The Department of Biological Sciences is one of the oldest and in fact largest Department in the Faculty of Science in terms of resources at inception.It was founded in 2012 shortly after the inception of the University in 2011 as one of the pioneer Departments.  The Department started academic programs with 28 students and eight academic staff, three technologies and a secretary

 Mission Statement

The Department embraces and integrates all aspects of the life sciences and related teaching, research, and educational outreach, develops and delivers an effective, modern curriculum for undergraduate majors in Biological Science, contributes to knowledge and societal development through faculty and student research, and service learning, and establishes a departmental environment grounded in open and honest communication, mutual support, recognition of diverse individual contributions, and trust.

 Vision Statement

To develop a platform of innovative and effective approaches that integrate scholarship with multi-disciplinary research, and provide campus-wide leadership in the integration of life sciences.

 Philosophy

The BSc Biology is designed to provide a sound understanding of the concept and methodologies of Biology in key areas that meet the needs of the society.

 Aim

The aim of this program is to produce graduates of biology, with necessary knowledge and skills to enable them face the ever emerging global challenges.

 Objectives

 The main objectives of the programme is:

 To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of biological knowledge and practical skills.

 To develop in students the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in biological.

 To develop in students, a range of transferable skills that are of value in Biological employment.

 To provide students with knowledge and skill base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialize areas of Biology.

To provide through training and orientation an appreciation of the salutary rewards of inter and multi-disciplinary approach to the solution of complex life problems.

Goals

a)    Increase Enrollment and Promote Student Success

  • Increase the number of intake.
  • To mentor, teach and guide students to become very competitive for university and national scholarships.
  • Promote well-rounded programs focusing efforts in, Biology and Biological services.
  • Develop and maintain programs and resources that promote quality education.

b)    Strengthen academic quality and reputation of the Department

  • Increase support for student participation in field & activity guided learning.
  • Support student learning through service learning & community engagement.
  • Develop ability to provide conducive interaction through seminars, workshops & conferences.
  • Encourage collaborations among faculty in the Department, across campus, and with other universities.
  • Make appropriate recruitment that will enhance our reputation, and provide leadership in applying for and being awarded grants.
  • Continue to support faculty in their teaching, research, and service.
  • Continue to enhance a newly developed program that will help Teaching Assistants learn to “teach” more effectively.

c)     Expand and enhance, Research and Engagement

  • Continue to foster a Departmental ethic that encourages collaborations among faculty in the Department, across campus and globally.
  • Develop state of the art laboratory facilities in Biological services.
  • Establish & maintain research stations & collaborations with organizations of repute.
  • Make appropriate recruitments that will enhance our reputation, and provide leadership in applying for and being awarded grants.
  • Continue to actively participate in programs that would send the message about ‘what we do’ in the host community, and
  • Interact with the public and government on those issues where our scientific expertise can address key local, regional and national issues.

 

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