Department of Microbiology


Dr. Al-hassan Abdul-rahman

HOD's Welcome Address

The students handbook primarily provides information on the requirements for studentship in the Department of Microbiology and the Federal University Lokoja. Department of Microbiology operates four-year degree programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. As a newly created course of study from the Department of Biological Sciences, Microbiology Department is set to become a full-fledged department in the Faculty of Science, Federal University Lokoja.
The curriculum in the programme were formulated in accordance with the BMASS to truly reflect the current trends in the field of microbiology and experienced lecturers have been sufficiently employed to deliver each course (lecture and practical) acceptably. The Department also parades a well-stocked laboratory manned by experienced technologists and technicians to complement course lectures so as to produced microbiologist with sound practical knowledge to compete with peers nationally and globally. The handbook outlines the entry requirements, registration, examination guidelines, detailed description of the curriculum and course credit requirement/calculations process so as to monitor their academic progress effectively for the B.Sc. Microbiology programme.
The training objective of the Department is to graduate students that will meet Nigeria’s needs for Microbiology, with employment prospects in research and development, manufacturing, industries, government and private sectors of the Nigeria economy. Graduates of this Department are thus equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve problems and adapt to changes and challenges in Microbiology and related fields. The students are therefore encouraged to read this book alongside the university student handbook, so as not to breach the requirements for a successful degree programme in Microbiology, Federal University Lokoja.
We wish all our students a successful period of study in this University and successful future endeavours.
Thank you.
Dr. Alhassan A. Abdul-Rahman
Head of Department,
Department of Microbiology
Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State