WAEC and JAMB Subject for Fisheries – Under Agriculture

Last updated on December 28, 2020


O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Fisheries 2020/2021; 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


Course Fisheries under Engineering
Qualification B. Agric. (B.Sc. (Hons.) B. Tech. (Hons.) B. Agric. Tech.) DVM
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Science students
Cut off mark varies
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses Fisheries related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive


You must be a science student to study Fisheries 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.

That is, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), s, 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 post that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Fisheries

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

  1. Biology/Agric Science
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. English
  5. Plus any other Science subject
  6. A trade subject


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Fisheries 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Fisheries 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 Fisheries

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


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Fisheries
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in any of Chem, Bio, Botany, Zoology, Agric Sci, Geog, Mathematics, (Pure & applied) Physics, Geology and Economics.
(ii)NCE (Agriculture)


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 Fisheries  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. 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

These are the list of Universities offering Fisheries in Nigeria

  1. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  2. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  3. Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  4. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  5. Kebbi State University, Kebbi
  6. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  7. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  8. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  9. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  10. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  11. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  12. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  13. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  14. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  15. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)

Cut-off Mark for Fisheries course

The cut-off mark for Fisheries varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Fisheries 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.

Fisheries is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Fisheries 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 Fisheries?

No! Fisheries is a pure science course and not suitable for commercial or art student. But if you have 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 is through GCE.


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

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (Waiver) for Fisheries
(i) Federal University of Technology, Minna accepts OND/NCE with a minimum of Lower Credit plus UTME requirements.

(ii) Federal University of Technology, Minna accepts OND/NCE credit into 200 level while those with HND may be admitted into 300 level.

(iii) University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) accepts ND/NCE/HND and any other similar qualification.

(iv) Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike and Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) same as in Agriculture.

(v) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) requires Chemistry and Biology/Agric. Science/Physics.

(vi) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) (a) Obtain passes at the Advance Level GCE or HSC in three of the following subjects: Biology, Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Economics or Mathematics; Upper credit (b) ND in Agriculture or Fisheries; (c) Upper or Lower credit HND/ND. In some cases, depending on the candidates CGPA, he may be recommended for admission into the 3rd year.

(vii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) – As in Agric. Economics.

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

(ix) Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU) – As in Agriculture

(x) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) – As in Animal Science

(xi) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) accepts: (a) Two GCE `A’ Level credit passes in Chemistry, Physics and Biology/Agric. Science (b) HND with overall credit in (a) above (c) ND/NCE with credit pass in Biology, Agric. Science or Chemistry

(xii) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye accepts relevant ‘A’ passes, NCE merit passes in two relevant subjects, ND/Certificate of any of the Professional Examination Bodies in Agriculture, Cooperative Business Management, Finance or other related subjects.

(xiii) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) accepts Two ‘A’ level credit passes in chemistry and one from Biology, Agriculture, Physics, Geography and Mathematics.

(xiv) Kebbi State University, Kebbi accepts GCE A’ level/NCE/IJMB or its equivalent in Chemistry and any one of Physics, Mathematics, Biology/Agricultural Science with minimum of score prescribe annually by the University Senate; and O’ level credit passes in Chemistry, Mathematics and English language as core and any two (2) of Physics, Biology/Agricultural Science, Geography, Electrical and Electronics, Technical Drawing. It also accepts ND/HND (at least 2.75 CGPA) in relevant area and O’ level credit passes in Chemistry, Mathematics, and English Language as core and any two (2) of Physics, Biology/Agricultural Science and Geography.

(xv) University of Uyo accepts: (a) National Diploma (ND) (Upper credit), HND (Lower credit) or NCE (credit) in relevant disciplines and JAMB into 200 level. (b) At least two ‘A’ level passes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Agricultural Science, Mathematics / Statistics, Geography.

(xvi) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State requires credit pass in Physics and consideration can be given to candidates with credit pass in Mathematics and pass in Physics.

(xvii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts: a) National Diploma (ND) in Fisheries Technology Management with overall Upper Credit or Distinction. b) Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fisheries Technology Management/Science with an overall Upper Credit requirements above applies.

(xvii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) may accept HND with lower credit pass in Fisheries, Agriculture or related discipline from NBTE Accredited Institutions.

(xviii) Bowen University, Iwo requires two A’ level passes to include Chemistry and one of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Nutrition

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (Waiver) for Fisheries
(i) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accept a pass in English Language.

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

(iii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) requires credit passes in Chemistry, Biology/ Agric. Science and any one from Physics /Geography/ Economics/Fisheries.

(iv) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, University of Uyo and Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) require five ‘O’ level credit passes in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Agricultural Science

(v) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accepts a pass in English Language with credit pass in Mathematics. (

vi) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki as in Landscape Technology.

(vii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) as in Agric-Economics.

(viii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) accepts any of Physics, Geography and Economics.

(ix) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye requires five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology or Agricultural Science and any other two subjects.

(xi) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) requires credits in English Language and Mathematics.

(xii) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Chemistry, Biology, Agric. Science, Mathematics and Physics/Geography /Economics.

(xiii) Federal University of Technology, Minna accepts any one of Physics, geography, Economics, Home Economics, Food and nutrition as the fifth subject. At least a pass in Physics is required.

(xiv) Kogi State University Anyigba requires five credit passes at SSCE and/or GCE O/L in English Language, Chemistry, Biology or Agric. Science, Mathematics, Economics or any Social Science subject and a pass in Physics. A Credit in Agricultural Science must be backed up with at least a pass in Biology.

(xv) Bowen University, Iwo requires credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Fisheries/Animal Husbandry, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and one of Physics, Geography, Economics and Food and Nutrition.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (Waiver) for Fisheries
(i) University of Benin (UNIBEN) – Same as in Agricultural Economics.

(ii) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike and Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU) and Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) – As in Agriculture.

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

(iv) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) requires Mathematics or Physics as the third  subject

(v) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) requires Chemistry/Biology Agriculture Science and Maths/Physics

(vi) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) requires Chemistry, Biology/Agriculture and any other science subjects.

(vi) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and Mathematics/Physics.

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

(viii) MAKRUDI requires Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics or Physics.

(ix) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye – Same as in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology.

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