DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY
B.SC. SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY DEGREE PROGRAMME


PHILOSOPHY, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DEGREE PROGRAMME
The Science Laboratory technology Programme shall provide its students with a broad based knowledge of theoretical, technological and practical knowledge in the Multi-disciplinary fields of Laboratory Technology.
The programme provides five-year training to candidates that meet the minimum entry requirements for University education in Nigeria. To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of Laboratory Science Technology knowledge and practical skills in the areas of:
i. Management of Institutional, Industrial and Research Laboratories and workshop to meet the technological needs of Nigeria.
ii. Designing, execution and co-ordination of science-based experiments and research in the laboratories and workshops.
iii. Purchase and maintenance of stock of laboratory and workshop materials.


ADMISSION AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENT
(a) UME
Five (5) credit level passes in SSCE (WAEC or NEC)/ GCE O/L in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English Language obtained at not more than two (2) sittings. Equivalent qualifications such as NABTEB are acceptable. WAEC and NECO will not be combined.
(b) Direct Entry:
At least two advance level passes in the General certificate of Education (GCE) or Higher School Certificate (HSC) or its recognized equivalent at not more than two sittings. The subjects should be of the Science.
Ordinary National Diploma (OND) with at least an upper credit level pass in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT), Food Technology, Polymer Chemistry, Geology/Mining, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering or other related subject area from a recognised Polytechnic or College of Technology.
Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE) with at least a credit level passes in any science subject from a recognised College of Education.


AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
(i) Biochemistry Techniques
(ii) Biotechnology Techniques
(iii) Biological Science Techniques
(iv) Chemistry Techniques
(v) Geology Techniques
(vi) Microbiology Techniques
(vii) Petrochemical Techniques
(viii) Physiology/Pharmacology Techniques
(ix) Physics with Electronics Techniques
CODING FOR AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
(i) MBT – Microbiology Techniques
(ii) CHT – Chemistry Techniques
(iii) BCT – Biochemistry Techniques
(iv) PET – Physics with Electronics Techniques
(v) GMT – Geology/Mining Techniques
(vi) GLT – General Laboratory Techniques
(vii) PPT – Physiology/Pharmacology Techniques
(viii) CPT – Chemical/Petroleum Techniques
(ix) BTT – Biotechnology Techniques
(x) BST – Biological Science Techniques


ELIGIBILITY FOR THE AWARD OF DEGREE
To be eligible for the award of the degree, a candidate must satisfy the following conditions:
(i) Pass all University/Faculty Compulsory Courses
(ii) Pass all departmental core courses
(iii) Spend the minimum number of semesters prescribed by the University
(iv) Complete not less than six months of approved practical field work (Industrial Training)
(v) Obtain the required total credit units as approved by the senate of the University.


LEARNING OUTCOMES
All Bachelors honours degree students in Science Laboratory Technology are expected to develop the following abilities and skills:
a. Regimen of Subjects Knowledge
Cognitive abilities and skills relating to solution of problems in Science Laboratory Technology
b. Competencies and Skills
Practical skills relating to the conduct of laboratory and industrial work in Science Laboratory Technology
c. Behavioral Attitudes
General skills relating to non-subject specific competencies, communication, ICT knowledge, interpersonal, organization skills and ethical standards


ATTAINMENT LEVELS
Graduates of Science Laboratory Technology are expected to have the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in Science Laboratory Environment in relation to national and societal problems.


RESOURCE REQUIREMENT FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
a) Academic and non-academic staff. (as recommended by the NUC)
b) Academic and Non-Academic Spaces (as recommended by the NUC)
c) Academic and Administrative Equipment (as recommended by the NUC)
d) Library and Information Resources (as recommended by the NUC)


LABORATORY POSTING/ATTACHMENT
Laboratory posting/attachment is compulsory for all Science Laboratory Technology students. Laboratory attachment is done at 200 Level second semester and 300 Level first semester. Each posting shall not be less than 12 weeks. There shall be lectures and tutorials during the period of posting.


DISTRIBUTION OF CREDITS FOR THE 5 YEARS DEGREE PROGRAMMES:
40 credits from the 100 level series of courses (including 10 credits of GST)
30 credits from the 200 level series of courses
30 credits from the 300 level series of courses
30 credits from the 400 level series of courses
30 credits from the 500 level series of courses
160 CREDITS FOR THE DEGREE (including 10 credits of GST).


CLASSIFICATION OF DEGREE FOR THE 5 YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMME.
100 level = 10%
200 level = 15%
300 level = 20%
400 level = 25%
500 level = 30%
CLASS OF DEGREE
The class of a degree is determined by the final grade as follows:
For students graded with the 5 point grading system:
First Class Honour 4.50 – 5.00
Second Class upper division 3.50 – 4.49
Second class lower division 2.40 – 3.49
Third class 1.50 – 2.39

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