HOD's Welcome Message
The Department of Microbiology is one of the current nine departments that constitute the Faculty of Science. The department was however not a foundation member of the Faculty. The Faculty of Science was one of the foundation faculties of the University and it came into being in October 1962; the same date that Ahmadu Bello University was founded. There were only six departments at the inception of the faculty. These departments were departments of BOTANY, ZOOLOGY, CHEMISTRY GEOGRAPHY, MATHEMATICS and PHYSICS. Two other departments were added to the faculty in 1969. These were the department of GEOLOGY and the department of MICROBIOLOGY.
In the same year, the departments of BOTANY and ZOOLOGY were consolidated to form a single department of BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. The department of BIOCHEMISTRY was created in 1975, and the youngest department in the Faculty, the department of TEXTILE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY was finally, “born” in 1980. The department of Microbiology thus has wonderful “siblings” in the family, that is the Faculty, and she enjoys a good rapport with siblings that are older than her and siblings that are younger than her!
Professor I. o. Abdullahi
Head of Department.
Our mission is to build a Department that will be student-oriented and a centre of excellence for teaching and research in Medical, Food, Industrial, Environmental and Biotechnological Microbiology; thus positioning ourselves for the provision of excellent consultancy services in all fields of modern Microbiology.
Our vision as a Department is to provide a conducive learning environment and a student-friendly atmosphere that allows us to achieve academic excellence in all aspects of the science of Microbiology. In particular we shall labour to produce highly skilled microbiologists capable of meeting the challenges of the 21st century; thus providing highly qualified manpower for the Nigerian economy. This we have to achieve using all resources available to us and within the limitations and constraints that we may face from time to time.