WAEC and JAMB Subject Combinations for Secretarial Administration


This page contains 2020/2021 official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Secretarial Administration, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more


Course Secretarial Administration
Qualification B.Sc (Hons.) and B.A. (Hons)
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Commercial and Art Students
Cut off mark 180
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses Secretarial Administration related courses
Job Availability Low and Competitive


On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Secretarial Administration. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.


You must be a Commercial student or an Art student with a good background Commercial subjects for you to study Secretarial Administration in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement.

That is the O level / WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Secretarial Administration

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Secretarial Administration in Nigeria universities. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Secretarial Administration must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Economics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Civic Education
  5. Accounting
  6. Commerce
  7. Nigerian Language
  8. Biology
  9. A trade subject

These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Secretarial Administration. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Secretarial Administration, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Secretarial Administration

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Secretarial Administration that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME instead of 180 to be on a safe side because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider the College of Education or Polytechnic… Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.

Please note– English Language is compulsory. If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Secretarial Administration. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

 JAMB UTME subject combination to study Secretarial Administration must include:

  1. Economics
  2. Accounting
  3. Mathematics


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Secretarial Administration

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Secretarial Administration under faculty of administration, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounting and Business Management


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If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Secretarial Administration, don’t give up. You should consider other Secretarial Administration similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related courses.

You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and university

These are the list of Universities offering Secretarial Administration in Nigeria

  • Crawford University Igbesa


I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Secretarial Administration. Listen, I don’t encourage such but if you’re bent on knowing the best universities or top universities to study Secretarial Administration in Nigeria, Check here


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Cut-off Mark for Secretarial Administration course

The means the cut-off mark for Secretarial Administration is 180. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Secretarial Administration is a good course and you can also check the top best commercial courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.


Secretarial Administration is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Secretarial Administration is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, Secretarial Administration is under the Faculty of Administration but may be under a different faculty in some universities.


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Can a science or art student study Secretarial Administration?

Yes! If you are a science, art or commercial student, you can comfortably study Secretarial Administration at the university provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.

Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Secretarial Administration is through GCE.

Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Secretarial Administration in WAEC. But note this — Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results.

You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for Secretarial Administration below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Secretarial Administration had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….

What is DIrect Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Secretarial Administration
(i) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) accepts (a) Shorthand and Typewriting speeds of 80/35 wpm into 200 level, otherwise such candidates will be admitted into 100 level. (b) OND/ND, U.D (Secretarial Studies/Administration Upper Credit/Distinction for Admissions in Year II and HND relevant to the programmes for admission into Year III

(ii) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye accepts NCE/ND/HND (lower credit) in Secretarial Administration or related fields.

What is WAEC, NECO GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Secretarial Administration
(i) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) requires credit in Mathematics.

(ii) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five ‘O’ level credit in English Language, Economics or Commerce and three (3) Arts subjects plus at least a pass in Mathematics in not more than two sittings.

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