived by Brigadier Harris Eghagha, the government of Chief Olabisi Onabanjo saw it through. Hence, it's a state-owned polytechnic.

It runs Mass Communication as an ND and HND course under the administration of its School of Communication & Information Technology

To be admitted, applicants must score 120 or above in JAMB UTME with the required SSCE results/grades.

32. Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-Uku

Delta State Polytechnic is a state-owned institution situated at Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State, Nigeria. The polytechnic began academic activities in 2003 with a modest population of about 200 students, in three departments namely: Accountancy, Mechanical Engineering and Fashion & Clothing Technology under the first rector of the Polytechnic, now Prof. J.E. O. Ovri.

Mass Communication is one of the approved courses under the umbrella of the School of Business Studies.

To be admitted, applicants must score 140 or above in UTME with the required SSCE subjects grades.

33. OSISATECH Polytechnic and College of Education Enugu

Our Saviour Institute of Science, Agriculture, and Technology (OSISAT) Polytechnic and College of Education Enugu is a private-owned institution of higher learning founded by Rev. Fr. Prof. E.M.P. Edeh C.S.Sp. The Polytechnic is situated at #1 Ogui Road, P.M.B. 01161, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.

It runs both polytechnic and college of education courses within the same school. Its Mass communication is under the School of Business & Management.

To be admitted, applicants must score not less than 110 in UTME with the right O'lvel subjects.

34. Osun State Polytechnic, Iree

Osun State Polytechnic, Iree is also known as OSPOLY is a state-owned tertiary learning institution in Iree, Osun State, Nigeria. The Polytechnic was formerly a satellite campus of The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

Mas Communication one of the most competitive course at the Polytechnic. It's available for both ND and HND applicants.

To be admitted, candidates must score 150 or above in UTME with five required O'level subjects.

35. Delta State Polytechnic Otefe-Oghara

Delta State Polytechnic is a state-owned institution situated at Otefe-Oghara. The polytechnic was established through a bill that was signed into law by Governor James Onanefe Ibori in November 2002. This is the result of a partnership between the Delta State Ministry of Education and Westminster University, London. The partnership gave birth to the Delta State Higher Education Project (DSHEP).  Located in the agricultural town of Otefe in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State.

Mass commutation was one of the accredited courses under the School of Business Studies at Delta State Polytechnic.

To be admitted for Mass Communication, like any other courses, candidates must write UTME and score 140 or above, candidates who should choose Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe-Oghara or wish to change to Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe-Oghara and must possess Five (5) O/L Credits in relevant subjects including Mathematics and English Language in not more than two sittings.

36. Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro

Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro is a state-owned institution situated at Ozoro (Isoko North Local Government Area), Delta State. This is the most developed among the state-owned polytechnics with its schools offering National Diplomas and Higher National Diplomas in Agriculture, Business Studies, Science and Technology, Mass Communication, Engineering and Environmental Studies.

To be admitted for Mass Communication, candidates should choose the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro as first and/or the second choice should score 140 or above in the UTME. Also, those who did not choose Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, but wish to be considered for admission to the Institution and scored the aforementioned cut off mark are also eligible to take part in the Screening Exercise.

37. Adamawa State Polytechnic Yola

Adamawa State Polytechnic is a state-owned tertiary educational institution in Numan, Adamawa State, Nigeria. It was established in 1991 through a merge of the College of Preliminary Studies Yola and the Staff Development Institute Numan. 

The new polytechnic provided National Diploma programs in Mass Communication, Computer Science, Statistics, Accountancy, Business Studies, and Secretarial Studies. The polytechnic, run by the state, is accredited by the National Board for Technical Education.

To be admitted, candidates applying for Mass Communication must have five (5) credits in not more than two(2) sittings in SSCE/NECO/NABTEB or its equivalent. Also, must have at least (120) points from the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in relevant subject combination.

38. Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo

Rufus Giwa Polytechnic is a tertiary learning institution in Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria. The National Board for Technical Education has approved it as a state-owned polytechnic. It is also accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. 

To be admitted for Mass communication, only candidates that scored 120 and above in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will be invited to apply and participate in the screening exercise.

39. Gateway Polytechnic, Sapade

The Gateway (ICT) Polytechnic, Saapade is a state-owned institution that was formally commissioned by His Excellency, Governor of Ogun State on 22nd June, 2006. Its establishment followed the due process of legislation by the Ogun State House of Assembly which culminated in the assent by the State Governor to its Enabling Law – the Gateway Polytechnic Enabling Law H. B.30/OG/2005 in early 2006.

Its Mass Communication is an accredited course under the School of Legal Studies.

To be admitted, candidates must have scored 120 or above in UTME with the required O'level results.
Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori

40. Temple Gate Polytechnic

Temple Gate Polytechnic is a pioneer private Nigerian tertiary institution that is accredited by the National Board for Technical Education. The polytechnic is located in Aba, Abia State and it offers National Diploma and Higher Diploma courses in undergraduate levels.

To be admitted for Mass Communication, candidates must possess at least credit pass in English, Mathematics, Literature with two of Biology, Agriculture, Government, History, Economics, Commerce and Accounting.

Candidates must also sit for UTME and obtain a mark not less than 110 with relevant subject combinations.

41. The Ibarapa Polytechnic Eruwa

The Ibarapa Polytechnic is a state-owned institution situated at Eruwa town in Oyo State. The Polytechnic, Eruwa was carved out of The Polytechnic, Ibadan in 2014 to award National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Courses and Business and communication Studies.

The polytechnic yearly offers admission in Mass Communication, like any other courses. To be admitted, candidates must score at least 120 in UTME and must have choose the university as first or second institution. Those who didn't consider them as the first choice can later do that if they must be admitted.

Its MASS COMMUNICATION also require Credit passes in Mathematics and English Language and any additional three (3) credit from: Geography, Physics, Yoruba, Account, History, Chemistry, Government, Biology, IRK/CRS, Economics, Commerce, Literature in English.

42. Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic Sokoto

The Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic, Sokoto, is a state-owned institution situated at Sokoto , Sokoto State. 

43. Wolex Polytechnic, (Ikoyi Lagos) or (Iwo Osun State)

Following the Decree of January 1993, allowing for the establishment of Private Polytechnics, in the country, Wolex Polytechnic was one of the lucky Polytechnics registered by the Federal Government in 1999 with certificate No. FME/NBTEPP/00/02 dated 4th September, 2000.

For its Mass Communication, like any other courses, only candidates who sat for the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) and scored 120 and above could be admitted. Those who did not choose the polytechnics but wish to seek admission into the school can obtain forms from the Lagos office or the main campus at Iwo, Osun state.)

44. Yaba College of Technology, Yaba

Yaba College of Technology, popularly known as YABATECH, was founded in 1947, and is Nigeria's first higher educational institution. It is located in Yaba, Lagos. It has a student enrollment of over 16,000.

The Mass Communication department is under the School of Liberal Studies.

To be admitted, 16 years or above, score 150 or above in UTME. He must also consider the polytechnic as a first choice institution in JAMB and possess the required O'level results and grades.

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