Agronomy is fast becoming a competitive course in Nigerian Universities. On this page, we provided the necessary information that will help you register and apply for admission into any higher institution in Nigeria to study the course.
The course is actually for students with a science background. This means that commercial or art students wouldn’t be able to study this course at any University in Nigeria.
Some of the information you will find in the following paragraph includes the WAEC and JAMB subject combination needed to study Agronomy, Direct Entry Requirements, a list of all the Universities in Nigeria where you can study Agronomy, career opportunities, and more.
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O’Level Subjects and Requirements
You are required to have five (5) SSC credit passes in the required O’level subjects needed to study Agronomy. Below is the NECO, GCE, and WAEC subject combination for Agronomy:
3). English Language
5). Geography or Economics.
1). UNIOSUN accepts 5 SSC credit passes or its equivalent at not more than 2 sittings plus an acceptable score in UTME.
2). LAUTECH accepts 5 ‘O’ level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Biology, or Agricultural Science.
3). ESUTECH accepts ‘O’ level pass in Physics.
4). CRUTECH accepts at least an ‘O’ level pass in Physics in addition to UTME requirements.
5). TASU requires 5 credit passes in Agricultural Science or Biology, Chemistry, English Language, Mathematics, and one in Physics, Economics, or Geography. UTME requirements with an ‘O’ level pass in Physics are also acceptable.
6). MOUA requires 5 ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than 2 sittings which must include Mathematics, English Language, Chemistry, Agricultural Science or Biology, and any other Science subjects. Also, candidates with credit in Agricultural Science must have an ‘O’ level pass in Biology
7). FUAM requires 5 credit passes in Agriculture Science or Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, English Language, or any other Science subjects. ‘O’ level pass in Physics is also acceptable.
*. AGRIC EXTENSION AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT.
*. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR AGRICULTURE.
*. AGRIC-EXTENSION AND RURAL SOCIOLOGY.
*. AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING.
*. ANATOMY – (Requirements & Subject Combination)
JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Agronomy
First of all, you must note that the JAMB cut-off mark for this course is 180 for Universities. What this means is that if you score anything below 180, then you will not be qualified to study this course at any Nigerian University via UTME. There are three (3) subjects you will meet in your JAMB UTME examination and you can find them below:
1). Biology or Agriculture
3). Mathematics or Physics.
1). UNIOSUN requires Agriculture/Biology, Chemistry, and any other science subject.
2). CRUTECH requires Physics, Mathematics, and any Chemistry or Biology.
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Direct Entry Requirements
If you don’t intend to use UTME to apply to study this course at any Nigerian University, then you must ensure that you meet the Direct Entry Admission Requirement for Agronomy which is under the faculty of agriculture.
- Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Biology/Chemistry/Botany/Agricultural Science/Zoology in addition to one of Physics/Mathematics and Economics/Geology.
1). UNIOSUN requires 2 ‘A’ level credit passes in Chemistry and 1 from Agriculture, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, and Geography.
2). TASU accepts ND credit in Crop Production Technology in addition to UTME requirements.
3). LAUTECH accepts ND with upper credit/HND/NCE at credit level in relevant subjects, in addition to the UTME requirements.
4). FUAM requires;
i). Two (2) `A’ level passes in any of Chemistry and Agricultural Science/Biology/Zoology/Botany or Mathematics, (Pure & Applied) Physics, Economics, and Geology.
ii). NCE/ND/HND merit/credit in Agriculture.
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Nigerian Universities to Study Agronomy
- ADSU (Adamawa State University)
- UNIOSUN (Osun State University)
- UI (University of Ibadan)
- TASU (Taraba State University)
- NSUK (Nasarawa State University)
- ESUT (Enugu State University Of Science And Technology)
1). ESUTECH as Agronomy and Ecological Management
2). ADSU with options in Soil Science, Crop Production, and Crop Protection.
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Places you can work with a Degree in Agronomy
- Agricultural Climatologist.
- University Professor
- Agronomist Sales.
- Biotechnology Technician.
- Biological Science Technician.
- Chemical Sales Representative.
- Crop Production Specialist.
- Crop Consultant.
- Crop Scientist
- Environmental Scientist
- Fertilizer Plant Manager
- Soil and Water Conservationist
- Research Assistant
- Lab technician
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