UNN Department of Public Administration & Local Government Admission Requirement 2024/2025


This is to notify the general public and all aspiring University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) students that the Department of Public Administration & Local Government admission requirements has been published.

The admission requirements include O’level Subject combinations, JAMB UTME Subject combinations, and School and Departmental Cut-Off Marks.

About The University of Nigeria

The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960, the University of Nigeria has four campuses – Nsukka, Enugu, and Ituku-Ozalla – all located in Enugu State and Aba campus in Abia State.

The University of Nigeria was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria modelled upon the American educational system. It is the first land-grant university in Africa and one of Nigeria’s five most reputed universities.

Entry Requirements

O’Level Subject Combination

The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Public Administration & Local Government include the following:

Five (5) SSCE credit passes, including English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and two (2) other relevant subjects.

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

Candidates will write the following Four (4) Subjects in JAMB.

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Economics and any other Social Science subject

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

UNN requires Government/History plus two (2) other subjects from social sciences or Arts.

Direct Entry Requirement

These are the conditions you need to fulfil to gain Direct Entry admission to study Public Administration and Local Government if you don’t intend to use UTME. You require;

  • Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes, including Economics.

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

UNN accepts for three (3) year program Direct Entry candidates to possess any of the following qualifications:

  • Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes or is equivalent in any of the following subjects: Government, History, Economics, Business Management, Accounting, and Geography plus the UTME requirements.
  • ND from recognized institutions in Law, Secretarial studies, or its equivalent plus the UTME requirements.
  • HND lowers the credit of recognized institutions, plus the UTME requirements.

JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into UNN for the 2024/2025 session should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have a minimum of 160 or above score in your JAMB result.


We hope this article clarifies the admission requirements for UNN’s Department of Public Administration & Local Government. RealMina wishes good luck to all students who wish to attend UNN.

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