Preamble

The student hand book is an important document that encloses the undergraduate programs in the university. The programs have been streamlined according to the NUC guidelines. In view of this, it is hoped that the students of Pure and Industrial Chemistry department would be well prepared to face these challenges.

 Dr. Sama’ila Mu’azu Batagarawa

Head of Department

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

 The Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry started from the inception of the University in January, 2007.  The Department is under the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences and it commenced academic activities with thirty three students under the Headship of Prof. Ibrahim Sada. Following his appointment as the Dean of the Faculty, he handed over the departmental affairs to Prof. Mohammed Aqil. Subsequent to the death of Prof. Muhammad Aqil, the Department came under the leadership of Prof. A. A. Zuru. In April, 2007, Dr. Junaidu Na’aliya took over the headship of the Department when Prof. Zuru was appointed the Vice Chancellor of the Aliero Science and Technology University, Kebbi State. Prof. AbdulRahman A. Audu took over the headship of the Department in April, 2012 and handed over to Dr. Muhammad Saleh Salga in April, 2013, and upon his appointment as a Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, he handed over to Dr. Sama’ila Mu’azu Batagarawa, who is the serving head of the Department.

 The teaching responsibilities of the Department include B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry as well as the aspects of science foundation courses. The Department has continued to grow in terms of staff strength, students’ enrolment and physical facilities. The current students’ population stands at about five hundred and ninety three (593) students. The Department has graduated six sets of students in 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/2015 sessions.

 CHEMISTRY UNIT

 Philosophy       

The Chemistry programme is focused towards being a model in providing manpower development through excellence in teaching and research for sustainable industrial/technological growth in the North West zone and the country at large.

 Objectives       

          Specifically the Department aims at:

  • Exposing the students to up-to-date knowledge in various fields of chemical sciences, to make them creative, innovative and align them with state-of-art tools of research and development.

  • Promoting the development of national science and scientific knowledge in this zone and the entire country with practical application in establishing small scale industries.

  • Acting as a body for safeguarding the qualitative standard of learning and research.

  • Promoting exchange programmes aimed at establishing and fostering relationships with similar bodies within and outside the country to encourage international scientific collaborations.