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List of Commercial Subjects in Nigerian Secondary School

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This article provides a list of all the commercial subjects in Nigerian secondary schools.

If you are new into Senior Secondary School 1 (SSS 1), then you are definitely interested in knowing the subjects you are supposed to offer.

Commerce is a huge and highly respected field in Nigeria, with thousands of students intending to study courses related to it. Consequently, they must offer relevant subjects, so as to gain all necessary preliminary knowledge.

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Needless to say, every secondary school in Nigeria must provide adequate teachers for most, if not all, the commercial subjects listed below.

However, some of them can be done without, while some of them are extremely important and considered compulsory by WAEC standards.

List of commercial subjects in Nigerian Secondary Schools:

Below are all the commercial subjects students can offer in Nigerian secondary schools:

  1. English Language
  2. General Mathematics
  3. Marketing
  4. Automobile Parts Merchandising
  5. Book keeping
  6. Commerce
  7. Financial Accounting
  8. Insurance
  9. Marketing
  10. Office Practice
  11. Salesmanship
  12. Stenography
  13. Store Keeping
  14. Store Management
  15. Type Writing

Apart from the subjects listed above, commercial students can decide to offer any of the general subjects listed below:

  • Civic Education
  • C.R.K
  • Dyeing & Bleaching
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Islamic Studies
  • Leather Goods Manufacturing & Repairs
  • Mining
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Tourism
  • Visual Art

Note: Not all the secondary schools in Nigeria can afford to provide teachers the entire commercial subjects listed above. Notwithstanding, schools must at all cost provide teachers for the compulsory nes among them.

Keep reading to discover all the compulsory ones….

More on some of the commercial subjects in Nigerian secondary schools

English Language

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English language isn’t really a commercial subject; however, it is one of compulsory general subjects in Nigerian secondary schools. Therefore, the management of all secondary schools must provide capable teachers to handle English Language.


Mathematics is also a general subject in all secondary school in Nigeria, whether you’re an art, science or commercial student. Also, WAEC and most schools in Nigeria, make it a compulsory subject.

In other words, to be able to gain admission into any of the Nigerian universities, you must possess at least a credit pass in Mathematics.


According to Business dictionary, marketing can be defined as the action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising.

Marketing is one of the most popular commercial subjects in Nigerian secondary school, with thousands of students sitting for the exam in WAEC and NECO every year.


Accounting (also known as Financial Accounting) is also a popular subject commercial students can offer. A huge percentage of WAEC and JAMB students — especially the ones interested in studying Banking & Finance in the university — offer accounting every year.


Commerce is a field with studies activities related to buying and selling. Most Nigerian secondary schools take commerce as one of the core commercial subjects and, consequently, provide teachers for it. Furthermore, thousands of students sit for commerce exam in WAEC and NECO.

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