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O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Animal Nutrition 2022; 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


CourseAnimal Nutrition
QualificationB. Agric. (B.Sc. (Hons.) B. Tech. (Hons.) B. Agric. Tech.) DVM
Duration3 – 4 Years
SuitabilityScience students
Cut off mark180
EntranceNon Competitive
Related coursesAnimal Nutrition related courses
Job AvailabilityLow and Competitive

You must be a science student to study Animal Nutrition in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level requirement.

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 Animal Nutrition

The subjects needed to study Animal Nutrition 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 Animal Nutrition must include:

  1. Agricultural Science/Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Mathematics
  4. Any two other subjects and at least a pass in English Language and Physics
  5. A trade subject


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Animal Nutrition 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Animal Nutrition 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 Animal Nutrition

  1. Biology/Agric Science
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics/Physic s.

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Animal Nutrition
Two ‘A’ level passes or equivalent in Chemistry and Biology or Agic Science

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

  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

Cut-off Mark for Animal Nutrition course

The cut-off mark for Animal Nutrition 180. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Animal Nutrition is a good course and you can also check the top best Agricultural courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

Animal Nutrition is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Animal Nutrition is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, this course is under Faculty of Agriculture but may be under a different faculty in some universities.

Can a commercial or art student study Animal Nutrition

No! Animal Nutrition is a science course and not suitable for commercial or art students. But if you have the required subject combination in your O level result, you can go for it if that is the course you desire to study. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects during WAEC registration because your schools may go against it. The alternative way to write the required subjects combination for Animal Nutrition is through GCE.

Is Animal Nutrition a science or social science subject?

Many students ask me this question and this is my answer. Yes, Animal Nutrition is a natural science subject. Want details? checkout what natural science courses is all about and get to know the courses under natural science.

Where can I work with a Degree in Animal Nutrition 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Animal Nutrition. 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 Animal Nutrition 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 Animal Nutrition
(i) Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) – Same as in Animal Production and Health.
(ii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) accept ND/HND with credit pass in Agriculture
(iii) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) requires ND with Upper Credit/HND/NCE at Credit Level in relevant subject, (Plus UTME requirement) may be considered for admission into 200Level

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Animal Nutrition
(I) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) requires five credits to include Chemistry, Biology/Agric. Science, Physics / Mathematics Geography/ Economics, English Language
(ii) Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) – Same as in Animal Production and Health.
(iii) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) accepts Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology/Agric Science, Physics and English Language.

Have you written WAEC, NECO or GCE? Are you one of those reading this to know if your O level result qualifies you to study this course at the university? If the subject combination mentioned above does not correspond with your O level, we can help you review your result and suggest a suitable degree course for you. Interested? Start here.

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