The main objectives of the degree programme in biochemistry are: 

  • To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of biochemical knowledge and practical skills.
  • To develop in students the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in biochemistry.
  • To develop in students, a range of transferable skills that are of value in biochemical and non-biochemical employment.
  • To provide students with knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of biochemistry or multi-disciplinary areas involving biochemistry.
  • To provide, through training and orientation, an appreciation of the solutory rewards of inter- and multi-disciplinary approach to the solution of complex life problems.
  • To generate in students an appreciation of the importance of biochemistry in industrial, economic, environmental, technological and social development.
  • To instill in students a sense enthusiasm for biochemistry, an appreciation of its application in different contexts and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.
  • To develop a research culture in the department in consonance with current trends in the biochemical world as well as having direct relevance to the needs of Nigeria.
  • To inculcate broad scientific discipline in undergraduate students (independent work, resourcefulness, honesty; broad scientific outlook and team-work in scientific researches).




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