Department of Plant Science Programmes
Candidates with at least a lower second degree in Botany, Botany combined with Zoology or any other relevant subjects like Geography, Chemistry, Forestry, Agriculture (crop science) and Environmental Science from a recognized University may be admitted to the course. Eligible candidates may be government or privately sponsored.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The main objective of this programme is to produce graduates with more advanced knowledge and research skills in various disciplines of plant science which are relevant to scientific development and conservation of plant diversity for socio-economic development of the country
After completion of the MSc degree programme, the graduate should be able to
The overall objective of the programme is to produce sufficiently trained persons who will put ethnobotany on a sound scientific base for sustainable use and management of plant resources for posterity. The specific objectives of the programme are:
1. To advance and diffuse indigenous knowledge of plants for conservation of our national heritage.
2. To establish a cadre of well-trained personnel that will make greater contributions to the utilisation and conservation of plant genetic resources.
Minor Botany programme
A student taking Botany as a MINOR will be required to register for the courses listed below and those from other subject(s) of his/her choice. He/She should register for at least a total of 44 credit units
Course Code and Title
BSC IN BOTANY TAKEN WITH OTHER SCIENCE SUBJECTS
A student taking Botany as a MAJOR will be required to register for the courses listed below and those from other subject(s) of his/her choice. He/She should register for at least a total of 74 credit units.
Course codes, titles, and time allocation. LH= lecture hours; PH= practical hours; CH= contact hours; CU = credit units, * = elective courses
The main objective of this programme is to produce graduates with sufficient knowledge and skills in the field of modern Biotechnology necessary for enhancing agricultural and industrial production, biodiversity and environmental conservation.
On successful completion of the programme, a graduate with BSc. in Biotechnology should be able to: