About Department of Biochemistry

The B.Sc. Biochemistry programme was established on November 5, 2013 by the Senate of Federal University Oye-Ekiti from the former Department of Biotechnology which was one of the foundation departments of the University at inception on February 11, 2011.

Academic activities commenced in the 2013/2014 session with the splitting of students from the former Department of Biotechnology into the three new Departments of Animal & Environmental Biology, Biochemistry and Plant Science & Biotechnology.

At inception, the activities of the department were overseen by Prof. S.V.A. Uzochukwu who was the dean, Faculty of Sciences and assisted by Mr A.O. Adeoye, an Assistant Lecturer in the Department as the Coordinator. However, in March, 2014; Prof G. Oboh, who was on sabbatical leave from Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), became the first head of the Department.

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