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WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Fisheries – Under Science


This page contains official 2022 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Fisheries, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.


CourseFisheries – Under Science
Qualification(B.Sc. & B. Tech)
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course?Science student
Cut off markVaries
EntranceNon Competitive
Related coursesFisheries related courses
Job AvailabilityHigh and Competitive


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

In other words, 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 student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Fisheries

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

  1. English Language
  2. Biology
  3. Chemistry
  4. Mathematics
  5. Any other subject.
  6. At least a pass in Physics is required.
  7. 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 Fisheries. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Fisheries, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Fisheries

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 Fisheries 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 Fisheries. 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 Fisheries must include:

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Mathematics or Physics


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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Fisheries, you are expected to have;
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and Biology.
(ii) NCE/HND with credit passes in Biology or Agricultural

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 Fisheries, don’t give up. You should consider other Fisheries 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

This is the list of Universities offering Fisheries in Nigeria

  1. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  2. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)

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Cut-off Mark for Fisheries course

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

Fisheries is how many years course?

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

Fisheries is under which faculty in Nigeria?

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

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot study Fisheries at the university because it is a pure science course which need a good background in 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 Fisheries is through GCE.
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Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Fisheries 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 Fisheries – Under Science

  • Crescent University (CUAB) accepts NCE/ND and approved equivalent of at least upper credit in relevant fields and IJMB at acceptable grade levels
  • Crescent University (CUAB) accepts at least two ‘A’ level passes in Biology and either Physics or Chemistry for candidates wishing to study Wildlife and Ecotourism
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) requires (a) Two A’ level passes in Biology, Chemistry or Physics. (b) National Diploma (ND) with Distinction and credit passes in relevant subjects.
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts; (a) Very good passes in the following three JUPEB subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. (b) University of Lagos (UNILAG) does not accept NCE/HND.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (Waiver) to study Fisheries – Under Science

  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) requires five O’ level credit passes in English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and any one of Agricultural Science, Physics and Geography.
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires a credit pass in Physics as the fifth subject

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (Waiver) to study Fisheries – Under Science

  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) requires Biology, Chemistry and any one of Mathematics, Physics and Agricultural Science.
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

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