Botany is a branch of Biology that deals with the study of plants generally. It is also referred to as Phytology and a person who studied Botany is called a Botanist. Plants are part of our daily lives, hence its a course that deals with life from the botanical point of view. Sometimes they are referred to as Plant doctors because of the nature of their jobs.
The admission requirement for studying Botany in Nigeria is almost the same in all universities except for the JAMB cut off marks which may not be so different from each other. To study Botany you will require a high JAMB cut off mark, good post UTME score and most importantly a very good O’level result.
Talking about the admission requirements for studying Botany, four (4) requirements are involved, namely:
- Required O’Level subjects (minimum of 5 credit passes)
- O’Level and UTME subjects combination
- JAMB or UTME Score of the candidate (JAMB score of 220 and above)
- Post UTME Score
Any candidate that can conveniently meet the above admission requirements for Botany to the university’s satisfaction, can gain admission into any federal or state universities in Nigeria.
Often times we stress the need for the correct O’Level and UTME subject combination for Botany as a course in our tertiary institutions because 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 O’Level subject requirements plus JAMB subject combination for Botany makes the admission process much easier for candidates seeking admission to study Botany in their various choice of institutions.
Not many are aware that one of the major reason for the increase in purchase of change of course and institution form is because before embarking on the UTME, most candidates fail to confirm the correct WAEC or NECO subjects required to study Botany 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 Botany but for other courses also as approved by JAMB.
Admission Requirements For Botany 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 Botany in our universities today.
Ost science courses require both theory and practical classes, so does Botany. Upon graduation, a Botanist can work in a research institution, a university, Brewing company, he or she can even start the business of selling of plants flowers, work in a construction company in the lab testing department and so on.
So if you are interested in this studying Botany, 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 or NECO Subjects for studying Botany in any Nigerian University.
b) Admission Requirements for studying Botany
c) Whether you can combine WAEC and NECO results to Botany (Yes you can though this also depends on the institution)
d) Minimum required cut off mark for Botany in Nigeria
e) List of Universities In Nigeria that offers Botany
f) List of Private universities offering Botany
g) State and Federal Universities Offering Botany
O’Level Requirements For Botany
Candidates who wish to study Botany must have the following:
- You are required to have a minimum of five (5) credit passes which includes Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and any other Science subject. Some schools could take Biology in place of Chemistry.
UTME Subject Combination For Botany
- English Language (compulsory)
The above requirements are acceptable by all schools, however there could be slight changes in cut off marks based on the university but the difference will be insignificant.
List of Universities That Offers Botany In Nigeria
- Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
- Adamawa State University Mubi
- Akwa Ibom State University
- Bauchi State University, Gadau
- Bayero University, Kano
- University of Benin
- University of Calabar
- Delta State University Abraka
- Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
- Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
- Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe
- University of Ibadan
- Imo State University, Owerri
- University of Jos
- Kogi State University Anyigba
- Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero
- University of Lagos
- Lagos State University, Ojo
- University of Maiduguri
- University of Agriculture, Makurdi
- Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
- Ondo State University of Science and Technology
- Usumanu Danfodiyo University
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
- University of Nigeria Nsukka
- University of Uyo
This post is complete in terms of the admission requirements for studying Botany as a course in any University of polytechnic in Nigeria as these are JAMB’s requirements and all candidates searching for the correct admission requirements, UTME and WAEC (O’Level) subjects combination for studying Botany as a course in any University within Nigeria can confidently rely on this information. 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 O’level subjects requirements for Botany, JAMB approved subjects combination and admission requirements for Botany as a UTME or Direct Entry candidate, kindly get back to us via our comment section below and we shall respond accordingly.
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