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  • Welcome to department of PURE AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

    The Chemical Industry is very vital and enhances the economy of any industrialization and technological advanced country. The industry is concerned with converting raw and cheap materials into tremendous variety of chemicals convertible to consumer products, which make life more comfortable. The Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry focuses on training and research, thus, producing sound and balanced chemists who are knowledgeable in principles and application of chemistry in numerous industries. T

    : . HISTORY

    PURE AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY


    The Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry of Nnamdi Azikiwe University situated at Awka, Anambra State came into existence under the former Anambra State University of Science and Technology (ASUTECH) as Industrial Chemistry Department. After the Demerging of the Enugu and Awka Campuses of ASUTECH in 1986, then a full fledged Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry was established at Awka under the Headship of Prof. I.O.C. Ekejiuba. At that time the academic staff strength was six and the student number was one hundred and fifty (150). By 1992 after the creation of states, the Department gained more qualified staff came down from the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu (IMT). The Head of Department then was Dr. L.O. Ezenweke and the academic staff strength was eight (8) with one Professor, four Senior Lecturers and three Lecturers I. The student number was about two hundred (200).

    Between 1994 and 1997, Prof. A.N. Eboatu was the Head of Department and the academic staff was eleven (11). On the whole there were twenty-two (22) members of staff including Senior and Junior Administrative staff, Technologists and Technical staff. The student number had risen to about three hundred (300).

    Between 1997 and 1999, Prof. Ekejiuba became the Head of Department. Between 1999 and 2002 Prof. Eboatu was the Head of Department. Under his Headship, the Department grew with increased staff fifteen (15), both academic and non-academic. The Department gained full accreditation in February 1999.

     

    Between 2002 and 2005, Prof. M.U. Akpuaka became the Head of Department. Under her Headship, the staff strength was twenty-seven (27) while the number of students rose to four hundred (400).

    During this period, the Department enjoyed the NUC’s Direct Teaching and Laboratory Cost (DTLC) funds. This enabled the Department to improve tremendously with respect to Teaching, Practical Courses, Project research, and general efficient running of the Department. The Department services other Departments and Faculties in the University especially at the first, second and third levels, this explains the large number of students at these levels in the Department.

    Professor M.U. Akpuaka continued with the headship of the Department upto the year 2005. Between 2006 and 2008, Professor P.A.C. Okoye was the Head of the Department. The Departmental student’s number increased to four hundred and fifty (450). Due to quota allocation by NUC, this number has been reduced to three hundred and fourteen (314) with the years 2008.

     

    Dr. T.U. Onuegbu acted as the head for the year 2008/2009 session. Professor P.A.C Okoye headed in 2010 and became the Dean of Faculty of Physical Sciences because the Faculty of Physical Sciences was created out of Natural Science.

    Professor Ajiwe continued as the Head of Department from 2010 to 2014. Prof. T.U. Onuegbu took over the headship from Professor V.I.E. Ajiwe till date. Currently the total number of Students in the Department is 412. The Department is also lucky to have employed Prof. Ikenna Onyido who is vast in research and administration as a former Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike.

     


    : . HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

    PROF. T. U. ONUEGBU



    Mission

    The vision of the programme by the Department is to become one of the best five destinations for high quality undergraduate and Post-Graduate trainings in Modern Chemistry, in Africa.

    Vision

    The vision of the programme by the Department is to become one of the best five destinations for high quality undergraduate and Post-Graduate trainings in Modern Chemistry, in Africa.

    Objectives

    The set objectives of the department will enable the students attain the desired heights at the various levels are:

    To expose the students to acquire the relevant and sound academic knowledge in various aspects of Chemistry and related science.

    To expose the students to acquire research methodology necessary to solving the scientific needs of mankind.

    To guide the students to acquire the ability to initiate and conduct researches in various aspects of chemical sciences and technological fields relating to Nigeria’s raw material base.

    To encourage the students to develop skills to improvise and adapt technology necessary to research the undeveloped huge raw material reserves of the country.

    To train the students To Acquire competence and confidence to work as a team in multi-disciplinary projects involving other scientists in Biological, Engineering, Medical, Para-medical and other diverse fields.

    To Provide Mentorship to the trainees.

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    Admission Requirements
    Undergraduate

    For a four-year programme, candidates trying to secure admission in the Department should obtain credit passes in at least five subjects including Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Agric Science , English and Mathematics in SSCE, WASC, GCE or its equivalent at not more than two sittings. U.M.E SUBJECTS The candidate shall offer English, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics/Biology. DIRECT ENTRY REQUIREMENT In addition to 0/level requirement, the candidate must have at least two A/level passes in Chemistry and Mathematics or OND in Science Technology or its equivalent (NCE) with at least lower credit grade.

    Postgraduate

    PROGRAMME OFFERED AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 1.PROGRAMME OFFERED Postgrauate Diploma (PGD) Master os Science (MSc) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2.ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 2.A.POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (PGD) PROGRAMME The criteria for admission into the PGD programme will be as follows: i. All candidates must have five (5) credit passes including English, Mathematics, Chemistry, and any other two relevant science subjects at ‘O’ Level. ii. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree from an approved university must obtain a minimum of Third class in the relevant science disciplines. iii. Holders of HND in relevant programmes (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Industrial Chemistry from approved Institutions with a minimum of upper credit may also be considered for admission). 2.B.MASTER’S DEGREE (M.Sc.) PROGRAMME: The criteria for admission into the M.Sc. programme will be as follows: i. All candidates must have five (5) credit passes including English, Mathematics, Chemistry, and any other two relevant science subjects at ‘O’ Level. ii. Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees from an approved university must obtain a minimum of second class lower division with a CGPA of 3.0/5.0. iii. Candidates with at least a university third class degree or HND in addition to a university PGD with CGPA of 3.0/5.0 may be considered for admission into the programme. iv. Candidates must demonstrate adequate intellectual capacity, maturity and effective decision making and problem solving potentials. 2.3 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.) PROGRAMME. The criteria for admission into the Ph.D. programme will be as follows: i. All candidates must have five (5) credit passes including English, Mathematics, Chemistry, and any other two relevant science subjects at ‘O’ Level. ii. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree from an approved university must obtain a minimum of second class lower division with CGPA of 3.0/5.0. iii. Candidates must have Academic Master’s degree in relevant areas with a CGPA of 4.0/5.0 and thesis score not lower than 60% (B). iv. Candidates must demonstrate adequate intellectual capacity, maturity and effective decision making and problem solving potentials.

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    Address Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Physical Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, P.M.B. 5025 Awka, Anambra State. Nigeria
      

      

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