UNIBEN Department of Mass Communication Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study  Mass Communication under the Faculty of Arts & Humanities  in University of Benin  as it is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in UNIBEN  to  carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

University of Benin is a federal government owned university, funded and managed by the federal government of Nigeria. The university was founded in 1970. University of Benin (UNIBEN) is a research university located in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. The university is one of the oldest in Nigeria and has a very large student and staff population. Resulting in a student staff ratio of about 10:1.The University has a diverse student population with student from different parts of the country and different age brackets. University of Benin courses cut across various levels in agriculture, science, etc. university of Benin admission is extremely competitive as Many candidates apply for admission into the university annually. University of Benin school fees is also very affordable and it provides its students with facilities and infrastructure, they have good hostels, roads electricity etc.The National Universities Commission (NUC) has accredited faculties and departments in the university.

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The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Mass Communication;

You require;

Five (5) SSCE credit passes to include English Language.


(i) AJAYI requiresfive (5) ‘O’ level credit passesto include English Language, Literature in English and three other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

(ii) UNIBEN requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes or TC II or equivalent qualification at not more than two (2) sittings. Subjects should include English Language and any two (2)Arts subjects.

(iii) COVENANT requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English, one (1) Science subject from Biology, Health/General Science, Agricultural Science, Physics and Chemistry one (1) from Social Sciences or Arts. Social Science subject such as Geography, Economics, Government, Commerce, Principle of Account, Book Keeping. Arts such as CRS, History. etc

(iv) UNIJOS and UNN require ‘O’ level credit pass in Literature in English.

(v) PLASU – Same as in English Language.

(vi) UNN requires credit level passes in Literature in English and an approved science subject plus ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics


In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Mass Communication under the Faculty of Arts & Humanities in the above Universities include;

Any three (3) Arts and Social Science subjects.


(i) BINGHAM and UNIJOS require Literature in English.

(ii) UNN and UNIBEN require Literature in English and any two (2) subjects out of which one must be in the Arts or Social Sciences.


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

You require;

Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in relevant subjects.


(i) AJAYI requires two (2) ‘A’ level passes or their equivalent in LiteratureinEnglish and one (1) other Arts or Social Science subject, plus three (3) ‘O’ level credit passes.

(ii) UNIBEN 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.

(iii) BINGHAM accepts ND upper credit in Public Administration and other related programmes. It also requires two (2) ‘A’ level passes to include Government or History.

(iv) For UNN, candidates must posses HSC/GCE ‘A’ level with passes in two (2) Arts subjects plus the UTME requirements.

(v) UNIJOS accepts same in Mass Communication plus ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics

.JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into UNIBEN 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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