This page contains 2022 official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Pharmacy, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more
|Qualifications||M.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC|
|Duration||4 – 5 Years|
|Cut off mark||Varies|
|Related courses||Pharmacy related courses|
|Job Availability||High and Competitive|
On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Pharmacy. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.
You must be a Science student for you to study Pharmacy 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 admission requirement.
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That is the O level / WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening 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.
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WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Pharmacy
You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Pharmacy in Nigeria universities. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Pharmacy must include:
- English Language
- A trade subject
These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Pharmacy. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Pharmacy, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.
JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Pharmacy
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Pharmacy that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME instead of 180 to be on a safe side because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider the College of Education or Polytechnic… Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.
Please note– English Language is compulsory. If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Pharmacy. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..
Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Pharmacy
If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Pharmacy, you are expected to have Three ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology/Zoology and Physics or Mathematics plus UTME Requirement.
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If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Pharmacy, don’t give up. You should consider other Pharmacy similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related courses.
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This are the list of Universities offering Pharmacy in Nigeria
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
- University of Benin (UNIBEN)
- Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
- University of Ibadan (UI)
- Igbinedion University Okada
- University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
- University of Jos (UNIJOS)
- Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
- University of Lagos (UNILAG)
- Madonna University, Okija
- University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
- Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
- Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
- Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
- University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
- Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
- University of Uyo
- Gombe State University, Gombe
- Bayero University, Kano
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Cut-off Mark for Pharmacy course
As you can see, more than one University offers Pharmacy. This means the cut-off mark for Pharmacy varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Pharmacy is a good course and you can also check the top best science courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.
Pharmacy is how many years course?
In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Pharmacy degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Pharmacy for five years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for four years. And of course, there is room for more years if you have an extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.
Pharmacy is under which faculty in Nigeria?
According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Pharmacy is under the Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science but may be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.
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Can a science or art student study Pharmacy?
No! If you are a Commercial or Art student, you can’t study Pharmacy degree course at the university. This is a pure science course. But if you are good with Science subjects, you can take your chances I won’t discourage you provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.
Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Pharmacy is through GCE.
What is Pharmacy course all about:
Degree in pharmacy is designed and intended to prepare students for the profession of pharmacy. It goes deep into human healthcare, taking on roles relating to the design and development of new treatments, prescription, and care management, and advising on the range of medical options available. According to Britannica Encyclopedia Concise, Pharmacy is the science dealing with the collection, preparation, and standardization of drugs
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Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Pharmacy in WAEC. But note this — 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.
What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Pharmacy
(i) University of Benin (UNIBEN) and University of Uyo do not accept ‘A’ level Mathematics.
(ii) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts B.Sc. with a minimum of 2nd Class Honours in relevant discipline (Sciences).
(iii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts ‘A’ level Botany in lieu of Biology.
(iv) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts; (a) Very good passes in three (3) JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology (b) Does not accept B.Sc Degrees.
(v) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts B.Sc. Second Class (Hons) in related fields.
(vi) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts: (a) Three A’ level passes to include Chemistry, Biology/Zoology/Botany and Physics plus UTME requirement in not more than two sittings. (b) Bachelor’s degree in any of Biological Sciences, Health Science and Technology, or Medical Sciences with a minimum of second class honours lower division plus UTME requirement. (c) HND in Biological Sciences, Health Science and Technology or Medical Sciences with a minimum of an upper credit plus UTME requirement.
(vii) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) accepts: (a) Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree (Second Class Honours) from a recognized University in Chemistry or any of the Biological Sciences. (b) Have a pass in Physics, Mathematics, or Statistics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology or Botany at the Advanced Level (GCE) or Higher School Certificate at not more than two sittings. (c) General requirement for admission in the University, i.e, credit in five (5) relevant subjects including Mathematics and English Language at the Ordinary Level GCE, or WASC/SSCE/NECO.
(viii) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye accepts Botany in lieu of Zoology.
(ix) University of Jos (UNIJOS) does not accept Mathematics for Physics. University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts B.Sc Second Class (Hons) and above in related fields. It accepts for Direct Entry Candidates with ‘A’ level requirements plus five ‘O’ level credits in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
(x) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts minimum aggregate of 12 Points or B.Sc. (Second Class Honours Upper Division) in Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, Zoology, Chemistry and other Basic Sciences (Plant Biology and Industrial Chemistry.)
What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study Pharmacy
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) Same as in Medicine and Surgery.
(ii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires Physics, Chemistry and Biology in Addition to English Language and Mathematics. As in Medicine.
(iii) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
(iv) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and University of Uyo – Requirements in not more than two sittings