Dr. Muhammaed Tukur Adamu, Head of Department

About Microbiology Department

Microbiology program was introduced in the year 2010 under the leadership of Dr. Fatima Tahir as Head of Biology Department from 2007-2010. The vigorous effort of the then Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor I.M. Umar OON who also double as the Dean of Science in this regard must be acknowledged. The entire affairs of Microbiology program was previously carried out under the Department of Biological Sciences until December, 2014 when it became a full pledged Department. Consequently, the leadership of all the departmental affairs were shouldered on its pioneering Head of Departmental Prof. M. D. Mukhtar. He was succeeded by Professor Fatima Tahir who was appointed to serve as Head of the Department from June to December, 2017. The current Acting Head of Department was appointed in March, 2018 by the then Vice Chancellor Professor I.M Umar. The Department has a modest beginning, and has grown remarkably both in number of staff and students.

The Head of Department

THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT Dr. Muhammaed Tukur Adamu was employed by the University as Graduate Assistant in February, 2007. He is gradute of Bayero University Kano, Modibbo Aadma University of Technology Yola and Universiti Putra Malaysia where obtained Bsc in Microbiology, Masters in Environmental Microbiology and Environmental Health respectively. He specializes in Environmental Microbiology, Epidemiology and Public Health. He is a member of the Nigerian Society for Microbiology, an accredited Member of Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, UK and a Fellow of the Society for Environmental and Public Health of Nigeria. During the last 13 years he spent as a lecturer, he undertakes much research work and published articles in reputable journals.

Admission Requirements

For admission into B.Sc Microbiology in the Department, a student must satisfy the minimum University and Faculty of Science requirements of an O-level credits in Biology and four other subjects (Chemistry, Physics, English and Mathematics) at the GCE ‘O’ level, SSCE or its equivalent. Students that have successfully completed Remedial Programmes approved by the University Senate and meet requirements are also eligible for admission. In addition, an acceptable pass in the University Matriculation Examination (UME) into 100-level is required. Direct Entry For direct entry admission into 200 level of study, a prospective candidate must satisfy the requirements stated above and in addition possess two or more A-level papers (or its equivalent), which must include Biology and Chemistry.

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 174 credit units must registered and passed by a student.