About Us

The Nnamdi Azikiwe University Pre-Science programme was designed to provide intensive and most effective remedial and preparatory learning programme, to help post-secondary school students, who could not meet the requisite conditions for their programme of choice to prepare for, and be accepted into Nnamdi Azikiwe University Science programmes.

It also provides them the opportunity to consolidate their basic knowledge in different subjects, master learning methods, strengthen their confidence, and enhance the effectiveness of learning, with the ultimate goal of achieving academic success.

The programme is expected to provide a platform and enabling environment for optimal academic performance of students wishing to study Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Sciences and Technology, Basic Medical Sciences and courses in Biosciences, Physical Sciences, Agriculture, Engineering, Social and Management Sciences.

The Pre-Science Unit acknowledges that each student is different in terms of learning ability, academic standards and performance, thus, has adopted a robust academic curriculum in line with UTME standards to ensure holistic inclusive learning, tailored to meet individual needs of each student to enable them excel.

At Pre-Science Unit, we adapt the way we educate to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s future using 21st Century pedagogical approaches We therefore, work closely with the students to help them achieve their ambitions and create seamless pathway to university education and subsequent future career.

Our Vision

To be the best outlet for a remedial and preparatory programme that will address learning gaps and ensure students’ holistic development to achieve academic success.

Our Mission

  1. To provide a safe, nurturing, and student-focused environment for optimal academic performance and personal development of the students under the programme.
  2. To identify, motivate and assist the academically weak students to realize their weaknesses and help them to improve on their fronts.
  3. To improve and strengthen academic skills of the students in various subjects.
  4. To address the barriers to learning and encourage the growth of a positive attitude to education.
  5. To ensure all-round quality in terms of teaching and delivery.
  6. To increase success rate in the number of students graduating from the programme.

Our Belief Statement

Success is always achieved by a focused, supported, self-motivated and goal-centered minds striving to become the best version of themselves.


The entry requirements for the following categories of programmes include:


  • (a) The minimum academic qualification is five (5) O’level credits in SSCE, NECO, GCE and NABTEB at not more than two (2) sittings; those who are still awaiting their SSCE, NABTEB or NECO result (Note: all awaiting results must be ready before the completion of the programme). N.B The five credits must include English Language and Mathematics for all courses plus three other science subjects for science based courses and three non-science subjects; Economics, Government, Literature, and other related subjects for courses in Faculties of Management Sciences and Social Sciences.
  • (b) The candidate must have scored JAMB pass mark for the session under consideration.


The Pre-Science Programme also prepares candidates for JAMB and other examinations. The programme offers the students wonderful opportunity to gain high scores in JAMB and to perform excellently well in other exams.

(a) The minimum academic qualification is five (5) O’level credits in SSCE, NECO, GCE and NABTEB at not more than two (2) sittings; those who are still awaiting their SSCE, NABTEB or NECO result.

N.B: The five credits must include English Language and Mathematics for all courses plus three other science subjects for science based courses and three non-science subjects; Economics, Government, Literature, and other related subjects for courses in Faculties of Management Sciences and Social Sciences.


Candidates are expected to follow the steps below;

Visit Portal: myedu.unizik.edu.ng

  1. Login to UNIZIK website
  2. Click on Pre-Science
  3. Click on generate Invoice
  4. Proceed to the any bank for payment ( N10,000)
  5. After payment, login/click on Pre-Science
  6. Click on fill application form
  7. Enter your confirmation number and complete your registration
  8. Submit, Print and proceed to the Pre-Science office at UNIZIK for documentation /payment of school fee/other fees and hostel accommodation Or Walk into the Pre-Science Office at Utility Building, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka to obtain the form.


Once the online registration process is completed, the student proceeds to Pre-Science Office for issuance of admission letter and other registration processes. Admission into the Pre-Science Programme does not guarantee automatic admission into regular programme of the University. Details of all existing regulations for the Pre-Science Programme are contained in the Students’ Handbook. Acceptance of offer to do the programme is indicated by payment of all the approved fees to Pre-Science account. Fees are non-refundable, and payment of all fees is a pre-requisite for admission into the Pre-Science programme.


  • a. Candidates who have collected their admission letters after the payment of school fees should present themselves for registration.
  • b. For screening of credentials, admitted candidates should report to the Pre- Science Office at Awka with the following;
    • i. Printed Application form
    • ii. Photocopies of Certificates/Statement of Results
    • iii. Photocopies of bank draft for purchase of form and evidence of payment of school fees and other compulsory fees
    • iv. Two recent passport photographs
  • c. After being successfully screened, the candidates should collect the following from the Pre-Science Office;
    • I Registration Number
    • ii Clearance Form
    • iii Subject Grouping Form
    • iv Identity Card(ID)
    • v Personal Data/Subject Form(2)
    • vi Medical Form
    • vii Registration Files
    • viii Placement Form(1)
    • ix Students Information Handbook
    • x Textbooks


Each file should contain the following documents before they are returned to the Pre-Science office;

  • i Subject Form
  • ii Photocopies of all receipts
    • a. Acceptance fee
    • b. Tuition
    • c. Accommodation fees(where applicable)
    • d. Other fees
  • iii Photocopies of certificates /statement of result , testimonial
  • iv Photocopy of Birth Certificate
  • v Photocopy of Clearance Form


  • I Candidates should ensure that their statements of results bear the Centre Numbers of their qualifying examinations.
  • ii Certificates /statements of results are usually taken to the office of the relevant examination body for verification.
  • iii Candidates involved with fake(forged) or mutilated results when found, will be expelled or handed over to law enforcement agents.


  • i Only candidates who have paid all fees, and have been duly cleared by the Pre-Science Office shall be admitted into the examination halls.
  • ii A final examination is taken at the end of the programme.
  • iii Examination class list are prepared for the six subjects based on the category (Core Science Or Social /Management Sciences;
    • 1. English Language
    • 2. Mathematics
    • 3. Biology
    • 4. Physics
    • 5. Chemistry
    • 6. Geography
    • 7. Economics
    • 8. Government
    • 9. Literature in English


Students are judged on their best four subjects and those who meet the cut-off mark for that year are considered for placement into the regular university programmes. The maximum score is 400 points.


At the completion of the programme, the result obtained by Pre-Science students is valid for 2 academic years under terms and conditions as stipulated by the university. This implies that candidates who could not register for JAMB in their current year of the programme, can utilize the result in the subsequent year within two (2) academic sessions.


The Programme lasts for one academic year of two semesters with breaks within the semesters


  • i. Admission into the Pre-Science programme does not guarantee automatic admission into the regular university programme.
  • ii. Candidate must satisfy individual department cut-off mark before being considered for placement in the department.
  • iii. Obtaining the cut-off mark in the Pre- Science examination does not guarantee automatic admission into the regular programme.
  • iv. Placement is determined on individual merit, which is based strictly in both learning and character.
  • v. Candidates involved in acts of indiscipline such as; brawling, molesting of other students, breaking campus or hostel regulations, examination misconducts and association with clandestine organizations, among others, will not be considered for placement.


i. Faculty of Agriculture
  • a. Department of Agric Economics
  • b. Department of Animal Science and Technology
  • c. Department of Crop Science and Horticulture
  • d. Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • e. Department of Food Science and Technology
  • f. Department of Forestry and Wild Life Management
  • g. Department of Soil l Science and Land Resources Management
ii. Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • a. Department of Anatomy
  • b. Department of Physiology
  • iii Faculty of Bio-Sciences
  • a. Department of Applied Microbiology and Brewing
  • b. Department of Applied Biochemistry
  • c. Department of Botany
  • d. Department of Parasitology and Entomology
  • e. Department of Zoology
iv Faculty of Education
  • a. Department of Science Education With options in
    • 1. Science Education/Biology
    • 2. Science Education/Chemistry
    • 3. Science Education/Computer Science
    • 4. Science Education]lntegrated Science
    • 5. Science Education/Physics
  • b. Department of Technology and Vocational Education
    • I. Technical Education With options in
    • i. Electrical and Electronic Technology
    • ii. Mechanical and Automobile Technology
    • iii. Woodwork and Building Technology
2. Business Education with options
  • Accounting Education
  • Office Technology and Management
  • Commerce and Cooperative
  • Department of Adult Education
  • Department of Educational Management and Policy
  • Department of Educational Foundation
  • Department of Guidance and Counselling
  • Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education
  • Department of Library and Information Science
  • Faculty of Engineering
    • Department of Agricultural and Bio-resources Engineering
    • Department of Chemical Engineering
    • Department of Civil Engineering
    • Department of Electrical Engineering
    • Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering
    • Department of Industrial and Production Engineering
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Metallurgical/Material Engineering
    • Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences
    • Department of Architecture
    • Department of Building
    • Department of Environmental Management
    • Department of Estate Management
    • Department of Geography & Meteorology
    • Department of Surveying and Geo-informatics
    • Department of Quantity Surveying
  • Faculty of Health Science and Technology
    • Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
    • Department of Medical Rehabilitation/Physiotherapy
    • Department of Nursing
    • Department of Radiography
    • Department of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Faculty of Physical Sciences
    • Department of Computer Science
    • Department of Geology
    • Department of Mathematics
    • Department of Physics and Industrial Physics
    • Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry
    • Department of Statistics
    • Applied Geophysics
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
    • Department of Accountancy
    • Department of Banking and Finance
    • Department of Business Administration
    • Department of Cooperative Economics and Management
    • Department of Marketing
    • Department of Public Administration
    • Department of Entrepreneur Studies
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of Mass Communication
    • Department of Political Sciences
    • Department of Psychology
    • Department of Sociology


Accommodation is available within the Study Centre. The hostel comprises male and female hostels that are conducive with access to basic facilities. Students are encouraged to live in the hostel for safety, proximity, and a positive study group experience that will enable them to think creatively and build strong relationships. The hostel fee is affordable.

Accommodation fee is to be paid together with tuition and other fees. However, students are expected to clear with the office before paying for accommodation, and no student should pay for accommodation outside the school hostel without clearance with the office.

  • Students are encouraged to come with their personal belongings except mattresses and pillows to avoid bug infestation in the hostel.
  • Payment for mattresses and pillows is made before the resumption of the academic session into a designated account.


The Pre-Science Unit recruits suitably qualified teachers, most of whom are university lecturers with experience in relevant subjects, and who have demonstrated the following qualifications and qualities:

  • Ph.D. and/or Master’s degree with teaching experience in relevant subjects.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Highly enthusiastic, committed, dedicated, and passionate for academic excellence.
  • Ability to adapt to diverse curriculum and standards.
  • Professionalism and initiative.

This is in line with the efforts of the Unit to ensure all-round performance in terms of the quality of teaching and delivery to ensure standards are continuously improved in order to achieve the academic success of the students.

CALL: 07088391544 or 090838920222
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