WAEC, JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Agronomy

WAEC, JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Agronomy
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O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Agronomy; 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 



  • 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 Agronomy 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 Agronomy?
The subjects needed to study Agronomy 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 Agronomy must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Chemistry
  3. MAthematics
  4. Biology
  5. Geography or Economics
  6. A trade subject


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Agronomy?
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 Agronomy are

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology /Agriculture
  3. Physics or Mathematics


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Agronomy?
Two ‘A’ level passes or equivalent in Chemistry and Biology/Agric Science/Botany/Zoology/ plus one of Mathematics/Physics and Geology/ Economics


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 Agronomy, (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 Agronomy include:

  1. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU) with options in: Crop Production, Crop Protection, and Soil Science.
  2. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) as Agronomy and Ecological Management)
  3. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  4. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  5. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  6. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)


Where can I work with a Degree in Agronomy? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Agronomy. 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 Agronomy 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) for Agronomy?
(i) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) accepts ND with Upper Credit/HND/NCE at Credit Level in relevant subjects, (Plus UTME requirements) may be considered for admission into 200 Level

(ii) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) same as in Fisheries.

(iii) MAKRUDI accepts (a) Two `A” level passes in any of Chemistry and Biology/Agricultural Science/Botany/Zoology or Mathematics, (Pure & Applied) Physics, Geology and Economics). (b) NCE/OND/HND (Credit/Merit) in Agriculture.

(iv) Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ) accepts ND (merit pass) in Crop production Technology plus UTME requirement.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (Waiver) for Agronomy?
(i) Abia State University, Uturu requires a credit in Physics.

(ii) Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) accepts pass in Physics.

(iii) Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH) – Same as Agricultural-Economics and Extension.

(iv) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) requires five ‘O’ level credit in English Language, mathematics, Physics, Agric. Sci. or Biology.

(v) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)  requires five’O’ Level credit in the SSCE or its equivalent at not more than two sittings in addition to an acceptable credit in the UME

(vi) Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike same as in Agricultural Economics

(vii) University of Agriculture, Makurdi requires five credit in Biology or Agriculture Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, English Language, Physics or any other Science subjects. Accepts a pass in Physics.

(viii) Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ) requires five credit in Biology or Agric. Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, English Language and one of Physics, Geography or Economics. UTME requirement with a pass in Physics is acceptable.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (Waiver) for Agronomy?
(i) Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH) requires Mathematics, Physics and any of Biology or Chemistry.

(ii) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) same as in Fisheries

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