HOD‘S WELCOME SPEECH
1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND (INFORMATION) OF BIOCHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT
The Department started with less than forty (40) students in 1984 at Ado-Ekiti (in the then Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti). The University was relocated to Akungba-Akoko in December 1999 after the creation of Ekiti State from Ondo State.
The Department is growing with resourceful and dedicated academic and non-academic staff on ground. At present, there are about 700 students at various levels in the Department. The Department is committed to high standard of teaching, mentoring and research. Students are equally exposed to practical oriented programmes through SIWES and supervision of independent research project work. The Department has turned out graduates who have excelled in different spheres of life: academic, food processing industries, hospitals, laboratories, research institutes and private parastatals in and outside the country.
2. PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
The undergraduate programme in Biochemistry is designed to provide a sound and all-round education in the basic science of Biochemistry up to bachelor’s degree level. It is intended to make students assimilate the relevance of Biochemistry in various ways and areas in meeting the manpower needs of the country. The Department will also provide appropriate courses for students within the Faculty of Science and various other Faculties, – Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Agriculture and Technology – who require a working knowledge of Biochemistry. We equally hope to commence very soon, training of students for the award of M.Sc and Ph. D in different areas of specializations in Biochemistry- Toxicology, Clinical Biochemistry, Lipidology, Membrane, Food Science and Technology, Enzymology, Environmental and Industrial Biochemistry.
3. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
(I) Candidates seeking admission into the Department of Biochemistry must satisfy the UTME, post UTME and the University’s admission requirements i.e Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in not more than two sittings. Any candidate who has satisfied the Adekunle Ajasin University pre-degree science programme is also eligible for admission.
(II) Direct entry students should in addition to satisfying the University requirements as stated in (i) above have principal passes at HSC/GCE ‘A’ level in three of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Candidates with diploma certificates or its equivalent, who passed at UPPER CREDIT level, are also qualified for admission.Direct entry students should in addition to satisfying the University requirements as stated in (i) above have principal passes at HSC/GCE ‘A’ level in three of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Candidates with diploma certificates or its equivalent, who passed at UPPER CREDIT level, are also qualified for admission.
OLUSOLA Augustine Olusegun(Dr.)
Head of Department.