Department of Microbiology

Department of Microbiology

The Department of Microbiology is one of the Departments in the University. It was carved out of the Department of Biological Sciences in 2019. The Department shares the vision, mission, philosophy and core values upon which the Federal University Lokoja was established. The Department is currently running undergraduate programmes in Microbiology, and hoping to offer Postgraduate programmes in future. The programme is rich in coursework, practical, seminars and research project that expose the students to the length and breadth of Microbiology. It is hoped that after undergoing this programmes, students will be equipped with sound knowledge of providing goods and services for the benefit of mankind.
The department has a Departmental coordinator, level coordinators for the levels and examination officer all of whom are Academic staff. There are numbers of non-academic staff too belonging to technical and administrative cadre to run the departmental affairs (see the staff list section).
Courses are tailored towards exposing students to appreciate the complexities of life, the environment and the relationships between the two. Emphases are placed on the translation of knowledge to its application for enhancement of man’s economy and survival. The Department has qualified and experienced lecturers employed for knowledge and skills transfer. The deliveries of course content are undertaken through lectures, mandatory practical classes, group discussions, seminars, term papers, field trips and semester examinations, and any other modes as may be prescribed by National University Commission

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...

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In pursuit of the broad goal of producing self-reliant and productive young scientists of microbiology, the following are the specific academic objectives of the undergraduate degree programmes of the department of microbiology:
1. To train academically sound future researchers and intellectuals in especially in the general microbiology for microscopy and microbial culture/aseptic techniques, microbial ecology, food and industrial applications, diagnostic and isolation techniques, pharmaceutical microbiology and microbial genetics/molecular techniques.

2. To contribute to discoveries and innovations in these aspects of microbiology through research.
3. To provide expert counsel and public health consultancy services to local, national and international organizations on issues relating to public health diseases and safety.
4. To instil qualities of self-confidence and self-reliance in prospective young Nigerian microbiologist.


The Graduate of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Microbiology of the Federal University Lokoja are trained and equipped to be self-reliant and productive young scientists locally and internationally.


The science of Microbiology in the Federal University Lokoja (FUL) is aimed at giving intensive education about life, living, structures, and as they relate with providing service and improving survival. Indeed, through the undergraduate programme, FUL hopes to identify within the socio-economic and technological dynamics of the Nigerian society. Therefore, as much as possible, the curricula of the undergraduate programme is synchronised to reflect appropriately the general developmental objectives of Nigeria. The programme is designed in such a way that our graduates shall either be capable of self-employment or be relevant to technological and industrial establishments. The practical components of the programme are of paramount importance in order that the philosophy, vision, mission and objectives of the undergraduate programmes in FUL shall be fulfilled.