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Direct Entry Requirements for Mass Communication

When seeking admissions for Mass Communication as a direct entry applicant, you're more likely to be in search of what each of the universities offering Mass Communication is accepting.


Of course, that's the right route to take since, mostly, requirements for a course may be more than common-sense. What university A requires for its Mass Communication may be quite different from what university B requires.


And in fact, both might be different from what JAMB recommends for Mass Communication generally.


In this post, I will be addressing what JAMB requires for Mass Communication if you're seeking direct entry admission and add what a few individual universities prefer to the general DE requirements.


In case, you don't know candidates that are qualified for Direct Entry admission, you will need to read my post, "" first. In brief, you must have got OND, NCE, IJMB, JUPEB, HND or BSC before you can apply or Mass Communication through direct entry. If you're just an SSCE holder, your own post is, "SSCE/UTME Subjects for Mass Communication Admissions".

JAMB General Requirements for Mass Communication Direct Entry Admission

Below is the specific requirement stated in the JAMB brochure that all universities.


  1. For the A'level qualifications, generally, all universities accept the two (2) 'A'Level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.
  2. For the SSCE results, you need five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language and four (4) other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences in WAEC, NECO, GCE or NABTEB

Specific Direct Entry Requirements for Mass Communication by Individual Universities

Some universities, even though, accepting the general requirements as stated under the section above, may accept more or less as detailed below.

  1. Rhema University, Aba, Abia State accepts good NCE, ND/HND in relevant programmes/subjects.
  2. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka also called UNIZIK or NAU accepts good NCE, ND/HND in relevant programmes/subjects.
  3. Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi, Benue State accepts ND distinction or upper credit level in Mass Communication, 'O' Level pass in Mathematics plus the SSCE requirements.
  4. Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State accepts ND credit in Mass Communication, Theatre Arts or any other related programme.
  5. Crescent University, Abeokuta (CUAB), Ogun State accepts (a.) ND in Mass Communication (b.) NCE, ND, HND and their approved equivalents with lower credit may be admitted to the appropriate level. (c.) IJMB at acceptable grades (d.) In exceptional cases, ND lower credit from recognised institutions into 200 level in relevant degree programmes, alongside the minimum requirements stipulated for entry into 100 level (e.) HND lower credit from recognised institutions may be admitted into 200 level in the relevant degree programmes plus the minimum requirements stipulated for entry into 100 level.
  6. Benson Idahosa University (BIU), Edo State requires in addition to the 'O' Level requirements specified, a minimum of two (2) relevant subjects passed at 'A' Level or NCE three (3) merits or ND in relevant programme/subject, not below credit level.  
  7. BOWEN University, Iwo, Osun State accepts two (2) 'A' Level passes in any Arts and Social Science subjects.
  8. Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU) Zaria, Kaduna State accepts (a.) two (2) 'A' Level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects one of which must be Government, Sociology, Economics or Commerce or (b. credit/merit in ABU Diploma in Mass Communication or Journalism. An equivalent Diploma in Mass Communication from a recognised University is also acceptable. ABU accepts  Two 'A' level /IJMB passes which must include Government or History and one from Economics, Sociology and any Nigerian or International Language. ABU Diploma in Mass Communication with a minimum of Merit.
  9. Kaduna State University (KASU) Kaduna, Kaduna State requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language and four (4) other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences. The university also accepts  Two 'A' Level passes in Literature in English and one other Art or Social Science subjects. HND/ND Lower Credit and NCE Merit in Mass Communication and IJMB with 7 points and above in Social Science subjects.
  10. Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Kwara State requires 'A' Level passes in Literature in English, Government and any other subject or ND at upper credit level or HND lower credit level.
  11. Western Delta University (WESTERN-DEL) Oghara, Delta State requires two (2) 'A' Level passes in Arts, Social Science subjects. ND lower credit in Mass Communication.
  12. Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, a town in Lagos State accepts HND lower credit in Mass Communication, Marketing, Book Publishing, Printing Technology or related programme from a recognised Polytechnic in addition to the SSCE requirements.
  13. Adeleke University, Ede (AUE), Osun State accepts (a.) five (5) passes at 'A' Level together with 'O' Level credit passes in not less than three (3) other subjects including English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics or its equivalent. (b.) two (2) passes at 'O' Level, 'A' Level plus credit passes in four (4) other subjects including English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics or its equivalent.
  14. Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Delta State DELSU accepts (a) Two A' Level passes in Arts or Social Science. (b) At least an upper credit at OND in Communication Studies and related fields. (c) At least a Merit in Diploma in Mass Communication from Delta State University.
  15. Godfrey Okoye University (GOUU), Enugu, Enugu State accepts B.Sc., BA or HND in any programme, ND upper credit in Mass Communication.
  16. Renaissance University, Ugbawka in Enugu State accepts NCE, ND/HND or First Degree in relevant subjects plus SSCE requirements.
  17. Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State accepts ND at credit level in Mass Communication or Social Sciences related studies plus the UTME subjects at one sitting.
  18. University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka Lagos State accepts Very good passes in three JUPEB/A' Level subjects: Literature-in-English and any two of Economics, Government, History and CRS/IRS.
  19. Pan-Atlantic University Lekki, Lagos State accepts (a.) two (2) 'A' Level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects. (b.) ND lower credit in relevant programmes. (c.) NCE lower credit in relevant subjects. (d.) HND lower credit in relevant programmes. (e.) International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in relevant subjects. 
  20. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Ilorin, Kwara State accepts ND upper credit in Journalism, Mass Communication, Public Relations and Advertising. The university a) Ordinary Diploma (at Upper Credit Level) in Journalism, Mass Communication, Public Relations and Advertising, in addition to satisfying the O/Level requirements. b) JUPEB result or its equivalents with not less than 10 points from a combination of English Language, English Literature and either of Yoruba, IRK/CRK, Government, Geography or Economics, are acceptable for Direct Entry. c) Meanwhile, Candidates being admitted with JUPEB or its equivalents must also satisfy the O/Level requirements, especially obtaining at least a credit pass in English Language and Mathematics.
  21. Mountain Top University Makogi Oba, Ogun State requires accepts TWO JUPEB passes or A Level in relevant subjects, National Diploma in Journalism, Mass Communication or Media Studies (with at least Lower Credit) from recognized universities, and NCE (English Language combination) with Upper Credit". The university also requires candidates to have obtained five 'O' Level credit passes at one sitting or six 'O' Level credits passes at two sittings. Such credits must include English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics. In addition, candidates must possess: A National Diploma (ND) in Mass Communication from a recognized institution of higher learning with a minimum of Lower Credit OR Two 'A' level passes in relevant subjects including English Literature. Or Foundation/JUPEB obtained from Mountain Top University or other recognized Universities.
  22. Plateau State University (PLASU) Bokkos, Plateau State accepts (a.) degree in any programme provided the candidate meets UTME requirements (b.) HND minimum of lower credit in a relevant field, with 'O' Level requirements. (c.)  ND minimum of Lower Credit in a relevant field, with 'O' Level requirements. (d.) IJMB minimum of seven (7) points with passes in relevant subjects plus UTME requirements. (e.) does not accept university diplomas and other diplomas not accredited by the relevant accrediting bodies.
  23. Edo State University (EUI), Uzairue, Edo State accepts (a) two (2) 'A' Level passes in English and any other relevant subject. (b) NCE with passes at merit level in a relevant subject. (c) ND/HND at credit level in a related discipline. (d) Very good passes in JUPEB/IJMB subjects.
  24. Rivers State University (RSUST), formerly Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in addition to 'O' Level requirements accepts: (a) HND (Lower Credit) relevant to the programme, (b)  OND/ND (Upper Credit) relevant to the discipline, (c) Degree (Third Class) relevant to the programme, (d) At least two (2) 'A' level passes at GCE preferably in the Arts and Social Sciences.
  25. Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) accepts Professional Diploma in Mass communication of any University approved by the Senate of the University with not less than a GPA of 3.0. Candidates with G.C.E 'A' Level are not accepted for direct entry in Mass Communication.
  26. Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State accepts two (2) 'A' Level passes or ND upper credit in Mass Communication from recognised institutions
  27. Bayero University Kano (BUK), Kano State requires two (2) 'A' level passes in Social Science subjects. National Diploma in Mass Communication is acceptable. GCE 'A' Level is not acceptable.
  28. Bingham University Abuja accepts ND upper credit in Public Administration and other related University of Benin (UNIBEN) Benin City, Edo State accepts a) ND Mass Communication upper credit or its equivalent. b) 'A' Level or HSC with passes in Literature in English, History and CRS or any other Arts or Social Science subjects. c) NCE credit in Theatre Arts or relevant subject.

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