FACULTY OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES


I would like to warmly welcome all of you to the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, First Technical University, Ibadan. The Faculty is one of the foundation Faculties in the University and the Faculty shares the university’s mission of producing self-reliant graduates who will be job creators rather than job seekers. We place emphasis on nurturing the entrepreneurial skills of our students within their disciplines and the area of interest for the purpose of making their education relevant to the individual, the nation and the world at large. Computer competence and industrial training, which are deeply enmeshed in our academic programmmes, are designed to make our graduates relevant in today’s ICT-driven world.

The Faculty offers a broad range of programmes: Computer Science, Cyber Security, Industrial Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology,   Physics & Electronics, Software Engineering and Statistics in a unique and demanding model for a period of four years with practical training sessions. Our teaching, learning, and assessment methods are aimed at giving students the opportunity to enhance existing skills and develop new ones. Our students have access to training in modern scientific laboratories which equips them with skills of global standards that they can use in real-life situations and at every level of their educational journey.

Our goal at the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, First Technical University, is developing brains, training hands. So come experience, explore, discover and achieve at Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences.  Join us as we embark on this journey together.

Olajide Oke, PhD

 Professor and Dean, Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences

Preamble

At the inception of Technical University (now First Technical University), there were five Departments approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) resource verification exercise in 2017 running a total of eight programmes which were: B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry, B.Sc. Microbiology, B.Sc. Computer Science, B.Sc. Cyber Security, B.Sc. Software Engineering, B.Sc. Physics with Electronics, B.Sc. Mathematics and B.Sc. Statistics. Academic programmes took off during the 2017/2018 session in January, 2018 when the first set of Students came in for various programmes of study.

Vision

To promote teaching, research and innovation in a sustainable manner driven by entrepreneurial practices using cutting edge technology in physical and biological sciences.

Mission

To train students with cutting edge technology, impart industrial skills for innovation, and promote impact based research for industrial and societal benefits through knowledge transfer.

Core Values

PROGRAMMES

A.    MICROBIOLOGY

The Department currently offers one degree programme (B.Sc. Microbiology)

PHILOSOPHY, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DEGREE PROGRAMME

The main aims and objectives of the degree programme in Biological Sciences are to:

  1. provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of biological knowledge and practical skills;
  2. develop in students the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in Biological Sciences;
  3. develop in students, a range of transferable skills that are of value in biological as well as non-biological employment;
  4. provide students with knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of Biological Sciences or multidisciplinary areas involving Biological Sciences;
  5. provide, through training and orientation, an appreciation of the rewards of inter- and multi-disciplinary approach to the solution of complex life problems;
  6. generate in students, an appreciation of the importance of biology in industrial, economic, environmental, technological and social development; and
  7. instill in students, a sense of enthusiasm for Biology Sciences, an appreciation of its application in different contexts and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.

Dean: Professor S.O. Oke
HOD: Professor O.A. Salami
Lecturers:
Professor I. Imumorin
O.R. Ogunremi
O. Ajibola
S.M. Adeyemo
O.G. Abimbola

B.    INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

Department of Industrial Chemistry offers a B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry degree programme.

PHILOSOPHY, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

Industrial Chemistry is the index of industrial development. The giant strides made by man in the understanding and exploitation of nature,  synthesis of new materials essential to the enhancement of the quality of life. Industrial Chemistry degree programme fosters in the undergraduate students, an appreciation of the centrality of chemistry to human well-being, as well as its inevitable linkage to, and interactions with, other branches of science.

A degree programme in Industrial Chemistry is therefore aimed to:

  1. Stimulate in the students sustained interest and enthusiasm in Industrial Chemistry and its industrial applications;
  2. Provide students with a broad and balanced base of knowledge and practical in Chemistry;
  3. Develop in students, a range of skills applied in chemical and non-chemical areas, that can provide confidence for employment and entrepreneurial development; and
  4. Inculcate in students, an appreciation of Chemical Sciences in all human endeavors.

Dean: Professor S.O. Oke

Lecturers

Dr. S.O. Alayande
K.N. Awokoya
Dr. C.A. Aborisade

O.E. Ogunjinmi
B.A. Oyebode

MATHEMATICS

Mathematics and computer sciences runs two programmes leading to the award of Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics.

PHILOSOPHY, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DEGREE PROGRAMME

The objectives of the Mathematics are as follow:

  1. To instill in students, a sense of enthusiasm for Mathematical Sciences, an appreciation of its application in different areas and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning an studying.
  2. To provide students, a broad and balanced foundation in knowledge and practical skills in Mathematical Science.
  3. To develop in students, the ability to apply their knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in Mathematical Science.
  4. To develop in students, through an education in Mathematical Science, a range of transferable skills of value in mathematical related and non-mathematical related employment.
  5. To provide students with knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies In specialized areas of Mathematical science or multi-disciplinary areas involving Mathematical Sciences.
  6. To generate in students, an appreciation of the importance of Mathematical Science in an industrial, economic, environmental and social context.

Lecturers
Professor S.O. Ajadi
Professor P.O. Jegede
F.D. Ayegbusi

STATISTICS

Statistics runs two programmes leading to the award of Bachelor of Science degrees in Statistics.

PHILOSOPHY, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DEGREE PROGRAMME

The objectives of the Statistics are as follow:

  1. To instill in students, a sense of enthusiasm for Statistics, an appreciation of its application in different areas and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning an studying.
  2. To provide students, a broad and balanced foundation in knowledge and practical skills in Statistics.
  3. To develop in students, the ability to apply their knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in Statistics.
  4. To develop in students, through an education in Statistics, a range of transferable skills of value in mathematical related and non-mathematical related employment.
  5. To provide students with knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies In specialized areas of Statistics or multi-disciplinary areas involving Mathematical Sciences.
  6. To generate in students, an appreciation of the importance of Mathematical Science in an industrial, economic, environmental and social context.

Lecturers
K.O. Obisesan
O. Oladoja

PHYSICS WITH ELECTRONICS

The Department of Physics with electronics is fundamentally connected with all the mathematical and engineering principles and as well as the application of the same. Hence, it remains the pillar for all basic sciences and the philosophy of all engineering studies. The Department has been established to produce self-reliant graduates who are very conversant, in a broad sense, with theories, principles and applications of Electronic Physics in their later years of life endeavor. The programme is also designed to arouse entrepreneurial spirits needed for self-employment and economic emancipation. The Department offers programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics with Electronics.

PHILOSOPHY, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

Physics with electronics and its understanding is the pivot for industrial and technological development. The programme is designed to produce graduates who have sound basic knowledge of Physics and its applications especially in industries as well as in the whole society. The objectives of the Physics with Electronics are to prepare:

(i) self-reliant graduates for self-employment;

(ii) well trained personnel for proper application of Physical Science to all areas of technology;

(iii) graduates for teaching and research work in Physics and Electronics in higher institutions of learning in the country and abroad; and

(iv)  graduates for acquisition of relevant skills and abilities to manage and administer technological operations within the scope of Physics and other allied areas of studies.

Lecturers
Professor T.O. Bello
Dr. A.E. Adeoye

COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES

The Department currently runs three programmes leading to the award of B.Sc. Computer Science, B.Sc. Cybersecurity and B.Sc. Software Engineering

PHILOSOPHY, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The aim and objectives of Bachelors (Hons.) degree programmes in Computer Science, Cyber Security and Software Engineering include but not limited to:

  • creating in students, the awareness of and enthusiasm of computer science, cyber security and software engineering;
  • providing a broad and balanced foundation in computational science knowledge and practical skills;
  • involving the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying; and
  • generating in students, an appreciation of the importance of computational science in an industrial, economic, technological and social context.

HOD. – Professor O.O. Okesola
Lecturers
S.O. Raji
J.E.T. Akinsola
A.A. A.woseyi

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Professor Samson Olajide Oke is a Professor of Botany with bias in Plant Ecology/Environmental Biology with many years of experience in Teaching and Research.

He obtained B.Sc. Degree (Hons) (1982) and M.Sc. (1985) from University of Ife (Now ObafemiAwolowo University) Ile-Ife and Ph.D (1993) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Professor Oke began his academic Career at University of Ife as a Graduate Assistant 1983 and was regraded Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer I in 1985 and 1993 respectively. He was promoted Senior Lecturer in 1999, Reader in 2009 and Professor in 2012. He was a Visiting Senior Lecturer and Reader to Department Biology, Federal University of Technology, Akure and Bowen University, Iwo, Nigeria in 2004 and 2014 respectively.

His research focus is Biodiversity conservation and management in tropical environment. He has successfully supervised one Doctoral and eighteen M.Sc. candidates. Professor Oke is a Reviewer to many National and International Scientific Journals. He has published thirty-eight peer reviewed Scientific Journal articles to his credit and he is a member of many national and International professional bodies.

In the course of his career at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor held some management positions as the Head, Department of Botany (2009-2011) and Director, Institute For Entrepreneurship and Development Studies, (IFEDS) (2014-2016), elected Member of University Senate 1995/1996 and 1996/1997 sessions and Member of Senate 2012 to date. He was also a member of University Governing Council (2011- 2015), member Governing Board of International School, Obafemi Awolowo University (2013-2015). He was Assistant Secretary and Secretary, Academic Staff Union of University, (ASUU) OAU (2004-2006) and (2006-2011) respectively.

He has participated in many National and International conferences and serves as external Examiner to many Universities both in Nigeria and abroad. He belongs to many academic and professional organizations. He has served as Council Member, Botanical Society of Nigeria (2006-2011). He is a Consultant to many environmental management companies especially in the areas of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), Environmental Audit Report (EAR) and Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP).

He is currently the Dean, Faculty of Natural and Applied Science, First Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo, State, Nigeria.