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O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Educational Administration 2022; including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities


CourseEducational Administration
Qualification[B. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)/B.Ed. (Tech)
Duration3 – 4 Years
Cut off markvaries
EntranceNon Competitive
Related coursesEducational Administration related courses
Job AvailabilityLow and Competitive

This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level requirement to study Educational Administration. In other words, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Special consideration (waivers) and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Educational Administration

The subjects needed to study Educational Administration in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Educational Administration must include

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Economics.
  4. A Trade Subject

Five TC II merit passes including English and Mathematics.

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Educational Administration 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Educational Administration is not enough. You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

These are JAMB UTME subject combinations (subjects to write in jamb) to study Educational Administration

  1. Mathematics
  2. Economics
  3. Account

If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider other Educational Administration  similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements.

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

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

This is the list of Universities offering Educational Administration in Nigeria

  1. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  2. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  3. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  4. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  5. University of Lagos (UNILAG)


Cut-off Mark for Educational Administration course

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

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

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

Where can I work with a Degree in Educational Administration 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Educational Administration. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read Fatherprada’s Career Guide – so that you can have knowledge on how the labour market operate after graduating. Career opportunities will be added when we revisit this page.

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Educational Administration have been listed above but, 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 this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course 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 Educational Administration
(i) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – No Direct Entry.
(ii) University of Calabar (UNICAL) requires 3 years post NCE qualification experience plus credits in English Language and Mathematics at O/L.
(iii) Abia State University, Uturu – for the 3 year programme, offers it as Educational Management.
(iv)  Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) requires O/L TC II (credit/merit) in Mathematics/Arithmetic. In addition Ekiti State University accepts a pass at NCE General language in Lieu of ‘O’ level credit in English Language.
(v) Ekiti State University requires ‘O’ level credit in Mathematics and Economics, in addition Ekiti State University accepts NCE (credit/merit) in relevant discipline
(vi) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires two A’ Level passes from English, History, French, Geography, Mathematics, Yoruba/Igbo, CRK/IRS, Economics and Government. Also accepts University of Lagos (UNILAG) Foundation Diploma plus O’ Level requirements.
(vii) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts Diploma in Education and other related disciplines form a recognized institution with not less than five O’ level credit including English Language and Mathematics in not more than two sittings.

What is WAEC, NECO or GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Educational Administration
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires credit in at least two of Literature in English, History/Government, Economics, Geography, Igbo/Yoruba, CRS/IRS or French. Does not accept Five TC II merit passes including English and Mathematics.
(ii) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) and Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) do not insist on credit in Mathematics and Economics.
(iii) Ekiti State University requires five O level credits at one sittings. (iv) University of Calabar (UNICAL) does not insist on Economics.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Educational Administration
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts any Three Of Literature in English, History/Government, French, Geography, Mathematics, Commerce, Yoruba/Igbo, CRK/IRS, Economics. Does not accept physics.
(ii) Ekiti State University requires any three Social Science subjects.
(iii) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts any three of Literature in English, History/ Government, Geography, Economics, CRS and Mathematics.

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