This page contains 2024 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Public Health Technology, including the list of Nigeria universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more


Course Public Health Technology
Qualifications M.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC
Duration 4 – 5 Years
Suitability Science Students
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Very Competitive

You must be a Science student for you to be able to study Public Health Technology in Nigeria Universities, and that can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to WAEC, JAMB and A-level admission requirements.

Is Public Health Technology a good course in Nigeria and what is the salary?

Yes, it is a good course. Public Health Technology is one of the oldest degrees in Nigeria with plenty of job roles to explore. There is no standard salary for any job in Nigeria. It depends on where you get the job. A person working as a Healthcare technologist in Nigeria typically earns around 189,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 105,000 NGN to 317,000 NGN.

A Public Health Technology degree is competitive and this course is popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 6 Nigerian institutions offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Public Health Technology, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Public Health Technology and the employment rate we will show you below so that you will know what you are up against when you choose to study this course.

We have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you.

WAEC Subject Combination For Public Health Technology

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Public Health Technology degree. You can register for less than 9 subjects if you are resitting.

However, you must have at least 5 credit passes amongst the 9 subjects listed below before you can gain admission into any Nigerian university to study for a Public Health Technology degree.

Remember, the requirement you’re about to read is also applicable to all o level examinations. (WAEC, NECO and GCE). We have painstakingly highlighted (in red) the core subjects on which you must obtain credit before you can gain admission. Any subject with blue colour means, a pass is allowed.

If however, you fail one of the core subjects, you should read through each university’s special requirements for this course below to see if there is a university that may accept another subject in lieu of the one you failed. The 9 WAEC/NECO/GCE subject combinations for Public Health Technology are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject 
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Geography/Further Mathematics

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same as the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Public Health Technology, don’t give up. You should consider other Public Health 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 read useful guides on how to choose a course and university


JAMB subject combination for Public Health Technology

For this degree, you are also required to register for 4 subjects and English is compulsory. More so, your JAMB score in addition to your POST UTME score will determine the cumulative score that the university will use to decide your candidacy for admission.

You should score 210 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Public Health Technology. You can still gain admission if you score between 180-190 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher. Try out JAMB Admission Simulator.

The 4 JAMB subject combination for Public Health Technology are:

  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

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These are the list of Universities offering Public Health Technology in Nigeria

  1. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  2. The Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  3. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  4. Novena University, Ogume (offers the course as Public and Community Health)
  5. Madonna University, Okija
  6. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN).
Estimated number of students currently studying Public Health Technology in Nigerian Universities is 2,008
Public Health Technology has 16% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Public Health Technology has 85% admission rate.

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Public Health Technology is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Public Health Technology degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Public Health Technology for five years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for four years. And of course, there is room for more years if you have an extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.

Public Health Technology is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Public Health Technology is under the Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science

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Can a science or art student study Public Health Technology?

No! If you are a Commercial or Art student, you can’t study Public Health Technology degree course at the university. This is a pure science course. But if you are good with Science subjects, you can take your chances I won’t discourage you provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.

Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Public Health Technology is through GCE.

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24 thoughts on “WAEC and JAMB Subject for Public Health Technology”

  1. I want to study public health nursing but the school only offer HND,so I want to change my course to public health technology, so sir can I still study public health nursing after my ND as a public health technologist.and what is the benefits/disadvantage of it.

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