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Jamb Subject Combination For Agriculture
Jamb Subject Combination For Agriculture

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination For Agriculture: What are the JAMB Subject combination to study Agriculture in Nigeria?, Must I pass Maths in WAEC to study Agriculture?, what subjects are needed to study Agriculture?, What Subject Will I write in JAMB to Study Agriculture?

Hello SAVANTS! In today’s episode of my “JAMB doctor Series” you will see the correct Subject combination for Agriculture, you will also see Direct entry requirement to study Agriculture through JAMB, JUPEB and IJMB, pretty cool right?… STAY TUNED!

Waec and Jamb Subject Combination For Agricultural Science and Education
WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination For Agriculture

For everyone who plans to study Agriculture in Nigeria, it is important and necessary you know the subjects that are required to becoming a Agriculturist in Nigeria.

I have seen cases, where students who wish to study a particular course go ahead to register the wrong subject combination in JAMB and in their O’level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) simply because they were not well informed and would later start searching for means with which they can correct the mistake.


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Luckily for you, with the aid of this guide you will be fully endowed with the required WAEC and JAMB Subject combination to study Agriculture in any University in Nigeria, mind you, this subject combination is the same for all Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria.

So, irrespective of the school you want to study in (UNIBEN, UI, UNILAG, DELSU e.t.c) these are the subjects you must enroll and pass to be eligible for admission to study Agriculture in Nigeria.

If you must study Agriculture in Nigeria you must first get a minimum of five (5) credits in your O’ level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) core courses and enroll four (4) subjects in JAMB which you should score at least 220 to increase your chances of admission.

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Subjects Required To Study Agriculture

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The subjects Required to study Agriculture in Nigeria are…

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Agricultural Science
  • Physics

Some of these subjects may not be required in some cases (JAMB or O’level), I will highlight each of these subject and in what instances they may be applicable or needed.

Mathematics: Maths as a subject is one every student must offer right from primary school up till secondary school, this subject is required as a core subject for your O’ level exams like WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or GCE.

For JAMB you must not enroll Mathematics, i.e maths is not compulsory in JAMB to study Agriculture as you can substitute it with Physics, it is only compulsory in your O’ level.

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Other Subjects: English Language, Chemistry and Biology/Agricultural Science are required for both JAMB and your O’ level if you must study Agriculture.

JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study Agriculture

To Study Agriculture, the following subjects will be enrolled for JAMB and WAEC…

JAMB Subject Combination For Agriculture

Jamb Subject Combination For Agriculture
JAMB Subject Combination For Agriculture

The four (4) subjects you must enroll in JAMB (with Use of English compulsory irrespective of the course you intend to study) for Agriculture, are…

  • Use of English
  • Chemistry
  • Biology/ Agricultural Science
  • and Mathematics or Physics.

To be assured of admission, you will need to score very high in JAMB, let’s say 250 and above. P.S; you should see my ultimate guide on How To Pass JAMB 2024/2025 With High Score (300+)

WAEC Subject Combination For Agriculture

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Unlike JAMB, you will be required to sit for a minimum of Eight subjects (8) and a maximum of nine (9), out of this Nine or Eight subjects, five are core subjects specific for the course you wish to study which in this case is Agriculture.

In WAEC, core subjects to study Agriculture are…

  • English Language
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biology/Agricultural Science
  • and one of Geography, Physics and Economics.

The remaining three (3) or four (4) subjects will be determined by you.

Mind you: This subject combination for WAEC is applicable for all O’ level exams such as NECO, NABTEB e.t.c

By core I mean subjects that lean directly to your field. Failure to pass these core courses can deny a student admission.

Requirements To Study Agriculture Through Direct Entry

Student who which to study Agriculture through direct entry should have either of the following requirements…

Ensure to go through JAMB Brochure for remarks/waiver for Agriculture for the different Universities in Nigeria. Click me Now? for JAMB Brochure

List Of Universities That Offers Agriculture

Below are schools you can study Agriculture

  1. Abia State University, Uturu
  2. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
  3. Adeniran Ogunsanya College Of Education, Otto/Ijanikin, Lagos
  4. Adeyemi College Of Education, (Affliated To Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife)
  5. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  6. Alvan Ikoku College Of Education, (Affliated To University Of Nigera, Nsukka)
  7. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  8. Bayero University, Kano
  9. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  10. College Of Education, Agbor (Affliated To Delta State University, Abraka, Delta)
  11. College Of Education, Azare (Affliated To University Of Maiduguri, Borno State)
  12. College Of Education, Ikere Ekiti (Affliated To University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, E
  13. College Of Education, Warri (Affliated To Delta State University, Abraka, Delta)
  14. Cross Rivers University Of Technology, Calabar
  15. Delta State University, Abraka
  16. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  17. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  18. Emmanuel Alayande College Of Education, Oyo (Affliated To Ekiti State University)
  19. Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
  20. Fed College Of Educ. (Tech.), Omoku, Omoku , Affiliated To
  21. Federal College Of Education (Technical) P.M.B 60, Gombe, Gombe State.
  22. Federal College Of Education (Technical), Asaba (Affiliated To University Of Be
  23. Federal College Of Education(Technical) Gusau(Affl To Ahmadu Bello University)
  24. Federal College Of Education, (Technical), Potiskum
  25. Federal College Of Education, Obudu, Cross River State
  26. Federal College Of Education, Yola (Affiliated To Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria)
  27. Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi
  28. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State
  29. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
  30. Ignatius Ajuru University Of Education, Port Harcourt
  31. Jigawa State College Of Education, Gumel (Affiliated To Bayero University, Kano)
  32. Kano University Of Science And Technology, Wudil
  33. Kwara State College Of Education, (Technical), Lafia (Affliated To Ahmadu Bello University)
  34. Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike
  35. National Open University Of Nigeria
  36. Niger Delta University , Wilberforce Island
  37. Nwafor Orizu College Of Education, Nsugbe (Affliated To University Of Nigeria)
  38. Rivers State University Of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt
  39. Umar Ibn Ibrahim El-Kanemi College Of Education, Science And Technology, B
  40. University Of Abuja,Abuja
  41. University Of Benin, Benin City
  42. University Of Calabar, Calabar
  43. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  44. University Of Maiduguri
  45. University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  46. University Of Uyo

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mathematics compulsory for Agriculture Science in JAMB?

NO, Maths is not a compulsory subject to sit for in JAMB if you want to study Agriculture, so while contemplating on the list of subjects to enroll in JAMB, know that, it is not compulsory for you to add Mathematics

What are the compulsory subjects for Agriculture?

The Compulsory Subject for Agriculture In JAMB are Use of English and Chemistry. You can then choose between Biology/Agricultural Science and Mathematics or Physics.

While for WAEC; English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Agricultural Science Should suffice.

What are the main subject for Agriculture?

The main subjects to study Agriculture in JAMB are Chemistry, English Language Biology/ Agricultural Science and Mathematics or Physics.

Can I Study Agriculture Without Physics in JAMB?

YES, you can study Agriculture without Physics, Physics can be replaced with Mathematics in JAMB.

Is further maths compulsory for Agriculture?

NO, Further Mathematics is itself not a compulsory subject to enroll in JAMB if you want to study Agriculture.

In Summary

To study Agriculture you need to sit for four (4) subjects in JAMB which are Chemistry, English Language, Biology/ Agricultural Science and Mathematics or Physics and have at least credits (C6) in your Five (5) core courses which includes: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Agricultural Science.

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Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Chemistry and one from Biology/Botany/Zoology/Agricultural Science, Economics, Physics, Geography and Geology/Mathematics (Pure & Applied).Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and one of Geography, Physics and Economics.Chemistry, Biology/ Agricultural Science and Mathematics or Physics.
Summary table of JAMB Subject Combination to study Agriculture

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