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All You Need To Know About UNIZIK Pre-Science Programme



Here is a run-down of what you should to know about the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, UNIZIK Pre-Science Programme. Please do take note of the highlights if you are interested in going for the programme.

All You Need To Know About UNIZIK Pre-Science Programme

About UNIZIK Pre-Science Programme

  • The UNIZIK Pre-Science Programme form is usually sold for N8,000 (Eight Thousand naira) and is obtainable in all banks located within the school (NAU) Awka campus.
  • The minimum academic qualification is five O’ Level credits which will include English, Mathematics and any other three relevant sciences subjects in SSCE, NECO, GCE and NABTEB at not more than two sittings.
  • Upon completion and submission of the forms, the O’level results of the applicants will be graded and the names of the successful candidates published at the school’s utility building.
  • Note that admission into the Prescience Programme is strictly based on first come, first served policy and candidates must have made at least 5 credits.
  • Also the Programme is meant for science students ONLY. In terms of the fees and cost of the UNIZIK prescience programme, the programme itself costs about N44,000 for those who made their result at a sitting, but costs around N45,000 for those who want to combine results. These values are still subject to verfication. Perhaps, you can help us verify the amount and leave a comment at the end of this post.
  • While the money is nothing to some families, some people say it is expensive and not worth the expenses. Others say one gets to go through a lot of really useful training when passing through the programme. For instance, some students categorically use the word “really challenging” to describe the programme. This is based on people’s opinions.
  • Admission is strictly based on merit.
  • Acommodation is usually an issue for some students, as the hostels assigned for pre-science students have a limited number of bed spaces.

Recommended: UNIZIK Pre-Science Programme Admission Application Details

Available Programmes

Faculty of Bio-Sciences

  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Parasitology & Entomology
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Applied Biochemistry
  • Department of Applied Micro-biology and Brewing.

Faculty of Physical Sciences

  • Department of Geological Sciences
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Computer Sciences
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry
    Department of Pure and Industrial Physics

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science

Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology

  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Radiography
  • Medical Rehabilitation/Physiotherapy
  • Nursing

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

  • Department of Industrial and Production Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • Department of Metallurgical/Material Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Polymer Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering

Faculty of Environmental Sciences

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Building
  • Department of Estate Management
  • Department of Survey and Geoinformatics
  • Department of Geography & Meteorology
  • Department of Environmental Management
  • Department of Quantity Survey

Faculty of Education

  • Department of Technical Education with Options in
    * Woodwork and Building Technology
    * Mechanical and Automobile Technology
    * Electrical and Electronic Technology
  • Department of Science Education with options in
    * Science Education/ Biology
    * Science Education/ Physics
    * Science Education/ Chemistry
    * Science Education/ Computer Science
    * Science Education / Integrated Science

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Department of Agric Economics
  • Department of Food Science
  • Department of Crop Science and Horticulture
  • Department of Soil Science
  • Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Department of Animal Sciences and Technology
  • Department of Forestry and Wild Life Management

How to Apply For UNIZIK Pre-Science Programme

Qualification Criteria

Candidates intending to apply must also register for the joint admission and matriculation board (jamb) examination.

Candidates are eligible to apply if they have a minimum of 5 credits which must include Mathematics and English. The candidate must also satisfy the basic O’Level requirements for the department into which he or she is seeking admission. For example where Chemistry is a basic requirement as in the case of Medicine the candidate must satisfy that requirement at O’Level.

Subjects Offered

Lectures are offered in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geography. The course outlines have been designed to prepare the candidates for JAMB and Pre-Science Examinations.

Method of Application

Forms are obtainable on payment of N8,000 (Eight Thousand Naira) in any of the following Banks at Awka Campus of the University:- First Bank Plc, UBA Plc, Enterprise Bank Plc, Diamond Bank Plc, Zenith Bank Plc, Access Bank, Fidelity Bank Plc and GT Bank Plc.

Completed forms must be returned to the Pre-Science Unit with photocopies of bank tellers, results, birth certificate and testimonial.

About UNIZIK

Nnamdi Azikiwe University is founded on the philosophy that knowledge should be propagated and disseminated to individuals without let or hindrance. Teaching and Research would be anchored on the needs of the Nigerian and International society generally.

Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, after whom the University is named, stands out clearly in the history of University education in Nigeria and Africa in general. In the discharge of its mission, the University shall live up to the ideals of this renowned statesman, by making University education pragmatic, and using it to forge unity among the various communities in Nigeria and the International community.The Future begins here.


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