Admission Requirements - Department of Microbiology

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Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the 5 year B. Tech. (Microbiology) degree programme, the candidate, in addition to an acceptable pass in Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) (combinations: English, Physics Chemistry and Biology) must have either the following;

  • UTME Entry Requirements:

Senior Secondary School Certificate credit level passes in five (5) subjects which must include English Language, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Physics in not more than two sittings. In addition, an acceptable pass in the UTME into 100-level is required.

  • Direct Entry Requirements:

Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) Requirements:

  1. Credit passes in three JUPEB subjects namely Physics, Chemistry and Biology with a good/ acceptable aggregate. Candidates must have O/Level credit passes in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Language and Mathematics.
  2. A-Level passes not below Grade C in Chemistry and Biology with SSCE/GCE O/Level Credit passes as in (1) above.
  3. Holders of OND (ND) Certificate with a minimum of Upper Credit Pass is eligible for admission into Year II provided that their programme covered certain basic courses offered in the school up to the second year.
  4. Holders of HND with a minimum of a credit pass are eligible for admission into year III, depending on the appropriateness of their requisite academic qualification.


Requisite Academic Qualification:

In addition to fulfilling the requirements in (2.ii & iii) above, a holder of OND (ND) and/or HND must also have five (5) GCE O/Level Credit Passes as in (1i) above.


The academic curriculum of the department is drawn in line with the existing academic curricula of other departments in FUTO.  The first-year students take the common foundation year courses; the second year students take the common School of Sciences (SOSC) courses with introductory courses in Biological Sciences; the third year students take common Biological Sciences Courses as well as specialized courses in Microbiology; Fourth and Fifth years are exposed to different fields of Microbiology with emphasis on technological applications.

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