This page contains official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Radiography, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more


Course Radiography
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

You must be a Science student for you to be able to study Radiography 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 Radiography a good course in Nigeria and what is the salary?

Yes, it is a good course. Radiography is one of the oldest degrees in Nigeria with limited job roles to explore. There is no standard salary for any job in Nigeria. It depends on where you get the job. On monthly basis, the average salary of a Radiographer is approximately #130,000. Radiographer salaries in Nigeria range from 130,000 NGN per month to 250,000 NGN per month

A Radiography degree is not competitive and this course is popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 11 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Radiography, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Radiography 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 Radiography

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Radiography 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 Radiography 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 Radiography 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 Radiography, don’t give up. You should consider other Radiography 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 Radiography

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 200 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Radiography. 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 Radiography are:

  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

Direct Entry requirement to study Radiography

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Radiography, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Physics, Chemistry and Biology

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These are the list of Universities offering Radiography in Nigeria

  1. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  2. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  3. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  4. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  5. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  6. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  7. Bayero University, Kano.
  8. Lead City University
  9. Pamo University Of Medical Sciences
  10. Ahmadu Bello University
  11. University of Benin
Estimated number of students currently studying Radiography in Nigerian Universities is 2,048
Radiography has 8% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Radiography has 65% admission rate.


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Radiography is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study a Radiography degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Radiography 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.

Radiography is under which faculty in Nigeria?

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

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Can a science or art student study Radiography?

No! If you are a Commercial or Art student, you can’t study Radiography 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 Radiography is through GCE.

What is Radiography course all about?: 

Another name for Radiography is Diagnostic Imaging. A student who studies Radiography is equipped with the knowledge of how to diagnose and treat various types of illness using powerful technologies such as radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and positron emission tomography.

Radiographers are able to interpret medical images produced by these machines. Diagnostic radiographers also work closely with medical practitioners with or without supervision in a wide range of clinical settings…..

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