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Optometry In UNIBEN, Cut Off Mark & Requirements

Waec and Jamb Subject For Optometry
Waec and Jamb Subject For Optometry

Optometry In UNIBEN: Cut off mark for Optometry in UNIBEN?, do UNIBEN offer Optometry? what are the requirements for Optometry in UNIBEN, how many years to study Optometry in UNIBEN?, aggregate score for Optometry?

Hey SAVANT! welcome to my “Admission Guide Series“, we will show you all you need to know about the Faculty of Life Sciences in UNIBEN, from Cut off mark to UTME/Direct entry requirements, course duration and lots more… STAY TUNED!

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University of Benin (UNIBEN)
University of Benin (UNIBEN)
Course🎒Optometry
Faculty🏫Life Sciences
Degree Awarded🎗️O.D (Doctor of Optometry) Degree
Course Duration⏲️Six (6) Years
Suitability😊Science Students

Before applying to study Optometry in the University of Benin, 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 Optometry in UNIBEN… ENJOY!

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Below is a detailed response to all you need to know and guide to securing admission to Optometry, UNIBEN.

Do UNIBEN Offer Optometry?

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Yes, the University of Benin (UNIBEN) is one of the few Universities fully accredited to offer Optometry in Nigeria.

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

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Requirements To Study Optometry In UNIBEN

Requirements Check List
Requirements Check List

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

JAMB SubjectUse of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
O’ level RequirementFive (5) SSC credit passes in English Language,  Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Direct Entry Requirements(i)  Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Chemistry and any one (1) of Biology, Zoology or Physics.

(ii) ND distinction  from a recognised Polytechnic or College of Technology in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT).

(iii) HND distinction  from a recognised Polytechnic or College of Technology in Polymer Chemistry and Science Laboratory Technology (SLT)

(iv) NCE distinction in Chemistry from a recognised College of Education. In addition candidates should have credit.

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

Cut Off Mark For Optometry In UNIBEN

UNIBEN DEPARTMENTAL CUT OFF MARK
UNIBEN DEPARTMENTAL CUT OFF MARK

To study Optometry 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 to study Optometry in UNIBEN.

Optometry being a very competitive course in Nigeria require you score very well in JAMB

JAMB score of 270 and above should do the Job, and also doing very well in UNIBEN Post UTME Exam is a prerequisite.]

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Post UTME Score For Optometry In UNIBEN

A score of 70 in UNIBEN Post UTME is good enough to study Optometry.

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 Optometry.

Based on previous years, the aggregate score for Optometry 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 Optometry Aggregate Score

UNIBEN Aggregate score for admission into Optometry is 60.

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 Optometry in UNIBEN and scored 280 in JAMB and 75 in Post UTME, using this formular, the aggregate score can then be calculate as;

270/8 + 70/2 = 33.75 + 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 Optometry In UNIBEN

Aside JAMB, you can also be admitted to study Optometry through JUPEB, JUPEB is an acronym for Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board.

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 Optometry 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 Optometry, 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 Optometry In UNIBEN?

It takes 6 years to study Optometry in the University of Benin.

If you add 1 year of compulsory internship and 1 year for NYSC, it makes the entire study duration 8 years.

UNIBEN School Fees For Optometry

The current school fees for Optometry students in UNIBEN is NGN73,400 for new students and NGN45,400 for returning students.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How Much Is UNIBEN Acceptance Fee For Optometry

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

Does UNIBEN Accept Two Sittings For Optometry

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

UNIBEN JAMB Subject For Optometry

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

WAEC Subject For Optometry In UNIBEN

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

In Conclusion

UNIBEN offers Optometry as a 6years program with JAMB subject requirement; English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology and O’ level requirement; 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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