OAU Department of Food Science & Technology Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Food Science and Technology under the Faculty of Agriculture in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)  as it is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in   to  carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), formerly known as University of Ife, is a federal government  owned and operated Nigerian university. The university is in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. The university was founded in 1961 and classes commenced in October 1962 as the University of Ife by the regional government of Western Nigeria, led by late chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola, and was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University on 12 May 1987 in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909–1987), first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria, whose brainchild the university was

Obafemi Awolowo University offers undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in fields of specialization spanning the humanities, the arts, the natural sciences, the social sciences, the medical sciences, engineering and technology.

The university has 13 faculties  and two colleges  the Postgraduate College and the College of Health Sciences — administered in more than 60 departments. It was previously associated with Loma Linda University in California, USA.

Also see: Nigerian Universities And Courses They Offer


The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Food Science and Technology;

You require;

Five SSCE credit passes to include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English Language and any other Science subject

(i) FUTO requires Biology as the fifth (5th) subject.

(iI) LAUTECH accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

(v) OAU does not accept Biology in lieu of Physics.


In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Food Science and Technology under the Faculty of Engineering, Environment & Technology in the above Universities include;

Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics or Biology.


(i) FUTO does not accept Biology.

(ii) LAUTECH requires Physics


These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Food Science and Technology, if you don’t intend to use UTME.

You require;

(i)‘A’ level passes in two of Physics Chemistry, and Mathematics.
(ii) ND/HND (upper credit) in relevant fields.


(i) FUTO requires at least two (2) ‘A’ level passes not below C from Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. Accepts ND/HND upper credit in relevant programmes. Candidates must in addition meet ‘O’ level requirements. Does not accept first degree or NCE.

(ii) UNI MAID accepts ‘O’ level credit pass in Biology

(iii) OAU accepts

a) ND upper credit in Food Science and Technology.

b) ND/HND upper credit plus five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes

(iv) WESLEYUNI accepts

a) at least 2 A’ level passes in Chemistry, Agricultural Science or Biology, Physics or Home Economics.

b) NCE merit/credit and ND upper credit in addition to five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes or equivalents.

JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into OAU for the 2019/2020 session, should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have scored 200  or above in your JAMB result.

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