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This page contains 2022 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Pharmacy, including the list of Nigeria universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more

 

CoursePharmacy
QualificationsM.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC
Duration4 – 5 Years
SuitabilityScience Students
EntranceVery Competitive
Related coursesPharmacy related courses

You must be a Science student for you to be able to study Pharmacy in Nigeria Universities, and that can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to WAEC, JAMB and A-level admission requirements.

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

Yes, it is a good course. Pharmacy is one of the oldest degrees 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. A person working as a Pharmacist in Nigeria typically earns around 123,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 79,000 NGN to 520,000 NGN

A Pharmacy degree is competitive and this course is popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 21 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

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

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

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject 
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • 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 Pharmacy, don’t give up. You should consider other Pharmacy 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 Pharmacy

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 250 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Pharmacy. You can still gain admission if you score between 180-200 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 Pharmacy are:

  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

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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These are the list of Universities offering Pharmacy in Nigeria

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  3. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  4. University of Ibadan (UI)
  5. Igbinedion University Okada
  6. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  7. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  8. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  9. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  10. Madonna University, Okija
  11. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  12. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  13. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  14. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  15. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  16. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  17. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  18. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  19. University of Uyo
  20. Gombe State University, Gombe
  21. Bayero University, Kano
Estimated number of students currently studying Pharmacy in Nigerian Universities is 9,618
Pharmacy has 58% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Pharmacy has 35% admission rate.

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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

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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: 

A 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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Further Reading on Pharmacy Degree

Have you written WAEC, NECO or GCE? Are you one of those reading this to know if your O level result qualifies you to study this course at the university? If the subject combination mentioned above does not correspond with your O level, we can help you review your result and suggest a suitable degree course for you. Interested? Start here.

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