Brief History

The department of Microbiology was created in October, 2011 together with 4 other departments (Biochemistry, Geology, Science Education and Urban and Regional Planning) in the University to take up in the 2011/2012 session. The Department is being headed by Dr. Isma'I la Ahmed (former Head of Biology Department) since its inception to date. It started with seven (7) staff, five (5) Academic staff (2 permanent and 1 visiting from Biology Department and 2 permanent from Food Science Department) and 2 non academic staff. The initial number of students was 82, 67 number level 100 and 15 students level 200.

A postgraduate programme was also mounted in MSc. Microbiology hosted by Biology Department in the 2013/2014 session with 25 numbers of students.

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

The Department of Microbiology, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil wishes to convey its warm welcome as well as congratulations to its growing number of students for securing a rarest opportunity to becoming trained for a degree of Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. The Department is one of the greatest organs of the University that partake in preparing students even from other departments to cope with the challenges of University education in science and technology. This is no doubt in consonance with the philosophy and learning needs of the community so that vibrant and bright individuals are developed as useful members of the society.The intellectuals that could be produced are expected to contribute in transforming the Kano State in particular and Nigeria in general into scientific and technological, economically, socially, morally and industrially advanced.

However, in trying to improve towards the realization of the above goals, all hands are on deck by both the academic, technical and other non -academic staff of the University. The Department provide conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning conditions for all students. There is an excellent student - teacher relations coupled with highly graded guidance and counseling provisions in addition to the services rendered by the various level coordinators that facilitate students academic, conduct and extramural activities. For these welcoming conditions, the course attracts an increasing number of applicants on annual basis and that adds to the competitive effect of securing admission into the Department. This also entails a high demand for the increase in the teaching and learning facilities that can cater for this exponentially expanding Department. We at this juncture should be grateful to Allah, the University management and the Kano State Government for providing all the necessary requirements for the sustenance of the University.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

I. For entry into level 100: University matriculation examination (UME) with five SSCE/NECO/GCE O-level credits obtained in not more than two sittings in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry

II. For Direct Entry into level 200:

(A). Minimum of 8 IJMB points with five)-level credits in relevant subjects, which must be at credit level.

(B). Credit passes in two major subjects in NCE and five ordinary level passes, of which must be at credit level.

(C). OND at upper credit and five O-level passes in three of which must be at credit level.

Generally, a credit in Mathematics and English language are compulsory for all applicants as defined by the University of Science and Technology regulations.

Programme duration

The duration of the programme is Four (4) years for UTME candidates and Three (3) years for Direct Entry candidates.