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JAMB Brochure for Biochemistry Under Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences


This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Biochemistry under the Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health 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 Biochemistry

  • Igbinedion University
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Jos
  • University of Uyo

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Biochemistry under the Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences in the institutions listed above are:

Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Biochemistry as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNIBADAN require the O level Credit passes at one sitting.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Biochemistry as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and any one of Physics, Biology/Zoology/Botany and Maths.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNIBADAN requires two A’ level passes from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Botany plus UTME requirements.

(ii) UNIBEN requires three A’ level passes to include Biology/Zoology, Chemistry and Physics plus UTME requirements.

(iii) LAUTECH accepts ‘A’ Level passes in Biology, Chemistry; and Physics or Mathematics /ND with Upper Credit /HND in related discipline (plus UTME requirements) may be considered for 200 level.

(iv) UNICAL does not admit Direct Entry.

(v) FUTO requires at least ‘A’ level passes not below Grade C in Physics and any two of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. It also accepts ND/HND (Upper Credit) in Bio-medical Technology, Bio-medical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical / Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Candidates must in addition meet UTME ‘O’ Level requirements. It does not accept First Degree or NCE.

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System



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