WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Botany

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This page contains official 2019/2020 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Botany, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.

 

Course Botany
Qualification (B.Sc. & B. Tech)
How many years 3 – 4 Years
Who can study this couse Science student
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses Botany related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive

 

On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Botany. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.

 

You must be a science student with a good background science subjects for you to study Botany 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.

That is, the 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 post that will be of benefit to you. You can always ignore!

 

WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Botany

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Botany in Nigeria universities. These subjects combination are also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Botany must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Biology
  4. Chemistry
  5. Physics
  6. A trade subject

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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 Botany. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Botany, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Botany

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 Botany 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– 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 Botany. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination to study Botany must include:

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

 

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Botany

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Botany, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in Biology/Botany/Zoology and Chemistry or Physics.

 

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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 Botany, don’t give up. You should consider other Botany similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related courses.

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

These are the list of Universities offering Botany in Nigeria

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Achievers University, Owo
  3. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  4. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  5. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  6. Bayero University, Kano
  7. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  8. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  9. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  10. Crawford University Igbesa
  11. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  12. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  13. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  14. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
  15. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  16. Gombe State University, Gombe
  17. Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun
  18. University of Ibadan (UI)
  19. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  20. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  21. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  22. Kogi State University Anyigba,
  23. Kebbi State University, Kebbi
  24. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  25. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  26. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  27. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  28. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  29. University of Agriculture, Makurdi
  30. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  31. University of Mkar, Mkar
  32. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  33. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  34. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  35. Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  36. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  37. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  38. Hezekiah University, Umudi
  39. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  40. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  41. Veritas University, Abuja

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Botany. Listen, there is no such thing as best universities or top universities to study Botany in Nigeria. Nobody has that information. Although recommendations are allowed, don’t be deceived by the word “best”. Read why you should stop looking for the best University in Nigeria

 

Course description: It is good we take a look at the brief description to help you decide if this course is worth studying in Nigeria Universities. Botany which is also known as plant science is the scientific study of plants. Because the field is so broad, there are many kinds of plant scientists and many different opportunities available.

Botanists interested in ecology study interactions of plants with other organisms and the environment. Other field botanists search to find new species or do experiments to discover how plants grow under different conditions. Some botanists study the structure. They may work in the field, concentrating on the pattern of the whole plant. Many botanists do experiments to determine how plants convert simple chemical compounds into more complex chemicals. They may even study how genetic information in DNA controls plant development.

Botany is a very good course to study if you have the required subject combination. It is a good course because it helps to increase and improve our supply of medicines, foods, fibres, building materials, and other plant products. Students who study this course are equipped with the knowledge of ensuring that the role of plants in the life of the individual and the nation’s economy and existence is adequately emphasized.

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Botany 
Students graduating from Department of Botany may choose careers in teaching and/or research in colleges, universities and research institutions, government, agriculture, forestry, conservation and wildlife management, wood technology and industries, such as sugar, rubber, fertilizer and oil (vegetables and minerals), petroleum refinery, etc.

 

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Cut-off Mark for Botany course

As you can see, more than one University offers Botany. This means the cut-off mark for Botany varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Botany 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.

 

Botany is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Botany at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Botany for four years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for three years. And of course there is room for more years if you have extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.

 

Botany is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Botany is under the Faculty/School/College of Science but may be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.

 

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Can a commercial or an art student study Botany?

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot Botany at the university because it is a pure science course which need a good background on science subjects. To avoid discouragement, you can go for this course if you wish 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 Botany is through GCE.

 

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Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Botany 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.

You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for Botany below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Botany had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….

 

Special Consideration
What is Direct Entry Special Consideration(waiver) for Botany
(i) Gombe State University, Gombe, University of Ibadan (UI), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) and University of Calabar (UNICAL) require Chemistry.

(ii) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK), University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) accept ND/HND in relevant fields.

(iii) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) accepts ND/HND

(v) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba and University of Jos (UNIJOS) accept ND (upper credit) in Forestry and HND (pass) in Forestry and other relevant disciplines.

(vi) Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin and University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – No Direct Entry.

(vii) University of Uyo accepts ND (upper Credit)/HND (lower credit) in relevant fields plus UTME requirements.

(viii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts very good passes in the following three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics.

(ix) Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike accepts GCE A’ Level in Chemistry and Biology /Botany.

(x) University of Benin (UNIBEN) in addition to UTME requirements accepts ND (Upper credit) / HND (Lower credit) in Food Technology or Science Laboratory Technology; NCE(credit) in Biology/Chemistry.

(xii) Igbinedion University Okada accepts credit pass in Botany plus one of Biology, Zoology or Chemistry. Also accepts ND/HND (lower credit) in Biology, Food Technology or Botany

(xiii) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accepts NCE (merit pass) in Biology and any other two subjects.

(xiv) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) accepts HND (lower credit) in relevant field but NOT ND. (xv) University of Calabar (UNICAL) requires ‘A’ level passes / NCE at merit level or above in: Biology and Chemistry plus ‘O’ level Physics or Mathematics at credit level.

(xvi) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) for Biotechnology requires two A’ level passes in Biology and Chemistry.

(xvii) KBenue State University, MakurdiST same as in Agriculture

(xviii) CRECSENT requires at least two ‘A’ level passes in Biology and either Physics or Chemistry and IJMB at acceptable grade levels.

(xix) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) accepts credit pass in ‘A’ level Mathematics. Also accepts ND/HND at Upper Credit level in relevant fields.

(xx) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts NCE passes in Biology and Chemistry plus UTME requirements.

(xxi) Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS) and Bowen University, Iwo same as Microbiology.

(xxii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires a) Passes at ‘principal’ level in the Higher School Certificate Examination or G.C.E. ‘A’ level or its equivalent in Chemistry and Biology or Botany or Zoology in addition to UTME requirements. b) Merit pass in NCE in Biology and Chemistry from a recognized institution, plus University minimum entry requirements..

(xxiii) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Physics.

(xxiv) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts Two `A’ level passes in Chemistry, Botany or Biology

(xxv) Salem University, Lokoja and Paul University, Awka – Anambra State accept passes in Biology/Zoology, Botany and Chemistry in GCE ‘A’ or HSC Principal Level examinations or any other equivalent examination.

(xxvi) Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)– same as in Fisheries.

(xxvii) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State accepts two A-level passes in any of biology, botany, chemistry, geography, mathematics or Physics.

(xxviii) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State for Biotechnology requires two “A” level passes in Chemistry and any one of Physics, Mathematics or Biology. ND/NCE with good grade in relevant “O” level subjects.

(xxix) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) – Same as in Mathematics.

(xxx) MAKRUDI – Same as in Biochemistry.

(xxxi) University of Ibadan (UI) requires two ‘A’ level subjects in Botany, Chemistry or Botany / Biology.

(xxxii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts HND, NCE and ND with a minimum of Merit and Upper credit respectively in the relevant fields.

(xxxiii) Bauchi State University, Gadau accepts IJMB/A Level/GCE A Level Credit passes in Biology, Chemistry or its equivalent. National Diploma (ND) or Higher National Diploma (HND) in with at least Lower Credit in the following areas: Science Lab Technology, Wild Life and Forestry, Environmental Management Technology. The candidate must also have the 5 O’ Level requirements in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

(xxxiv) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja accepts any two A’ level passes in Science subjects. Also accepts ND/HND (lower credit) or NCE (merit) in relevant fields. (xxxv) Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo accepts five O ’level credit passes in relevant subjects plus ND (upper credit), HND (lower credit) in relevant subjects.

(xxxvi) Mountain Top University requires two A’ level passes to include Chemistry and any one of Physics, Mathematics or Biology.

What is WAEC, NECO or GCE Special Consideration (waiver) for Botany
(i) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires credit in English language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in the West African School Certificate Examination or G.C.E. ‘O’ level or its equivalent.

(ii) Igbinedion University Okada accepts credit pass in Science Subject in lieu of Physics.

(iii) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts Agric Science.

(iv) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) and University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) accept pass in Mathematics and English Language.

(v) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) does not require a credit in Physics but accepts a pass in English Language provided candidates has distinction in O/L Biology.

(vi) University of Uyo requires a Credit pass in Mathematics and Physics.

(vii) Gombe State University, Gombe accepts P7 in Physics

(viii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) and Abia State University, Uturu accept a pass in Physics

(ix) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credits passes at one or two sittings include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and any one or two of Physics, Geography and Agric Science.

(xi) KBenue State University, MakurdiST accepts Geography, Economics and Agriculture in lieu of Biology as O Level subjects.

(xii) Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

(xiii) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

(xiv) Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji accepts five O level credit passes in relevant subjects plus ND and NCE.

(xvi) University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State and University of Lagos (UNILAG) – Same as in Biochemistry.

(xvii) Paul University, Awka – Anambra State requires five SSCE credit passes at not more than two sittings in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

(xviii) Abia State University, Uturu requires five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

(xix) Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) – same as in Fisheries.

(xx) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) – Same as in Mathematics.

(xxi) Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo accepts Five ‘O’ level credit passes in relevant subjects plus ND(upper credit), HND (upper credit) and NCE (merit).

(xxii) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State accepts five ‘O’ level Credit passes to include English language and Mathematics and any three of Biology, Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Agricultural Science and Geography

(xxiii) Benue State University, Makurdi for Plant Science and Biotechnology accepts passes in five (5) prescribed subjects in Preliminary Science of Benue State University, Makurdi in addition to minimum UTME score.

(xxiv) Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS) – Same as in Microbiology.

(xxv) University of Calabar (UNICAL) for Genetic and Biotechnology requires five credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) for Botany
(I) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, University of Ibadan (UI), Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA), Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY), Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), University of Lagos (UNILAG) and University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) require Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics

(ii) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science and Mathematics or Physics.

(iii) Igbinedion University Okada accepts Biology, Chemistry and one of Physics or Mathematics

(iv) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) requires Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics

(v) Salem University, Lokoja, University of Benin (UNIBEN) and University of Lagos (UNILAG) require Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

(vi) University of Calabar (UNICAL) requires Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

(vii) Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) – same as in Fisheries.

(viii) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) – Same as in Mathematics.

(xi) MAKRUDI – Same as in Biochemistry.

(xii) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja accepts any three Science subjects.


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