History Of The Department

The senate of the then University of Ado-Ekiti (UNAD) approved the commencement of SLT programme in 1997 as a Part-Time programme with a view to award National and Higher National Diploma under the body of Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT) programme.

Senate also at its 167th regular meeting of Wednesday 25th June, 2008 ratified the conversion of the SLT programme from Diploma Certificate to B.Sc. certificate.

At the 187th regular meeting of Senate held on 25th August, 2010 the conversion of Full-Time programme of the Science Laboratory Technology from Part-Time was approved.

The National University Commission after a resource assessment visit approved the establishment on the Full-Time mode of SLT(B.Sc.) programme effective from 2013/2014 admission vide Ref NUC/05/395/Vol.5/151 dated 19th February, 2013. The programme now has 5 options as follows:

(a) Biological Science/Biotechnological Techniques
(b) Biochemistry Techniques
(c) Chemistry Techniques
(d) Physics/Electronics Techniques
(e) Geology/Mining Techniques

Vision and Mission

(1.) Provision of education relevant to the Nigerian needs in the field of Science and Technology.

(2.) Provision of Laboratory Technology oriented graduates that will satisfy manpower needed of Science, Engineering and Medical Laboratory.

(3.) The programme will enhance a more efficient conduct of scientific research in the laboratories with a view to attract more scholars in the field of science technology.

(4.) The training of Science Laboratory Technology will enhance overall development of Science and Technology in the country.

(5.) The trained laboratory technologists are expected to be able to handle minor repair of equipments in the laboratory.

Admission Requirements For Undergraduates.

(1.)  UTME
Five (5) Credit Level Passes in SSCE (WAEC or NECO)/GCE O/L at one sitting which must include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, and any other two subjects from the following: Biology or Agricultural Science and Physics. A Pass in Physics may be considered for Biological Science/Biotechnological Techniques. Equivalent qualifications such as NABTEB, NECO are also acceptable.
UME subjects must include Biology or Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics and English Language.

(2.)  DIRECT ENTRY
Candidates may be admitted for 4 years training leading to the award of the B.Sc. (SLT) if they possess any of the following:
(i.)    Diploma Certificate in Laboratory Technology not lower that Upper Credit   of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti or any recognized University.
(ii.)   Ordinary National Diploma in SLT (upper credit) from any Federal or State Colleges of Technology or Polytechnic.

Courses Taught Within the University System:

BIO 101 and BIO 102: General Biology I&II
BIO 201: Introductory Genetics and Evolution
BIO 301: General Genetics
PLS 301: Plant Taxonomy
PLS 401: Plant Breeding
STAT 202: Statistics for Agric. and Biological Sciences
PLS 202: Seed Plants
PLS 302: Comparative Plant Anatomy
PLS 306: Cytogenetics of Plants

 

Laboratory Staff

  1. Mrs. Omowaye Ifejola M.                Senior Technologist. Head, Laboratory.
  2. Mr.  A.M. Faluru                                Technologist I.
  3. Mrs. Y.A. Adesina                             Technologist I.
  4. Mr. Isah Daniel                                 Technologist II.
  5. Mr. Jomoh Bamidele                       Senior Laboratory Assistant.
  6. Mr. Owolabi Taiwo F.                      Senior Laboratory Assistant.
  7. Miss. Omokoba Yemisi O.               Technologist II.
  8. Mr. Sule Moses                                 Senior Laboratory Assistant.
  9. Mr. Bamisaye Solomon                   Laboratory Supervisor.

 

History

The agitation for the establishment of Science Laboratory Technology programme was started by the few technologists that were in the employment of the University at that time.In 1994 the Dean of the Faculty of Science set up a committee to prepare a programme for the Laboratory Training Scheme (L.T.T.S).The committee recommended the establishment of Laboratory Technology Training Scheme (LTTS) based on the Nigeria Institute of Science Laboratory Technology syllabus and programme. The recommendation was deliberated upon at the Faculty board and a report was sent to the University for its approval.

The programme was approved by the Senate in 1997 and sent signals to the Faculty of Science to start the programme.The Faculty again set up another committee to fine tune the earlier report later in 1997.The committee met several times after collecting information from other universities running such programme and sent in its report based on the Nigerian Institute of Science Technology’s (NIST) programme.

The Faculty Board of Science set up another committee on 14th April, 1999 to review and fine tune the L.T.T.S. programme to accommodate the issuance of internal certificates of the University in line with the practice in similar institutions.

The committee was set up as a result of agitation on the part of the LTTS students that they wanted internal certificates to be issued to them on completion of their courses. The recommendation and curriculum preparation were presented to the Faculty board of studies on Wednesday 23rd June, 1999.The programme was finally converted from Diploma Certificate to B.Sc Degree Certificate by the Senate of the University in February, 2005.

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