WAEC, JAMB UTME Subject Combinations for Forestry

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Forestry; 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 

 

Note
  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Agriculture/Vet. Medicine.
  • Probable Degree type – [B. Agric. (B.Sc. (Hons.) B. Tech. (Hons.) B. Agric. Tech.) DVM]

The admission requirement to study Forestry in Nigeria Universities includes one or a combination of ‘O’ level results or A-level result if you’re going through Direct Entry. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), where you can work with the degree and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. If you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that may be of benefit to you.

 

What is O level/WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Forestry?
The subjects needed to study Forestry in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Forestry must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Biology/Agric. Science
  5. Any of Physics, Economics, Further Mathematics and Statistics.
  6. A  trade subject

 

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Forestry?
You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just an 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… Don’t expect JAMB score upgrade. White collar Scammers are everywhere. JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Forestry include:

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology or Agriculture
  3. Physics

 

What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Forestry?
Two ’A’ level passes in Chemistry and Biology or Agric Science or Zoology or Botany

 

Just a reminder: Everything you have read so far is a general requirement, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking 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. Education is now a choice.

 

So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Forestry, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate.
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

List of Nigeria Universities offering Forestry are

  1. University of Agriculture, Makurdi with options in i. Social and Environmental Forestry ii. Wild Life and Range Management iii. Forest Production and Products.
  2. Kebbi State University, Kebbi

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Forestry? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Forestry. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating. Career opportunities will be added when we revisit this page.

 

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Forestry 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.

Special Consideration
What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (Waiver) to study Forestry?
(i) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts NCE/ND and HND in Agric. Forestry, Wildlife, or Fisheries Management from recognised institutions into 200.

(ii) University of Agriculture, Makurdi accepts (i) Two A-level passes in any of Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Mathematics, Agric. Science, Geology, (Pure and Applied) Physics, Economics.

(ii) NCE (Agriculture), OND/HND (Forestry, Agriculture & any other Biological Science (Zoology & Botany). HND candidates may be admitted for 300 level while OND/NCE candidates for 200 level.

(iii) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) – Same as Animal Science.

(iv) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts National Diploma in Forestry provided ‘O’ level requirements are met.

(v) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), University of Benin (UNIBEN) and Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) – Same as in Agricultural Economics.

(vi) University of Uyo – As in Agric Economics and Extension.

(vii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) accepts HND in Agriculture at Credit pass, OND (Distinction) in Agriculture. Does not accept NCE.

(viii) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) accepts: (a) NCE (Agric) or OND (credit level) in Agric/Forestry. (b) HND (Agric) or Forestry may be admitted into 300 level.

(ix) Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU) and Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike same as in Agriculture.

(x) University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) as in Fisheries

(xi) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) accepts OND/NCE (Double major) and HND in Agriculture.

(xii) University of Calabar (UNICAL) requires two (2) A’ level passes in Chemistry and Biology or Agriculture

(xiii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) as in Agric. Economics.

(xiv) Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) as in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development.

(xv) Kebbi State University, Kebbi – Same as in Fisheries.

(xvi) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts: a) National Diploma (ND) in Forestry Technology Management with overall Upper Credit or Distinction. b) Higher National Diploma (HND) in Forestry Technology/Management/Science with an overall credit

(xvii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts: a) ND (Forestry/Wildlife) or related field with minimum of Lower Credit from recognized institutions into 100 level. b) HND (Forestry/Wildlife) or related field with minimum of Lower credit may be admitted into 200 level. c) NCE Agriculture double major at Credit Pass level may be admitted into 200 level

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (Waiver) to study Forestry?
(i) University of Calabar (UNICAL) and University of Ibadan (UI) require 5 credit at one (1) sittings or 6 credit at two (2) sittings to include English Language, Biology/Agric science, Chemistry, Mathematics and any one of Geography, Physics and Economics.

(ii) Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike and Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU) – as in  Agriculture.

(iii) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) – accepts a pass in English language for candidates with five ‘O’ level credits which include Mathematics and Physics.

(vi) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) and Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) require at least a pass in Physics.

(v) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT), University of Benin (UNIBEN) and Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) – As in Agric Economics.

(vi) Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI) and Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike – Same as in Agriculture.

(vii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki – As in Landscape Management.

(viii) Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH) – Same as Animal Science and Fisheries

(ix) Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) as in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development.

(x) University of Agriculture, Makurdi requires a minimum of Five `O’ Level credits passes in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and any of Physics, Geography, Economics and Statistics. A credit in Physics can be substituted for Mathematics and vice versa. However, the candidate is expected to have a minimum of pass in the other subject to benefit from the waiver.

(XI) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (Waiver) to study Forestry?
(i) University of Calabar (UNICAL) and University of Ibadan (UI) require 5 credit passes at one (1) sittings or 6 credit passes at two (2) sittings to include English Language, Biology/Agric science, Chemistry, Mathematics and any one of Geography, Physics and Economics.

(ii) Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike and Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU) – as in Agriculture.

(iii) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) – accepts a pass in English language for candidates with five ‘O’ level credits which include Mathematics and Physics.

(vi) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) require at least a pass in Physics.

(v) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT), University of Benin (UNIBEN) and Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) – As in Agric Economics.

(vi) Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI) and Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike – Same as in Agriculture.

(vii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki – As in Landscape Management.

(viii) Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH) – Same as Animal Science and Fisheries

(ix) Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) as in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development.

(x) University of Agriculture, Makurdi requires a minimum of Five `O’ Level credits passes in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and any of Physics, Geography, Economics and Statistics. A credit in Physics can be substituted for Mathematics and vice versa. However, the candidate is expected to have a minimum of pass in the other subject to benefit from the waiver.

(xi) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

(xii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires credit passes in English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Biology or

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