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WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Horticulture


O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Horticulture 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


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

You must be a science student to study Horticulture 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 Horticulture

The subjects needed to study Horticulture 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 Horticulture must include

  1. English Language
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. Biology or Agric Science.
  5. A trade subject


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Horticulture 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Horticulture 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 Horticulture

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology/Agriculture
  3. And one of Mathematics, Geography, Economics and 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

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 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 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 Horticulture in Nigeria

  1. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  2. Federal University of Technology, Minna


Cut-off Mark for Horticulture course

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

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 Faculty of Agriculture but may be under a different faculty in some universities.

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 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.

Where can I work with a Degree in Horticulture 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Horticulture. 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 Horticulture 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 Horticulture
Federal University of Technology, Minna accepts OND/HND not below lower credit pass level.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Horticulture
(i) Federal University of Technology, Minna – Same as in Water Resources, Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology.
(ii) Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) requires five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Candidates with pass grade in Biology must possess credit pass in Agricultural Science. It does not accept Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Horticulture
(i) Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) does not accept Economics or Geography

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