PROFILE OF THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
BRIEF HISTORY OF CHEMISTRY DEPATMENT
The Department of Chemistry was one of the foundation Departments in Nasarawa State University, keffi when the University was created in October 2001. It started with a degree programme in Chemistry at the inception of the university 2001/2002 academic session, and introduced a degree programme with option in pure chemistry or industrial chemistry in 2003/2004 academic session. The major objective of the department is to provide its students with a broad-based knowledge of modern theoretical, practical and applied chemistry. The courses offer in the department fall under the broad headings of physical, organic, inorganic, analytical and applied chemistry. However, as much as possible the unity of the subject is emphasized throughout the courses. Department of Chemistry got NUC full accreditation of its programmes in November, 2007.
DEGREE OFFERED IN THE DEPARTMENT
- B.SC Pure Chemistry
- B.SC Industrial Chemistry
Candidates for entry to the degree programmes of the department must satisfy the University minimum entrance requirements. Such requirements are met by the possession of National Examination Council (NECO), West African Examination Council (WAEC), Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) or the School certificate/ General Certicate of Education Ordinary Level (SC/GCE O/level) with passes at credit level ( or above) which include chemistry, Mathematics, English language and Physics.
Additional requirements for entry into various programmes being run by the department are as follows:
Candidates must have credits in the following subject specified:
Pure Chemistry: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology or Agricultural Sciences.
Industrial Chemistry: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
LIST OF STAFF
|1||Prof. L. Lajide||Visiting Professor||B.Sc. (Ibadan), PhD (Canberra, Australia)|
|2||Dr. A.Olanisakin||Senior Lecturer||B.Tech. (Akure), M.Sc (Ibadan), PhD (Akure)|
|3||A.C Etonihu||Lecturer I||B.Sc. (UNN), M.Sc. (ATBU)|
|4||S.S. Bako||Lecturer I||B.Sc., M.Sc. (ABU)|
|5||P.C. Madu||Lecturer I||B.Sc. (ABU), M.Sc (FUTO)|
|6||B.O. Atolaite||Lecturer II||B.Sc., M.Sc. (Ibadan)|
|7||Dr. J. U. Okere||Lecturer II||B.Sc. (Jos), M.Sc. (Lagos), PhD (Abuja)|
|8||S.S. Audu||Lecturer II||B.Sc. , M.Sc. (Sokoto)|
|9||J.T. Tagowoi||Graduate Assistant||B.Sc. (ABU)|
|10||O.D. Opaluwa||Graduate Assistant||B.Sc. (Jos)|
|11||Y. Mohammend||Graduate Assistant||B.Sc. (Jos)|
|12||A.I Ambo||Graduate Assistant||B.Sc. (Keffi)|
Technical Staff / Rank
- J.E. Osu / Senior Technologist
- B.T. Ashika’a / Technologist I
- I.M. Kaduna / Technologist I
- I.E. Shuaibu / Prin. Lab. Supervisor