UNIBEN Department of Botany Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Botany under the Faculty of Sciences 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.

Also see: Nigerian Universities And Courses They Offering


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

You require;

Five (5) SSC Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.



(i) UNN requires credit in English language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in the West African School Certificate Examination or G.C.E. ‘O’ level or its equivalent.
(ii) OAU accepts Agricultural  Science.

(iii) UDUSOK and FUAM accept ‘O’ level passes in Mathematics and English Language.

(iv) DELSU does not require ‘O’ level credit pass in Physics but  accepts ‘O’ level pass in English Language provided candidates have distinction in ‘O’ level Biology.

(v)  UNIUYO requires ‘O’ level credit passes  in Mathematics and Physics.

(vi) GSU accepts D7 in Physics

(vii) BENIN accept ‘O’ level  pass in Physics

(viii) UI requires five (5) or six (6) ‘O’ level credit passes at one (1) or two (2) sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and any one (1) or two (2) of Physics, Geography and Agricultural  Science

(ix) FUAM and UNILAG – Same as in Biochemistry

(x) OSUSTECH– same as in Fisheries

(xi)  UNICAL for Genetic and Biotechnology requires five ‘O’ level (5) credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


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

Biology, Chemistry and any other Science subject

(i) UI, FED-LAFIA, EBSU, DELSU, UNN and UI require Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics

(ii) OAU requires Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science and Mathematics or Physics

(iii) UNIBEN and UNILAG require Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

(vi) UNICAL requires Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

(vii) OSUSTECH –same as in Fisheries

(viii)  FUAM – Same as in Biochemistry

(ix) UNICAL for Genetic and Biotechnology requires Biology, Chemistry and either Mathematics or Physics


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

You require;

Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Biology/Botany/Zoology and Chemistry or Physics.

(i) GSU, UI, OAU and UNICAL require Chemistry.

(ii) UDUSOK and UNIMAID accept ND/HND in relevant programmes

(iii)  UNILAG accepts very good passes in the following three (3) JUPEB/’A’-level subjects:  Biology, Chemistry, Physics

(iv)  UINBEN in addition to the UTME requirements accepts ND upper credit / HND lower credit in Food Technology or Science Laboratory Technology NCE credit  in Biology/Chemistry

(v) DELSU accepts NCE merit in Biology and any other two (2) subjects.

(vi) UNICAL requires ‘A’ level passes / NCE merit  or above in Biology and Chemistry  plus ‘O’ level credit pass in Physics or Mathematics.

(vii) UNN requires

a)  ‘A’ level passes or its equivalent in Chemistry and Biology or Botany or Zoology in addition to the UTME requirements.

b) NCE merit in Biology and Chemistry from a recognized institution, plus the university minimum entry requirements..

(viii) LASU accepts two (2) ‘A’ level passes chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Physics.

(ix) OAU accepts two (2) `’A’ level passes in Chemistry, Botany or Biology

(x)  FUAM – Same as in Biochemistry.

(xi)  UI requires two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Botany, Chemistry or Botany / Biology.

(xii)  EBSU accepts HND, ND upper credit and NCE merit   respectively in the relevant programmes

(xiii) OSUSTECH– same as in Fisheries

(xiv)   PAUL accept ‘A’ level passes in Biology/Zoology, Botany and Chemistry or any other equivalent examination

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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