UNIBEN Department of Agricultural Economics Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Agricultural Economics under the Faculty of Agriculture in University of Benin  as it is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in UNIBEN  to  carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

University of Benin is a federal government owned university, funded and managed by the federal government of Nigeria. The university was founded in 1970. University of Benin (UNIBEN) is a research university located in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. The university is one of the oldest in Nigeria and has a very large student and staff population. Resulting in a student staff ratio of about 10:1.The University has a diverse student population with student from different parts of the country and different age brackets. University of Benin courses cut across various levels in agriculture, science, etc. university of Benin admission is extremely competitive as Many candidates apply for admission into the university annually. University of Benin school fees is also very affordable and it provides its students with facilities and infrastructure, they have good hostels, roads electricity etc.The National Universities Commission (NUC) has accredited faculties and departments in the university.

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The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Agricultural Economics;

You require;

Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and one of Geography, Physics and Economics.


(i) DELSU accepts ‘O’ level pass in English Language.

(ii) UNIBEN accepts Statistics and Further Mathematics. Also requires at least ‘O’ level pass in Physics and ‘O’level pass in Biology for candidates with ‘O’ level credit in Agricultural Science.

(iii) OAU does not require ‘O’ level credit passes in Geography and Economics.

(iv) UNIOSUN same as in Fisheries.

(v) MOUA  requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science and any other Science subjects. Also credit in Agricultural Science must be backed up with ‘O’ level pass in Biology

(vi) UNIOSUN requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in the SSC or its equivalent at not more than two (2) sittings in addition to UTME requirements.

(vii) UNN accepts five (5) ‘O ’level credit passes in subjects which must include English Language, Biology/or Agricultural Science, Chemistry and either Mathematics or Physics.

(viii) FUTO requires at least five (5) ‘O’ Level Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and any other subject, in not more than two (2) sittings. At least a Pass is required in Physics

(ix) LAUTECH requires English Language, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and any of Physics/ Economics/Geography.

(x) LANDMARK requires Chemistry and any two of Biology, Agricultural sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Economics


In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Agricultural Economics under the Faculty of Agriculture in the above Universities include;

Chemistry, Biology/ Agricultural Science and Mathematics or Physics.


(i) OOU requires Chemistry and any two (2) of Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Agricultural Science and Geography.

(ii) LANDMARK – requires English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural science and Physics or Economics or any social science subject



These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Agricultural Economics, if you don’t intend to use UTME.

You require;

Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and one of Zoology/Botany/Agricultu ral Science/Biology, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Economics and Health Science.


(i) UNN accept

(a) Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and any of Biology/Botany/Zoology/Agricultural Science. Economics, Physics Geography/Geology, Mathematics (Pure & Applied) in addition to the UTME requirements.

(b) ND/NCE/HND and Degree in Agricultural Science/Animal Health and related programs with a minimum of lower credit/merit in addition to UTME requirements.

(ii) OAU accepts

(a) Two (2) `A’ level passes in Chemistry and one of Zoology/ Botany/ Agricultural Science/ Biology, Mathematics, Physics, or Economics.

(b) HND/ND in Agriculture obtained at upper credit level from recognized Institution.

(iii) UNIBEN accepts ND upper credit/HND lower credit in any one of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, and Cooperatives, Fisheries, Forestry & Wildlife Mgt., Geology, Advanced Microbiology, Food and Brewing Science, Science Laboratory Technology plus the UTME requirements. NCE merit in Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics plus the UTME requirements. Does not accept ‘A’ level pass in Health Science.

(iv) DELSU accepts upper credit only. DELSU also accepts NCE credit in Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

(v) MOUA as in Agriculture.

(vi) DELSU accepts ND/HND upper credit only.

(vii) FUTO requires at least two (2) A’ level passes not below C in Chemistry and any of Zoology, Botany, Agricultural Science, Biology, Mathematics, Physics and Economics.

b) OND/HND at Upper Credit in Life Sciences.

c) First Degree in Life Sciences.

d) Very good passes in three JUPEB subjects namely Chemistry and any two (2) of Biology/ Agricultural Science, Mathematics and Physics. It does not accept NCE. Candidates must in addition meet the ‘O’ Level requirements.

(viii) UNIOSUN same as in Fisheries.

(ix) LAUTECH requires Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and any of Physics/Economics /Geography.


JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into UNIBEN for the 2019/2020 session, should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have scored 200 or above in your JAMB result.

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