In this article, we shall be discussing the jamb subject combination for Agronomy and also talk briefly on the reason most Nigeria students develop interest in studying this course under the faculty of Agriculture in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions. To start this note, let me briefly tell you that ‘Agronomy’ is a course that deals with the application of science and technology from the fields of biology, economics and many other science and agricultural related disciplines.
I know you would remember in your secondary school days when you were briefed on what Agronomy is all about that it covers a wide range of influences on crop production, including climate and adaptation, water availability crop genetics, the properties of the soil and how the soil interacts with the growing crop as well as what nutrients the crop needs. This course also look into how best to control weeds,insects, fungi, and other crop pests. The discipline is a science that looks at agriculture from an holistic perspective, including practical decisions that has to do with fiber and meal production.
Jamb subject combination for Agronomy
- English Language
- Biology or Agriculture
- Physics or Mathematics
According to JAMB, i will give highlight of the admission requirements to applying for Agronomy under the Faculty of Agriculture in Nigeria, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you need to successfully apply for the course.
The content of the below information contains
- List of Universities in Nigeria that offer Agronomy
- Summary of UTME Subject Combination For Agronomy
- Special requirements (waivers) remarks
- Why you should study Agronomy in Nigeria
List of Universities in Nigeria that Offer Agronomy
- Adamawa State University
- Enugu State University Of Science And Technology
- Nasarawa State University
- Osun State University
- Taraba State University
- University of Ibadan
Summary of UTME Subject Combination for Agronomy
- Writing UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Agronomy under the Faculty of Agriculture in the institutions listed above are:
Chemistry, Biology or Agriculture and Physics or Mathematics.
Some Nigeria Universities Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks
- CRUTECH requires Mathematics, Physics and any of Biology or Chemistry.
- UNIOSUN requires Chemistry, Biology/Agriculture and any other science subjects.
O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates
- To apply for Agronomy as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes in Chemistry, English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Geography or Economics.
Some Universities Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks
- ABSU requires a credit pass in Physics.
- ESUT accepts pass in Physics.
- CRUTECH require in addition to UTME requirements at least a pass in Physics.
- LAUTECH requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, mathematics, Physics, Agric. Sci. or Biology.
- UNIOSUN requires five’O’ Level credit passes in the SSCE or its equivalent at not more than two sittings in addition to an acceptable credit pass in the UME.
- MOUAU same as in Agricultural Economics.
- FUAM requires five credit passes in Biology or Agriculture Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, English Language, Physics or any other Science subjects. Accepts a pass in Physics.
- TASU requires five credit passes in Biology or Agric. Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, English Language and one of Physics, Geography or Economics. UTME requirement with a pass in Physics is acceptable.
Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates
- To apply for Agronomy as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry/Biology/Botany/Zoology/Agric Science plus one of Mathematics/Physics and Geology/ Economics.
Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks
- LAUTECH accepts ND with Upper Credit/HND/NCE at Credit Level in relevant subjects, (Plus UTME requirements) may be considered for admission into 200 Level.
- UNIOSUN accepts Two ‘A’ level credit passes in chemistry and one from Biology, Agriculture, Physics, Geography and Mathematics.
- FUAM accepts:
a) Two `A” level passes in any of Chemistry and Biology/Agricultural Science/Botany/Zoology or Mathematics, (Pure and Applied) Physics, Geology and Economics).
b) NCE/OND/HND (Credit/Merit) in Agriculture.
- TASU accepts ND (merit pass) in Crop production Technology plus UTME requirement.
You may confirm the above information on jamb subject combination for Agronomy on the official Jamb Website
Benefits of Studying Agronomy in Nigeria Tertiary Institutions
First, let me notify you that agronomy can be currently studied in any of the Nigerian universities that offer the course, no polytechnic school in Nigeria is offering the course yet. As a polytechnic student, for now, the only way you could get admission into a university that offer Agronomy as a course is through Direct Entry means. I want to believe you are cleared enough as detailed explanation had already been given through the information above.
Why should you study agronomy and the role of an agronomist?
The major reason I would say you should study agronomy is to effectively contribute to the national economic development of Nigeria through your profession as an agronomist. As you should understand that after you have studied and graduated from the university, you become an expert and people automatically regard you as a professional in the field of agronomy.
As an agronomist, what are you functions? They are as follows;
Agronomists are scientists who have the capability of addressing and integrating all of the multiple areas impacting crop production. They also specialize in areas like water science/irrigation, plant breading, and crop management. They play critical roles in issues of global concern, including security of food and water, climate change and air quality, wildlife habitat in agriculture, including health and nutrition.
The role of agronomists in the society also extends to ‘Sustainable development’, in this area, agronomists work with all kinds of agricultural projects, ranging from large high-tech farms to smaller individual farms in developing nations. They also assist farmers to develop and implement practices that ensure operations remain economically and environmentally viable for the long run.
I want to believe you have gotten little or more information about the concepts of agronomy and what it takes to study the course. I wish you best of luck.
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