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WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Pharmacology

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To get admission into any tertiary institution inorder to study pharmacy, one needs to know the WAEC and JAMB subject combination for pharmacology.

In this post, we have in details, exposed what the course is all about.

What is Pharmacy?

Pharmacy is the practice/profession concerned with the preparation and dispensing of medical drugs, effective and safe use of drugs, and the regulation of drugs.

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Pharmacology: Career Prospects in Pharmacy

Pharmacy is a very lucrative career that is continuously evolving. It is regulated in Nigeria by the “Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN)”.

Being a pharmacist offers exciting prospects as pharmacists provide doctors,nurses, other healthcare workers, patients and the general public with accurate drug information. Hence, the importance of the role of pharmacists in medicine and healthcare can never be overemphasized.

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Pharmacology: Career Paths

The following are the career pathways available to a pharmacist:

  1. Hospital Pharmacy — Doctors, nurses and patients depend on hospital pharmacists for important and accurate drug prescription. They work in collaboration with doctors and nurses to ensure that each patient receives the right medication, in the right dosage and at the right time. They also keep records on patients in placing orders for drugs and screening for drug allergies.
  2. Community Pharmacy — Community pharmacists are responsible for the provision of pharmaceutical services to a specific community. They work in community pharmacies (commercial drug stores) where they make available to the public drugs and other medicinal goods for purchase over-the-counter with or without a prescription.
  3. Pharmaceutical Research and Development — Pharmacists who go into pharmaceutical R&D use their scientific knowledge to help develop new drugs, create new dosage forms, and evaluate existing drugs.
  4. Academic Pharmacy — Academic pharmacists are saddled with the responsibility of training future pharmacists and conducting research.
  5. Administrative and Regulatory Pharmacy — Pharmacists are also employed by government agencies and parastatals such as Federal/State Ministries of Health, PCN, NAFDAC, NDLEA, etc. Here they play vital administrative and regulatory roles.
  6. Consultant Pharmacy — Consultant Pharmacists are the most advanced in the practice. They provide professional leadership and consultancy for other pharmacists all in a bid to drive the profession forward. They also provide expert advice to the government and the public as well as conduct relevant research.

Salary Scale For Pharmacologist

Globally, the average annual salary for a pharmacist as stated by Forbes is $116,700.

Moreso, the amount earned monthly by a pharmacist working in Nigeria depends on where he/she works and his/her level of experience.

Here is a simple breakdown of the salary structure:

  • Entry-level Pharmacists (0 – 2 years working experience) – earn between ₦100,000 and ₦200,000.
  • Mid-level Pharmacists ( 3 – 5 years working experience) – earn between ₦250,000 and ₦400,000.
  • Experienced ( more than 5 years working experience) earn between ₦450,000 and ₦800,000.

WAEC Subject Combination for Pharmacy

To be considered for admission into Pharmacy in any Nigerian university offering the course, JAMB mandates that the candidate possess a minimum of credits in the following SSCE(O’level) subjects:

  1. English Language
  2. General Mathematics
  3. Biology
  4. Chemistry
  5. Physics

This could be in a single sitting or two sittings as most Nigerian universities offering pharmacy accept combined results (two sittings) for admission into the course.

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Pharmacology: List of Universities that Offer Pharmacy in Nigeria

Below is a comprehensive list of Nigerian universities that run accredited degree programs in pharmacy.

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. Ania State University, Uturu
  3. Bayero University, Kano
  4. University of Benin, Benin
  5. Bingham University, Karu
  6. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  7. Delta State University, Abraka
  8. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu
  9. Gregory University, Uturu
  10. Gombe State University, Tudun Wada Gombe
  11. University of Ibadan, Ibadan
  12. Igbinedion University, Okada
  13. University of Ilorin, Ilorin
  14. University of Jos, Jos
  15. Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  16. University of Lagos, Lagos
  17. Madonna University, Elele
  18. University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri
  19. Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island
  20. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  21. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  22. University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt
  23. Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto
  24. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  25. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  26. University of Uyo, Uyo.

JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Pharmacy

To gain admission into any Nigerian university, it is very important that the candidate has the correct UTME subject combination for the course he applied for as wrong subject combination can lead to the candidate not being considered for admission.

As stated by JAMB, the correct UTME subject combination for Pharmacy is —

  1. Use of English
  2. Biology
  3. Chemistry
  4. Physics.

Wrapping up

That was it on the WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Pharmacy.

However, you do need to know that before applying for the course, you must go through the preferred institution website and check out their admission policy and requirements.

Please like and comment if you find this post helpful and share to others you think it might be of help to.

Princewill Ubaha is an electrical engineer by profession, a content writer by perspiration, and an Akwa Ibomite by birth. He always believed that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

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