WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination For Optometry: What are the JAMB Subject combination to study Optometry in Nigeria?, Must I pass Maths in WAEC to study Optometry?, what subjects are needed to study Optometry?
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For everyone who plans to study Optometry in Nigeria, it is important and necessary you know the subjects that are required to becoming a Optometrist in Nigeria.
I have seen cases, where students who wish to study a particular course go ahead to register the wrong subject combination in JAMB and in their O’level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) simply because they were not well informed and would later start searching for means with which they can correct the mistake.
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Luckily for you, with the aid of this guide you will be fully endowed with the required WAEC and JAMB Subject combination to study Optometry in any University in Nigeria, mind you, this subject combination is the same for all Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria.
So, irrespective of the school you want to study in (UNIBEN, UI, UNILAG, DELSU e.t.c) these are the subjects you must enroll and pass to be eligible for admission to study Optometry in Nigeria.
If you must study Optometry in Nigeria you must first get a minimum of five (5) credits in your O’ level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) core courses and enroll four (4) subjects in JAMB which you should score at least 220 to increase your chances of admission. P.S; See JAMB Cut off mark for all Schools
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What Are The Subjects Required To Study Optometry
The subjects Required to study Optometry in Nigeria are…
- English Language
Mathematics: Maths as a subject is one every student must offer right from primary school up till secondary school, this subject is required as a core subject for your O’ level exams like WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or GCE.
For JAMB you will not enroll Mathematics, i.e maths is not required in JAMB to study Optometry it is only needed in your O’ level.
Other Subjects: English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology are required for both JAMB and your O’ level if you must study Optometry.
JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study Optometry
To Study Optometry, the following subjects will be enrolled for JAMB and WAEC…
JAMB Subject Combination For Optometry
The four (4) subjects you must enroll in JAMB (with Use of English compulsory irrespective of the course you intend to study) for Optometry, are…
- Use of English
- Biology and
To be assured of admission, you will need to score very high in JAMB, let’s say 250 and above. P.S; you should see my ultimate guide on How To Pass JAMB 2023/2024 With High Score (300+)
WAEC Subject Combination For Optometry
Unlike JAMB, you will be required to sit for a minimum of Eight subjects (8) and a maximum of nine (9), out of this Nine or Eight subjects, five are core subjects specific for the course you wish to study which in this case is Optometry.
In WAEC, core subjects to study Optometry are…
- English Language
- and Biology
The remaining three (3) or four (4) subjects will be determined by you.
Mind you: This subject combination for WAEC is applicable for all O’ level exams such as NECO, NABTEB e.t.c
By core I mean subjects that lean directly to your field. Failure to pass these core courses can deny a student admission.
Requirements To Study Optometry Through Direct Entry
Student who which to study Optometry through direct entry should have either of the following requirements…
- Through IJMB; Read more on IJMB Admission system here
- Through JUPEB; Read more on JUPEB Admission system here
JAMB DIRECT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
- Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Chemistry and any one (1) of Biology, Zoology or Physics.
- ND distinction from a recognised Polytechnic or College of Technology in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT).
- HND distinction from a recognised Polytechnic or College of Technology in Polymer Chemistry and Science Laboratory Technology (SLT)
- NCE distinction in Chemistry from a recognised College of Education. In addition candidates should have credit.
Ensure to go through JAMB Brochure for remarks/waiver for Optometry.
List Of Universities That Offers Optometry
Not all Universities in Nigeria offers Optometry, to help you guide your choice, I have provided you with the list of Universities that offers Optometry in Nigeria…
- Abia State University, Uturu
- Bayero University, Kano
- Federal University Of Technology, Owerri
- Imo State University, Owerri
- Madonna University, Okija
- University Of Benin, Benin City
- University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Mathematics compulsory for Optometry in JAMB?
NO, Maths is not a compulsory subject to sit for in JAMB if you want to study Optometry, so while contemplating on the list of subjects to enroll in JAMB, know that you are not expected to add Mathematics
What are the compulsory subjects for Optometry?
The Compulsory Subject for Optometry In JAMB are Use of English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry.
While for WAEC; English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
What are the main subject for Optometry?
The main subjects to study Optometry in JAMB are Biology, English Language Chemistry and Physics.
Can I Study Optometry Without Physics in JAMB?
NO, you cannot study Optometry without Physics, Physics is important both in your O’ level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) and JAMB.
Is further maths compulsory for Optometry?
NO, Further Mathematics is itself not a compulsory subject to enroll in JAMB if you want to study Optometry.
To study Optometry you need to sit for four (4) subjects in JAMB which are Physics, Use of English, Biology and Chemistry, and have at least credits (C6) in your Five (5) core courses which includes: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
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|DIRECT ENTRY REQUIREMENT||UTME REQUIREMENT||SUBJECTS|
|(i) Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Chemistry and any one (1) of Biology, Zoology or Physics||Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.||Physics, Chemistry and Biology.|
|(ii) ND distinction from a recognised Polytechnic or College of Technology in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT)..|
|(v) HND distinction from a recognised Polytechnic or College of Technology in Polymer Chemistry and Science Laboratory Technology (SLT)|
|(v) NCE distinction in Chemistry from a recognised College of Education. In addition candidates should have credit.|
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