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(UPDATED) 26 Universities Offering Pharmacy in Nigeria

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Seeking admission into Nigerian institutions requires studying the JAMB brochure which is the best bet for candidates seeking spaces for 100 and 200 levels admissions through JAMB UTME and DE respectively.


If you wish to study Pharmacy and you're yet to know the list of universities offering the course, this post is your best take. It details the names and location (town and state) of 26 universities approved by NUC to offer Pharmacy in Nigeria.


Candidates can also consider checking through the list if they want to consider a change of institutions/courses from one university to the other.

Universities Accredited to Offer Pharmacy in Nigeria

Below are the 26 universities offering Pharmacy and you can consider for admission:

  1. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria
  2. Abia State University (ABSU)
  3. Bayero University, Kano (BUK)
  4. University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo
  5. ECWA Bingham University
  6. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) Anambra
  7. Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka 
  8. Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUTECH)
  9. Gregory University Uturu, Abia State
  10. Gombe State University (GSU)
  11. University of Ibadan (UI)
  12. Igbinedion University Okada
  13. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  14. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  15. Kaduna State University (KASU)
  16. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  17. Madonna University Okija
  18. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  19. Niger Delta University (NDU)
  20. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife
  21. Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Abeokuta
  22. University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  23. Usmanu Danfodiyo University (UDU) Sokoto
  24. Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka
  25. University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)
  26. University of Uyo (UNIUYO)

SSCE (O'level) Subjects Required for Pharmacy Admissions

Generally, candidates seeking admission for Pharmacy into any of the institutions above, according to JAMB brochure, must possess at least 5 credit passes in their NECO, WAEC, NABTEB or GCE. 

The five credits must be from the following subjects:
  1. English Language, 
  2. Mathematics, 
  3. Physics, 
  4. Chemistry and 
  5. Biology.

However, a few universities may have special considerations and restrictions to the O'level subject they want to accept. Kindly read, "UTME/SSCE (O'level) Subjects and Grades For Pharmacy Admission" to get full insight into these.

UTME Subjects (Combination) Required for Pharmacy Admissions

Generally, candidates seeking Pharmacy admissions must write in UTME:
  1. English Language,
  2. Physics, 
  3. Chemistry 
  4. and Biology.

In the same vein, a few universities may require further conditions to the subject combination in UTME. Hence, consider reading, "UTME/SSCE (O'level) Subjects and Grades For Pharmacy Admission".

Direct Entry Admission Requirements for Pharmacy

In brief, Direct Entry applicants should include holders of ND, NCE, HND, BSC, IJMB, JUPEB, NABTEB, and Cambridge Advanced. Which of these qualifications is acceptable for DE admission for Pharmacy.

Generally, JAMB prescribes three (3) 'A' Level passes in Chemistry, Biology/Zoology, and Physics or Mathematics plus UTME requirements.

However, there are other conditions acceptable for Pharmacy Direct Entry admissions. Read "Direct Entry Admission Requirements for Pharmacy" for more details.

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