Universities that offers pharmacy in Nigeria: How many Universities offers pharmacy in Nigeria?, Is DELSU offering Pharmacy?. Do you have the intension of studying pharmacy but not sure of Schools in Nigeria (Both Federal and State) that offers it? then you are certainly reading the post.

Welcome SAVANT! to today’s episode of my “Admission Guide Series“, here I will provide you the complete list of Universities in Nigeria that offers Pharmacy (whether the Doctor of Pharmacy Program or Bachelor of Pharmacy), pretty cool right?, STAY TUNED!

Universities that offers pharmacy
Universities that Offers Pharmacy

Pharmacy is one of the most sought after courses in Nigerian Universities being that there are few Universities approved to offer this course and the numerous opportunities that awaits students in this field.

The complete list of these few Universities that offers Pharmacy is what I shall be taking you through today, so I would recommend you sit back, take a glass of chill water and ride with me.

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Just so you know, unlike other programs offered by Universities in Nigeria, Pharmacy is quite different in the sense that these Universities upon graduation will not give you the same degree upon graduation.

Currently there are two degrees in Pharmacy at bachelor level, they are…

  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm D)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree (B Pharm)

The difference between these two is that, while one is more clinically oriented (Pharm D) the other (B Pharm) focuses more on Drug production and delivery.

In Nigeria currently Pharm D is the not the minimum to practice as a pharmacist, B Pharm is, and not all Universities in Nigeria offer Pharm D, only about five (5) of all the about 25 universities offering Pharmacy offers Pharm D.

This is a bit understandable because running Pharm D is expensive and not all schools are ready to add that cost to their list of expenses.

I have already explained the differences between Pharm D and B pharm in details HERE, also Universities that offers Pharm D have been listed HERE.

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One disadvantage of applying to schools that offers Pharm D is the competition in those Universities, well we expected nothing less since only few Universities in Nigeria offers it.

Well, enough of the Chit Chat, below you will find the complete list of Universities that offers Pharmacy in Nigeria.

Universities That Offers Pharmacy

Universities accredited for Pharmacy programmes in Nigeria
Universities accredited for Pharmacy programmes in Nigeria

Out of over a hundred (100) Universities in Nigeria, only Twenty (20) offers Pharmacy and are approved by PCN.

This list is for both Federal, State and Private Universities separated by their respective headings to make it convenient so you can tell the nature of the school in question.

P.S: Studying Pharmacy in Federal Universities is more affordable/Cheaper in Federal Universities than in State Universities or Private Universities (the most expensive)

Federal Universities That Offers Pharmacy

Below is the complete list of Federal Universities in Nigeria that offer Pharmacy…

1.University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State
2.Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Sokoto State
3.University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
4.Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State
5.University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State
6.University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State
7.University of Uyo,Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
8.Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State
9.University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State
10.University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State
11.Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State
12.University of Lagos, Lagos, Lagos State
13.University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State
This table shows the complete list of Federal Universities that offers Pharmacy

State Universities That Offers Pharmacy

Below is the complete list of State Universities in Nigeria that offer Pharmacy…

1.Kaduna State University, Kaduna State
2.Gombe State University, Gombe, Gombe State
3.Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State
4.Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State
5.Olabisi Onabanjo University, Sagamu, Ogun State
This table shows the complete list of State Universities that offers Pharmacy

Private Universities That Offers Pharmacy

Below is the complete list of Private Universities in Nigeria that offer Pharmacy…

1.Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State
2.Madonna University, Elele, Rivers State
This table Shows the list of Private Universities That Offers Pharmacy in Nigeria

The above list is of both Federal, State and Private Universities that offers pharmacy.

In order to qualify to study Pharmacy in these Universities you must meet the required JAMB and School departmental Cut off mark, and also have the correct JAMB and O’ level subject Combination having a minimum of credits in your core five (5) courses.

What JAMB Score Is Good To Study Pharmacy

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The JAMB score you need to study pharmacy differs for different schools, which means, scoring 250 may be enough to study Pharmacy in DELSU but may not be good enough to study Pharmacy in UNIBEN, and not just that this score varies, it can also change.

So you may have the University of Benin pegging cut off mark for admission into Pharmacy at 260 and then 270 the other year, what actually determines this score is the general performance of student, so if student perform well then the score will be high but if student perform poorly then this mark will be low.

To be on a safer side, a JAMB score of 280 and above should do the trick for all universities and of course great performance in your O’ level for Universities conducting screening and scoring high in Post UTME for universities conducting Post UTME.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many universities in Nigeria offer Pharmacy?

Out of over a hundred Universities in Nigeria, only Twenty (20) Universities offers Pharmacy approved by the Pharmaceutical council of Nigeria (PCN).

So if you wish to become a pharmacist in Nigeria, these twenty Universities are the once you should apply to in JAMB.

Can I study Pharmacy part time in Nigeria?

NO, you cannot Study Pharmacy as a part time course in any University in Nigeria.

If you must study pharmacy, it must be through full time, either by applying for JAMB or any of the accepted direct entry program. P.S; See my Ultimate guide on How To Gain Admission Without JAMB.

This will be all for now, I understand you may have a question or two to ask, feel free to drop them using the comment box below!

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7 months ago

Does unn offer both B’pharm and pharm D degrees to it pharmacy graduates at the same time upon graduation like uniben does?