Philosophy

This is one of the pioneer Departments in Igbinedion University, Okada, the Department of Microbiology is planned to be at the forefront of teaching and learning, research and development, knowledge creation and dissemination in the field of Microbiology. We believe that education should integrate character molding and in-depth knowledge of subject area backed by sound practical experience, in order to produce world class microbiologists who are poised to embrace the challenges and meet the needs of the society.

Objectives

The programme is designed to:

  1. To give students a sound exposure to the theory and practice of Microbiology.
  2. To equip students with adequate research techniques to enable them function as lecturers in universities and other tertiary institutions, research officers and consultants in the many fields of application of Microbiology.
  3. To equip students with adequate practical knowledge and hands-on experience to enable them become self reliant as producers of many analytical, food and industrial products from microbial activities.
  4. To produce world class microbiologists who can compete with their counterparts the world over and fit into advanced programmes within the country and outside it.