This page contains 2023 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Horticulture, including the List of Nigeria universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more


QualificationB. Agric. (B.Sc. (Hons.) B. Tech. (Hons.) B. Agric. Tech.) DVM
Duration3 – 4 Years
SuitabilityScience students

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

No, Horticulture is not a good course in Nigeria with limited or no job roles to explore. There is no standard salary for any job in Nigeria. It depends on where you get the job. A person working as a Gardener in Nigeria typically earns around 41,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 44,600 NGN to 150,000 NGN

A Horticulture degree is not competitive and less popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 14 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Horticulture, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Horticulture 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 Horticulture

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Horticulture 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 Horticulture 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 Horticulture are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject 
  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Agricultural Science
  • Physics
  • 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 Horticulture, don’t give up. You should consider other Horticulture 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 read useful guides on how to choose a course and university


JAMB subject combination for Horticulture

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 Horticulture. 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 Horticulture are:

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


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Horticulture
Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and any one of Biology, Agric Science, Botany and Zoology

These are the list of Universities offering Horticulture in Nigeria

  1. The Federal University of Horticulture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  2. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  3. Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  4. Ahmadu Bello University
  5. University of Ibadan
  6. Obafemi Awolowo University
  7. University of Nigeria
  8. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  9. University of Ilorin
  10. University of Benin
  11. University of Calabar
  12. University of Port Harcourt
  13. University of Maiduguri
  14. Rivers State University
Estimated number of students currently studying Horticulture in Nigerian Universities is 3,908
Horticulture has 5% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Horticulture has 100% admission rate.

Horticulture is how many years course and under which faculty?

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

Can a commercial or art student study Horticulture

No! Horticulture is a science course and not suitable for commercial or art student. 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 Horticulture is through GCE.

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