ABOUT CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT
The Department of Chemistry was established along with other departments in 2005 in the Faculty of Science and offers 4 years B.Sc. Honours degree in Chemistry. The taught courses in Chemistry are General, Theoretical, Physical, Analytical, Organic, Inorganic, Industrial and Polymer Chemistry. There are no elective courses in Chemistry for the 100 and 200 levels but students undertake courses from other departments of the Faculty of Science which help them in applied and advanced chemistry courses at higher levels. Furthermore there are no taught courses for the second semester 300 level the period which students will be engaged in six months Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES). In addition to the courses earmarked for the 400 level, each student will undertake a project in the first semester but will be subjected to an oral defence in the second semester.
The Department has one fairly equipped laboratory that accommodates about 50-60 students. and a small Research Lab where sensitive instrument are installed, with a preparatory room. And a chemical store attached to it. There is also laboratory ware store. There is an adjacent room as an instrument room. The existing facilities are being expanded to meet the demand of the increasing number of students in the Faculty.
Recruitment of staff into the department is always on-going and the department undertakes quality research aimed at rendering community service and industrialization of the nation. Plans are under way to undertake postgraduate studies in critical areas of chemistry where manpower is lacking. The department encourages and supports staff development.