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JAMB Subject Combination for Botany

Last Updated on March 15, 2021 by Spynaija



JAMB Subject Combination  for Botany

Botany is the scientific study of plants. For most people, “plants” means a variety of living organisms, from the smallest bacteria to the largest living things – giant sequences. According to this definition, plants include algae, fungi, lichens, mosses, ferns, conifers, and flowering plants.


To study Botany in any NUC accredited university or polytechnic in Nigeria, here are the Jamb and Waec subject combination and requirements you need to look out for.

Botany is a very competitive and one of the most sought-after courses in any Nigerian university. Therefore knowing the conditions and also the required subjects will help you and also give you a proper guide to applying for it without any problem, it further helps you to avoid unnecessary mistakes.

Please carefully read all the necessary requirements and terms of registration and the JAMB Subject Combination for Botany before proceeding to apply/register for either the UTME or DIRECT ENTRY for the said course.

O’Level, Direct Entry, and JAMB UTME Requirements for Botany

Note that English Language is Compulsory for all courses in UTME.


This article covers the following:

  • O’Level Requirements for Botany
  • JAMB Subject Combination for Botany
  • Direct Entry Requirements for Botany  
  • UTME Requirements for Botany  
  • Plus any other useful information you may need that will ease your registration process.
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Note that English Language is Compulsory for all courses in UTME.

JAMB Subject Combination for Botany:

  • Biology, Chemistry and any other Science subject

O’Level Requirements for Botany:

  • Interested candidates are required to acquire a minimum of at least five (5) WASSCE Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

Direct Entry Requirements for Botany:

  • Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Biology/Botany/Zoology and Chemistry or Physics. 

NOTE: Please Kindly make reference to JAMB Brochure for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION AND WAIVER REMARKS by various universities for Botany. KINDLY CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE JAMB BROCHURE. You can as well download the JAMB Brochure if you want, IT’S COMPLETELY FREE.

Universities Offering Botany

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You can enroll in the Bachelor’s degree programs for this course either through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), by Direct Entry, or through the Pre-degree Programme.
Basically, the purpose of the entry requirement is to ensure that those admitted have the necessary preparedness to scale through the program. There is a compulsory screening test in some of these universities for all eligible candidates.

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