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Admission Requirement to Study Optometry

Admission Requirement to Optometry including WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry subject combination, Course Description, Career opportunities, Job Vacancies etc 


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What is WAEC, NECO or GCE subject combination (requirement) to study Optometry?  
You must have Five credit in WAEC, NECO, or GCE (or combination of O level result) to study Optometry. The core WAEC, NECO or GCE subject combinations for Optometry must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. A trade subject



Now you know the subject needed to study Optometry, do you know which Nigeria Universities offer Optometry?
Nigeria Universities offering Optometry are:

  1. ABSU
  4. IMSU
  5. FUTO


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) to study Optometry?
You should aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side. (Just an advice). JAMB UTME subject combinations to study Optometry are

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Physics


What is Direct Entry requirement to study Optometry?
‘A’ level passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology


Course Description for Optometry: 
A student who studies this course is equipped with detailed knowledge on how to diagnose, treat and manage the human eyes when abnormalities arise. The student will learn various diseases of the eyes, the structures including the attributes of light, the anatomy of the eye and the processing of vision in the brain. Optometrist and Optician are the same… ..


Where can I work with a Degree in Optometry? 
Having a Degree in Optometry does not limit you to a particular work environment. Career opportunities will be added when we revisit this page.



The general WAEC, NECO or GCE core subject combination for Optometry have been listed above but, some Universities may accept Pass in lieu of Credit. And some may accept or reject the combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the Special Consideration.

Special Consideration for Optometry

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Optometry?

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

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

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study Optometry?

IMSU accepts Maths in lieu of Physics


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