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JAMB UTME Subject Combination For Optometry 2024/2025

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JAMB UTME Subject Combination For Optometry 2024/2025
JAMB UTME Subject Combination For Optometry 2024/2025

This guide on JAMBUTME Subject Combination For Optometry 2024/2025 is essential for both UTME and Direct Entry candidates seeking admission into Optometry in any Nigerian tertiary institution. It provides approved subject combinations by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), covering various fields including commerce, science, education, social science, engineering, and medicine.

Ensuring the correct subject combination is crucial as it significantly impacts your chances of admission into Optometry. Make sure to also choose your O’Level subjects wisely.

Optometry is a healthcare profession focused on diagnosing and treating vision defects. Optometrists diagnose and address vision issues, prescribing corrective measures like eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other optical aids to improve focus and clarity.

In UTME, English Language is a compulsory subject for studying Optometry. Alongside English Language, candidates must select three other JAMB UTME subjects from the Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences in the listed universities Below:

  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  • Abia State University (ABSU)
  • Bayero University Kano (BUK)
  • Bingham University (BINGHAM)
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  • Madonna University (MADONNA)
  • Novena University (NOVENA)
  • Afe Babalola University (ABUAD)
  • Gregory University, Uturu (GUU)
  • Arthur Jarvis University (AJU)
  • David Nweze Umahi University of Medical Sciences (DNUUMS)

Note: Optometry can be studied in other schools, but it will not fall under the Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences.

O’Level Requirements

O’Level Requirements: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

On special Cases’

i) FUTO: Five ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology in not more than two sittings.

ii) UNILORIN: Five ‘O’ Level Credit passes at one sitting in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Direct Entry Requirements

For Direct Entry admission to study Optometry, you need ‘A’ level passes in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Zoology.

Special Wavers Remarks

i) ABSU offers a Doctor of Optometry (O.D) and accepts B.Sc in relevant programs, as well as HND/ND of Ophthalmic and Dispensing.

ii) FUTO requires:

  • At least three ‘A’ level passes not below Grade C in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • HND at Upper Credit level in health sciences.
  • First Degree with at least a second Class lower Division in health sciences.
  • Very good passes in three JUPEB subjects namely Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. It does not accept NCE. Candidates must also meet the ‘O’ Level requirements.

iii) UNILORIN accepts UTME qualifications plus’ Level passes in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, with at least 13 Points.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What subjects are needed for UTME optometry?

Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Which subject is best for optometry?

Most universities require a combination of two or more of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

What are the direct entry requirements for optometry?

(i) Two A Level passes in Chemistry and either Biology, Zoology, or Physics. (ii) ND distinction from a recognized Polytechnic or College of Technology in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT).

How much are optometrists paid in Nigeria?

An early career Optometrist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₦1,290,000 based on 20 salaries.

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