Prof. O. M Emina

HOD, Department of Optometry


Candidates seeking admission into the O.D (Doctor of Optometry) Degree programme must have:

  • A good score in the prescribed University Matriculation Examination (UME) for admission into the first of the Six (06) year programme.

Passes in 2 of the relevant subjects at Advanced level of the General Certificate of Education or its equivalent for direct admission into the second year of the programme.  The relevant subjects are Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

  • B.Sc. or HND in any relevant science programme with a pass at second class lower level at least and credit level respectively.

In either case, the student must satisfy the University of Benin Matriculation requirements, with at least credit passes at WASC or GCE or O’Level in relevant subjects.  For Optometry the relevant subjects are Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Language and Mathematics.

O.D. (Doctor of OptometryFive SSCE/GCE/WASC credit passes obtained at not more than two sittings and must include: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry& Biology. UME subjects are: Biology, Chemistry,Physics  &English LanguageTwo A’ Level subjects in relevant subjects:   Physics, Chemistry,  Biology   Note: In addition to any of the above direct entry requirements, candidates must fulfill the degree/UME entry requirements.


Each student shall be required to present himself or herself for registration for the Optometry programme for which he/she has been admitted in accordance with the procedure approved by the University.


  • Two weeks shall be allowed for registration exercise every semester and the period of registration shall be widely published for the information of students.
  • Late registration fees shall be charged as follows:

Any student who comes up to register within the first 7 days after the close of registration shall pay an appropriate late registration fee.  Thereafter, any student who comes up to register shall pay a greater fine.

  • Any student who fails to register within two months from the beginning of a session shall forfeit the benefit of taking any examinations in a semester of that session.  Such a student shall be deemed to have voluntarily withdraw from the University and may be admitted in any subsequent session with the approval of Senate.

All students are required to take all prescribed courses (core and mandatory).  A student is allowed to register for not more than 50 credits in a session.  Student at 500 Level should only register courses in the first semester since they will all be away for Externship/Industrial Training during the second semester.

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