UNIBEN Department of Optometry Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Optometry under the Faculty of Sciences  in University of Benin  as it is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in UNIBEN  to  carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

University of Benin is a federal government owned university, funded and managed by the federal government of Nigeria. The university was founded in 1970. University of Benin (UNIBEN) is a research university located in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. The university is one of the oldest in Nigeria and has a very large student and staff population. Resulting in a student staff ratio of about 10:1.The University has a diverse student population with student from different parts of the country and different age brackets. University of Benin courses cut across various levels in agriculture, science, etc. university of Benin admission is extremely competitive as Many candidates apply for admission into the university annually. University of Benin school fees is also very affordable and it provides its students with facilities and infrastructure, they have good hostels, roads electricity etc.The National Universities Commission (NUC) has accredited faculties and departments in the university.

Also see: Nigerian Universities And Courses They Offering


The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Optometry;

You require;

Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language,  Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology


In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Optometry under the Faculty of Sciences in the above Universities include;

Physics, Chemistry and Biolog


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

You require;

(i) At least two ‘A’ level passes (G.C.E or H.S.C) in Chemistry and any one of Biology, Zoology or Physics.

(ii) Distinction level pass in National Diploma (ND) from a recognised Polytechnic or College of Technology in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT).

(v) Distinction level pass in Higher National Diploma (HND) from a recognised Polytechnic or College of Technology in Polymer Chemistry and Science Laboratory Technology (SLT)

(v) Distinction level pass in Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE) from a recognised College of Education in Chemistry. In addition candidates should have at least an overall Credit level pass


(i) UNIBEN: Candidates for Direct Entry should also satisfy UTME requirement

.JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into UNIBEN 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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