Science Laboratory Technology is a course meant for science students, and it is also a very competitive course to study in the country. The system produces technicians who carry out laboratory analysis, and the JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Science Laboratory Technology will fall under science subjects.
The careers in the course are also very high, and the admission requirement for the course in the various universities will be very high as it is a very competitive course in the country. This article will cover what you need to know about Science Laboratory Technology, bring the JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Science Laboratory Technology, provide the list of universities offering the course and also the admission requirement for the system.
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What You Need to Know About Science Laboratory Technology
The course deals with carrying out laboratory analysis and practical work. That is, it produces technicians who can carry out laboratory analysis. The average duration required for studying the course in Nigerian universities will take four years if there is no carry-over. The course is also a science course and one of the most competitive courses to study in the country.
Science Laboratory Technology also has many job opportunities in the country, so one with a degree in this course can work in different departments. One with a degree in this course can work as a
- Radiologic Technologist
- Chemical Technician
- Clinical Laboratory Scientist
- Laboratory Technician
These are some of the careers available for studying Science Laboratory Technology; one with a degree in the course can work in Hospitals, Oil companies, Pharmaceutical companies, Food industries and other science and health-related fields.
JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Science Laboratory Technology
The JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Science Laboratory Technology will be under science subjects, including biology and chemistry, as the course is a pure science course.
WAEC Subject Combination for Science Laboratory Technology
The five credits needed in WAEC (West African Examination Council) for Science Laboratory Technology include
- English Language
JAMB Subject Combination for Science Laboratory Technology
These are the subjects needed in WAEC, while that of JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board) will include
- English Language
- Physics or Mathematics
Universities Offering Science Laboratory Technology in Nigeria
Presently, over ten universities in Nigeria offer Science Laboratory Technology, and they include state universities and federal universities. Below is the list of universities offering the course in Nigeria
- BAUCHI STATE UNIVERSITY, GADAU, BAUCHI STATE
- DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA, DELTA STATE
- EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE
- NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI, NASARAWA STATE
- LADOKE AKINTOLA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OGBOMOSO, OYO STATE
- KANO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, WUDIL, KANO STATE
- UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE
- UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE
- FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, LAFIA, NASARAWA STATE
- FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI, IMO STATE
- UNIVERSITY OF JOS, JOS, PLATEAU STATE
- UNIVERSITY OF PORT-HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE
- UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE
To study the course in Nigerian universities, the general JAMB cut-off mark for Science Laboratory Technology is 160. In WAEC and NECO, candidates are expected to have five credits, and the subjects are science subjects. For a better chance of admission, as the course is very competitive, it would be better for candidates to score up to 200 and above in JAMB.