More often JAMB candidates will ask questions like “what is the best JAMB Score that guarantees you admission to study Pharmacy” and it indeed requires answers. Pharmacy is one of the Tertiary courses that are selective in terms of been studied in Universities or Polytechnics in Nigeria because it is a course that is not studied in all the Tertiary institutions.
Best JAMB Score that Guarantees Your Admission to Study Pharmacy
The official score set by JAMB which guarantees your admission to study Pharmacy at any school which offers the course is set at 200 generally. However, there may be rumours going around that some Tertiary institutions set the cut-off mark of courses such as Pharmacy, Medicine Nursing, etc at about 250 to 270.
As said earlier, those are rumours and this is because if you carefully look at the factors which determine the best JAMB score that guarantees your admission to study any course in Universities or Polytechnics. These factors are mentioned below;
- The performance and result of the candidate
- Competition of the course in your preferred University.
- The number of students to be admitted that year.
- Other admission factors such as merit, catchment, and educationally less developed states.
While the factors mentioned above are responsible for the JAMB score you need to attain to guarantee your admission to study Pharmacy or any of your choice of study, the cut-off mark curve over time has shown that with a JAMB score between the range of 200 to 250 you will be guaranteed admission to study Pharmacy provided that you can supplement the JAMB score with a high percentage in your Post UTME scores.
However, with scores like 290 and above you an almost certain of admission in any Tertiary institution to study any course of choice.
JAMB Subject Combination for Pharmacy
As you might be aware, English Language is a compulsory subject for all JAMB candidates and this leaves you with three other subject combinations. As such, the three other subject combination required to study Pharmacy are Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. It should also be noted that you will require at least 5 Olevel Credits in key subjects including Mathematics and English Language.
In essence, Pharmacy is one of the most sought after courses in the field of health and Medical Science in Universities and Polytechnics hence it is highly competitive to be guaranteed admission to study the course.
However, with a great JAMB score as high as 250 you could be guaranteed admission to study Pharmacy. In most Universities in Nigeria, the slots for fresh candidates looking to study in the faculty of Pharmacy are usually the lowest and this goes to show how much work is required in order to be guaranteed admission to study Pharmacy.