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Direct Entry (DE) Requirements for Botany: BSC, HND, ND, NCE, IJMB, JUPEB etc

Direct entry admissions into Botany requires candidates to understand a few things. Among these are:

  1. the list of universities offering Botany
  2. the qualifications and grades required for Direct Entry admissions for Botany
  3. individual universities conditions of admissions

General Admission Requirements for Botany through Direct Entry

Ordinarily, DE applicants should satisfy the following terms to be offered admissions for Botany.

  1. he should obtain the JAMB direct entry form and consider the most favorite university as the first choice
  2. he should also obtain the university's post-DE/screening form when on sales and partake in such activities such as exams, online screening, or physical screening (as applicable to the university being proposed)
  3. he should as well send his academic transcript to the university being proposed
  4. he can hold any of the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree (BSC)
  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Ordinary National Diploma (OND)
  • Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE)
  • Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB)
  • Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB)
  • General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A'level)

JAMB Direct Entry Requirements for Botany Admissions

  1. The board requires DE applicants to:
  2. possess at least two (2) 'A' Level passes in Biology/Botany/Zoology and Chemistry or Physics.
  3. possess at least five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in not more than two sittings

However, a few universities offering Botany requires more or less. That takes us to the next section.

Individual Universities Direct Entry Qualifications and Grades Required for Botany 

  1. Gombe State University (GSU), Gombe, Gombe State requires Chemistry in the A'level
  2. University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan Oyo State requires Chemistry in the A'level
  3. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State accepts two (2) `'A' Level passes in Chemistry, Botany or Biology. The university Chemistry in the A'level
  4. University Of Calabar (UNICAL) Calabar, Cross Rivers State requires Chemistry in the A'level
  5. Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUSOK), Sokoto State accepts ND/HND in relevant programmes.
  6. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) Maiduguri, Borno State accepts ND/HND in relevant programmes.
  7. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Jos, Plateau State accepts ND upper credit in Forestry and HND pass in Forestry and other relevant programmes.
  8. University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Port Harcourt Plateau State does not accept Direct Entry
  9. University of Uyo (UNIUYO) Akwa Ibom State (the university calls it Botany and Ecological Studies) accepts ND upper credit/HND lower credit in relevant programmes plus the SSCE requirements.
  10. University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka Lagos State accepts Very good passes in the following three  (3) JUPEB/'A'-level subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics.
  11. University of Benin (UNIBEN) Benin City Edo State in addition to the SSCE requirements accepts ND upper credit / HND lower credit in Food Technology or Science Laboratory Technology NCE credit in Biology/Chemistry.
  12. Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Delta State accepts NCE merit in Biology and any other two (2) subjects. Merit in DELSU Diploma in Biology Education may be considered.
  13. University Of Calabar (UNICAL) Calabar, Cross Rivers State requires 'A' Level passes/NCE Merit or above in Biology and Chemistry plus 'O' Level credit pass in Physics or Mathematics.
  14. Federal University Lokoja (FULOKOJA), Kogi State accepts In addition to meeting the SSCE Entry Requirements; Two (2) 'A' Level passes to include one (1) of Botany, Zoology, Biology or Chemistry; IJMB minimum of 8 points with passes in relevant subjects; NCE Credit pass in Chemistry and Biology; ND upper credit in Biological Science, Science Laboratory Technology or related programmes from a recognized institution; HND lower credit in relevant programmes from Accredited Tertiary Institutions; Degree (Third Class) relevant to the programme.
  15. Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero (KSUSTA), Kebbi State accepts Two (2) A level passes in Chemistry and one from Biology/Botany/Zoology/Agricultural Science, Economics, Physics, Geography and Geology/Mathematics (Pure & Applied)
  16. University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) Enugu State requires (a) 'A' Level passes or its equivalent in Chemistry and Biology or Botany or Zoology in addition to the SSCE requirements. (b) NCE merit in Biology and Chemistry from a recognized institution, plus the university minimum entry requirements.
  17. Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo Lagos State accepts two (2) 'A' Level passes chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Physics.
  18. Paul University Awka, Anambra State accept 'A' Level passes in Biology/Zoology, Botany and Chemistry or any other equivalent examination.
  19. Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH) Okitipupa, Ondo State (now Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology) requires (a) two (2) 'A' Level passes in Biology, Chemistry or Physics. (b) ND distinction and credit in relevant subjects
  20. Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM), Benue State requires 'A' Level passes in Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Mathematics must be obtained. NCE, ND, and HND credit in Science/ Technology would be considered in addition to the SSCE requirements.
  21. University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan Oyo State requires two (2) 'A' Level passes in Botany, Chemistry, or Botany/Biology.
  22. Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Abakaliki, Ebonyi State accepts HND, ND upper credit, and NCE merit respectively in the relevant programmes.
  23. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi (ATBU) Bauchi State accepts IJMB/ 'A' Level Credit passes in Biology, Chemistry or its equivalent. ND HND lower credit in the following areas: Science Laboratory Technology, Wild Life and Forestry, Environmental Management Technology. The candidate must also have the five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.
  24. Federal University Dutse (FUD), Dutse Jigawa State accepts two (2) 'A' Level passes (Graded A-D in GCE A level, NCE, IJMB or OND) at the 'A' Level in relevant subjects (Biology, Botany, Chemistry and Physics) with minimum 8 points. ND upper credit must be related discipline or area, Science Laboratory Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Microbiology, Biotechnology. Nursing Diploma at Pass level. ND Food Science & Technology, ND Health Technology lower credit may be considered where deemed appropriate step down to 100 level.
  25. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria ABU accepts Two 'A' level /IJMB passes which must include Biology or Botany or Zoology and Chemistry  in addition to O/L requirements.
  26. University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Port Harcourt Plateau State accepts Two (2) A/level GCE or HSC or IJMB or JUPEB passes in Biology and any one of Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics including SSCE entry requirements.
  27. Federal University of Lafia (FULAFIA), Nasarawa State accepts In addition to the SSCE requirements, DE  candidates must have any of the following: ND with at least Lower Credit or HND in Horticulture, Science Lab. Tech, Forestry, Crop Production, or any relevant area; NCE: Merit in Biology, Integrated Science, Agric. Science or any relevant area; IJMB: Minimum of 9 points in Biology and any two of Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. GCE: Advanced Level with at least 2 credit passes in Biology/Botany and any of Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.
  28. Bayero University, Kano (BUK) Kano, Kano State accepts; (a) Two 'A' level passes in Biology/Botany/Zoology and Chemistry or Physics. (b) IJMB. (c) NCE - Minimum of a B grade in the relevant subject combination, minus education in all programmes in the faculty of Life Sciences.

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