JAMB Subject Combination for Medical Laboratory Technology/Science 2024/2025

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JAMB Subject Combination for Medical Laboratory Technology/Science 2024/2025: Medical laboratory technology/science is a course that involves the application of laboratory techniques to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases. Medical laboratory technologists/scientists work in various settings such as hospitals, clinics, research institutes, and public health laboratories. They perform tests on blood, urine, tissue, and other body fluids to detect infections, abnormalities, and diseases.

 

If you are interested in studying medical laboratory technology/science in any Nigerian university, you need to meet some requirements for admission. These include the O’level requirements the UTME subject combination, and the direct entry requirements. In this blog post, we will explain these requirements in detail and provide some useful tips on how to prepare for your admission.

O’level Requirements for Medical Laboratory Technology/Science 2024/2025

To be eligible for admission into medical laboratory technology/science, you need to have at least five (5) SSC credit passes in the following subjects:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

These subjects are compulsory and must be obtained at not more than two sittings. Some universities may accept a combination of O’level and A’level results, but you need to check with the specific institution before applying.

UTME Subject Combination for Medical Laboratory Technology/Science 2024/2025

To register for the UTME examination, you need to choose four (4) subjects that are relevant to your course of study. For medical laboratory technology/science, the UTME subject combination is:

  • Use of English (compulsory)
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

You need to score at least 180 in the UTME to be considered for admission, but some unversities may have higher cut-off marks. Therefore, you should aim for a high score of 200 and above to increase your chances of getting admitted.

Direct Entry Requirements for Medical Laboratory Technology/Science 2024/2025

If you have a relevant diploma or degree from a recognized institution, you may apply for direct entry admission into medical laboratory technology/science. The direct entry requirements vary depending on the university and the qualification you have. However, some general requirements are:

A minimum of Upper Credit in ND/HND in Medical Laboratory Technology or Science from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of Credt in NCE in Biology/Chemistry or Physics/Chemistry from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of 9 points in IJMB/A’level in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of Second Class Lower Division in B.Sc. in any Biological Science from an accredited institution.

You may also need to pass the post-UTME screening or interview conducted by the university of your choice.

List of Universities Offering Medical Laboratory Technology/Science 2024/2025

  • Adekunle Ajasin University
  • Afe Babalola University
  • Babcock University
  • Bayero University
  • University of Benin
  • University of Calabar
  • Ebonyi State University
  • University of Ibadan
  • Igbinedion University
  • Imo State University
  • University of Jos
  • University of Lagos
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  • Madonna University
  • University of Maiduguri
  • Niger Delta University
  • Usman Dan Fodio University
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • University of Nigeria

Available as Science Lab and Technology in:

  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  • University of Benin
  • Ekiti State University
  • University of Jos
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  • University of Port-Harcourt

Conclusion

Medical laboratory technology/science is a rewarding and challenging course that requires a lot of dedication and passion. If you want to pursue this course, you need to meet the O’level, UTME, and direct entry requirements as explained above. You also need to study hard and prepare well for your examinations. You can use past questions and answers from JAMB and other sources to practice and familiarize yourself with the exam format and style. You can also use JAMB syllabus and textbooks to cover the topics and objectives of each subject. With proper preparation and guidance, you can achieve your dream of becoming a medical laboratory technologist/scientist.

FAQs

What is the duration of medical laboratory technology/science course?

The duration of medical laboratory technology/science course is five (5) years for UTME candidates and four (4) years for direct entry candidates.

What are the career opportunities for medical laboratory technology/science graduates?

Medical laboratory technology/science graduates can work as medical laboratory technologists/scientists in various sectors such as health care, education, research, industry, and public health. They can also specialize in different areas such as microbiology, hematology, immunology, histopathology, cytology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and parasitology.

What are some of the universities that offer medical laboratory technology/science in Nigeria?

A: Some of the universities that offer medical laboratory technology/science in Nigeria are:

Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
Abia State University, Uturu
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti
Achievers University, Owo
Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
Atiba University, Oyo
Adeleke University, Ede
Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
Bayero University, Kano
University of Benin, Benin City
Bowen University, Iwo
University of Calabar, Calabar
Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu
Edo University, Iyamho
Evangel University, Akaeze
Federal University, Lafia
University of Ibadan, Ibadan
Igbinedion University, Okada
Imo State University, Owerri

And many more. You can check the JAMB brochure for the full list of universities and their requirements.

 

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