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Faculty of SCIENCE
Year Established : 1964
Dean : Professor Adedotun Adeyinka Adekunle
Sub Dean : Dr. Andrew Oke-Ovie Akala
Faculty Officer : Mr. Oladoye Waheed Amida
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Faculty of Science was first established in the University in October, 1964. It consisted of two Schools, the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

In October 1967, the two Schools became autonomous teaching units, each with its own Dean and Board of Studies, but they worked closely together through a joint Board. They also co-operated with the then College of Education in running B.Sc. (Education) Programme. The two Schools along with the then Institute of Computer Sciences were finally merged in October, 1973 to constitute the present Faculty of Science. Since its inception, the Faculty organized its instruction by subjects. Each student was required to take 3 subjects in the first year, two in the second year and two or one in the third year of his/her Degree Programme.

As from October 1974, Senate approved a new Degree structure based on course units. In 1982, the Faculty of Science started an integrated, Four-year Degree Programme for the award of a Bachelor’s Degree in one particular Science subject. Although the Programme leads to an Honours Degree, it was considered necessary to have a broad-based Programme so that every student is exposed to as many subject areas as possible, particularly, in the first few pyramidal Degree structure. The distribution and concentration requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree are well spelt out in the regulations.

For the award of a B.Sc. Degree, a minimum number of units from courses in Years I to IV or V must be passed. Details of selection of courses are given in Faculty Prospectus as well as  guidelines to an Honour’s Degree in a particular Programme can be obtained in the Departmental Information Hand Book. A major advantage of the new system is its inherent flexibility in that students progress at their own pace. The old system of pass and move to a higher level, or fail and repeat the whole year was dispensed with. Once a student has satisfied a minimum pass level to remain in the University, he/she can select a work –load that must be carried to remain a full time student in the Faculty. A maximum work-load per Semester that can be carried by a student is also specified. Other features of the new Degree structure are the introduction of Faculty courses, passes in which are mandatory for the award of a Degree in the Faculty. These courses are introduced to ensure that every Graduate from the Faculty has a minimum exposure to some basic Science courses. Students, if they so desire, can take courses in any Faculty outside that of Science also specified. The final award of the B.Sc. is based on assessment of all courses taken from year of entry to graduation. Continuous Assessment of each course and attendance at classes are also mandatory.

The Faculty presently has seventeen (17) different Programmes being run by eleven departments with dedicated Academic, Non-Teaching and Technical Staff.

Number of Departments in the Faculty                      -  11

History :
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No Of Department(s) under the Faculty: 10
Department Head Of Department
 MARINE SCIENCES  Dr. Are, Aderonke Lawal (Ag.)
 MATHEMATICS  Prof. Okafor Raymond
 PHYSICS  Prof. M. A. Chendo
 ZOOLOGY  Professor Rosemary I. Egonmwan
 BIOCHEMISTRY  Professor Osaretin A.T. Ebuehi
 BOTANY & MICRO.  Dr. A. Akinsoji
 CELL BIOLOGY & GENETICS  Professor (Mrs.) Joy Okpuzor
 GEOSCIENCES  Professor S.D. Olobaniyi
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