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UTME eBrochure for Zoology Under Faculty of Sciences



This part of the UTME brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Zoology under the Faculty of 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 Zoology

  • 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

UTME Subject Combination

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

Biology and any two of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(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.

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Zoology as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology and two other science subject.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) LASU requires chemistry plus at least a pass in Physics.

(ii) AAUA requires a credit pass in Chemistry as the fifth subject.

(iii) IMSU Requires at least a pass in Physics.

(iv) IGBINEDION requires O’ level credit in English Language, Maths, Biology, Chemistry plus Physics or any other Science Subject.

(v) UNN requires five (5) O’ level credit passes obtained at not more than two sittings including Biology, English Language, Mathematics or Physics and Chemistry at School Certificate or its equivalent.

(vi) UNIPORT requires Physics and Chemistry.

(vii) BASU, UNIBEN and UNILORIN require credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. UNIBEN accepts credit pass in any Science Subject in lieu of Physics.

(viii) OAU requires Physics or Chemistry.

(ix) UNICAL requires Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. MOUAU accepts a pass in English.

(x) UNIMAID accepts a pass in English Language with a credit pass in Sciences.

(xi) RSUST requires Chemistry.

(xii) DELSU accepts Health/Science in lieu of Biology and does not require Mathematics.

(xiii) IMSU accepts a pass in English Language.

(xiv) UNIBADAN requires 5 or 6 credit passes at one or two sittings to include, English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and any other Science subject except Agric. Science.

(xv) UNIMAID requires credit passes in Chemistry and Physics/Geography.

(xvi) UNIUYO requires a Credit passes in Mathematics and Chemistry and may accept P.7 in Physics.

(xvii) RENAISSANCE requires geography.

(xviii) KSUST requires credit in Chemistry and accepts credit in Agriculture in lieu of Biology.

(xix) KSU and ABSU require five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

(xx) FED-LAFIA requires credit passes in English Language, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology/Agricultural Science.

(xxi) UNILAG requires credit passes in Chemistry and Physics as the other two science subjects.

(xxii) WESTERN-DEL requires five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, either Biology or Agriculture and Geography.

(xxiii) OSUSTECH requires five O’ level credit passes in English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and any one of Agricultural Science, Physics and Geography.

(xxiv) KWASU requires credit passes from English Language, Mathematics and any three of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics and Agricultural Science.

(xxv) FUAM – Candidates seeking admission into any of these Programmes must possess five (5) credit passes which MUST be from one examination body (i.e. either WAEC or NECO) and obtained at NOT more than two (2) sittings. The Department does not accept the combination of both WAEC and NECO. Students of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi Pre-degree Remedial Science Programme who pass their end of session examinations are considered or admission on the condition that they also pass UTME. NOTE: Agricultural Science and Health Science shall NOT be accepted in place of Biology. Further Mathematics shall NOT be accepted in place of Physics or Mathematics.

(xxvi) UNIJOS requires five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and one other Science subject.

(xxvii) BSU accepts passes in five (5) prescribed subjects in Preliminary Science of BSU in addition to minimum UTME score.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Zoology as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: Two ‘A’ level passes or NCE in Biology, Zoology or Botany and one other Science subject.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(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 (JAMB IBASS)


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