On behalf of all staff in the Department of Chemistry, University of Agriculture Makurdi, I bid you welcome to the Department. I congratulate you on your admission into the B.Sc (Hons) Chemistry of Postgraduate Programme. Please take cognizance of the fact that you are one of the very lucky few amongst many other qualified candidates who have sought this opportunity. Your entry into our program, indeed, marks the beginning of a journey that will transform your life and outlook on our material world.
Chemistry is an experimental science and its study can be very fascinating, depending on you! Look around you, virtually everything you see, touch, use or smell is chemistry-one way or the other. As you make your foray into the subject, I urge you to open your mind, eyes and ears; let your brain be retentive, reception and can be prepared to explore experiment and be adventurous. Be assured that you are entering a profession full of opportunities for employment, including in but not limited to the oil and gas, petrochemicals, plastics, polymers, foods and confectioneries, agriculture, solid minerals banking and pharmaceuticals industries, in addition to Research and Development at Institutes, Universities and other tertiary educational establishments. The crops of staff you will meet are dedicated, hard working, committed and enterprising men and women who are well tutored in their various special areas of chemistry. Feel free to interact with them. They are there for you.
It is said “all work no play makes Yakubu a dull boy”, yet I encourage you to concentrate on what brought you here first and fore-most, and that is YOUR STUDIES! Finally, I wish you the best of luck studies as well as a happy and memorable stay in the Department.
Let me now leave you with the following thought-provoking treatise on how chemists should thinks, in the belief that your imagination will be fired to make you begin to think in the way of great chemists.
RUFUS SHA’ATO, Ph.D., FICCON, MCSN, MIPAN, MSETAC
KEY TO SUCCESS
It is true that once a student has successfully enrolled for the B.Sc (Hons) chemistry programme, he/she is a bona fide undergraduate student of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi with all the privileges and responsibility pertaining thereto. However, for a student to succeed on the programme, there are some basic codes he/ she must imbibe:
Wishing you the best of luck, God‘s guidance and protection as you strive to achieve your success.
HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
THE Department of Chemistry, UAM, is currently one of the five (5) Academic Departments in the College of Science, (CoS) of the University. It is located in Gaius Igboeli Building, in the South Core of the University Campus. Between 1980 and 1987, the Department was a Unit in the School of Foundation Studies, the domicile of all academic programmes in the basic sciences in the University then, first as Federal University of Technology (FUT) Makurdi and later University of Jos, Makurdi Campus...Read more