O’Level and UTME/DE Subjects Combination For Genetics and Biotechnology

Genetics and Biotechnology O’level and UTME subjects combination is the same for all schools irrespective of the higher institution. For example, all universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education offering Genetics and Biotechnology are mandated to make use of the same Subject Combo as a requirement for the above course.

Making use of the correct and approved O’level subject requirements plus JAMB subject combination for Genetics and Biotechnology makes the admission process much easier for candidates seeking admission to Genetics and Biotechnology in their various institutions.

Not many are aware that one of the major reasons for the increase in purchase of change of university and institution is because before embarking on the UTME, most candidates fail to confirm the correct O’level subjects required to study Genetics and Biotechnology and thus making them go through the process of change of course or institution and sometimes both.

O’Level and UTME/DE Subjects Combination For Genetics and Biotechnology 1

In this post today, we shall be giving candidates full details as regards the WAEC and NECO otherwise known as O’level subject’s combination and requirements for studying Genetics and Biotechnology in our universities and polytechnics.

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Genetics and Biotechnology is a course for science inclined students in secondary schools and it is one of the most sought-after courses which students upon graduating from secondary school search for online. We will not just concentrate on the O’level subjects required to study, Genetics and Biotechnology or the list of universities in Nigeria offering Genetics and Biotechnology but also, the best schools to study this course. This is not to say that other schools offering Genetics and Biotechnology are of lesser quality.

Upon completing this post, you ought to be clear about the followings:

Biotechnology in any Nigerian University or polytechnic

  1. Admission Requirements for studying Genetics and Biotechnology
  2. Whether you can combine WAEC and NECO results to Study Genetics and Biotechnology (Yes you can though this also depends on the institution)
  3. Cut off Mark Genetics and Biotechnology in any University or Polytechnic
  4. List of Universities in Nigeria that offers Genetics and Biotechnology
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Also, in the quest to study Genetics and Biotechnology, most candidates look out for the best institution for studying Genetics and Biotechnology as a course. Say for example; the universities listed below are not just known for studying Genetics and Biotechnology but can be regarded as the best schools for this course.


Studying Genetics and Biotechnology as the case may present itself requires that candidate possess the following:

  • Five (5) O’level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Now let’s go through the O’level (NECO/WAEC) and JAMB approved subjects’ combination for studying Genetics and Biotechnology before discussing about the cut off mark.

Direct Entry Requirement for Genetics and Biotechnology:

  • Two A Level passes in Biology, Botany or Zoology and Chemistry or Physics.

UTME Subject combination for Genetics and Biotechnology:

  • English Language, Physics, Biology and Chemistry


It is advised that prospective students score up to 230 minimum JAMB cut off mark and above to stand a chance of studying Genetics and Biotechnology due to the competitive nature of the course. Though cut off mark may vary from school to school. Ideally, the 230 JAMB score is enough to see any candidate through so long as you pass your post UTME very well.

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  • Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden – AKSU
  • University Of Calabar, Cross River State – UNICAL

Hope the above information is well understood? If you have any question as regards O’level subject’s requirements for studying Genetics and Biotechnology and the JAMB approved subjects’ combination for Genetics and Biotechnology as a course, kindly get back to us via our comment section below and we shall respond accordingly.

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