Are you a jamb or waec student aspiring to read Pharmacy in Nigeria?
Good choice , Pharmacy is yet another hot cake course to study in Nigeria.
Pharmacists are one of the most important people in the society.
Pharmacy is more of a field of specialization in life sciences. It is a five(5)-year course in most universities after which the student squires a Bachelor of Science degree.
A few universities like UNIBEN run a 6-year program after which you become a Doctor of Pharmacy/ Pharmacology.
Take your time to read this article carefully for the full list of Subjects required to study pharmacy in Nigeria.
O level Combination to Study Pharmacy in Nigeria
1. English Language(Minimum-Credit)
5. Agricultural Science(Optional)
6. Civic Education
7. Trade subject e. g Book keeping
8. Computer Studies
10. Economics (Optional)
Jamb Subject combination for Pharmacy and in Nigeria
1. English Language
Requirements for Direct-Entry in Pharmacy
Three ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry,Biology/Zoology and Physics or Mathematics plus UTME requirements
Jamb Direct Entry Exceptions for Pharmacy
(i) UNIBEN and UNIUYO do not accept ‘A’ level Mathematics.
(ii) OAU accepts B.Sc. with a minimum of 2nd Class Honours
in relevant discipline (Sciences).
(iii) UNIBEN accepts ‘A’ level Botany in lieu of Biology.
(iv) UNILAG accepts;
(a) Very good passes in three (3) JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects:
Physics, Chemistry and Biology
(b) Does not accept B.Sc Degrees.
(v) UNIBEN accepts B.Sc. Second Class (Hons) in related fields.
(vi) UNN accepts:
(a) Three A’ level passes to include Chemistry,
Biology/Zoology/Botany and Physics plus UTME
requirement in not more than two sittings.
(b) Bachelor’s degree in any of Biological Sciences, Health
Science and Technology, or Medical Sciences with a
minimum of second class honours lower division plus
(c) HND in Biological Sciences, Health Science and
Technology or Medical Sciences with a minimum of an
upper credit plus UTME requirement.
(vii) NDU accepts:
a. Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree (Second Class Honours)
from a recognized University in Chemistry or any of the
b. Have a pass in Physics, Mathematics, or Statistics,
Chemistry and Biology or Zoology or Botany at the
Advanced Level (GCE) or Higher School Certificate at not
more than two sittings.
c. General requirement for admission in the University, i.e,
credit in five (5) relevant subjects including Mathematics
and English Language at the Ordinary Level GCE, or
(viii) OOU accepts Botany in lieu of Zoology.
(ix) UNIJOS does not accept Mathematics for Physics.
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Full list of Nigerian Universities Offering Pharmacy in Nigeria
If you have decided to study pharmacy in Nigeria, the below is a list of NUC accredited Universities with Medical Schools to study Pharmacy for you.
1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-ABU
2. Bayero University, Kano-BAYERO
3. University of Benin-UNIBEN.
4.Delta State University, Abraka-DELSU
5. Gombe State University-GSU
6. University of Ibadan-UI
7. Igbinedion University, Okada-IUO
8. University of Illinois-UNILORIN
9. University of Jos-UNIJOS
10. Kaduna State University-KASU
11. University of Lagos-UNILAG
12. Madonna University, Elele
13. University of Maiduguri-UNIMAID
14. Niger Delta University-NDU
15. Obafemi Awolowo University-OAU
16.Olabisi On a banjo University-OOU
17. University of Portharcourt-UNIPORT
18.Usman Danfodiyo University- UDU
19. Nnamdi Azikiwe University-UNIZIK
20. University of Nigeria, Nsukka-UNN
21. University of Uyo-UNIUYO