Uniben Faculty Of Life Sciences Admission Requirements

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University of Benin Faculty of Physical Sciences admission requirements

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (FORMERLY ZOOLOGY)
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
A. Admission into the Four-Year degree programme
Students aspiring to major in Animal and Environmental Biology is based on the possession of at least five (05) ordinary level credit passes in West African School Certificate (WASC) Examination, West African Examination Senior Secondary School Certificate WAEC SSCE/GCE Examination, the National Examination Council Examination (NECO SSCE/GCE) or its equivalent in not more than two sittings. The subjects should include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and any other science subjects. Candidates with a pass in Physics may be considered.
The University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) subjects are: Use of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
B. Admission Requirements for the Three-Year Full-Time Degree Programme (Direct Entry)
In addition to the requirements in A above, candidates who possess any of the following qualifications may be considered for admission:
(i) A least two advanced level passes in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) or Higher School Certificate (HSC) or its recognised equivalent at not more than two sittings. The subjects should include Biology or Zoology and any other science subject.

(ii) At least a credit level pass in the University of Benin Diploma in any of the following:
(a) Food and Brewing Science (DFBS)
(b) Applied Microbiology (DAM)
(c) Science Laboratory Technology (DSLT)
(d) Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife (DFFW)
(iii) Diploma from other recognized Universities with at least an upper credit level pass in the areas listed in B (ii) above.

(iv) Ordinary National Diploma (OND) with at least an upper credit level pass in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) or Food Technology from a recognized Polytechnic or College of Technology.

(v) Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least a lower credit level pass in Food Technology, Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) in a relevant area from a recognized Polytechnic or College of Technology.

(vi) Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE) with at least a credit level passes in Biology or Zoology from a recognized College of Education. In addition candidates should have at least an overall merit level pass.

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
Admission Requirements
A. Admission Requirements for the Four-Year Full-Time Degree Programme (UTME)
Candidates seeking admission into this Programme should possess any of the following qualifications:
At least five Ordinary Level credits passes in WASC, WAEC SSCE/GCE, NECO SSCE or at least five merit-level passes in Teachers Grade II Certificate Examination (TC II) or any of their recognized equivalents at not more than two sittings. The subjects should include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry. NOTE: The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) subjects are: Use of English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.
B. Admission Requirements for the Three-Year Full-Time Degree Programme (Direct Entry):
In addition to requirement in the above, candidates who possess any of the following qualifications may be considered for admission.
(i) At least two Advanced Level passes in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) or the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or any of their recognized equivalents at not more than two sittings. The subjects should include any two of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
(ii) At least a credit level pass in the University of Benin Diploma in any of the following:
a) Food and Brewing Science (DFBS)
b) Analytical and Industrial Chemistry (DAIC)
c) Science Laboratory Technology (DSLT)
(iii) Diploma from other recognized Universities with at least an Upper credit level pass in the areas listed in B (ii) above.
(iv) Ordinary National Diploma (OND) with at least an Upper credit level pass in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) or Food Technology from recognized Polytechnic or College of Technology.
(v) Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least a Lower credit level pass in Food Technology or Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) in a relevant area from a recognized Polytechnic or College of Technology.
(vi) Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE) with at least a credit level pass in Biology or Chemistry from a recognized College of Education. In addition, candidates should have at least an overall merit level pass.
DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
A. Admission Requirements for the Four-Year Full-Time Degree Programme (UTME)
Candidates seeking admission into this Programme should possess any of the following qualifications:
At least five ordinary level credit passes in WASC, WAEC SSCE/GCE, NECO SSCE or at least five merit passes in Teachers Grade (TC II) examination or its recognised equivalent in not more than two sittings. The subjects should include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
NOTE: The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) subjects are: Use of English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.
B Admission Requirements for the Three-Year Full-Time Degree Programme (Direct Entry)
In addition to requirement in A above, candidates who possess any of the following qualification may be considered for admission:
i. At least two Advanced level passes in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) or Higher School Certificate (HSC) or its recognised equivalent at not more than two sittings. The subjects should include Chemistry and any one of Biology, Zoology or Botany.
ii. At least a credit level pass in the University of Benin Diploma in any of the following:
a) Applied Microbiology (DAM)
b) Food and Brewing Science (DFBS)
c) Science Laboratory Technology (DSLT)
iii. Diploma from other recognized Universities with at least an upper credit level pass in the areas listed in B (ii) above.
(iv) Ordinary National Diploma (OND) with at least an upper credit level pass in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) or Food Technology from a recognized Polytechnic or College of Technology.
(v) Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least a lower credit level pass in Science laboratory Technology (SLT) or Food Technology in the relevant subject area from a recognized Polytechnic or College of Technology.
(vi) Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) with at least a credit level pass in Biology from a recognized College of Education. In addition candidates should have at least an overall merit level pass.
 DEPARTMENT OF OPTOMETRY
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates seeking admission into the O.D (Doctor of Optometry) Degree programme must have:
(a) A good score in the prescribed University Matriculation Examination (UTME) for admission into the 6-year programme.
(b) Passes in 2 of the relevant subjects at Advanced level of the General Certificate of Education or its equivalent for direct admission into the second year of the programme. The relevant subjects are Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
(c) B.Sc. or HND in any relevant science programme with a pass at second class lower level at least and credit level respectively.
In either case, the student must satisfy the University of Benin Matriculation requirements, with at least credit passes at WASC or GCE or O‟Level in relevant subjects. For Optometry the relevant subjects are Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Language and Mathematics.

DEPARTMENT OF PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY:
A. Entry Requirements For The Four Year Full-Time Degree Programme
Candidate intending to study Plant Biology and Biotechnology must possess credit passes in five subjects in the SSCE, GCE/OL, NECO and WASC or approved equivalent qualification including English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics; A pass in Physics is required.
NOTE: The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Subjects are:
a) Use of English
b) Physics
c) Chemistry
d) Biology

B. Admission Requirements For The Three Year Full-Time Degree Programme (Direct Entry)
In addition to general University (that is matriculation) and Faculty requirements, candidates who come in at second year of the degrees programme (i.e. Direct Entry) must possess a minimum of two appropriate GCE/AL papers or equivalent chosen from Botany, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and Zoology except that biology may not be counted with Botany or Zoology.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND TOXICOLOGY
A. Admission Requirements for the Five-Year Full-Time Degree Programme (UTME)
Candidates seeking admission into this Programme should possess any of the following qualifications:
At least five ordinary level credit passes in WASC, WAEC, SSCE/GCE, NECO SSCE or at least five merit passes in Teachers' Grade (TC II) examination or its recognised equivalent in not more than two sittings. The subjects should include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and any two of Biology, Physics, Agricultural Science or Geography.
The UTME subjects are;
i. Use of English
ii. Physics
iii. Biology
iv. Chemistry
B. Admission Requirements for the Four-Year Degree Programme (Direct Entry).
In addition to requirement in A above, candidates who possess any of the following qualifications may be considered for admission.
(i) At least two advanced level passes in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) or Higher School Certificate (HSC) or its recognised equivalent at not more than two sittings. One of the subjects should be Chemistry.
(ii) At least a credit level pass in the University of Benin Diploma in any of the following:
(a) Food and Brewing Science (DFBS)
(b) Applied Microbiology (DAM)
(c) Science Laboratory Technology (DSLT)
(d) Geology (DIG)
(e) Analytical and Industrial Chemistry (DAIC)
(f) Health Education (DHE)
(g) Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife (DFFW)
(iii) Diploma from other recognized Universities with at least an upper credit level pass in the areas listed in B (ii) above.
(iv) Ordinary National Diploma (OND) with at least an upper credit level pass in Science laboratory Technology (SLT),Environmental Science, Food Technology, Public Health or a related subject area from a recognized Polytechnic or College of Technology.
(v) Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE) with at least a credit level pass in Chemistry, Biology or Physics from a recognized College of Education. In addition candidates should have at least an overall merit level pass.

SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY
A. Admission Requirements for the Five-Year Full-Time Degree Programme (UTME)
Candidates seeking admission into the 5-year full-time degree programme in Science Laboratory Technology Department must choose one of the following options:
a) Biological Science Technique
b) Biotechnology Technique
c) Biochemistry Technique
d) Chemistry Technique
e) Geology Technique
f) Microbiology Technique
g) Physics/Electronics Technique
h) Physiology/Pharmacology Technique
i) Petrochemical Technique

Such candidates should possess any of the following qualifications:
Five (05) ordinary-level credit passes in SSCE/GCE, NECO, SSCE, or at least five (05) merit passes in Teachers Grade Two (TC II) examination or recognized equivalents, in not more than two sittings.
The subjects should include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and any two of Biology, Physics, Agricultural Science and Geography, depending on the option chosen by the candidate. Candidates opting for Physics/Electronics, Petrochemical, Geology and Physiology/Pharmacology Techniques must credit Physics.
NOTE: Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) subjects are:
(a) Use of English
(b) Physics
(c) Chemistry
(d) Biology
B. Admission Requirements for the Four-Year Full-Time Degree Programme (Direct Entry)
In addition to the requirements in A above, candidates who possess any of the following qualifications may be considered for admission.
i. At least two advance level passes in the General Certificate of Education (G.C.E.) or Higher School Certificate (HSC) or its recognized equivalents at not more than two sittings. The subjects should be of the Sciences.
ii. At least a merit level pass in the University of Benin Diploma, in any of the following:
(a) Food and Brewing Science (DFBS)
(b) Applied Microbiology (DAM)
(c) Science Laboratory Technology (DSLT)
(d) Geology (DIG)
(e) Analytical and Industrial Chemistry (DAIC)
(f) Data Processing (DDP)
(g) Chemical Engineering
iii. Diploma from other recognized Universities with at least an upper credit level pass in the areas listed in B (ii) above.


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