Welcome to Biochemistry Department, One of the oldest Departments in KSUSTA. Our focus is centered on Teaching and Research of biochemistry. The Department can boast of an array of Academic staff drawn from an array of specializations unique to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Department has been at the fore front of training of human capacity in the fields of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology who have been at the fore front of National development and global research in the field. We hope you find the information on the site helpful.
It's expected that you will show maturity, understanding, tolerence and the spirit of treating others as you would like to be 'treated in all your interactions' with your fellow students and your lecturers. The University will do its utmost best to cater for your academic and social development in accordance with its mission statement and objectives. Therefore, it's very important for you to ensure that you abide by the rules and regulations of the University. Be informed that students are awarded degrees only after found worthy in BOTH CHARACTER AND LEARNING.
The basic admission requirements into the Faculty of Life Sciences shall be:
Candidates whishing to be admitted into the B.Sc. Biochemistry in the department must satisfy one of the following:
This category of applicants must have Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent. Depending on additional qualification possed by an applicant, there are three ways to apply.
Prospective candidates must have sat for the UTME Examinations, must have applied for a course in the Faculty of Life Sciences and must have scored an aggregate to be determined by the University before they are deemed eligible in subjects relevant to the programme applied for.
Prospective candidates must have obtained a minimum of Five (5) passes at Credit level in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE or Equivalent) conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO) in not more than two (2) sittings, including a pass at credit level in both English and Mathematics and other subjects relevant to the candidate’s chosen field of study. They would then be required to register and write a test (Post -UTME) which is conducted by the University.
The general entry requirements for the Part-time degree programmes are OND (with merit), NCE, IJMB (with a minimum of 8 points), GCE ‘A’ Level (3 credits) and HND (Pass). Applicants must also possess all the necessary ‘O’ Level requirements applicable to the regular full time Undergraduate admissions. This means that credit in English is compulsory for all courses applied, while Mathematics is necessary for science based courses and the Education sciences.
Holders of 'A' Level certificate would be required to submit their credentials for screening.
The minimum duration of Science programmes is Four(4) years academic sessions for candidates who enter with Senior Secondary School Certificate or GCE 'O' Level qualifications. Candidates with relevant passes in Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry at GCE 'A' Level or equivalent will spend a minimum of Three(3) years academic sessions provided that they satisfy all the other University requirements.
The determination of the class of degree shall be based on the Comulative Grade Point Average(CGPA) earned at the end of the programme. The GPA is computed by dividing the total number of credit points(TCP) by the total number of units(TNU) for all the courses taken in the semester. The CGPA shall be used in the determination of the class of degree as summarized in Table below:
|CGPA||CLASS OF DEGREE|
|4.50 - 5.00||First Class (Hons)|
|3.50 - 4.49||2nd Class Upper (Hons)|
|2.40 - 3.49||2nd Class Lower (Hons)|
|2.00 - 2.39||3rd Class (Hons)|