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JAMB Subject Combination for Forestry 2024/2025

JAMB Subject Combination for Forestry 2024/2025: Forestry is the science and practice of managing forests and other natural resources for human benefit. Forestry involves the conservation, protection, restoration, and sustainable use of forests, wildlife, and ecosystems. Forestry also contributes to the economic, social, and environmental well-being of people and communities.

If you are interested in studying forestry in any Nigerian university, you need to know the requirements and subject combinations for JAMB UTME and O’level examinations. In this post, I will provide you with the following information:

  • List of universities offering forestry and related courses in Nigeria
  • JAMB UTME subject combination for forestry and related courses
  • O’level subject requirements for forestry and related courses
  • Direct entry requirements for forestry and related courses

List of Universities Offering Forestry and Related Courses in Nigeria

According to the JAMB Brochure, the following universities offer forestry and related courses in Nigeria:

  • Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State (FED-DUTSINMA)
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State (MAKURDI)
  • Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Kebbi State (KSUSTA)
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State (FUTA)
  • University of Ibadan, Oyo State (IBADAN)
  • Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State (FED-DUTSE)
  • Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State (FED-GASHUA)
  • Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FED-LAFIA)
  • Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FED-WUKARI)
  • Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State (UNIOSUN)
  • Taraba State University, Jalingo, Taraba State (TSUJ)
  • Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State (UMUDIKE)
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JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Forestry and Related Courses 2024/2025

The subject combination for forestry and related courses in JAMB UTME includes:

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  • English Language (compulsory)
  • Chemistry
  • Biology or Agricultural Science
  • Physics or Mathematics

Note that some universities may have variations or specific requirements for their courses. Therefore, it is advisable to check the JAMB Brochure for more details.

O’level Subject Requirements for Forestry and Related Courses 2024/2025

The O’level subject requirements for forestry and related courses are:

  • Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or Agricultural Science and one of Physics, Economics, Further Mathematics or Statistics.

Note that some universities may accept a pass in Physics or Mathematics. Some may also require Geography as one of the subjects. Therefore, it is advisable to check the JAMB Brochure for more details.

Direct Entry Requirements for Forestry and Related Courses 2024/2025

The direct entry requirements for forestry and related courses are:

  • Two (2) A Level passes in Chemistry and Biology or Agricultural Science or Zoology or Botany.

Note that some universities may accept ND/HND/NCE in relevant fields with a minimum of lower credit. Some may also accept IJMB/JUPEB with a minimum of 8 points. Therefore, it is advisable to check the JAMB Brochure for more details.

Conclusion

Forestry is a rewarding and challenging field of study that can open up many opportunities for you in the future. If you want to study forestry in any Nigerian university, you need to meet the requirements and subject combinations for JAMB UTME and O’level examinations. You also need to prepare well for the exams and score high marks to increase your chances of admission.

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FAQs

What is the link between rising deforestation and poverty in Nigeria?

Deforestation in Nigeria is mainly caused by the use of fire and logging for agriculture and fuel wood, which are driven by the high rates of poverty in the country. According to the World Bank, four in 10 Nigerians lived in poverty in 2019. Poverty also reduces the incentives and capacities of local communities to manage and conserve their forest resources.

What are the main forest products and industries in Nigeria?

The main forest products in Nigeria are fuel wood, industrial round wood, poles, non-wood forest products (such as fruits, nuts, honey, medicinal plants, etc.), and environmental services (such as carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation, watershed protection, etc.). The main forest industries in Nigeria are mechanical wood industries (such as sawmills, veneer and plywood manufacturers, particle board, paper and paper board manufacturers), furniture manufacturing, and informal wood-based and non-wood forest product sectors.

What are the requirements and subject combinations for studying forestry in Nigerian universities?

To study forestry in any Nigerian university, you need to meet the requirements and subject combinations for JAMB UTME and O’level examinations. For JAMB UTME, you need to have English Language (compulsory), Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, and Physics or Mathematics. For O’level, you need to have five SSC credit passes in English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or Agricultural Science and one of Physics, Economics, Further Mathematics or Statistics. For direct entry, you need to have two A Level passes in Chemistry and Biology or Agricultural Science or Zoology or Botany.

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How much forest area does Nigeria have and how much has it lost over time?

According to the FAO, Nigeria had 9.6 million hectares of forest area in 2020, which accounted for 10.3% of its total land area. This was a decrease from 12.2 million hectares of forest area in 1990, which accounted for 13.1% of its total land area. The annual rate of deforestation in Nigeria was estimated at 3.7% between 1990 and 2020, which was one of the highest in the world.

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What are the main challenges and opportunities for sustainable forest management in Nigeria?

Some of the main challenges for sustainable forest management in Nigeria are: weak governance and institutional capacity; inadequate policy and legal framework; lack of data and information; low public awareness and participation; competing land uses and pressures; climate change and variability; pests and diseases; fire; illegal logging and trade; low investment and financing; etc. Some of the main opportunities for sustainable forest management in Nigeria are: rich biodiversity and ecosystem services; potential for REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and other climate finance mechanisms; potential for value addition and diversification of forest products and industries; potential for community-based forest management and benefit-sharing; potential for regional and international cooperation; etc.

I hope this post has helped you to understand the JAMB subject combination for forestry 2024/2025. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. I wish you all the best in your academic pursuits.

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