UNN Department of Zoology Admission Requirement 2023/2024


This is to notify the general public and all aspiring University of Nigeria (UNN) students that the Department of Zoology admission requirements has been published.


The admission requirements include O’level Subject combinations, JAMB UTME Subject combinations, and School and Departmental Cut-Off Marks.

About The University of Nigeria

The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960, the University of Nigeria has four campuses – Nsukka, Enugu, and Ituku-Ozalla – all located in Enugu State and Aba campus in Abia State.


The University of Nigeria was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria modelled upon the American educational system. It is the first land-grant university in Africa and one of Nigeria’s five most reputed universities.

Entry Requirements

O’Level Subject Combination

The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Zoology include the following:

  • Five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, and two (2) other science subjects.

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

  • UNN requires five (5) O’ level credit passes obtained at not more than two sittings, including Biology, English Language, Mathematics or Physics, and Chemistry at School Certificate or its equivalent.

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

Candidates will write the following Four (4) Subjects in JAMB.

  • English Language.
  • Biology and any two (2) subjects from below:
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

Direct Entry Requirement

These are the conditions you need to fulfil to gain Direct Entry admission to study Zoology if you don’t intend to use UTME. You require;

  • Two (2) ‘A’ level passes or NCE in Biology,  Zoology, or Botany  and one other Science subject

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

UNN accepts:

  • Two ‘A’ level GCE/HSC passes in Chemistry and Biology/Botany/Zoology plus UTME requirement.
  • A degree in relevant fields plus UTME requirements, HND, and NCE credit pass is acceptable.

JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into UNN for the 2023/2024 session should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have a minimum of 160 or above score in your JAMB result.


We hope this article clarifies the admission requirements for UNN’s Department of Zoology. RealMina wishes good luck to all students who wish to attend UNN.


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