Department of Biochemistry


The philosophy of the Department is in line with the University Philosophy of training students to be practically oriented, ready to be self-employed after graduation. In line with this, the Department of Biochemistry as at now runs an approved option - Applied Biochemistry. The courses in this option are designed to make the students practically oriented and to make them theoretically knowledgeable. This is to ensure that students after graduation can fit perfectly into the employment market, whether in the industries, government parastatals or the self-employment market.


The objectives are to:

a. provide a comprehensive basic education in the science of Biochemistry up to Bachelor’s degree level;

b. make students aware that of the increasing relevance of Biochemistry in providing goods and services for the benefit of mankind;

c. provide a basis for the establishment of centres of excellence in specialized area of Biochemistry at higher degree levels;

d. provide appropriate service courses for students from other Departments who require working knowledge of Biochemistry,