Department of Microbiology


This Programme aims at training competent, disciplined and innovative personnel for the ever-increasing demands in private and public establishments such as Oil and gas, Industries, Medical Establishments, Agricultural sectors, Water resources and Environmental Protection and Food Regulatory Agencies and also identify human problems and design solutions to them.

It involves intensive theoretical studies, practical’s, and industrial attachment designed to give the student an all-round training in the discipline.


The Department objectives is

  • to produce microbiology graduates who are skilled in both basic and applied microbiology for self-reliance and gainful employment.
  • to Educate students on the importance of research and development using microbiological concepts for maximum contribution in nation building.
  • to train the student to acquire the microbiological knowledge and techniques necessary for industries such as the breweries, pharmaceutical, food processing and preservation, petrochemicals and research institutes.
  • to train students, where appropriate, to acquire the knowledge necessary for healthcare delivery especially in pathological and immunological laboratories and to monitor environmental pollution.
  • to provide courses in applied microbiology to students of other units or departments in the University who may require a working knowledge of microbiology.

The Microbiology Programme is a four years Programme made up of lectures, tutorials, laboratory practical’s, industrial field trips and Industrial work experience. The Programme is made up of a minimum of eight (8) semesters (four years) for those admitted with UME and six (6) semesters for Direct Entry. Upon Successful completion of the Programme, there shall be the award of a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Microbiology.  The maximum duration for the undergraduate degree Programme shall be fourteen (14) semesters.

The Department of Microbiology offers Master of Science (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) in the following area;
1.  Applied Microbiology

  • Food Microbiology
  • Industrial Microbiology.
  • Medical Microbiology.
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Methods — Quantitative Models and Bioinformatics in Microbiology
  • Microbial Physiology, Metabolism and Gene Expression
  • Microbiology Education
  • Bioremediation
  • Biosurfactants: Purification, Mass Production, Applications
  • Biotechnologically Relevant Enzymes and Proteins
  • Microfactories — Microbial Production of Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals

Head of Department – Prof. Etebu Ebimieowei

Academic Staff

S/N Names Rank
1 Agedah Ebisomu Columbus Senior Lecturer view profile
2 Etebu Ebimieowei Professor view profile
3 Abdu Abdulrashed B. Professor view profile
4 Ohimain Elijah Ige Professor view profile
5 Ubreye B. Owhe-Ureghe Professor view profile
6 Adebola Onanuga Associate Professor view profile
7 Ikpebivie Y. Oku Senior Lecturer view profile
8 Chidinma Daokoru Olukole Senior Lecturer view profile
9 Silas-Olu I. Daniel Lecturer I view profile
10 Didi Baraikio Lecturer I view profile
11 Egbagba John Lecturer I view profile
12 Orutugu Ayibawanami Langley Lecturer II view profile
13 ISAIAH Doubra Otis Assistant Lecturer view profile
14 Eboh Darlington Deboh Assistant Lecturer view profile
15 Oyadougha Tony Waibodei Graduate Assistant view profile

Lecturer Statistics

Professor 2
Associate Professor 0
Senior Lecturer 2
Lecturer I 1
Lecturer II 0
Assistant Lecturer 0
Graduate Assistant 2
Year 1 Male Students    – 54 Female Students    –   99
Year 2 Male Students   –  31 Female Students   –  109
Year 3 Male Students   –  39 Female Students  –     85
Year 4 Male Students    ——— Female Students    ———
Year 5 Male Students    ——– Female Students    ———

study microbiology

Undergraduate Programme

Duration: 4 Years

Semesters: 8

Direct Entry: 6 Semesters

Male Students: 32

Female Students: 13

Male Lecturers: 5

Female Lecturers: 2