OAU Department of Local Government Studies Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Local Government Studies  under the Faculty of Administration

in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)  as it is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in   to  carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), formerly known as University of Ife, is a federal government  owned and operated Nigerian university. The university is in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. The university was founded in 1961 and classes commenced in October 1962 as the University of Ife by the regional government of Western Nigeria, led by late chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola, and was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University on 12 May 1987 in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909–1987), first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria, whose brainchild the university was

Obafemi Awolowo University offers undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in fields of specialization spanning the humanities, the arts, the natural sciences, the social sciences, the medical sciences, engineering and technology.

The university has 13 faculties  and two colleges  the Postgraduate College and the College of Health Sciences — administered in more than 60 departments. It was previously associated with Loma Linda University in California, USA.

Also see: Nigerian Universities And Courses They Offer


The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Local Government Studies;

You require;

Five (5) SSC credit passes including English Language, Government or History, Economics and any other two (2) subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.


(i) OAU requires English Language, Mathematics, Government/Economics and two (2) from Biology, Chemistry, History, Geography, Accounting/Book Keeping, Civic Education, Literature in English, Agricultural Science and any Nigerian Language


In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Local Government Studies under the Faculty of Administration in the above Universities include;

Government/History, Economics and any other subject.


(i) OAU requires Mathematics, Government, and one (1) from Economics/Geography/History, Accounting.


These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Local Government Studies, if you don’t intend to use UTME.

You require;

Two (2) ‘A’ Level/IJMB passes one (1) of which must be in Government or History.


(i) OAU accepts;
(a) two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Economics, Government, History or Geography.
(b) ND upper credit in Public Administration, Business Administration, Statistics and Accountancy or University Diploma in Public Administration or Local Government with merit pass.
(c) holders of ND in Local Government Studies from recognized Institutions at upper credit Level (CGPA – 3.5 and above).
(d) in addition to a and b, applicants must have at least five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government, and any other two (2) relevant subjects from Social Sciences or Arts subjects obtained at not more than two (2) sittings.

JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into OAU for the 2019/2020 session, should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have scored 200  or above in your JAMB result.

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