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;
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.
To graduate, a student must pass a minimum of 120 units including all compulsory courses.
All Bachelors (honours) degree students in Botany are expected to develop the following abilities and skills:
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.
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