This page contains 2023 WAEC and JAMB subject combinations (admission requirements) for Science Laboratory Technology (SLT), including the list of Nigerian universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more.


CourseScience Laboratory Technology (SLT)
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course?Science student
Number of universities7

Is Science Laboratory Technology a good course in Nigeria and what is the salary?

Yes, Science Laboratory Technology is a good course 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. Science Laboratory Technologist graduates typically earn between ₦65,000 and ₦270,000 net per month.

Science Laboratory Technology is competitive and quite popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 7 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Science Laboratory Technology, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Science Laboratory 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 Combinations For Science Laboratory Technology (SLT)

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Science Laboratory 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 Science Laboratory 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 Science Laboratory Technology 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 Science Laboratory Technology, don’t give up. You should consider other Science Laboratory 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 Science Laboratory Technology (SLT)

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 Science Laboratory 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 Science Laboratory Technology are:

  • English
  • Mathematics/Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Science Laboratory Technology, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and anyone from Biology, Zoology or Botany

List of Universities offering Science Laboratory Technology in Nigeria:

  1. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  2. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  3. Ekiti State University
  4. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  5. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  6. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  7. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  8. 75 Polytechnics offering Science Laboratory Technology
Estimated number of students currently studying Science Laboratory Technology in Nigerian Universities is 2,960
Science Laboratory Technology has 48% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Science Laboratory Technology has 85% admission rate.

Cut-off Mark for Science Laboratory Technology

As you can see, more than one University offers Science Laboratory Technology. This means the cut-off mark for Science Laboratory Technology 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.

Science Laboratory Technology is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Science Laboratory Technology degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Science Laboratory Technology 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.

Science Laboratory Technology is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Science Laboratory Technology 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 Science Laboratory Technology?

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot study Science Laboratory Technology 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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