What We Offer


Our Goals

   1.      To produce well trained professionals of Microbiology for Nigeria's industries and

            higher instituitions and mankind.

   2.      To avail ourselves and our professional services and experience to our country in

            the area of identifying and solving socio-economic problems of our time including:

          (i) infectious diseases and their management challenges;

           (ii) pollution problems caused by various industrial, developmental and social

              activities such as oil spills and other environmental depreciation activities

              through monitoring and and application of control measures based on microbial

              biotechnological processes including development of microbial consortia

              for application in the restoration of polluted sites especially by bioremediation


            (iii) exploitation of the potentials of microorganisms in industrial manufacturing

              processes and food nutritional enrichment;

            (iv) exploitation of microbial potentials for generation of sustainable alternative

              energy resources (bio-fuels);

            (v) exploitation of microbial potentials for the enhancement of agricultural output

              especially food crops for food security;

            (vi) search for suitable and sustainable methods and materials for the control of

              negative effects of microbes on human socio-economic efforts;

   3.     To offer training and services to our immediate environment in the state in the area

           of sanitation and water treatment and other relevant needs.


Our Objectives

  1.     Our program has been designed to train students in Microbiology techniques.

  2.     To give a basic knowledge on the fundamentals of Bacteriology, Mycology

          and Virology, Algology and Parasitology, and their relationships

          to other disciplines.

  3.     To expose our students to both pure and applied courses in Microbiology in

          order to satisfy the manpower needs of schools, institutions of higher

          learning, research institutes, agricultural establishments, industries and hospitals.

   4.     To encourage independence and confidence so that the students can make

          informed and meaningful contributions in whatever professional activity they

          may be engaged in, as well as be capable of identifying and appraising

          problems including  management of human and material resources.

   5.     To offer and to combine theoretical principles with a realistic approach

          to the problems and needs of a developing country such as Nigeria.

   6.     To enable promising graduates to undertake postgraduate work in Microbiology

          and related discipline in pure and applied sciences.


Admission Criteria

  Entry Requirements:


     Admission through UME: The basic requirements for admission are as contained

           in the University's General Regulations in relation to the science disciplines

           except that the qualifying subjects must include credit level passes in Biology,

           Mathematics, Chemistry and at least one other science subject at the SSCE

           or equivalent.


     Admission by Direct Entry: "A" level pass in Biology,English and one other science

           subject in addition to the "O" level requirement.


     Requirements for the Award of Degree: The minimum requirement for the award

           of the degree of B.Sc. Microbiology is satisfactory completion of not less than

           147 units and 108 units of course work for UME and Direct Entry candidates

           respectively. Other requirements are those stipulated by the University for

           the award of first degree under the course unit system.    




Our Staff

About 80% of the teaching staff comprises alumni who make sure that standards are maintained through dedication, counseling, motivation and understanding. It is possible to interact directly with members of staff whose program(s) interest you.










Departmental resources offer an immense opportunity for our students to learn in a scientific and engaging atmosphere with lecturers.








Scientific Research

Our courses are flexible and encourage our young scientists to engage in an evolving learning process through research.