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WAEC & JAMB Subject Combination For Zoology [UPDATED]

Waec and Jamb Subject Combination For Zoology
Waec and Jamb Subject Combination For Zoology

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

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Waec and Jamb Subject Combination For Zoology
WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination For Zoology

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

If you must study Zoology 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 Zoology

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The subjects Required to study Zoology in Nigeria are…

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

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 may or may not enroll Mathematics, i.e maths is not compulsory in JAMB to study Zoology it is only needed in your O’ level.

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Other Subjects: English Language and Biology are required for both JAMB and your O’ level if you must study Zoology.

JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study Zoology

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

JAMB Subject Combination For Zoology

Jamb Subject Combination For Zoology
JAMB Subject Combination For Zoology

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

  • Use of English
  • Biology
  • and any two (2) of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

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 Zoology

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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 Zoology.

In WAEC, core subjects to study Zoology are…

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Biology
  • and two (2) other Science subject (Chemistry, Physics e.t.c)

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

Requirements To Study Zoology Through Direct Entry

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

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List Of Universities That Offers Zoology

Below are schools you can study Zoology;

  1. Abia State University, Uturu
  2. Achievers University Owo
  3. Adamawa State University, Mubi
  4. Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  5. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  6. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden
  7. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  8. Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State
  9. Bayero University, Kano
  10. Benue State University, Makurdi
  11. Bingham University, Karu
  12. Bowen University, Iwo
  13. Crawford University,Faith City, Km 8, Atan-Agbara Road, Igbesa
  14. Crescent University, Abeokuta
  15. Delta State University, Abraka
  16. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  17. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  18. Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi
  19. Federal University Of Technology Minna
  20. Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State
  21. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  22. Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  23. Gombe State University, Tudun Wada, Gombe
  24. Hallmark University,Ijebu-Itele,Ogun State
  25. Hezekiah University, Umudi, Imo State
  26. Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City
  27. Imo State University, Owerri
  28. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  29. Kebbi State University Of Science And Technology, Aliro
  30. Kogi State University, Anyigba
  31. Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin
  32. Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  33. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  34. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  35. Ondo State University Of Science And Technology, Okitipupa
  36. Osun State University, Osogbo
  37. Paul University, Awka
  38. Southwestern University, Okun-Owa, Ogun State
  39. Taraba State University, Jalingo
  40. University Of Calabar, Calabar
  41. University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  42. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  43. University Of Jos, Jos
  44. University Of Lagos
  45. University Of Maiduguri
  46. University Of Mkar, Gboko
  47. University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  48. University Of Port-Harcourt
  49. University Of Uyo
  50. Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto
  51. Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mathematics compulsory for Zoology Science in JAMB?

NO, Maths is not a compulsory subject to sit for in JAMB if you want to study Zoology, 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 Zoology?

The Compulsory Subject for Zoology In JAMB are Use of English and Biology.

While for WAEC; English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

What are the main subject for Zoology?

The main subjects to study Zoology in JAMB are Biology, English Language Chemistry and Physics.

Can I Study Zoology Without Physics in JAMB?

YES, you can study Zoology without Physics, Physics can be replaced with Mathematics in JAMB, but is a core subject to pass with at least C6 in O’level.

Is further maths compulsory for Zoology?

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

In Summary

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

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Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes or NCE in Biology, Zoology or Botany and one other Science subjectFive (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology and two (2) other Science subject.Biology and any two (2) of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Summary table of JAMB Subject Combination to study Zoology

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