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UTME eBrochure for Veterinary Medicine Under Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences



This part of the UTME brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Veterinary Medicine under the Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences in Nigeria. You will see the UTME subject combination needed to apply for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you require to successfully apply for the course.

List of Degree Awarding Institutions that Offer Veterinary Medicine

  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi
  • Michael Okpara University of Agriculture
  • University of Abuja
  • University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Ilorin
  • University of Jos
  • University of Maiduguri
  • University of Nigeria
  • Usman Dan Fodio University

UTME Subject Combination

In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Veterinary Medicine under the Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences in the institutions listed above are:

Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) ABU and UDUSOK accept Physics or Mathematics.

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Veterinary Medicine as a UTME candidate, you require: Five O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UDUSOK accepts Agric. Science and Health Science.

(ii) FUAM accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

(iii) UNIBADAN requires 5/6 ‘O’ level credits passes to include English. Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and any other relevant subject.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Veterinary Medicine as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology/Zoology, Physics or Mathematics.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) ABU and FUAM accept HND distinction in:
(a) Poultry Production
(b) Animal Health
(c) Animal Products Inspection

(ii) UNIBADAN and MOUAU accept ND/HND Animal Health and Husbandry provided candidates meet the following requirements:-
a) At least one year satisfactory practical experience
b) Five ‘O’ level credit passes in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics and English Language.

(iii) UNIBADAN also requires ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, and Biology/Zoology with ‘O’ level credit passes in Physics and Mathematics. In special cases, candidates who have passed the Animal Health Assistant or its equivalent with distinction plus ‘O’ level credit passes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics or the equivalent may be considered for admission.

(iv) UDUSOK accept ND/HND in relevant fields plus ‘O’ level credits passes in Chemistry and Biology and O/L passes in Mathematics and Physics.

(v) ABU accepts:
a) Three ‘A’ level passes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.
b) HND in Animal Science at minimum of lower credit from accredited institution.

(vi) UNAAB requires at least HND (Upper Credit) to 200 level in addition to UTME requirements.

(vii) UNN requires either:
a) Passes at GCE A’ level or HSC or an equivalent examination in Chemistry, Biology and Physics in addition to UME requirement.

(viii) UNILORIN accepts graduate of first degree in related sciences, National Diploma in Animal Health and Husbandry or Animal Production (Upper credit) in addition plus UTME requirements.

(ix) UNIJOS accepts:
a) Bachelor’s degree in relevant science discipline from recognized institutions
b) HND (Animal Health or Animal Production Technology or equivalent) at credit level
c) All candidates MUST have O’Level requirements.

(x) UNIABUJA accepts ND/HND(upper credit level) in Animal Health and Production or BSc in Animal Science, Biological sciences(Zoology), Microbiology, etc in addition to UTME Entry requirements.

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System (JAMB IBASS)


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