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WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject Combinations for Zoology

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

 

Course Zoology
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 Zoology related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive

 

On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Zoology. 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 Zoology 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 Zoology

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Zoology 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 Zoology must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Biology
  4. Two other science subject
  5. 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 Zoology. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Zoology, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Zoology

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 Zoology 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 Zoology. 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 Zoology must include:

  1. Biology
  2. Any two of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

 

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

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

 

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 Zoology, don’t give up. You should consider other Zoology 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 Zoology in Nigeria

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Abia State University, Uturu
  3. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  4. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  5. Achievers University, Owo
  6. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  7. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  8. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  9. Bayero University, Kano
  10. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  11. Bowen University, Iwo
  12. Benue State University, Makurdi
  13. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  14. Crawford University Igbesa
  15. Crescent University (CUAB)
  16. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  17. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  18. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  19. Ekiti State University
  20. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  21. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
  22. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  23. Gombe State University, Gombe
  24. Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun
  25. University of Ibadan (UI)
  26. Igbinedion University Okada
  27. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  28. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  29. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  30. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  31. Kogi State University Anyigba
  32. Kebbi State University, Kebbi,
  33. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  34. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  35. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  36. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  37. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  38. University of Agriculture, Makurdi
  39. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  40. University of Mkar, Mkar
  41. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  42. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  43. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  44. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  45. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  46. Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  47. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  48. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  49. Hezekiah University, Umudi
  50. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  51. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  52. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  53. University of Uyo
  54. Veritas University, Abuja
  55. Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State.

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Zoology. Listen, there is no such thing as best universities or top universities to study Zoology 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

 

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Cut-off Mark for Zoology course

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

 

Zoology is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Zoology at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Zoology 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.

 

Zoology is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Zoology 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 Zoology?

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot Zoology 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 Zoology is through GCE.

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Spoiler title
Special Consideration”] What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Zoology
(i) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts ‘A’ Zoology or Botany.

(ii) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics

(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts: (a) Two ‘A’ level GCE/HSC passes in Chemistry and Biology/Botany/Zoology plus UTME requirement. (b) A degree in relevant fields plus UTME requirements, HND and NCE credit pass are acceptable

(iv) University of Ibadan (UI), Ekiti State University, River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) do not accept NCE.

(v) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) as for Botany, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) as for Plant Biology

(vi) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU), University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) and Abia State University, Uturu – No Direct Entry

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

(viii) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts Chemistry and Biology/Botany/Zoology plus a pass in Physics.

(ix) Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike and Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accept ‘A’ level Chemistry and one from Biology/Botany/Zoology.

(x) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) accepts HND (lower credit) in a relevant field.

(xi) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accepts A/L passes in Chemistry and Biology/ Zoology/Botany.

(xii) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accepts A’ level to include Chemistry and ND (Upper credit) in Science Technology

(xiv) Igbinedion University Okada accepts two A’ level to include Zoology and one of Botany or Chemistry. Also accepts ND/HND (lower credit) in Biology, Food Technology or Botany.

(xv) Ekiti State University and Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba require A’ level passes in both Chemistry and Biology.

(xvi) Ekiti State University accepts ‘A’ level in both Chemistry and Biology. Accept ND upper credit in Biology/ Agric. Science and Chemistry.

(xvii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts; (a) Very good passes in the following three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Biology Chemistry and Physics (b) Does not accept NCE.

(xviii) University of Ibadan (UI) does not accept Agricultural Science as Science subjects.

(xix) KBenue State University, MakurdiST accepts: (a) any two A-level papers on Chemistry and Biology/Agriculture (b) NCE in Agricultural Science. (xxi) ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry or Mathematics will be an advantage but is not compulsory.

(xxii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) in addition to UTME requirements. requires: (a) two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Biology, Zoology and any other Science course. (b) ND (Upper credit)/HND (Lower Credit) in Science Laboratory Technology, Food Technology (d) NCE (Overall Merit) with credit pass in Biology or Zoology

(xxiii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) NCE passes in Biology and Chemistry/Physics are acceptable plus UTME requirements.

(xxiv) Southwestern University, Oku Owa and Bowen University, Iwo same as in Microbiology.

(xxv) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

(xxvi) Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State accepts (a) Two ‘A’ level passes to include Botany, Zoology or Biology and any one of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. (b) ND/NCE with at least merit passes in relevant subjects

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

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

(xxix) MAKRUDI – Same as in Biochemistry.

(xxx) Bauchi State University, Gadau accepts IJMB/A Level/GCE A Level Credit passes in any 3 of the following subjects Biology, Chemistry and anyone of Mathematics, Physics or Agric Science. National Diploma (ND) with atleast Lower Credit in the following areas: Science Lab Technology (Biology/Microbiology Option), Animal Health and Husbandry, and Food Science Technology. The candidate must also have the 5 O’Level requirements in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

What is WAEC, NECO or GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Zoology.
(i) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) requires chemistry plus at least a pass in Physics.

(ii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba requires a credit pass in Chemistry as the fifth subject.

(iii) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) – As in Plant and Zoology. Requires at least a pass in Physics

(iv) Igbinedion University Okada requires O’ level credit in English Language, Maths, Biology, Chemistry plus Physics or any other Science Subject.

(v) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires five (5) O’ level credit passes obtained at not more than two sittings including Biology, English Language, Mathematics or Physics and Chemistry at School Certificate or its equivalent.

(vi) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) requires Physics and Chemistry.

(vii) Bauchi State University, Gadau, University of Benin (UNIBEN) and University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) require credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts credit pass in any Science Subject in lieu of Physics.

(viii) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires Physics or Chemistry.

(ix) University of Calabar (UNICAL) requires Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. UUDIKE accepts a pass in English.

(x) University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) accepts a pass in English Language with a credit pass in Sciences.

(xi) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) requires Chemistry.

(xii) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accepts Health/Science in lieu of Biology and does not require Mathematics.

(xiii) Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike same as in Botany.

(xiv) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) accepts a pass in English Language.

(xv) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 or 6 credit passes at one or two sittings to include, English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and any other Science subject except Agric. Science.

(xvi) University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) requires credit passes in Chemistry and Physics/Geography.

(xvii) University of Uyo requires a Credit passes in Mathematics and Chemistry and may accept P.7 in Physics.

(xviii) Renaissance University, Enugu requires geography.

(xix) KBenue State University, MakurdiST requires credit in Chemistry and accepts credit in Agriculture in lieu of Biology.

(xx) Kogi State University Anyigba and Abia State University, Uturu require five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

(xxi) Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA) requires credit passes in English Language, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology/Agricultural Science.

(xxii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires credit passes in Chemistry and Physics as the other two science subjects

(xxiii) Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State requires five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, either Biology or Agriculture and Geography.

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

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

(xxvi) MAKRUDI – Same as in Biochemistry.

(xxvii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) requires five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and one other Science subject.

(xxviii) Benue State University, Makurdi accepts passes in five (5) prescribed subjects in Preliminary Science of Benue State University, Makurdi in addition to minimum UTME score.

(xxix) Southwestern University, Oku Owa – Same as Microbiology.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Zoology
(i) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) requires Physics.

(ii) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma requires Biology and Chemistry

(iii) Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA), Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State , Igbinedion University Okada , University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) require Chemistry, Biology and Physics/Mathematics.

(iv) University of Agriculture, Makurdi, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Ekiti State University, University of Benin (UNIBEN) and Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) require Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

(v) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU), Ekiti State University, University of Ibadan (UI) does not accept Agric Science as a Science subject.

(vi) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) accepts Agric. Science.

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

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

(ix) Southwestern University, Oku Owa – Same as Microbiology.

(x) Bauchi State University, Gadau requires Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Mathematics.


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