Department of Biological Sciences
The Department of Biological Sciences was established in 2002. The Department has two interdependent programmes when established in 2002 viz; Botany and Zoology programmes respectively. Research facilities and research programmes however frequently cross these programme divisions and there is also an agreed-shared responsibility for student workshop, field trip and research techniques amongst these programmes. The degrees awarded in the Department are therefore B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany and B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology.
In the 2002/2003 Academic year, the Department had only one (1) full time student and no postgraduate students. That number has now grown to about 300 students. Also, the Department serves about 250 students from sister Departments.
Postgraduate Programmes of the Department
The Department has mounted academic programmes at the postgraduate level during the 2009/2010 Academic year in the following areas:
i. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Community Health & Hygiene.
ii.Master of Science (Zoology) Parasitology option.
General Philosophy of the Department
The general philosophy of the Academic programmes in Biological Sciences with specific emphasis on Botany and Zoology is ti bring together in an integrated fashion training of qualified candidates with the sole intention that they will acquire good discipline, knowledge and skills with practical exposure in various disciplines in Botany and Zoology. Thus, preparing them for a specialisation career training at the undergraduate and postgraduate level; to be good citizens for National development, enhancing manpower generation particularly at the local governments, State, Federal levels and International. It is hoped that we will succeed in producing experts who will be gainfully employed in all aspects of National development, and to provide foundations for students who plan to pursue specialisations at the M.Sc. or Ph.D in any aspects of Botany and Zoology.
|S/NO.||NAME||NATURE OF APPOINTMENT||RANK||QUALIFICATION||AREA OF SPECIALIZATION|
|1||Prof. Muhammad Saquib||Academic||Professor||PhD||Plant Ecology|
|2||Prof. E. A. Gaya||Academic||Prof||PhD||Plant Ecology|
|3||Prof. A. M. Gani||Academic||Prof.||PhD||Botany|
|4||Dr. Inuwa Adamu||Academic||Snr. Lect.||PhD||Parasitology|
|5||Mr. Wakshama P. Sale||Academic||Lecturer I||M.Sc.||Applied Microbiology & Plant Pathology|
|6||Mr. Jarafu Ulam Mamza||Academic||Lecturer I||M.Sc.||Ecology|
|7||Mr. Domo G. Albert||Academic||Lecturer II||M. Sc||Parasitology|
|8||Mr. Joseph Johnson||Academic||Asst. Lect.||M. Tech||Wildlife conservation & Management|
|9||Mrs. Comfort S. Yusuf||Academic||Asst. Lect.||M. Tech.||Crop protection|
|10||Miss. Kucheli Batta||Academic||Asst. Lect.||M.Sc.||Mycology & Plant Pathology Mycology|
|11||Mr. Ali Babangida Daniel||Academic||Asst. Lect.||M.Sc.||Mylocology|
|12||Mr. Mallum S. Midawa||Academic||Asst. Lect.||M. Sc. (Ed.)||Botany|
|13||Mrs. Zainab B. Mshelia||Academic||Asst. Lect.||M. Sc. (Ed.)||Zoology|
|14||Mrs. Abigail Edward||Academic||Asst. Lect.||M.Tech.||Fishries and Aquaculture|
|15||Mal. Ahmad Idi||Academic||Asst. Lect.||M. Sc.||Biotechnology|
|16||Mal. Bashir S. Mienda||Academic||Asst. Lect.||M.Sc.||Biotechnology|
|17||Mr. Joel Filgona||Academic||Asst. Lect.||M. Sc.||Microbiology|
|18||Mr. Alexander J. Wahedi||Academic||Asst. Lect.||M.Sc.||Applied Entomology|
|19||Mr. Barka P. Mshelmbula||Academic||Grad. Asst.||B. Sc.||Botany|
|1||Mr. Dauda Samaila Boni||Non Academic||Senior||M||Technologist I|
|2||Mrs. Asiyina Elihu||Non Academic||Senior||F||Technologist I|
|3||Mr. Bulus Kwaghe Bugu||Non Academic||Senior||M||Technologist I|
|4||Mr. Ishaya Nehemiah||Non Academic||Senior||M||Technical Officer|
|5||Adama Ismail (Mrs.)||Non Academic||Senior||F||Technical Officer|
|6||Mr. Daniel Lamorde||Non Academic||Junior||M||Lab. Technician|
|7||Mal. Dahiru Yunus||Non Academic||Senior||F||Con. Secretary|
|8||Sakina M. Abubakar||Non Academic||Junior||F||Clerical Officer|
|9||Mal. Atiku Salihu||Non Academic||Junior||M||Lab. Technician|
|Mrs Robert S. Maryamu||Con Sec. II|
|Miss Talatu Kefas||Clerical Asst.|