Candidates seeking for admission into the program leading to the Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.) Degree must satisfy the minimum entry requirements of the University. In addition, the following requirements apply to the College of Pharmacy.
100 Level (Pre-Degree)
For admission into 100 level (Pre-Degree) candidates must pass English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at credit level in the West African School Certificate (WASCE), Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) or GCE “O” Level or its equivalent at not more than two sittings, plus an acceptable pass in the University matriculation Examinations where applicable.
200 Level (Direct Entry)
Candidates seeking Direct Entry Admission to 200 level of the program must in addition to the requirements above, hold at least a Bachelor's degree (2nd Class Hons. from a recognized University) in Chemistry or the Biological Science or have passed Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Candidates who passed Botany in Lieu of Biology or Zoology may be considered for admission. A pass in Mathematics or Statistics at GBE “A” Level may be accepted in lieu of Physics. A pass at the HSC General Paper may be accepted in lieu of credit in the English Language at the GCE “O” Level or WASC/SSCE.
Candidates admitted to the Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.) Degree course must:
- Follow an approved course of study for a minimum of five academic sessions (for those admitted to 100 level) or four academic sessions (for those admitted to 200 level); graduates or undergraduates of other Universities with qualifications approved by the Senate of Igbinedion University, Okada may be permitted to complete the requirements for graduation in the college over a period of not less than two academic sessions subsequent to matriculation.
- Comply with such other regulations and requirements as may be prescribed. All candidates are required to attend a minimum of 75% of each prescribed course in order to qualify for the examination.
- Examination Arrangements: All end-of-course examinations shall take place at the end of each semester. In addition to the written examination, course examinations may involve Orals and/or practical.
- Mathematics: Candidates who have passed Mathematics at an advanced level (GCE or HSC or the University 100 Level Mathematics course may be exempted from mathematics at the 200 level.
- Physiology, Anatomy, and Biochemistry: Candidates who have passed these courses at 200 level in Igbinedion University, Okada or degree holders in these subjects may be exempted from these courses as appropriate.
- General Studies: Candidates who have already passed the General Studies course of Igbinedion University, Okada may not be required to register for these courses.
Continuous Assessment during the semester may form part of the end-of-course grading. Its overall contribution shall not exceed 25%.
Progress throughout the Program
The suitability of students to progress from one year of the program to the next, and to graduation, will be determined by a satisfactory standard of coursework and examinations. The minimum pass mark in all the courses at 200 - 500 levels shall be 50% except for Pharmacy Law and Dispensing Examinations where the pass mark shall be 60% (requirements of the Pharmacists” Council of Nigeria). The pass mark for 100 level courses shall be 40%.
All decision concerning the progress of a student shall be subject to the approval of Senate on the recommendation of the Board of Studies of the College of Pharmacy. Final year (500 level) students are required to repeat all failed courses as a pass in all courses of the B.Pharm. degree program is mandatory before a student can graduate.
Normally, no candidate shall be allowed to take more than seven academic sessions (including pre-Degree) to complete the B.Pharm. degree program.