This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Optometry under the Faculty of Sciences in Nigeria. You will see the UTME subject combination needed to apply for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you require to successfully apply for the course.
List of Degree Awarding Institutions that Offer Optometry
- University of Benin
JAMB UTME Subject Combination
In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Optometry under the Faculty of Sciences in the institutions listed above are:
Physics, Chemistry and Biology
O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates
To apply for Optometry as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates
To apply for Optometry as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: (i) At least two ‘A’ level passes (G.C.E or H.S.C) in Chemistry and any one of Biology, Zoology or Physics.
(ii) Distinction level pass in National Diploma (ND) from a recognised Polytechnic or College of Technology in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT).
(v) Distinction level pass in Higher National Diploma (HND) from a recognised Polytechnic or College of Technology in Polymer Chemistry and Science Laboratory Technology (SLT)
(v) Distinction level pass in Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE) from a recognised College of Education in Chemistry. In addition candidates should have at least an overall Credit level pass
Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks
(i) Candidates for Direct Entry should also satisfy UTME requirements
Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System