Pharmacy is one of the most sought after courses in the field of health and medical sciences. The admission requirement for studying Pharmacy in Nigeria is almost the same in all schools except for the JAMB cut off marks. Pharmacy requires a high JAMB cut off mark, good post UTME score and most importantly a very good O’level result and very good.
Faculty of Pharmacy’s admission slot for fresh candidates is usually one of the lowest in most universities in Nigeria
Talking about the admission requirements for studying Pharmacy, 4 things are involved, namely:
- Required O’Level subjects
- O’Level and UTME subjects combination
- JAMB or UTME Score of the candidate
- Post UTME Score
Any candidate that can conveniently meet the above admission requirements to the university’s satisfaction, admission into any university be it UNIBEN, University of Ibadan (UI), UNN, UNIZIK, UNILAG and the likes is 100% guaranteed.
Often times we stress the need for the correct WAEC, NECO and UTME subject combination for studying Pharmacy as a course in our tertiary institutions cannot be overemphasized as candidates tend to ignore the importance of this subject matter thus making it difficult for them to gain admission into the university to study this course.
Making use of the correct and approved WAEC and NECO subject requirements plus JAMB subject combination for Pharmacy makes the admission process much easier for candidates seeking admission to study Pharmacy in their various choice of institutions.
Not many are aware that one of the major reason for the increase in purchase of change of university and institution is because before embarking on the UTME, most candidates fail to confirm the correct WAEC and NECO subjects required to study Pharmacy and thus making them go through the process of change of course or institution and sometimes, both.
In one of our posts, we harped succinctly on subject combination for WAEC/NECO and JAMB, it would be wise to go through it as this will give candidates better understandings on not just the subject combination for Pharmacy but other courses as approved by JAMB.
Admission Requirements For Studying Pharmacy In Nigerian Universities
In this post today, we shall be giving candidates full details as regards the WAEC and NECO otherwise known as O’Level subjects combination and admission requirements for studying Pharmacy in our universities today.
Pharmacy and Medicine are the most popular Medical and Health related courses studied in our universities today. For now, Polytechnics do not offer Pharmacy so they will be left out in our discussion.
Pharmacy covers a wide range and scope as it involves both theory and practical classes. Many wonder upon graduation, where a Pharmacist upon graduation can work aside hospitals? The truth remains that they are valuable assets in every field. ike Doctors, they can serve as consultants to Small, Medium and even multinational corporations, hospitals and clinics. If you are aware of Government’s policy on HMOs that is all staff must be covered health-wise, Pharmacists and Doctors are the greatest beneficiaries of this policy.
In addition to the above, a Pharmacist is in the best position to start a licensed mini hospital or Pharmacy shop where they treat patients with not so major ailments. Its a pure professional course that requires special skills and knowhow. So if you are interested in this studying this course, you must meet their admission requirements which we are about to breakdown below.
Upon completing this post, you ought to be clear about the followings:
a) WAEC and NECO Subjects for studying Pharmacy in any Nigerian University.
b) Admission Requirements for studying Pharmacy
c) Whether you can combine WAEC and NECO results to Pharmacy (Yes you can though this also depends on the institution)
d) Minimum required cut off mark for Pharmacy in Nigeria
e) List of Universities In Nigeria that offers Pharmacy
f) List of Private Schools offering Pharmacy
g) State and Federal Universities Offering Pharmacy
WAEC Subject Combination & Admission Requirements for Pharmacy
WAEC or NECO subject combination for studying Pharmacy in any university in Nigeria requires the following:
That you must have obtained a minimum of 5 credit passes in the under listed subjects in not more than 2 sittings.
- English Language
Please note that the higher your grades in the subjects, the better your chances as this will be used when weighing your overall cut off mark.
JAMB/UTME Subject Combination for Pharmacy
Since the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is responsible admission into all tertiary institutions, we are going to put you through their approved subject combination and admission requirements for studying Pharmacy. The subjects are the compulsory exams that must be registered for and written during the yearly UTME as failure to do so automatically means such persons are not qualified to study Pharmacy.
To study Pharmacy, candidate must write the under-listed subjects in their UTME and score at least 250 and above to stand a chance of studying Pharmacy. The truth is any JAMB score below 250 risks the chance of studying this course.
So to study Pharmacy in any university in Nigeria, you must register in your UTME form, the under listed subjects:
Direct Entry Admission Requirement For Studying Pharmacy
The subject combination and admission requirements for Pharmacy for DE (Direct Entry candidates) is not so different from that of UTME.
For Direct Entry (200), you will be required to have obtained the following:
- An ‘A’ level passes in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Zoology in addition to UTME requirements.
- BSC, BOS, etc in relevant fields.
Having the above information as regards the O’level and UTME subjects a candidate must posses in order to study Pharmacy cannot be complete without knowing the schools that offer this course. See the list below for schools currently offering Pharmacy in Nigeria as at today.
List of Universities in Nigeria Offering Pharmacy
University of Lagos (UNILAG)
University of Nigeria (UNN)
University of Benin (UNIBEN)
University of Ibadan (UI)
University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
Bayero University Kano (BUK)
Delta State University (DELSU)
Igbinedion University (IUO)
Gombe State university (GOMSU)
Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)
Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU)
University of Jos (UNIJOS)
University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
University of Uyo (UNIUYO)
Usman Dan Fodio University (UDUSOK)
Kaduna State university (KASU)
Madonna University (MADONNA)
Niger Delta University (NDU)
These information provided here are JAMB’s requirements and all candidates searching for the correct admission requirements, UTME and WAEC subject combination for Pharmacy as a course in any University within Nigeria. All schools are have been warned to comply with the directives which are still in force.
Hope the above information is well understood? If you have any question as regards WAEC and NECO O’level subjects requirements for studying Pharmacy, JAMB approved subjects combination and admission requirements for Pharmacy as a UTME or Direct Entry candidate, kindly get back to us via our comment section below and we shall respond accordingly.