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

This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Optometry 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 Optometry

  • Abia State University
  • Bayero University Kano
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  • Imo State University
  • Madonna University

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 Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health 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, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) IMSU accepts Maths in lieu of Physics.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Optometry as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: ‘A’ level passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) ABSU awards Doctor of Optomery (O.D).

(ii) ABSU accepts B.Sc in relevant fields, HND/ND of Ophthalmic and Dispensing.

(iii) IMSU – No Direct Entry.

(iv) FUTO requires at least three ‘A’ level passes not below Grade C in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology. It also accepts ND/HND (Upper Credit) in Optometry. Candidates must in addition meet UTME ‘O’ Level requirements. It accepts First Degree holders with a minimum of 2nd Class honours in health related disciplines. It does not accept NCE.

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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