JAMB Brochure For Zoology – Institutions, UTME Subjects & Requirements


This is JAMB brochure for Zoology under the Faculty of Sciences. This brochure will guide you on institutions offering Zoology course in Nigeria,  UTME subject combination for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, A’level, ND, HND, NCE, requirements for Direct Entry candidates, and other necessary information.

Universities Offering Zoology Course In Nigeria

Here list of universities offering Zoology in Nigeria

  • Abia State University
  • Achievers University
  • Adamawa State University
  • Afe Babalola University
  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • Akwa Ibom State University
  • Ambrose Alli University
  • Bauchi State University
  • Bayero University Kano
  • Benue State University
  • Bowen University
  • Covenant University
  • Crawford University
  • Delta State University
  • Ebonyi State University
  • Ekiti State University
  • Federal University Gusau
  • Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi
  • Federal University of Technology Minna
  • Federal University, Lafia
  • Federal University, Ndufu-alike
  • Gombe State university
  • Hallmark University
  • Hezekiah University
  • Igbinedion University
  • Imo State University
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  • Kebbi State University Of Science And Technology
  • kogi State University
  • Kwara State University
  • Lagos State University
  • Nasarawa State University
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology
  • Osun State University
  • Paul University
  • SouthWestern University
  • Taraba State University
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Ilorin
  • University of Jos
  • University of Lagos
  • University of Maiduguri
  • University Of Mkar
  • University of Nigeria
  • University of Port-Harcourt
  • University of Uyo
  • Usman Dan Fodio University
  • Western Delta University


O’Level Subject Subject Combination For Zoology Course

To study Zoology in any university in Nigeria, it is required to have Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology and two other science subject.

UTME Subjects Combination For Zoology Course

English Language is compulsory for all courses. The other three subjects required for Zoology under the Faculty of Sciences n the institutions are:

Biology and any two of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.


Direct Entry Requirements for Zoology

Two ‘A’ level passes from Mathematics, Physics, Economics or Chemistry.

(ii) NCE with minimum of merit in relevant subjects.


Waiver For UTME Candidates

(i) UNPORT requires Physics.

(ii) AAU requires Biology and Chemistry.

(iii) FED-LAFIA, WESTERN-DEL, IGBINEDION, UNN and RSUST require Chemistry, Biology and Physics/Mathematics.

(iv) FUAM, UNILAG, EKSU, UNIBEN and DELSU require Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

(v) DELSU, EKSU, UNIBADAN does not accept Agric Science as a Science subject.

(vi) UDUSOK accepts Agric. Science.

(vii) OSUSTECH requires Biology, Chemistry and any one of Mathematics, Physics and Agricultural Science.

(viii) KWASU requires English chosen course and any Two From Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Further Mathematics.

(ix) BASU requires Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Mathematics.

Waiver For Direct Entry Candidates

(i) OAU accepts ‘A’ Zoology or Botany.

(ii) UNICAL accepts Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics.

(iii) UNN accepts:
a) Two ‘A’ level GCE/HSC passes in Chemistry and Biology/Botany/Zoology plus UTME requirement.
b) A degree in relevant fields plus UTME requirements, HND and NCE credit pass are acceptable.

(iv) UNIBADAN, EKSU, RSUST and OAU do not accept NCE.

(v) UDUSOK accept ND/HND in relevant fields and UNILORIN accepts NCE passes in Biology and Chemistry plus UTME requirements.

(vi) IMSU, UNIPORT and ABSU – No Direct Entry.

(vii) UNIUYO accepts ND/HND in relevant fields plus UTME requirements.

(viii) LASU accepts Chemistry and Biology/Botany/Zoology plus a pass in Physics.

(ix) MOUAU and AAU accept ‘A’ level Chemistry and one from Biology/Botany/Zoology.

(x) MAUTECH accepts HND (lower credit) in a relevant field.

(xi) AAU accepts A/L passes in Chemistry and Biology/ Zoology/Botany.

(xii) DELSU accepts A’ level to include Chemistry and ND (Upper credit) in Science Technology.

(xiii) IGBINEDION accepts two A’ level to include Zoology and one of Botany or Chemistry. Also accepts ND/HND (lower credit) in Biology, Food Technology or Botany.

(xiv) EKSU and AAUA require A’ level passes in both Chemistry and Biology.

(xv) EKSU accepts ‘A’ level in both Chemistry and Biology. Accept ND upper credit in Biology/ Agric. Science and Chemistry.

(xvi) UNILAG accepts:
a) Very good passes in the following three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Biology Chemistry and Physics.
b) Does not accept NCE.

(xvii) UNIBADAN does not accept Agricultural Science as Science subjects.

(xviii) KBSUST accepts:
a) any two A-level papers on Chemistry and Biology/Agriculture.
b) NCE in Agricultural Science.
c)’A’ level passes in Chemistry or Mathematics will be an advantage but is not compulsory.

(xix) UNIBEN in addition to UTME requirements requires:
a) two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Biology, Zoology and any other Science course.
b) ND (Upper credit)/HND (Lower Credit) in Science Laboratory Technology, Food Technology.
c) NCE (Overall Merit) with credit pass in Biology or Zoology.

(xx) UNILORIN NCE passes in Biology and Chemistry/Physics are acceptable plus UTME requirements.

(xxi) SOUTHWESTERN accepts:
a) NCE (credit) in Biology or Chemistry. A’ level Chemistry and Biology/Botany/Zoology.
b)Accepts merit in ND (upper credit) or HND in relevant courses is acceptable. O/L credit in either Physics or Mathematics in addition to ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and Biology is acceptable.

(xxii) ABU accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

(xxiii) WESTERN-DEL accepts:
a) Two ‘A’ level passes to include Botany, Zoology or Biology and any one of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
b) ND/NCE with at least merit passes in relevant subjects

(xxiv) OSUSTECH requires:
a) Two A’ level passes in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
b) National Diploma (ND) with Distinction and credit passes in relevant subjects.

(xxv) KWASU accepts:
a) Two G.C.E. A/L or its equivalent, one of which must be in relevant subject.
b) ND with (minimum Upper Credit) in relevant field.
c) HND (lower credit) in relevant field.
d) NCE Candidate with minimum of Credit passes in relevant subjects may be considered for Direct Entry Admission provided they possess the necessary O’L requirements

(xxvi) FUAM requires ‘A’ Level GCE passes in Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Mathematics MUST be obtained. NCE, ND, and HND graduates in Science/ Technology with credit level passes in the relevant subjects must be considered in addition to UTME requirements.

(xxvii) BASU accepts IJMB/A Level/GCE A Level Credit passes in any 3 of the following subjects Biology, Chemistry and anyone of Mathematics, Physics or Agric Science. National Diploma (ND) with at least Lower Credit in the following areas: Science Lab Technology (Biology/Microbiology Option), Animal Health and Husbandry, and Food Science Technology. The candidate must also have the 5 O’Level requirements in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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