This page contains 2024 WAEC and JAMB subject combinations (admission requirements) for Microbiology and Biotechnology, including the list of Nigerian universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more.


Course Microbiology and Biotechnology
Qualification B.Sc
How many years 3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course? Science student
Number of universities 2

Is Microbiology and Biotechnology a good course in Nigeria and what is the salary?

Yes, Microbiology and Biotechnology is a good course 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. Microbiology and Biotechnology graduates typically earn between ₦210,000 and ₦620,800 net per month.

Microbiology and Biotechnology is not competitive and quite popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 2 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

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

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Microbiology and Biotechnology 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 Microbiology and Biotechnology 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 Microbiology and Biotechnology in Nigeria are:

  1. Mathematics
  2. English
  3. Civic Education 
  4. Trade Subject 
  5. Physics
  6. Chemistry
  7. Biology
  8. Geography
  9. Agriculture

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 Microbiology and Biotechnology, don’t give up. You should consider other Microbiology and Biotechnology 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 Microbiology and Biotechnology

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

You should score 220 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Microbiology and Biotechnology. 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 Microbiology and Biotechnology are:

  • English
  • Mathematics/Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

List of Universities offering Microbiology and Biotechnology and Biotechnology in Nigeria

  • Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  • Caleb University, Lagos
Estimated number of students currently studying Microbiology and Biotechnology in Nigerian Universities is 710
Microbiology and Biotechnology has 31% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Microbiology and Biotechnology has 95% admission rate.

Cut-off Mark for Microbiology and Biotechnology

As you can see, more than one University offers Microbiology and Biotechnology. This means the cut-off mark for Microbiology and Biotechnology will vary. However, from aggregate, the cut off mark is 220. 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.

Microbiology and Biotechnology is how many years course?

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

Microbiology and Biotechnology is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Microbiology and Biotechnology is under the Faculty/School/College of Science but may also be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.

Can a commercial or an art student study Microbiology and Biotechnology?

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot study Microbiology and Biotechnology at the university because it is a pure science course which needs a good background in science subjects. To avoid discouragement, you can go for this course if you wish provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result.

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