Science disciplines are the bedrock of technological development and therefore of national growth and maturity with attendant contribution to human welfare, health and progress. The programme has been designed to provide a sound understanding of the concepts and methodologies of Botany in key areas that meet the needs of society. Consequently, emphasis is placed on the applied as well as theoretical aspects.  

The main objectives of the programme are;  

  •  to educate students for graduate and professional studies and services in all sectors of plant sciences.  
  •  to enhance creativity, innovation and increased opportunities for productive employment and self actualization.   

Admission Requirements

The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), with relevant subject combination is required for admission into 100-level.   

Candidates with Ordinary National Diploma or Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE) with Upper Credit pass or two A level passes (graded A-E) at the GCE Advanced Level in relevant subjects (Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) may be admitted into 200- Level. Direct entry candidates must also have credit level passes in the five subjects required for UTME admission.  

Graduation Requirement

To graduate, a student must pass a minimum of 120 units including all compulsory courses.   

Learning Outcomes

All Bachelors (honours) degree students in Botany are expected to develop the following abilities and skills:


  • Regime of Subject Knowledge Cognitive abilities and skills relating to solution of problems in Botany
  • Competencies and Skills  Practical skills relating to the conduct of Laboratory and Field work in Botany
  • Behavioral Attitudes General skills relating to non-subject specific competencies, communication, interpersonal, organization skills.  


Attainment Levels  

Graduates of Botany are expected to have the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in Botany in relation to national and societal needs.  

Resource Requirement for Teaching and Learning

  • Academic and non-academic staff  
  • Academic and Non-Academic Spaces  
  • Academic and Laboratory Equipment  
  • Library and Information Resources  

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