Chemistry is the index of industrial development. The giant strides made by man in the understanding and exploitation of nature, synthesis of new materials essential to the enhancement of the quality of life, and the surge in and sustenance of economic and technological progress have benefited immensely from chemistry. A degree programme in chemistry should foster in the undergraduate an appreciation of the centrality of chemical science to human well-being, as well as its inevitable linkage to, and interactions with, other branches of science.
A degree programme in chemistry should therefore aim to:
Stimulate in the students sustained interest and enthusiasm in chemistry and its applications
Build in students a culture of continuing enquiry
Provide students with a broad and balanced base of chemical knowledge and practical skills
Develop in students a range of skills applied in chemical and non-chemical areas, that can provide confidence for employment
Provide students with a solid base of chemical knowledge and skills that are required for postgraduate studies and research, and
Inculcate in students an appreciation of chemistry in all human endeavours.
The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any other relevant science subject at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in the UTME examination with the appropriate combination of subjects is required. Candidates with at least two A level passes (graded A-E) at the GCE Advanced Level in relevant subjects may be admitted to undertake the three – year degree programme into 200-level.
To graduate, a student must pass a minimum of 120 units including all compulsory courses.
All students on graduation are expected to develop the following abilities and skills:
a.) Regime of Subject Knowledge Cognitive abilities and skills relating to solution of problems in Chemistry and other allied chemical industries.
b.) Competencies and Skills Practical skills relating to the conduct of Laboratory work in Chemical Industries. c. Behavioral Attitudes General skills relating to non-subject specific competencies, communication, interpersonal, organization skills.
Graduates of Chemistry are expected to have the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in Chemistry and other allied industries in relation to national and societal needs.
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