What are the O level subjects required in WAEC and NECO to study Microbiology? If you are interested in knowing the compulsory subjects in WAEC and NECO that is necessary for studying Microbiology under the faculty of Sciences in the university, then continue reading this post as I have provided you the subject combinations required in WAEC result as well as NECO result to study Microbiology.
Referencing the introduction already made above, this is a notice to all aspirants who wish to apply for admission into any of the universities in Nigeria to study Microbiology under the faculty of Sciences that the list of compulsory subjects as well as optional subjects required in O level result (WAEC and NECO) before applying for admission into Microbiology has been published in this post.
As mentioned above, some of these NECO and WAEC subject requirements are compulsory which means you need to have at least a minimum of Credit passes (C6) in them in your o level result before you can use it to apply for admission to study Microbiology.
Also, keep in mind that some schools may have special subject combination requirements for the subjects that are eligible to be used in JAMB before one can gain admission into Microbiology. Irrespective of the subjects required by each school, English Language and Mathematics are compulsory subjects that you need to pass before you can gain admission to study Microbiology.
If you are also interested in JAMB subject combination for Microbiology you can start by checking out JAMB subject combination for Microbiology here or use the general approach by checking JAMB subject combination for all courses here.
Other Useful Resources
Before you proceed, check out the following resources that will help you better prepare for JAMB:
- JAMB Syllabus For All Subjects
- JAMB Recommended Textbooks For All Subjects
- JAMB Form | JAMB Registration Form Procedures
O Level (WAEC and NECO) Subject Requirements For Microbiology
The WAEC subjects required to study Microbiology are as follows:
Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics
Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks
(i) MADONNA and EBSU accept a pass in Physics with credit in Mathematics.
(ii) IMSU, ANSU, UNIUYO and EBSU accept a pass in English Language.
(iii) UI requires 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credits passes at one or two sittings include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and any one or two of Physics, Geography and Agric Science.
(iv) UNIJOS accepts candidates with pass at the Remedial Science Programme of the University of UNIJos.
(v) UNIUYO requires a credit pass in English Language.
(vi) AJAYI requires five (5) credit passes must include: English Language, mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and one other science subject at one sitting or six (6) credits at not more than two sittings.
(vii) BOWEN does not accept Agric. Science as another Science subject
(viii) FUAM and KWASU –
(a) Candidates seeking admission into any of these Programmes must possess five (5) credit passes which MUST be from one examination body (i.e. either WAEC or NECO) and obtained at NOT more than two (2) sittings. The Department does not accept the combination of both WAEC and NECO. Students of FUAM Pre-degree Remedial Science Programme who pass their end of session examinations are considered or admission on the condition that they also pass UTME.
(b) NOTE: Agricultural Science and Health Science shall NOT be accepted in place of Biology. Further Mathematics shall NOT be accepted in place of Physics or Mathematics.
(ix) RHEMA and JABU accept Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.
(x) UNIOSUN accepts Geography or Economics in lieu of Physics.
(xi) GO, PLSU and UNILAGOS accepts credit pass in any other Science subject in lieu of Physics.
(xii) FUTA requires five o’ level credit passes, which must include English language, Biology or Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, English Language and Physics at NOT more than two sittings.
(xii) REDEEMER’S requires five ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry Biology and Physics.
(xiv) FUTMINNA requires at least a pass in Physics with Credit pass in any other Science subject.
(xv) KWASU requires credit passes from English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and any two of Biology, Physics, Further Mathematics or Agricultural Science.
(xvi) EVANGEL accepts any other Science subject in lieu of Physics.
(a) For Environmental Science and Toxicology accepts credit pass in Geography in lieu of Physics.
(b) For Microbiology accepts any other Science subject in lieu of Physics.
(xviii) KSUSTA accepts credit pass in Geography or Agricultural Science in lieu of Physics.
(xix) OSUSTECH requires five O’ level credit passes in English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and any one of Agricultural Science, Physics and Geography.
(xx) CRESCENT requires credit passes in five SSCE/GCE/NECO subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Geography with at least a pass in Physics, Biology and Agric Science.
(xxi) BSU for Microbiology accepts passes in five (5) prescribed subjects in Preliminary Science of BSU in addition to minimum UTME score.
(xxii) UNN requires O’ level credit passes in English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
(xxiii) UNIBEN for Science Laboratory Technology requires five O’ level credit passes to 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 Physic/Electronics, Petrochemical Geology and Physiology/Pharmacology Techniques must have credit in Physics.
As mentioned earlier, the WAEC subject combination and requirements for Microbiology posted above are only eligible if you want to study Microbiology under the faculty of Sciences. If the course you are looking for is in another faculty, keep in mind that the o level subject requirements may vary and as such, you need to check the WAEC and NECO requirements for that course under the faculty of interest. You can check JAMB brochure for all faculties here.
List of Schools That Offer Microbiology
This section contains the list of schools that accepts the O level subject requirements for Microbiology posted above. These are the schools you can apply to if you have passed the Microbiology subject requirements mentioned above either in your WAEC result or your NECO result. You can find the schools by selecting the faculty and course in JAMB brochure here.