Admission Requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH PROGRAMME

The modes of admission are Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry.

A.        OPTOMETRY PROGRAMME: Admission Requirements

1. Six-Year Degree programme: Candidate for admission into the 100 level of study must have a minimum of Five (5) Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) credits or its equivalents at one sitting in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

2. Direct Entry (DE):

i. Candidate must have passed Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at A/Level General Certificate of Education (GCE) or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 13 points.

ii. A bachelor’s degree in any Basic Sciences, Medical Science, or related Health Sciences from a recognised/accredited University with a minimum of second-class upper division in addition to the one-sitting five SSC basic requirements.

iii. Higher National Diploma with minimum of Upper Credit from a recognised Institution in addition to the one-sitting five SSC basic requirements depending on the appropriateness of their requisite academic preparation.

 

NOTE: All candidates for Direct Entry must fulfil all the UTME entry requirements. Additionally, they must register and pass all compulsory general study courses at 100 and 200 Levels.

B.        HUMAN ANATOMY PROGRAMME: Admission Requirements

Entry Level (100 Level)

The minimum academic requirement is credit level passes in five subjects at Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at not more than two (2) sittings in addition to the UTME requirements.

Direct Entry

Candidate seeking admission through this mode should in addition to the UTME requirements possess either:

1.      Credit pass in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology at the Higher School Certificates or Advanced Level of General Certificate Examination or its equivalent; OR

2.      An acceptable First Degree in relevant Biological Sciences Discipline.

C.  RADIOGRAPHY AND RADIATION SCIENCES PROGRAMME: Admission Requirements

Five-Year Degree Programme: prospective candidates can be admitted into Radiography programme if they have obtained minimum of five credit passes in Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) subjects or its equivalent, which should include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at not more than two sittings and appropriate pass in UTME conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation (JAMB).

Direct Entry (DE) Admission (Four-Year Programme): Candidates for Direct Entry shall possess first degree in Physical, Biological or Basic Medical Sciences at not less than second class lower division in addition to meeting the five credit passes in Senior Secondary Certificate subjects (or its equivalent) earlier stated, two of which must be at Advance Level. The subject can be Chemistry, Physics or Biology at not less than C grade. Candidates who passed Diploma in X-ray Technician course from accredited School of Health Technology plus 5 credit passes in English language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Biology at SSC or its equivalent are eligible for Direct Entry.

D.        PHARMACOLOGY PROGRAMME: Admission Requirements

Four-Year Degree Programme (UTME)

The candidate is expected to have successfully passed in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics and English Language at the credit level in the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or its equivalent at not more than two sittings. This is in addition to an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Direct Entry

Candidates for direct entry must have A’ Level credits in Chemistry, Physics/Maths and Zoology/Botany/Biology, in addition to UTME requirements.

Candidate seeking admission through this mode should in addition to the UTME requirements possess passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology at the Higher School Certificates or Advanced Level of General Certificate Examination or its equivalent. The programme duration shall be for a period of four academic sessions (eight semester) for UTME candidates and three academic sessions (six semester) for Direct Entry candidates.

E.        PHYSIOTHERAPY PROGRAMME: Admissions Requirements

Six-Year Degree Programme (Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination)

1.      Candidates for admission into the 100 level of study must have a minimum of 5 credit    passes in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English language at Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) or General Certificate of Education (GCE ‘O’ Level) or its equivalents.

Direct Entry

Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in related Health Sciences disciplines (other than Physiotherapy) from reputable universities recognised by the Senate of the University offering the DPT programme OR candidates holding the General Certificate of Education (G.C.E. Advanced level), or its recognised equivalents passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology may be admitted into 200 level of study. Such candidates must also satisfy conditions stipulated in a (1) above.

Transition to Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT):

1.      A candidate who possesses a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Physiotherapy or Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B. Physiotherapy) or a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (BMR) degree in Physiotherapy or its equivalent may be admitted into the DPT degree programme at the 500 Level of study.

2.      In addition to item above, such candidate must hold a current license to practice physiotherapy in Nigeria.

F.         PHYSIOLOGY PROGRAMME: Admission Requirements

Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

In addition to the UTME requirements, candidates seeking admission into the Physiology degree programme must possess a minimum of five credit passes in Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at not more than two (2) sittings.

 

Direct entry

Admission through Direct Entry is into 200 level of the programme. Candidates seeking admission through this mode should, in addition to the UTME requirement possess either:

1.    Credit passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology at the advance level of the Cambridge Advance Level Examination, Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMB), the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) and their nationally recognized equivalent examinations, OR An acceptable first degree in relevant biological science disciplines.

G. MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE PROGRAMME: Admission Requirements

UTME Entry Level (Five-Year Degree Programme)

In addition to appropriate UTME scores, five Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) (or its equivalent) credit passes including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English Language in not more than two sittings.

Direct Entry (DE)

Candidates of Allied Health Science disciplines with BSc in Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Zoology, and candidates with GCE ‘A’ level with minimum of credit passes in Biology, Chemistry and Physics in addition to the above Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) credit passes, may enter the Programme at 200 Level. Holders of Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) certificate of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria who have at least five Senior Secondary Certificate credit passes in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English Language (WAEC, NECO and NABTEB) at no more than 2 sittings are eligible for direct entry at 200 level. The medical laboratory technician already has an appropriate academic knowledge and skill in Medical Laboratory Science.

The B.MLS degree programme shall run for 5 years for UTME entry candidates and 4 years for Direct Entry candidates. The pass mark for core courses is 50%. The degree is unclassified degree.

H.       HUMAN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS PROGRAMME: Admission Requirements

UTME Entry Level (Five-Year Degree Programme):

In addition to appropriate Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination scores, candidate must obtain five Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) (or its equivalent) credit passes including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English Language at not more than two sittings.

 

Direct Entry (Four-Year Degree Programme):

Candidates must satisfy the university minimum requirements of five credits passes at SSC (or its equivalent) two of which must be at the advanced level or its equivalent qualification in the following subjects: Biology, Physics, and one other Science subject into 200 level of the programme.

 

I.                   NURSING SCIENCE PROGRAMME: Admission Requirements

UTME Entry Level (Five-Year Degree Programme):

In addition to appropriate Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination scores, candidate must obtain five Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) (or its equivalent) credit passes including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English Language at not more than two sittings.

Direct Entry (Four-Year Degree Programme):

Candidates possessing Registered Nurse Certificate (RN)/Registered Midwife Certificate (RM) and the required five subjects at SSCE with two Advance Level subjects may be admitted by Direct Entry.