WAEC and JAMB Subject for Medical Laboratory Science – Under Medicine

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WAEC and JAMB Subject for Medical Laboratory Science – Under Medicine
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This page contains official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Medical Laboratory Science, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more…


  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science.
  • Probable Degree type – [M.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC]

You must be a Science student with a good background in Science subjects for you to study this course 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 admission requirement.

That is, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that will be of benefit to you. You can always ignore!


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Medical Laboratory Science

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Medical Laboratory Science in Nigeria universities.

The required subject combination must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. A trade subject

The above WAEC subject combination is also applicable to other O’level examinations such as NECO and GCE. So now that you know the compulsory O level requirement to study Medical Laboratory Science, let also look at UTME and Direct requirements and course descriptions.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Medical Laboratory Science

Prepare yourself well so you can score above 200 in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of this score may deny you 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 or Predegree.

JAMB UTME subject combinations (subjects to write in jamb) to study Medical Laboratory Science are

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Physics


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Medical Laboratory Science

(i)Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Zoology


If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking 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

List of Universities offering Medical Laboratory Science in Nigeria include:

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  3. Abia State University, Uturu
  4. Achievers University, Owo
  5. Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo
  6. Bayero University, Kano Click to read conditions
  7. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  8. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  9. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Click to read conditions
  10. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  11. Igbinedion University Okada
  12. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  13. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  14. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  15. Madonna University, Okija
  16. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  17. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  18. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  19. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  20. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  21. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)

Cut-off Mark for Medical Laboratory Science

As you can see above, there are over 21 Universities offering Medical Laboratory Science. This means the cut-off mark for this Medical Laboratory Science varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Medical Laboratory Science is a good course but not among the top best science courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.


Medical Laboratory Science is how many years course?

Medical Laboratory Science is a four to five years course


Medical Laboratory Science is under which faculty?

Medical Laboratory Science is under the Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science.


What is Medical Laboratory Science course all about: 

Medical Laboratory Science is taught under five disciplines: Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Medical Microbiology, Histopathology and Immunology including Instrumentation and Pharmacology. You will learn how to use sophisticated medical equipment to analyze biological fluids, blood, urine, cerebra-spinal fluid, secretions, excretions, or tissue samples for bacterial infection, hormone levels, and other chemical components affecting human health. The student also at the end of the course acquires the expertise to fabricate new equipment or repair or modify existing ones, refine old techniques or introduce new diagnostic procedures..


Special Consideration

Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar…

Special Consideration
What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Medical Laboratory Science
(i) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts ‘A’ level in any two of Chemistry, Biology and Physics, B.SC in Biological Science; AIMLT or FIMLT with O/L requirements.

(ii) University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) accepts certificate of Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology Science/Technology (IMLS/T) of Nigeria plus ‘O’ level requirements.

(iv) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) accepts HND/B.SC in Biological Sciences or related fields

(v) University of Benin (UNIBEN) – Same as in Medical Biochemistry. Accepts degree holders in related Science fields.

(vi) University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) accepts Zoology in lieu of Biology.

(vii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts First Degree in relevant Biological Science discipline with at least a Second Class Lower Division

(viii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts AIMLS or its equivalent plus relevant UTME ‘O’ level requirements

(ix) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts: (a) B.Sc in relevant courses with at least 2nd class lower Div. Plus O’ level credit in English Language, Mathematics. Biology, Chemistry and Physics in not more than 2 sittings. (b) OND in related courses with an upper credit plus O’ level entry requirement as above. (c) Advanced level cert in Chemistry, Physics, Biology at credit level or any upper equivalent certificate in addition two relevant O’ level qualification (d) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires candidates with AIMLS Professional plus O’ level entry requirement.

(x) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) accepts ‘A’ Level Passes in Chemistry, and Biology with UTME requirements or ND with Upper Credit /HND or First Degree in relevant discipline. (plus UTME requirements) may be considered.

(xi) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

(x) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts A’ level passes to include Physics, Chemistry and Biology B.Sc. or HND in relevant fields, ; AIMLT or FIMLT with O/L requirements.

(xi)Bayero University, Kano (BUK) accepts Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science from a recognized institution

(xii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) require: (a) Very good passes in the following JUPEB/A’ Level subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology. (b) B.Sc Degree First Class/Second Class Upper in medically related fields

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study Medical Laboratory Science
(i) University of Calabar (UNICAL) – same as in Medicine and Surgery.

(ii) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accepts B.Sc Degree in relevant fields with good grade. Remedial results not acceptable.

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts five SSCE/GCE credit passes in English

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Medical Laboratory Science
(i) Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo accepts any three of Physics, Chemistry Biology and Mathematics.

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