O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Secretarial Education 2024; 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


Course Secretarial Education
Qualification [B. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)/B.Ed. (Tech)
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Cut off mark varies
Entrance Non Competitive
Related courses Secretarial Education related courses
Job Availability Low and Competitive

This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level requirement to study Secretarial Education. 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 Secretarial Education

The subjects needed to study Secretarial Education 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 Secretarial Education must include

  1. English Language
  2. Economics
  3. Any two of Government, Geography/Physics, Accounting, Business Methods, History, Shorthand, Mathematics, Commerce, Principles of Accounts, Office Practice & Secretarial Duties
  4. A Trade Subject

Five TC II merit passes to include English and at least a pass in Mathematics.

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Secretarial Education 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Secretarial Education 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 Secretarial Education

  1. Economics
  2. Any two other Social Science subjects

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Secretarial Education
(i) NCE Business Education (Social Studies Sect Edu. Major).
(ii) Two ‘A’ level passes in Business Method and any other Social Science subject and at least a pass in Mathematics

If for some reason you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider other Secretarial Education 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 Secretarial Education in Nigeria

  1. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  2. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni


Cut-off Mark for Secretarial Education course

The cut-off mark for Secretarial Education varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Secretarial Education 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.

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

Depending on your mode of entry, Secretarial Education 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 Secretarial Education 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Secretarial Education. 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 Secretarial Education 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

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Secretarial Education
(i) Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni accepts Diploma in Secretarial Studies with 4 ‘O’ Level credits in relevant subjects.
(ii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires 2 merit passes in NCE including Business method (Social Studies, Secretarial Education major) plus 3 O/L credit including English Language at one sittings.
(iii) Bauchi State University, Gadau accepts NCE (pass with 5 years teaching experience).
(iv) Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED) accepts Two ‘A’ level passes/NCE Credit/Merit passes from Economics, Accounting & Business Management or HND in Secretarial Administration with Upper Credit. Also accepts NABTEB, NBC/NTC Certificate is acceptable.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Secretarial Education
(i) Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni accepts WAEC (commercial RSA II) Cert. in 5 subjects including English Language. Does not require a credit in Economics.
(ii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires Economics or Commerce but does not accept Principles of Accounts, Office Practice and Secretarial Duties.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Secretarial Education
(i) Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni accepts Arts subjects.
(ii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires Economics or Commerce and any two other Arts or Social Science subjects.

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