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How to secure admission into University of Ilorin


Gaining admission into tertiary institution is not an easy job; hard work is required in order to be offered admission into your desired course. So many students are only wishing some of these institutions without giving the required commitment and effort needed to secure admission into any of the sort after schools. It has been long students have been wishing to study Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy, Electrical / Electronic engineering, Mechanical engineering, Nursing, Civil engineering, Architecture etc., but their hope has been dashed because they failed to meet up with the requirements. There is a need for you to count the cost before you embark on any journey. If you desire to study any of the above courses it is important to be aware of the requirements and be ready to meet up with it.

Details for the 2017/2018 pre-admission screening registration click :unilorin.edu.ng

Different schools with different requirements and the level of competitions also differs for each schools.

I will try to look at some of the sort after schools by students.

The suggestion below is ENTIRELY THE OPINION of the writer.  I am just trying to discuss what you need to do to give you some level of advantage or hedge over other students to secure admission in any of the institutions.

University of Ilorin

This is one of the institutions that students like to choose as their first choice to study Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, Pharmacy, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Civil engineering, etc. It is important that your WASSCE results must be relatively okay: you must have at least Mathematics (B), English (B), Chemistry (B), Biology (B), Physics (B) and any other subject for your chances to be relatively high. This means that you must sit tight and prepare very well for your WASSCE. Your preparation must start now.

Medicine and Surgery

ILORIN accepts B.Sc (Second Class Honours) in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, Zoology and other Basic Sciences fields. Also accept a minimum aggregate of 13 points.

ILORIN requires five O Level credit passes at only one sitting(English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.) and minimum score of 240 in JAMB examination.

UTME subjects:Physics, Chemistry and Biology.


Electrical /Electronic, Mechanical, Civil and Agricultural engineering

UTME subject: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

WASSEC result: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and one science subject.

Elect/Elect – ILORIN requires ‘A’ level passes in Physic, Mathematics and Chemistry. Accepts ND/HND upper credit in relevant subjects, plus one year post ND/HND experience.

Mechanical and Agricultural – ILORIN accept ND/HND into 200 level and HND, first degree holders into 300 level. .ABU does not accept First Degree Holder. ILORIN require A/L passes in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics plus UTME requirement. UTME subjects: Ilorin accepts Biology

Common Law

(i) ILORIN accepts passes in the following:-
(a) HND (excluding Secretarial Studies);
(b) ACIS;.
(c) ACA, AIB.
(d) Other full qualifications in Accountancy
(h) ‘A’ Level pass in English Literature may be considered in lieu of ‘O’ level requirement in Literature-in- English
(i) A Pass grade in ‘O’ Level Mathematics is required.
(j) Degree holders need not possess Literature-in-English and Mathematics.
(ii) ILORIN does not require English Literature for degree holders.
(iii) ILORIN accepts “A” level English Literature in lieu of Literature-in-English. Also accepts Commercial subjects

WASSCE : Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Literature – in – English and any other three Arts/Social Science subjects.

UTME Subjects: Literature-in-English and any two other Arts/or Social Science subjects.

Social science – I will briefly discuss on the requirements for Accounting and Economics


(a) ILORIN requires ‘A’ level passes in Accounting and at least one of Mathematics, Business Management, Economics, Statistics, Geography and Government plus UTME requirements.

(b) ILORIN Accepts National Diploma in Accounting/Finance plus UTME.

(c) ILORIN requires ‘O; level credit passes in any three of Accounting, Business Method, Commerce, Geography, Economics, Statistics and Government. Don’t forget that english and mathematics must be included to make it five(5) credits for O/level

(d) UTME subjects: Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subject


University of Ilorin accepts;

UTME subject:ILORIN require Economics, Mathematics either Government or Geography or History. ILORIN requires one subject from Accounting, Commerce, Business Method, Geography Government and Statistics

O/ level : Mathematics, Economics and any two of Arts or Social Science subjects : ILORIN requires one of the two other subjects from Accounting, Commerce, Business Methods, Geography, Statistics and Government. You should note that credit pass is included.


ILORIN requires ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and Physics plus ‘O’ level credit in Mathematics and Biology. ILORIN do not accept HND in Mining Engineering.

WASSCE result: ILORIN accept ‘O’ level credit passes in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and do not accept Geography. English and Mathematics are included

UTME subject: ILORIN require Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.


For students interested in writing Cambridge “A” level, you have great task ahead. Though the task isn’t difficult as some students perceive it to be, you must target ATLEAST 15 points: AAB. My advice to students has been to target 16 points (AAA) for them to be in a very good position. Cambridge A level will enable you to secure admission into 200 level in any institution of your choice. It is also an avenue to strengthen your academic muscles.

You need to score relatively high in UTME. I will advise students to aim at scoring above 250 for you to have good standing.

An upper credit or distinction is required for direct entry for OND/HND. I will advise students in this category to target distinction for them to stand a better chance.

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  1. are this subjects okay for sociology nd international relation in utme _English language,Economics,Commerce and Government

    • For sociology: UI requires 3 subjects from Social Science or Arts subjects..
      For International relation: Economics, Literature- in- English and Geography/Government/History.

      From the above, your subjects combination are okay.

  2. I want to study Nursing Science in UNILORIN.What are the requirements?

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      Unilorin direct entry requirements for nursing: ILORIN requires two A’ level or equivalent in a minimum of two relevant subjects from Biology, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics.

      Jamb combination for unilorin nursing: Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

      O’Level result: Five SSCE credit passes in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English Language.

  3. English economic government mathematics go for accounting in unilorin

    • Yes. Unilorin requires ‘O; level credit passes in any three of Accounting, Business Method, Commerce, Geography, Economics, Statistics and Government.And the JAMB subject combination is Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subject

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