Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology

About UNN


The University of Nigeria, commonly called UNN, is a federal university. It is located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Eastern part of Nigeria. Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960.

The University of Nigeria has three campuses in Enugu State– Nsukka, Enugu, and Ituku-Ozalla. It is the first full-fledged Indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria, modelled upon the American educational system.

It was the first land-grant university in Africa and one of Nigeria’s five most reputed universities. It has 17 Faculties and 102 academic departments. It offers 108 undergraduate programs and 211 postgraduate programs.



Department of Parasitology and Entomology| Faculty of Veterinary

Veterinary parasitology is a branch of veterinary medicine that deals with the study of morphology, life cycle, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and control of eukaryotic invertebrates of the kingdom Animalia and the taxon Protozoa that depend upon other invertebrates and higher vertebrates for their propagation, nutrition, and metabolism without necessarily causing the death of their hosts.


Veterinary Entomology covers the biology and control of insects, ticks, mites, and other arthropods of medical, veterinary, and forensic importance.



Admission Requirements for the Department of Veterinary  Parasitology and Entomology

1) University Minimum Entry (UME) Requirements:

Prospective candidates must satisfy both the University minimum entry and specified Faculty requirements.

The faculty requires that a candidate must have passed Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics at credit level in Senior Secondary School Certificate, GCE O/L, or an equivalent examination with credit in English.

The subjects to be taken in UTME are Biology, Chemistry, English Language, and Physics


2) Direct Entry Requirements:

* Candidates must have passes at GCE A/L or HSC or an equivalent examination in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and credit in Mathematics in SCE or GCE O/L or an equivalent examination.


* Holders of a Higher Diploma in Animal Health and Husbandry at least merit level of the University of Nigeria or other equivalent Diploma, plus credit in Physics and a pass in Mathematics in GCE O/L or its equivalent are also eligible for Direct Entry Admission.


* Candidates with a good University degree with a minimum of second-class honors lower division in relevant science areas, plus basic entry requirements are eligible for direct entry admission.


Jamb Subjects Combination Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology

The subject Combinations for Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology are Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English.


O-Level Subject Combinations for Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology

English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.


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