BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The department of Microbiology was established in February, 2012 under the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences. The Department started with Professor Abrar A. Khan as the pioneer head.
Presently, the Department has 11 Academic Staff, 5 Laboratory staff and 2 Administrative staff.
The programme started with 44 students at level 100, who were admitted during the 2012/2013 academic session. Presently, the Department has a total population of over 250 students across level 100 to 300 level.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME
Microbiology has a direct relationship with most scientific disciplines. Manpower from different disciplines of Microbiology is highly demanded due to the importance of the course in different aspects of our daily activities. The course is of immense importance in order:
- To train the new generation of our population through different disciplines of Microbiology for meeting the requirements of public and private sectors within and outside the country.
- To engage in researches towards the determination of possible ways of controlling disease endemics that over the years poses serious threat to health status in the country
- To proper conserve our natural ecosystem.
- To create awareness of environmental pollution and how to take charge of it.
MANDATES OF THE PROGRAMME
The department is saddled with the mandates to produce:
- Skilled manpower capable of working in Medical laboratories, Petroleum industries, National and Multinational Companies, food and pharmaceutical industries, Environmental firms, Government and Non-governmental organizations, Academia among others.
- Graduates capable of undertaking further studies and research in disciplines like; medicine, food nutrition, pharmacology, agriculture, horticulture, environmental conservation and pollution control, renewable energy, petroleum industry, forensic science etc.
- Graduates that can work with Government on issues like biomedical research, climate change mitigation & adaptation, environmental protection etc.
Education and training in Microbiology provides a platform for many fulfilling and unique professional career opportunities. Most of these are in government research institutions, human and animal health professions, environmental and agricultural sciences and more recently, in forensic sciences and biosafety. Effective communication of science to public is critically important in modern society, so there are many career opportunities for individuals who possess skills in microbiology.
Microbiologist plays a vital role in places like Nat. Inst. for Trypanosome Research (NITR), Nat. Veterinary Research Inst. (NVRI), Inter. Inst. of Tropical Agric. (IITA), Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), Nat. Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Federal Ministry of Environment among others.
|S/NO||NAME||RANK||GENDER||QUALIFICATION||TYPE OF APP|
|1||Dr. Usman Aliyu Dutsinma||Senior Lecturer/HOD||M||BSc, AMLSCN MS.c Phd||Visiting|
|2||Prof. M. D. Mukhtar||Professor||M||Ph.D. Microbiology||Visiting|
|3||Prof. Saleh Alhaji Ado||Professor||M||Ph.D. Microbiology||Visiting|
|4||Dr. Faruk Sarkinfada||Reader||M||Ph.D (Med. MCB)||Visiting|
|5||Dr. Shamsuddeen Umar||Senior Lecturer||M||PhD Microbiology||Visiting|
|6||Dr. Muhammad B. Tijjani||Lecturer I||M||Ph.D. Microbiology||Visiting|
|7||Badiyya Hassan Mashi||Lecturer I||F||MSc. Microbiology||Visiting|
|8||Dr. Aminu Ado||Lecturer I||M||Ph.D. Ecology & Env. Studies||Visiting|
|9||Dr. Aminu Bukar||Lecturer I||M||Ph.D. Microbiology||Visiting|
|10||Dr. Muhammad Sani Aliyu||Lecturer I||M||Ph.D. Microbiology||Visiting|
|11||Bashir Abdulkadir||Lecturer II||M||M.Sc. Mcb & Plnt Pathology||Tenure|
|12||Abdulmalik Yakubu||Lecturer II||M||MSc. Microbiology||Tenure|
|13||Zubairu Umar Darma||Assistant Lecturer||M||M.Sc. Environmental Microbiology||Tenure|
|14||Sani Aliyu||Assistant Lecturer||M||M.Sc. Med. Microbiology||Tenure|
|15||Kabir Kamaluddeen||Assistant Lecturer||M||MSc. Biotechnology||Tenure|
|16||Muhktar Gambo Lawal||Graduate Assistant||M||BSc. Microbiology||Tenure|
|17||Fatima Muhktar||Graduate Assistant||F||BSc. Microbiology||Tenure|
|18||Hayatuddeen Muhammed R.||Graduate Assistant||M||BSc. Microbiology||Tenure|
|19||Baha'uddeen Salisu D.||Graduate Assistant||M||B.Sc. Microbiolgy||Tenure|
|20||Umma Salma A. Saulawa||Graduate Assistant||F||B.Sc. Microbiolgy||Tenure|