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

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

The UTME Subjects includes;
Biology, Chemistry and any other Science subject

(i) UI, FED-LAFIA, EBSU, DELSU, UNN and UI require Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics
(ii) OAU requires Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science and Mathematics or Physics
(iii) UNIBEN and UNILAG require Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
(vi) UNICAL requires Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
(vii) OSUSTECH – same as in Fisheries
(viii) FUAM – Same as in Biochemistry
(ix) UNICAL for Genetic and Biotechnology requires Biology, Chemistry and either Mathematics or Physics

O’Level Requirements
You require;
Five (5) WASSC Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


(i) UNN requires credit in English language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in WASSC or G.C.E. or its equivalent.
(ii) OAU accepts Agricultural Science.
(iii) UDUSOK and FUAM accept ‘O’ level passes in Mathematics and English Language.
(iv) DELSU does not require ‘O’ level credit pass in Physics but accepts ‘O’ level pass in English Language provided candidates have distinction in ‘O’ level Biology.
(v) UNIUYO requires ‘O’ level credit passes in Mathematics and Physics.
(vi) GSU accepts D7 in Physics
(vii) UNIBEN accept ‘O’ level pass in Physics
(viii) UI requires five (5) or six (6) ‘O’ level credit passes at one (1) or two (2) sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and any one (1) or two (2) of Physics, Geography and Agricultural Science
(ix) FUAM and UNILAG – Same as in Biochemistry
(x) OSUSTECH– same as in Fisheries
(xi) UNICAL for Genetic and Biotechnology requires five (5) ‘O’ level WASSC or GCE credit passes to include; English Language, Mathematics, Biology,
Chemistry and Physics.

Direct Entry Requirements
You require;
Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Biology/Botany/Zoology and Chemistry or Physics.

(i) GSU, UI, OAU and UNICAL require Chemistry.
(ii) UDUSOK and UNIMAID accept ND/HND in relevant programmes
(iii) UNILAG accepts very good passes in the following three (3) JUPEB/’A’-level subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
(iv) UINBEN in addition to the UTME requirements accepts ND upper credit / HND lower credit in Food Technology or Science Laboratory
Technology NCE credit in Biology/Chemistry
(v) DELSU accepts NCE merit in Biology and any other two (2) subjects.
(vi) UNICAL requires ‘A’ level passes / NCE merit or above in Biology and Chemistry plus ‘O’ level credit pass in Physics or Mathematics.
(vii) UNN requires
a) ‘A’ level passes or its equivalent in Chemistry and Biology or Botany or Zoology in addition to the UTME requirements.
b) NCE merit in Biology and Chemistry from a recognized institution, plus the university minimum entry requirements..
(viii) LASU accepts two (2) ‘A’ level passes chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Physics.
(ix) OAU accepts two (2) `’A’ level passes in Chemistry, Botany or Biology
(x) FUAM – Same as in Biochemistry.
(xi) UI requires two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Botany, Chemistry or Botany / Biology.
(xii) EBSU accepts HND, ND upper credit and NCE merit respectively in the relevant programmes
(xiii) OSUSTECH– same as in Fisheries
(xiv)PAUL accept ‘A’ level passes in Biology/Zoology, Botany and Chemistry or any other equivalent examination

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