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WAEC and JAMB Subject Combinations for Food Technology

 

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Food Technology  2022; including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities

 

CourseFood Technology
QualificationB. Eng., B.Sc., B. Tech., B. Arc
Duration3 – 4 Years
SuitabilityScience students
Cut off markVaries
EntranceNon Competitive
Related coursesFood Technology related courses
Job AvailabilityHigh and Competitive

You must be a science student to study Food Technology in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level requirement.

In other words, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Special consideration (waivers) and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.

 

WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Food Technology

The subjects needed to study Food Technology in WAEC must contain five (5) credits. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Food Technology must include

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. English Language
  5. Any other Science subject.
  6. A trade subject

What is Food Technology course all about?
Food Technology is a science which deals with the techniques and principles involved in the processing and preserving food substances. The application of food science helps in manufacturing safe, wholesome and nutritious food products. The study of food technology is to develop new methods and systems for keeping food products safe and resistant from natural harms such as bacteria and other micro-organisms.

Food processing helps in preservation enhances the flavour and reduces the toxins in the food product which results in better distributional efficiency and easy marketing of the food product.

The modern food processing techniques is the key to flourishing supermarkets we have today. Extra nutrients can be added while processing the food and processed food is less susceptible to spoilage. Some of the techniques used are waxing, spray drying, juice concentrates, freeze-drying and the introduction of artificial sweeteners, colourants, and preservatives.

The food processing industries are involved in processes such as primary and secondary processing, preservation, quality management, packaging and labelling of a variety of products such as dairy products, fish products, fruit & vegetable products, meat and poultry products, confectionery products and food grains.

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Food Technology 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Food Technology is not enough. You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..


JAMB UTME subject combinations (subjects to write in jamb) to study Food Technology are:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Physics or Biology

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Food Technology
(i)‘A’ level passes in two of Physics Chemistry, and Mathematics.
(ii) ND/HND (upper credit) in relevant fields.

If for some reason you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider other Food Technology similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements.

You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

This is the list of Universities offering Food Technology in Nigeria

  1. Bells University of Technology, Otta
  2. University of Ibadan (UI)

Cut-off Mark for Food Technology course

The cut-off mark for Food Technology varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Food Technology is a good course and you can also check the top best engineering courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

Food Technology is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Food Technology is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, Food Technology is under Faculty of Agriculture but may be under a different faculty in some universities.

Can a commercial or art student study Food Technology?

No! Food Technology is a pure science course and not suitable for commercial or art students. But if you have the required subject combination in your O level result, you can go for it if that is the course you desire to study. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects during WAEC registration because your schools may go against it. The alternative way to write the required subjects combination for Food Technology is through GCE.

Where can I work with a Degree in Food Technology? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Food Technology. There are plenty of job opportunities for food technologists in the country. Food technologists are in demand in the sectors such as hotels, quality control, soft drink factories, food industries, packaging, industries, hospitals, distilleries, rice mills etc

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