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KNUST Doctor of Optometry cut off points & requirements 2023

If you’re passionate about eye care and aspire to become a qualified optometrist, the Doctor of Optometry program at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) could be your stepping stone to a rewarding career. Let’s delve into the specific cut-off points and requirements for the 2023 admissions.

Cut Off Points

The cut-off points are pivotal in securing admission to the Doctor of Optometry program at KNUST. The cut off point is 07 for this program.

Academic Requirements

In addition to the cut-off points, applicants must satisfy specific academic criteria to qualify for the Doctor of Optometry program. These often include:

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Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) or West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE): Prospective students must attain a minimum grade in relevant subjects, which may include Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

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Clinical Experience

In some cases, clinical experience or exposure to optometry-related settings may be considered an asset during the admission process. This could involve shadowing optometrists or engaging in volunteer work related to eye care.Entrance Examinations or Interviews: Depending on the year, KNUST may conduct entrance examinations or interviews to further assess applicants’ suitability for the program.

WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

Credits in the THREE (3) Core Subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science) are required.

Credits in THREE (3) Elective Subjects from the following: Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics.

A’ LEVEL APPLICANTS

FIVE (5) credits at O’ Level including English Language and Mathematics plus passes at the A’ Level or equivalent in THREE (3) of the following relevant subjects: Chemistry, Zoology or Botany, Mathematics, Physics, Biology.

MATURE APPLICANTS

Applicants must be at least 25 years at the time of submitting the application.

EITHER

FIVE (5) credits at the O’ Level including English Language and Mathematics

OR

FIVE (5) credits at the O’ Level and experience in Meteorological applications

OR

WASSCE/SSSCE credits in THREE (3) Elective Subjects including Biology, Chemistry and

Physics and Mathematics.

Career Opportunities For Doctor of Optometry

Optometrist (Corporate)

Optometrist (NHS)

Practice Management Consultant.

Vision Science Researcher.

Pre-Registration Supervisor.

Domiciliary Optometrist.

Professor (with further study)

Conclusion

Aspiring students for the Doctor of Optometry program at KNUST need to focus on both the cut-off points and the specific academic and non-academic requirements.

Remember, meeting the requirements is just the first step on your educational journey. A genuine passion for optometry, coupled with dedication and hard work, will pave the way for a rewarding experience at KNUST.

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