WAEC, JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Botany

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Botany; 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 Science .
  • Probable Degree type – (B.Sc. & B. Tech)

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The admission requirement to study Botany 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 Botany?
The subjects needed to study Botany 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 Botany must include

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Biology
  4. Chemistry
  5. Physics
  6. A trade subject

 

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects needed) for Botany?
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… 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 or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for Botany are

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Any other Science subject

 

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

 

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 Botany, (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 Botany are

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Achievers University, Owo
  3. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  4. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  5. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  6. Bayero University, Kano Click to read conditions
  7. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  8. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  9. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  10. Crawford University Igbesa
  11. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) Click to read conditions
  12. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  13. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Click to read conditions
  14. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
  15. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  16. Gombe State University, Gombe
  17. Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun
  18. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  19. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  20. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  21. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  22. Kogi State University Anyigba,
  23. Kebbi State University, Kebbi
  24. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  25. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  26. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) Click to read conditions
  27. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  28. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  29. University of Agriculture, Makurdi
  30. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  31. University of Mkar, Mkar
  32. Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU)
  33. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) Click to read conditions
  34. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  35. Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  36. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  37. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  38. Hezekiah University, Umudi
  39. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  40. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  41. Veritas University, Abuja Click to read conditions

 

It is good we take a look at the brief description to help you decide if this course is worth studying in Nigeria Universities. Botany which is also known as plant science is the scientific study of plants. Because the field is so broad, there are many kinds of plant scientists and many different opportunities available.

Botanists interested in ecology study interactions of plants with other organisms and the environment. Other field botanists search to find new species or do experiments to discover how plants grow under different conditions. Some botanists study the structure. They may work in the field, concentrating on the pattern of the whole plant. Many botanists do experiments to determine how plants convert simple chemical compounds into more complex chemicals. They may even study how genetic information in DNA controls plant development.

Botany is a very good course to study if you have the required subject combination. It is a good course because it helps to increase and improve our supply of medicines, foods, fibres, building materials, and other plant products. Students who study this course are equipped with the knowledge of ensuring that the role of plants in the life of the individual and the nation’s economy and existence is adequately emphasized.

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Botany? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Botany. 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.

Students graduating from Department of Botany may choose careers in teaching and/or research in colleges, universities and research institutions, government, agriculture, forestry, conservation and wildlife management, wood technology and industries, such as sugar, rubber, fertilizer and oil (vegetables and minerals), petroleum refinery, etc.

 

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Botany have been listed above. Yet, 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) for Botany?
(i) Gombe State University, Gombe, University of Ibadan (UI), Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) and University of Calabar (UNICAL) require Chemistry.

(ii) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK), University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) accept ND/HND in relevant fields.

(iii) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) accepts ND/HND

(v) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba and University of Jos (UNIJOS) accept ND (upper credit) in Forestry and HND (pass) in Forestry and other relevant disciplines.

(vi) Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin and University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – No Direct Entry.

(vii) University of Uyo accepts ND (upper Credit)/HND (lower credit) in relevant fields plus UTME requirements.

(viii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts very good passes in the following three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics.

(ix) Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike accepts GCE A’ Level in Chemistry and Biology /Botany.

(x) University of Benin (UNIBEN) in addition to UTME requirements accepts ND (Upper credit) / HND (Lower credit) in Food Technology or Science Laboratory Technology; NCE(credit) in Biology/Chemistry.

(xii) Igbinedion University Okada accepts credit pass in Botany plus one of Biology, Zoology or Chemistry. Also accepts ND/HND (lower credit) in Biology, Food Technology or Botany

(xiii) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accepts NCE (merit pass) in Biology and any other two subjects.

(xiv) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) accepts HND (lower credit) in relevant field but NOT ND. (xv) University of Calabar (UNICAL) requires ‘A’ level passes / NCE at merit level or above in: Biology and Chemistry plus ‘O’ level Physics or Mathematics at credit level.

(xvi) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) for Biotechnology requires two A’ level passes in Biology and Chemistry.

(xvii) KBenue State University, MakurdiST same as in Agriculture

(xviii) CRECSENT requires at least two ‘A’ level passes in Biology and either Physics or Chemistry and IJMB at acceptable grade levels.

(xix) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) accepts credit pass in ‘A’ level Mathematics. Also accepts ND/HND at Upper Credit level in relevant fields.

(xx) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts NCE passes in Biology and Chemistry plus UTME requirements.

(xxi) Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS) and Bowen University, Iwo same as Microbiology.

(xxii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires a) Passes at ‘principal’ level in the Higher School Certificate Examination or G.C.E. ‘A’ level or its equivalent in Chemistry and Biology or Botany or Zoology in addition to UTME requirements. b) Merit pass in NCE in Biology and Chemistry from a recognized institution, plus University minimum entry requirements..

(xxiii) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Physics.

(xxiv) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts Two `A’ level passes in Chemistry, Botany or Biology

(xxv) Salem University, Lokoja and Paul University, Awka – Anambra State accept passes in Biology/Zoology, Botany and Chemistry in GCE ‘A’ or HSC Principal Level examinations or any other equivalent examination.

(xxvi) Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)– same as in Fisheries.

(xxvii) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State accepts two A-level passes in any of biology, botany, chemistry, geography, mathematics or Physics.

(xxviii) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State for Biotechnology requires two “A” level passes in Chemistry and any one of Physics, Mathematics or Biology. ND/NCE with good grade in relevant “O” level subjects.

(xxix) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) – Same as in Mathematics.

(xxx) MAKRUDI – Same as in Biochemistry.

(xxxi) University of Ibadan (UI) requires two ‘A’ level subjects in Botany, Chemistry or Botany / Biology.

(xxxii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts HND, NCE and ND with a minimum of Merit and Upper credit respectively in the relevant fields.

(xxxiii) Bauchi State University, Gadau accepts IJMB/A Level/GCE A Level Credit passes in Biology, Chemistry or its equivalent. National Diploma (ND) or Higher National Diploma (HND) in with at least Lower Credit in the following areas: Science Lab Technology, Wild Life and Forestry, Environmental Management Technology. The candidate must also have the 5 O’ Level requirements in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

(xxxiv) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja accepts any two A’ level passes in Science subjects. Also accepts ND/HND (lower credit) or NCE (merit) in relevant fields. (xxxv) Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo accepts five O ’level credit passes in relevant subjects plus ND (upper credit), HND (lower credit) in relevant subjects.

(xxxvi) Mountain Top University requires two A’ level passes to include Chemistry and any one of Physics, Mathematics or Biology.

What is WAEC, NECO or GCE Special Consideration (waiver) for Botany?
(i) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires credit in English language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in the West African School Certificate Examination or G.C.E. ‘O’ level or its equivalent.

(ii) Igbinedion University Okada accepts credit pass in Science Subject in lieu of Physics.

(iii) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts Agric Science.

(iv) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) and University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) accept pass in Mathematics and English Language.

(v) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) does not require a credit in Physics but accepts a pass in English Language provided candidates has distinction in O/L Biology.

(vi) University of Uyo requires a Credit pass in Mathematics and Physics.

(vii) Gombe State University, Gombe accepts P7 in Physics

(viii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) and Abia State University, Uturu accept a pass in Physics

(ix) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credits passes at one or two sittings include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and any one or two of Physics, Geography and Agric Science.

(xi) KBenue State University, MakurdiST accepts Geography, Economics and Agriculture in lieu of Biology as O Level subjects.

(xii) Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

(xiii) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

(xiv) Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji accepts five O level credit passes in relevant subjects plus ND and NCE.

(xvi) University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State and University of Lagos (UNILAG) – Same as in Biochemistry.

(xvii) Paul University, Awka – Anambra State requires five SSCE credit passes at not more than two sittings in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

(xviii) Abia State University, Uturu requires five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

(xix) Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) – same as in Fisheries.

(xx) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) – Same as in Mathematics.

(xxi) Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo accepts Five ‘O’ level credit passes in relevant subjects plus ND(upper credit), HND (upper credit) and NCE (merit).

(xxii) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State accepts five ‘O’ level Credit passes to include English language and Mathematics and any three of Biology, Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Agricultural Science and Geography

(xxiii) Benue State University, Makurdi for Plant Science and Biotechnology accepts passes in five (5) prescribed subjects in Preliminary Science of Benue State University, Makurdi in addition to minimum UTME score.

(xxiv) Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS) – Same as in Microbiology.

(xxv) University of Calabar (UNICAL) for Genetic and Biotechnology requires five credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) for Botany?
(I) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, University of Ibadan (UI), Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA), Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY), Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), University of Lagos (UNILAG) and University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) require Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics

(ii) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) requires Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science and Mathematics or Physics.

(iii) Igbinedion University Okada accepts Biology, Chemistry and one of Physics or Mathematics

(iv) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) requires Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics

(v) Salem University, Lokoja, University of Benin (UNIBEN) and University of Lagos (UNILAG) require Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

(vi) University of Calabar (UNICAL) requires Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

(vii) Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) – same as in Fisheries.

(viii) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) – Same as in Mathematics.

(xi) MAKRUDI – Same as in Biochemistry.

(xii) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja accepts any three Science subjects.

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