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Direct Entry (DE) Admission Requirements for Pharmacy


Even though JAMB recommends three (3) 'A' Level passes in Chemistry, Biology/Zoology, and Physics or Mathematics plus UTME requirements for Direct Entry applicants in order to seek admissions for Pharmacy, yet a few universities consider certain other conditions.


This post will emphasize the admission requirements for Pharmacy. As a direct entry applicant, this is a must-read. 


Direct Entry applicants must be holders of any of the following qualifications:


  1. Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE)
  2. National Diploma (ND/OND)
  3. Higher National Diploma (HND)
  4. Bachelor of Science (BSC)
  5. Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB)
  6. Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB)
  7. Cambridge Advanced Level
  8. NABTEB Advanced Level
  9. GCE Advanced Level


While the JAMB brochure will refer to the likes of IJMB, JUPEB, Cambridge A'level, and NABTEB A'level, as A'level, qualifications such as NCE, ND, HND, and BSC will be addressed as such. Hence, below are the specific requirements by the universities offering Pharmacy for the course.

1. University of Benin

UNBEN accepts:

  1. A' Level pass in Botany in lieu of Biology.
  2. B.Sc. second class in related programmes.
  3. the university does not accept 'A' Level pass in Mathematics.

2. University of Ilorin

UNILORIN accepts 'A' Level pass in three (3) science subjects:  Chemistry, Physics, and Biology

3. University of Jos

UNIJOS does not accept Mathematics for Physics. Accepts B.Sc. second class and above in related programmes. It accepts Direct Entry candidates with 'A' Level requirements plus five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

4. University of Lagos

UNILAGOS accepts;

  1. Very good passes in three (3) JUPEB/'A'-level subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  2. does not accept B.Sc. degrees.

5. Niger Delta University

NDU accepts:

  1. a first degree in Chemistry or any of the Biological Sciences.
  2. A' Level passes in Physics, Mathematics, or Statistics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology or Botany at not more than two (2) sittings.

6. Obafemi Awolowo University

OAU accepts B.Sc. with a minimum of 2nd Class Honours in the relevant programme (Sciences).

7. Olabisi Onabanjo University

OOU accepts Botany in lieu of Zoology.

8. University of Nigeria

UNN accepts

  1. three (3) 'A' Level passes to include Chemistry, Biology/Zoology/Botany and Physics plus the UTME requirements at not more than two (2) sittings.
  2. Bachelor's degree in any of Biological Sciences, Health Science and Technology, or Medical Sciences with a minimum of second class lower division plus the UTME requirements. 
  3. HND upper credit in Biological Sciences, Health Science and Technology or Medical Sciences plus the UTME requirements.

9. Delta State University

DELSU requires;

  1. A first degree in relevant Biological Sciences with not less than a second class Upper Division may be considered in addition to the UTME requirement.
  2. passes in the GCE advanced level or Higher School Certificate (HSC) or approved equivalent, in Chemistry, Biology (Zoology or Botany) and not more than one (1) sitting.

10. Bayero University Kano

BUK requires three (3) 'A' Level passes to include Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. BAYERO does not accept NCE.

11. Ahmadu Bello University

ABU accepts 'A' level/IJMB passes in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Unified Pharmacy Technician Certificate with a minimum of Upper credit.

12. University of Port Harcourt

UNIPORT accepts Three (3) A/level passes in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Mathematics including UTME entry requirements. B.Sc, not lower than Second Class Lower in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Physics, Pharmacology including UTME entry requirements.

13. Kaduna State University

KASU accepts Ordinary level requirements plus; Passes in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, or Zoology at Higher School Certificates or Advance level of GCE, IJMB, or equivalents. An acceptable First Degree in relevant Biological or Physical Sciences discipline.

14. University of Uyo

  1. A' Level pass in Botany in lieu of Biology.
  2. B.Sc. second class in related programmes.
  3. UNIUYO does not accept 'A' Level pass in Mathematics.

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43 comments:

  1. Can I apply for direct entery to unijos with ND result in SLT to pharmacy, CGPA= 3.73

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    1. UNIJOS does not accept Mathematics for Physics. Accepts B.Sc. second class and above in related programmes. It accepts Direct Entry candidates with 'A' Level requirements plus five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

      So, no you can't use SLT.

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  2. Can I apply for direct entry as pharmacy with my pharmacy Technician certificate?

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    1. You can. Check for the universities that accept that in the post above.

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    2. Sir, i have distinction with a CGPA:3.67 as a certified pharmacy technician am Abu Zaria give admission sir?

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  3. Can I apply for direct Entry to UNN or uniport with ND result in SLT to pharmacy?

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  4. Can I apply for De to unilag with ND in pharmacy technician

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    1. The information in this post is the list of the universities offering Pharmacy and their DE requirements. So, look no further.

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  5. Out of the list it only {ABU) that accept pharmacy Technician certificate for direct entry with a upper credit

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  6. Can I apply for direct entry into OOU or LAUTECH with my ND in pharmacy technician from OSCOHTECH

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  7. Pls which school is best to study with ijmb result?
    And as a direct entry student do I need to get post utme form, if no then which other form am I required to get after my result

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    1. You will obtain post DE form

      You can consider any of the universities in the post below

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/09/list-of-approved-centresinstitutions.html

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  8. Im trying to study pharmaceutical technology in a Nigeria poly after my ond can I do direct entry to university for pharmacy

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    1. I don't think so. However, private universities may be your best chase for such opportunities.

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  9. Can I apply for D.E to OOU for pharmacy with B.Agric in Animal Physiology?

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  10. Can I use my ND in School and Health and information to go for pharmacy?

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    1. Check the list of the universities above and see if any is accepting that.

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  11. Applying for Direct Entry into Pharmacy and Applying for Masters in Pharmaceutical/medicinal chemistry (under Pharmacy):plz which is best? I have both options at hand.

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  12. Can I study pharmacy in ABK with ond result in SLT upper credit

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    1. SLT for Pharmacy? No! And FUNAAB doesn't have Pharmacy? Read the post again, see the requirements by the universities offering pharmacy.

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  13. Please sir, I'm a B.Sc holder in biochemistry, graduated with second class lower from delta state university. I want to study pharmacy but I don't know the school that will accept my result and easier to gain admission, I need your opinion sir. Thank you, hoping to get a reply from you.

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  14. Good day Sir. Pls I need ur opinion. I'm a B.SC holder in MLS, graduated with second class lower division, i wish to get pharmacy license. Can I get direct entry admission,i hv B3 in Biology, Physic, Chemistry instead of A/level passed in above mentioned subject @ Uniport to study pharmacy?
    Thanks in anticipation

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  15. Pls sir I'm a B.Tech holder in biology with 2nd class upper from FUTO and I want to study pharmacy, pls is there any private university in Lagos that can offer me admission through direct entry with my result above?

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  16. Please sir is it possible for me to gain direct entry to the university after two years of studying nursing in a school of nursing

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    1. The basic Nursing programme is 3 years. After that, you can gain admission to university through direct entry to study Nursing or any other related course.

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  17. Please, are the schools that accepts DE into pharmacy school with two sittings. Thanks

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    1. You will find those who are accepting two sittings and those who are not in the posts below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/09/utmessce-olevel-subjects-and-grades-for.html

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/08/universities-polytechnics-and-colleges.html

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  18. I have my diploma in pharmacy technician with lower credit can I get d.e direct ABU Zaria

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    comment...can I get DE in to pharmacy with pharmaceutical technoloresult upper credit

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    1. Check the list of universities above and see the ones accepting that.

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  20. Please can I apply for direct entry to study pharmacy in university with my HND in food science and technology

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  21. Good day sir, I am a pharmacy Technician wishing to further, can you please recommend any federal university for me

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    1. Check the list above to know if any one is accepting your course.

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  22. Sir please i study pharmaceutical technology having an ND with distinction of 3.55 can i apply for pharmacy in ABU zaria with direct entry

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