UNIBEN Department of Fisheries Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Fisheries 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.

Also see: Nigerian Universities And Courses They Offering


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

You require;

Five SSCE credit passes in Biology/Agric Science, Chemistry, Mathematics and English plus any other Science subject.


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

(ii) MAUTECH requires Five (5) O’Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, and any one from Physics/Geography/Economics/Fisheries.

(iii) NDU require five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Agricultural Science

(iv)DELSU accepts ‘O’ Level pass in English Language with ‘O’ Level credit pass in Mathematics.

(v)UNIPORT requires Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and any one of Physics, Geography and Economics.

(vi)OOU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology or Agricultural Science and any other two (2) subjects.

(vii)RSUST requires at least ‘O’ level pass in Physics. ‘O’ level credit passes in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

(viii)KWASU requires five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Mathematics and Physics/Geography /Economi


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

Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and any other Science subject.

(i)IBBU and UDU requires Chemistry, Physics and Biology

(ii)MAUTECH requires Biology/Agric. Sc. and any other two of Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Economics and Mathematics.

(iii)KWASU requires Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural science and Mathematics/Physics.

(iv)RSUST requires Agricultural Science or Biology.

(v)OOU Biology or Agricultural Science and any other two (2) relevant subjects

(vi)LASU requires Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.

(vii)ABU requires Chemistry, Biology and any other Science Subject.

(viii)UNIMAID requires Chemistry, Biology/Agriculture and either of Physics or Mathematics


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

You require;

(i) Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in any of Chemistry, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Agricultural Science Geography, Mathematics (pure & applied), Physics, Geology and Economics.

(ii) NCE Agriculture


(i) UNIMAID accepts ND/NCE/HND and any other equivalent qualification.

ii) DELSU requires Biology or Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.

iii) MAUTECH accepts GCE `A’ Level credit passes in Chemistry, Physics and Biology/Agric. Science. HND with overall credit plus Credit passes in Chemistry & Biology/Agric. Science. OND/NCE with credit pass in Biology/Agric. Science with merit plus Chemistry. IJMB with at least 7 cumulative points in Biology/Agric. Sci., Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics.

(vi) NDU accepts;

a.Passes at the GCE ‘A’ Level or HSC in three (3) of the following subjects: Biology, Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Economics or Mathematics;

b.ND in Agriculture or Fisheries; c.upper or lower credit HND/ND. In some cases, depending on the candidates CGPA, he/she may be recommended for admission into 300 level.

(vii) 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

(viii) IBBU accept ND upper credit in Agriculture plus five (5) relevant credit passes at SSC.

(ix) UNIPORT accepts Two (2) A/level GCE or HSC or JUPEB or IJMB passes in Agricultural Science and any one from Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Economics including UTME entry requirements. OND (Upper Credit) in Agriculture from a recognized Institution including UTME entry requirements. HND with at least a (Lower Credit) from a recognised institution, including UTME entry requirements for a 3-year degree programme. Diploma in Agriculture from a recognised institution with minimum of Credit Pass, including UTME entry requirements.

(x) OOU accepts relevant ‘A’ Level passes, NCE merit passes in two (2) relevant subjects, ND/Certificate of any of the Professional Examination Bodies in Agriculture, Cooperative Business Management, Finance or other related subjects.

(xi) KSUSTA accepts GCE ‘A’ Level/NCE/IJMB or its equivalent in Chemistry and any one of Physics, Mathematics, Biology/Agricultural Science with minimum of score prescribed annually by the University Senate; and ‘O’ Level credit passes in Chemistry, Mathematics and English Language as core and any two (2) of Physics, Biology/Agricultural Science, Geography, Electrical and Electronics, Technical Drawing. It also accepts ND/HND (at least 2.75 CGPA) in relevant area and ‘O’ Level credit passes in Chemistry, Mathematics, and English Language as core and any two (2) of Physics, Biology/Agricultural Science and 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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