This page contains 2024 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Fisheries and Aquaculture, including the List of Nigeria universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more


Course Fisheries and Aquaculture
Qualification B. Agric. (B.Sc. (Hons.) B. Tech. (Hons.) B. Agric. Tech.)
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Science students

Is Fisheries and Aquaculture a good course in Nigeria and what is the salary?

Yes, Fisheries and Aquaculture is a good course in Nigeria with limited job roles to explore. There is no standard salary for any job in Nigeria. It depends on where you get the job. The salary range for the majority of workers in Aquaculture and fisheries production managers – is from ₦42,818 to ₦192,600 per month

A Fisheries and Aquaculture degree is competitive and very popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 16 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Fisheries and Aquaculture, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Fisheries and Aquaculture and the employment rate we will show you below so that you will know what you are up against when you choose to study this course.

We have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you.

WAEC Subject Combination For Fisheries and Aquaculture

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Fisheries and Aquaculture degree. You can register for less than 9 subjects if you are resitting.

However, you must have at least 5 credit passes amongst the 9 subjects listed below before you can gain admission into any Nigerian university to study for a Fisheries and Aquaculture degree.

Remember, the requirement you’re about to read is also applicable to all o level examinations. (WAEC, NECO and GCE). We have painstakingly highlighted (in red) the core subjects on which you must obtain credit before you can gain admission. Any subject with blue colour means, a pass is allowed.

If however, you fail one of the core subjects, you should read through each university’s special requirements for this course below to see if there is a university that may accept another subject in lieu of the one you failed. The 9 WAEC/NECO/GCE subject combinations for Fisheries and Aquaculture are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject 
  • Chemistry
  • Agricultural Science
  • Physics/Biology
  • Geography/Further Mathematics

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same as the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Fisheries and Aquaculture, don’t give up. You should consider other Fisheries and Aquaculture similar courses or 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. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and university


JAMB subject combination for Fisheries and Aquaculture

For this degree, you are also required to register for 4 subjects and English is compulsory. More so, your JAMB score in addition to your POST UTME score will determine the cumulative score that the university will use to decide your candidacy for admission.

You should score 190 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Fisheries and Aquaculture. You can still gain admission if you score between 160-180 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher. Try out JAMB Admission Simulator.

The 4 JAMB subject combination for Fisheries and Aquaculture is:

  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Agricultural Science
  • Mathematics/Physics

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Fisheries and Aquaculture
Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and Biology/Botany/Agric Science/Zoology/Physics.

These are the list of Universities offering Fisheries and Aquaculture in Nigeria

  1. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  2. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  3. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  4. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  5. Kogi State University Anyigba
  6. University of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Makurdi
  7. Salem University, Lokoja
  8. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  9. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  10. University of Uyo
  11. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  12. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  13. Crescent University (CUAB)
  14. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (FUDUSOK)
  15. Federal University of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  16. University of Ibadan
Estimated number of students currently studying Agriculture in Nigerian Universities is 21,815
Agriculture has 75% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Agriculture has 95% admission rate.

Fisheries and Aquaculture is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Fisheries and Aquaculture is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, this course is under the Faculty of Fisheries and Aquaculture

Can a commercial or art student study Fisheries and Aquaculture

No! Fisheries and Aquaculture 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 Fisheries and Aquaculture is through GCE.


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