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Botany - Faculty of Sciences

This entire page attempts to cover the List of Schools that offer Botany under the Faculty of Sciences in Nigeria.

We will also talk about;
- The subject combinations needed to study Botany
- JAMB UTME Subjects and Requirements
- O'Level Subjects and Requirements
- Direct Entry Requirements
- and other information you require to successfully gain admission to study Botany.

You need to read the entire content of this page to get all the knowledge your require for this course.

Botany can be studied under the Sciences in the following Nigerian Universities;

Subject Combination / JAMB UTME Requirements

In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Botany under the Faculty of Sciences in the above Universities include;

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)  FUAMSame as in Biochemistry

(ix) UNICAL for Genetic and Biotechnology requires Biology, Chemistry and either Mathematics or Physics

O'Level Requirements

The O'level subject combination and requirements needed to study Botany;

You require;

Five (5) SSC Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 



(i) 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) 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) BENIN 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 ‘O’ level (5) credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 

Direct Entry Requirements

These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Botany, if you don't intend to use UTME.

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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