Do you want to go to school and study Pharmacy? Do you want to become a Pharmacist? If yes, this guide is for you. At GotoSchool.com.ng, we provide various resources for candidates who intends to study at any level of education in Nigeria and abroad.
This post will serve as a comprehensive JAMB brochure for Pharmacy. It has every information you need if you are looking for admission into Pharmacy at any Nigerian University. Here you will fine, admission requirements, JAMB Subject Combinations for Pharmacy, Admission requirements and special (waiver) considerations for many schools.
Pharmacy as a course is offered in many Nigerian Universities leading to the award of Pharm.B. It’s in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences or Clinical sciences depending on school’s categorization.
Any students who successfully completed his or her studies in Pharmacy will eventually become a Pharmacist with a qualification level of undergraduate.
Qualification Level: Undergraduate Degree
Course Duration: The course duration is 5 years for UTME Students and 4 years for Direct Entry Students starting from level 200 (year two).
Basic Admission Requirements
Phamacy is one the most competitive course to get admission in Nigeria. However, candidates who made the basic admission requirements are offered admission into 4 or 5 years programme deepening on Mode of entry (UTME or DE).
Although, admission requirements slightly differ in many schools, here are the basic admission as well as waiver considerations.
Candidates who wish to gain admission into Pharmacy programme at any University in Nigeria must have at least Five (5) SSCE (WAEC/NECO) credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Some schools accepts a combination of O’Level Results to admission consideration.
JAMB-UTME Subject Combination
The JAMB UTME Subject combination for Pharmacy are Use of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Special Admission Considerations for JAMB UTME Candidates
(i) Use of English, Chemistry, Physics and Biology
Direct Entry Requirements
Candidates who wish to gain admission into Pharmacy programme at any University in Nigeria at direct entry level must have;
Special Admission Considerations for Direct Entry Candidates
Universities that Offer Pharmacy in Nigeria
At the time of updating this information, 20 universities offer Pharmacy course at full time in Nigeria. Here are the schools below;
- Ahmadu Bello University
- Delta State University
- Igbinedion University
- Kaduna State University
- Madonna University
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University
- Obafemi Awolowo University
- University of Benin
- University of Ibadan
- University of Lagos
- University of Maiduguri
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka
- University of Port Harcourt
- University of Uyo
- Usmanu Danfodiyo University
- Obafemi Awolowo University
- Olabisi Onabanjo University
- University of Ilorin
- University of Jos
- Niger Delta University
School Fees Depends on school. It’s usually cheaper in Federal Universities, slightly costly in State Universities and are costlier in Private Universities.
Where to Work as a Pharmacist
Pharmacy is one of the most lucrative course to study in Nigeria and other countries. Pharmacist are also one of the highest paid workers in the labour market. The profession also command huge prestige and respect in the society. They are guaranteed of work in the hospital, pharmaceutical companies, research firms, NGOs etc. They can even open their own pharmacy and make huge money daily by treating patients. So, it’s a very good course to study.
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