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Nursing In UNIBEN, Cut Off Mark & Requirements

Key Highlights
  • UNIBEN Offers Nursing
  • Duration of Study is 5 years
  • Cut off mark for admission to study Nursing in UNIBEN depends on the general performance of students that year, but it has always been above 65
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Nursing In UNIBEN, Cut Off Mark & Admission Requirements: Cut off mark for Nursing in UNIBEN?, do UNIBEN offers Nursing?, requirements to study Nursing in UNIBEN, how many years to study Nursing in UNIBEN?, aggregate score for Nursing?, School fees.

Hey SAVANT! welcome to “Admission Guide Series“, In today’s episode I will show you everything you need to know about the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences in UNIBEN, from Cut off mark to UTME/Direct entry requirements, course duration and lots more… STAY TUNED!

University of Benin (UNIBEN)
University of Benin (UNIBEN)
Faculty🏫Basic Medical Sciences
Degree Awarded🎗️B.Sc. Nursing
Course Duration⌚Five (5) Years
Suitability😊Science Students

Before applying to study Nursing in the University of Benin (UNIBEN), it is only logical you familiarize yourself with what the program entails, JAMB and O’ level requirements, Cut off mark, duration of study and lots more.

At the end of this writeup, you will be fortified with all the necessary information you need on studying Nursing in UNIBEN… ENJOY!

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Below is a detailed response to all you need to know and guide to securing admission in UNIBEN Basic Medical Sciences to study Nursing.

Do UNIBEN Offer Nursing?

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YES, the University of Benin (UNIBEN) is one of the 57 Universities fully accredited to Study Nursing in Nigeria.

Students who wish to become a Nurse and finds UNIBEN as a suitable school for study can either through JAMB or other direct entry like JUPEB do so.

Read Also: WAEC & JAMB Subject Combination For Nursing 2023/2024

Requirements To Study Nursing In UNIBEN

Requirements Check List
Requirements Check List

To study Nursing in UNIBEN you must meet with the following JAMB and O’level subject requirements

JAMB SubjectUse of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
O’ level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) RequirementFive (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Direct Entry Requirements(i) ‘A’ Level passes in any two (2) of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

(ii) ND Upper Credit in Prosthesis and Orthopaedic Technology.

(iii) Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Biology/ Zoology, Chemistry and Physics plus three (3) other ‘O’ Level credit passes in Mathematics, Physics and English Language.
(iv) NRN or its approved equivalent plus five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language and four (4) Science subjects chosen from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene, Health Science, Further Mathematics and General Science.

P.S, Mathematics is not needed in JAMB for those who want to study Nursing in UNIBEN

Cut Off Mark For Nursing In UNIBEN


To study Nursing in UNIBEN you must score at least 200 in JAMB to qualify for Post UTME.

But scoring 200 in JAMB won’t guarantee your admission into the Basic Medical Sciences in UNIBEN to study Nursing.

Nursing being a very competitive course in Nigeria require you score very well in JAMB, a JAMB score of 280 and above should do the Job, and also doing very well in UNIBEN Post UTME Exam is a prerequisite.

Post UTME Score For Nursing In UNIBEN

A score of 75 in UNIBEN Post UTME is good enough to secure your spot in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences in UNIBEN to study Nursing.

You may be asking, why do I need to score that high in JAMB and still do well in Post UTME?

Well, the truth is, admission to student is dependent on varying factors, such as Merit, ELDS, general students performance etc.

Students admitted on the merit list must score well above the aggregate score for Nursing.

Based on previous years, the aggregate score for Nursing in UNIBEN is 69, now let’s both analyze the JAMB and Post UTME score you will need to get to score above the aggregate 69.

UNIBEN Nursing Aggregate Score

UNIBEN Aggregate score for admission into Nursing is 69.

To calculate UNIBEN admission aggregate score, you divide your JAMB Score by 8 and your Post UTME score by 2 and sum them up.

We can then say that your aggregate score is the summation of your JAMB score divided by 8 and your Post UTME score divided by 2.

A student who wishes to study Nursing in UNIBEN and scored 280 in JAMB and 75 in Post UTME, using this formular, the aggregate score can then be calculate as;

280/8 + 75/2 = 35 + 37.5

Making the student’s aggregate score 72.5

So you see that the higher your JAMB and Post UTME score the higher your average aggregate score which consequently increases your chances of being admitted.

Other Direct Entry Requirement

JUPEB Program For Nursing In UNIBEN

Aside JAMB, you can also be admitted to study Nursing through JUPEB.

To kick start this process you will first need to buy the form NGN15,000 and sit for the entrance exam.

There is really no passing or failing in the entrance exam, it’s actually just a formality as most student if not all will be allowed to participate in the JUPEB program thereafter.

The program spans for 1 year (2 semesters) and successful candidates would then be given admission to study Nursing beginning from 200 level.

During the course of the program you will need to pay a fee of NGN150,000, this can be paid in installment.

JAMB Direct Entry

For student who have studied other courses before now and want to study Nursing, you can apply through JAMB direct entry and be admitted to 200 level.

The student must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree (second class Hons) from a recognized University in chemistry or the biological sciences.

How Many Years To Study Nursing In UNIBEN?

It takes 5 years to study Nursing in the University of Benin.

If you add 1 year of compulsory internship and 1 year for NYSC, it makes the entire study duration 7 years.

UNIBEN School Fees For Nursing

The current school fees for Nursing students in UNIBEN is NGN115,000 for new students and NGN56,500 for returning students.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How Much Is UNIBEN Acceptance Fee For Nursing

Students admitted to Study Nursing in UNIBEN will pay NGN60,000 as acceptance fee.

Does UNIBEN Accept Two Sittings For Nursing

Yes, the University of Benin accept two sittings for Nursing.

UNIBEN JAMB Subject For Nursing

JAMB subject requirement to study Nursing in UNIBEN is; Use of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

WAEC Subject For Nursing In UNIBEN

WAEC subject requirement to study Nursing in UNIBEN is; 5 SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

In Conclusion

UNIBEN offers Nursing, it a 5 years program with JAMB subject requirement of Use of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics and O’ level requirement of Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

This will be all for now, I understand you may have a question or two to ask, feel free to drop them using the comment box below!

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  1. Please what are the chances of gaining admission with second class upper degree through jamb direct entry for nursing in uniben. What other screening examinations is required?

  2. Pls my jamb score is 166 I know i didn’t go half way for it but I picked interest in the jupeb mentioned above 1 year of study if passed then enrolled to 200 level. Pls how can one go about it

      1. What if you have a high score in post-utme (ranging from 75 upward)do you still have a chance of gaining admission

        1. Yes, but both JAMB and post UTME score should exceed the aggregate for Nursing, so you should be looking at a Post UTME score that when added to your JAMB Score will place you above the aggregate for Nursing in UNIBEN

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