Last updated on June 14, 2020 by The Counselor
This page contains 2020/2021 official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Food Technology, including the List of Nigeria Polytechnics Offering this Course, and much more
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On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Food Technology. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.
You must be a science student with a good background Science subjects for you to study Food Technology in Nigeria Polytechnics, 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 O level / WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria Polytechnics. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Polytechnics, we have some post that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.
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WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Food Technology
You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Food Technology in Nigeria polytechnics. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Food Technology must include:
Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology/Agricultural Science/Health Science and any two of the following: Physics, Technical Drawing, Economics/Commerce, English Language, Additional/Further Mathematics, Home Economics, Food and Nutrition, Geography plus at least credit passes in Physics and English Language.
These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Food Technology. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Food Technology, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.
JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Food Technology
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Food Technology that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 150 so that you can easily gain admission into any Polytechnics. Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.
Please note– English Language is compulsory. If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Food Technology. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..
Biology/Agricultural Science and any two of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Economics
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If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Food Technology, don’t give up. You should consider other Food Technology similar courses or take a look College of Education related courses.
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 Polytechnics to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and polytechnics
These are the list of Polytechnics offering Food Technology:
- Abia State Polytechnic
- Auchi Polytechnic
- FCAPT-Saadatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso
- Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti
- Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechic, Unwana
- Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi
- Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State
- Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State
- Federal Polytechnic, Idah Kogi State
- Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State
- Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State.
- Federal Polytechnic, Kaura/Namoda, Zamfara State.
- Federal Polytechnic, Owerri, Imo State.
- Federal Polytechnic, Anambra State.
- Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Ondo State. (RUGIPO)
- The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State (The Polytechnic, Ibadan)
- Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Imo State
- Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu State (IMT-ENU)
- Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna (KAD-POLY)
- Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (LASPOTECH)
- Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY)
- The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic
- Our Saviour Institute of Science and Technology (Poly) Enugu State
- Osun State Polytechnic (OSUNPOLY)
- Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro
- Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State (YABATECH)
Can a commercial or art student study Food Technology?
No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot study Food Technology at the polytechnic because it is a pure science course which need a good background on 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. 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.
Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Food Technology in polytechnics. But note this — Some Polytechnics 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 Food Technology below if available.
Polytechnic Special Consideration/waiver for Food Technology
a) The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State (The Polytechnic, Ibadan), GIWAPOLY, Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree and Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (LASPOTECH) require credit in Mathematics.
b) The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State (The Polytechnic, Ibadan) requires 5 credits at not more than two sittings including Mathematics and at least a pass in Physics.
c) Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State requires a credit pass in Mathematics and at least a pass in Physics. d) The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State (The Polytechnic, Ibadan) and FEDPOOsun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun, Osun State. does not accept Economics as UTME subject.
e) FEDPODAM offers it as Food Science and Technology.
g) FEDPOFFA accepts at least a pass in Eng. Lang. and Physics.
h) Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechic, Unwana requires five credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and any one of the following; Physics, Additional Mathematics, Economics, Food Nutrition, Statistics and at least a pass in Physics. Also does not accept Economics as UTME subject. i) The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State (The Polytechnic, Ibadan) requires Chemistry as one of the UTME subjects.
j) Federal Polytechnic, Anambra State. requires a credit in Mathematics, English Language Statistics, Further Mathematics, Food and Nutrition/Hotel Catering, Basic electricity, Geography
(k) FEDPO-Nek and Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Ondo State. (RUGIPO) require at least a pass in English Language and Physics.
(l) FCAT–Saadatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso (a) accept Candidates who have successfully completed NBTE recognized PreNational Diploma (Science and Technology) course at credit level may be admitted into the programme. Such students must have at least pass grades in Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and one other subject chosen from Physics, Economics, Food and Nutrition, Geography in WASC or GCE ‘O’ level before undertaking the course. (b) do not accept the combination of two different examination bodies at SSCE O’ level (it is either NECO – NECO or WAEC – WAEC).
m) Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi accepts chem., Bio, Mathematics and any one of the following; Physics, Economics, Geography.
n) Osun State Polytechnic, Iree requires credit passes in two basic Sciences, Geography, Economics/Commerce. It accepts credit in Animal Husbandry/Food Nutrition.
o) Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Imo State accepts five credits from SSCE/GCE i/c subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agric. Science/Health Science and any one from the following: Biology/Health Science/ Agric. Sci, Physics, Economics/Commerce, Additional/Further Maths, Home Econs, Food and Nutrition, Geography. A pass in Physics is accepted.
p) Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) requires five credits in not more than two sittings to include credit in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology/Agricultural Science with a minimum of pass in Physics and English Language. q) Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro accepts a pass in Physics.
r) Fidei Polytechnic, Benue State accepts five credits from SSCIE/GCE subjects. The subjects are to include, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agric. Science/Health Science, Economics/Commerce, Additional/Further Maths, Statistics, Home Economics, Food and Nutrition/ Hotel Catering and Geography. A pass in English and Physics is accepted.
s) Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State (YABATECH) requires five credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and any one of the following; Physics, Additional Mathematics, Economics, Food Nutrition.
i) Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu State (IMT-ENU) requires Biology.
ii) Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State (YABATECH) requires Mathematics, Biology/Agric. Science and any one of Physics, Chemistry, EconomicsFollow Fatherprada on Facebook for Guides