JAMB Subject Combination for Optometry

Optometry JAMB combination » Admission requirements to study Optometry in any accredited Nigerian university.

The Bachelor’s Degree in Optometry is competitive. Knowing the prerequisites will enable you have seamless registration and also avoid unnecessary mistakes.

This page provides the following:

  • Optometry O’Level Subjects and Requirements;
  • Optometry Direct Entry Subject and Requirements;
  • Optometry UTME Subjects Combination;
  • And other useful information that will enable you to make the right choices so that you gain admission to study Optometry.

Please read the Optometry programme admission requirements below carefully. If you meet the required prerequisites you may proceed with your UTME/Direct Entry registration.


PLEASE NOTE: There are variations to the requirements listed below in some universities. In that case, it’s advisable you make references to the PDF version of JAMB Brochure.

List of Universities Offering Optometry and Requirements.

Optometry [1]


Direct Entry Requirement:

  • (i) Two (2) A Level passes in Chemistry and any one (1) of Biology, Zoology or Physics.
  • (ii) ND distinction from a recognised Polytechnic or College of Technology in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT).
  • (iii) HND distinction from a recognised Polytechnic or College of Technology in Polymer Chemistry and Science Laboratory Technology (SLT)
  • (iv) NCE distinction in Chemistry from a recognised College of Education. In addition candidates should have credit.

UTME Requirement:

  • Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and at least three (3) of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Additional/Further Mathematics.

UTME Subject combination:

  • Maths, Physics and Chemistry or Biology

Optometry [2]

Direct Entry Requirement:

  • A Level passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology

UTME Requirement:

  • Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

UTME Subject combination:

  • Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

NOTE: Kindly make references to JAMB Brochure for remarks/waiver for Optometry. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS JAMB BROCHURE.