What is Public Administration? Why do candidates go for Public Administration? is it the passion for the course or the intentional evasion of calculation courses? What is the reason for the increase in the search for universities that offer Public Administration? The above questions will be treated in the cause of the post today.
The fact remains that most candidates choose courses based on the subjects requirements and information gotten from people as regards the schools that offer the course. In the quest to evade any subject that involves calculations, many student look for courses like Public Administration, Sociology and Anthroplogy, Law and some Art related courses that do not require mathematics, Accounting or Economics as an O’level requirement for gaining admission and select them as their preferred choice of course during their UTME registration.
Public Administration is a course offered in most tertiary institutions in Nigeria, currently there about 50 universities (Private, state and Federal) put together that offers Public Administration as a course.
Public Administration is a course under the faculty of Social Science managed by the Department of Public Administration, headed by an H.O.D (Head of Department). The importance attached to this post is immeasurable as students during their UTME registration, search for the list of schools that offers Public Administration so as to make an informed decision on making a sensible choice.
Aside checking for universities or polytechnics offering Public Administration as a course, you need to be sure of the correct O’Level and JAMB subject combination for studying Public Administration because this would determine if such candidate is eligible to apply for the course or register another that matches his or her WAEC or NECO result.
To study Public Administration in any of the under listed universities, candidates must meet the following basic entry requirements:
a) Must have obtained a minimum of five (5) ‘O’ level credits in the following subjects; English Language, Government and Economics and any other two subjects. Note that Mathematics is not a major requirement for studying Public Administration.
b) Candidates must pass the cut off mark for the university or polytechnic of his or her choice. We advice you score a minimum of 240 and above as this gives you a greater chance of gaining admission to study Public Administration into your preferred choice of institution.
The above are the basic requirements from the list of Universities Offering Public Administration. Though other requirements will be communicated to you by the schools when you register for their post UTME admission forms.
List of Accredited Universities That Offers Public Administration
Federal Universities Offering Public Administration
Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State
Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State
Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Bayero University, Kano
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
University Of Abuja,Abuja
University Of Benin, Benin City
University Of Calabar, Calabar
University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
University Of Maiduguri
Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto
State Universities Offering Public Administration
Benue State University, Makurdi
Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State
Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
Adamawa State University, Mubi
Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden
Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
Anambra State University, Uli
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
Gombe State University, Tudun Wada, Gombe
Kogi State University, Anyigba
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye (OOU)
Taraba State University, Jalingo
Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina
Nasarawa State University, Keffi
Yobe State University (YSU)
Private Universities Offering Public Administration
Fountain University, Osogbo
Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike
Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu
Crawford University,Faith City, Km 8, Atan-Agbara Road, Igbesa
Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
Baze University, Fct, Abuja
Lead City University , Ibadan
Madonna University, Okija
Mountain Top University, Makogi/Oba, Ogun State
Novena University Ogume
Obong University, Obong, Ntak
Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu
Salem University, Lokoja
Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
Tansain University, Oba, Anambra State
Veritas University, Abuja
The list of Universities offering Public Administration in Nigeria as seen above is a mixture of Federal, States and private universities. This simply means candidates, Parents or Guardians can make a choice from the above. Most often, it is easier to study the choice of your course when you select a school that is within your Catchment area.
For example, candidates who is from Ogun state and who select Public Administration in OOU Agoiwoye stands a greater chance of gaining admission to study the course than a candidate who hails from Delta state or Edo state state.
Frankly speaking, candidates have ignorantly formed the habit of just selecting an institution randomly without applying the Catchment area principle and by so doing many miss out on their chances of gaining admission. This though does not apply to private universities where all you need is simply pass and pay your tuition fee before admission letter would be handed over to the candidate.
In summary, if you must select a state or Federal university, select a state or Federal school that falls within your catchment area for you to stand a better chance of studying Public Administration or any course of your choice.
Hope the above is well understood? if you are still not clear as regards the list of schools or universities that offers Public Administration and their admission requirements, you can get back to us via our comment section below and we shall respond accordingly.