The Department of Biology started at the inception of the College of Education in January 1972 with the 3-year Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) Programme. With the upgrading of the institution to degree awarding status in 1980, the Department began the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree programme in Biology in affiliation with the University of Ibadan. In 2009 when the University became autonomous the Department started the award of 4 years – Bachelor of Science Education (B. Sc. Ed.) Biology, programme. During the 2017/2018 Academic Session, the Department commenced the Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) degree programme in Biology as approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC). Similarly, Postgraduate programmes in the Department commenced during the 2016/2017 Session with Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Biology, Master of Science (M. Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in different areas of specialization.


The philosophy of the Department is to produce graduates with a broad -based degree, a good working knowledge in biology as well as other areas of pure and applied sciences that will be very useful to society, and to endow our products with the necessary requirements to take up the challenges for higher studies/ research in various areas of specialty in Biology.


  • To train academically sound future researchers and intellectuals in the area of general biology, with emphasis on the cutting edge of modern biology such as Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Cytology, Cell and Tissue Cultures and Environmental Conservation.
  • To contribute to discoveries and innovations in these aspects of the biological science discipline through research.
  • To provide expert counsel and consultancy services to national and international organizations on issues relating to general biology.
  • To instill qualities of self -confidence and self -reliance in corps of prospective young Nigerian biologists.
  • To provide Biology teachers with practical, intellectual and professional background adequate to enable them impart the knowledge to their students.
  • To produce Biology teachers who have sound mastery of biology problem solving skills and can disseminate information in Biology education to theindividual or the society at large.  
  • To produce Biology teachers who can use new technologies and strategiesthat are relevant in teaching – learning processes to impart knowledge onstudents.
  • To prepare those who can solve/handle biological problems.
  • To train those who will be involved in policy formulation.
  • To serve biology related industries.



S/NName of StaffRankQualification/ University attended with DatesArea of Specialization Official E- mail Address
1.Onwugbuta-Enyi, Jane AkajaProfessorPh. D. Plant Physiology (1994) – UPHM. Sc. Plant Physiology(1985) – UPHB.Sc. Botany (1981)                  – UPHP.G.D.E. (2008)                     – RSUSTPlant Physiology  jane.onwugbuta-enyi@iaue.edu.ng
2.Ogbonda, Kemka HumphreyProfessor Ph. D. Microbiology (2001) – UPH  M.Sc. Microbiology (1985) – IbadanB. Sc. Botany (1982)           – IbadanPGDE (1988)                      –  UPH  Microbiologykemka.ogonda@iaue.edu.ng
3.Bob-Manuel, FayeoforiGbobo Professor Ph. D. Aquaculture (2008) – RSUSTM.Sc. Hydrobiology & Fisheries (1986)                                 – IbadanB.Sc.Zoology (1983)         – IbadanNCE Maths/Biology (1978).Fisheries and Aquaculturefayeofori.bob-manuel@iaue.edu.ng
4.Bob-Manuel, Rosetta BekinwariProfessorPh. D. Applied Entomology (1992) – ICIPE, Kenya &RSUST, Nig. M. Phil. Applied Entomology (1987) – ICIPE, Kenya &RSUST, Nig.  B. Sc. Zoology (1982) – UPH.Applied Entomology  .rosetta.bob-manuel@iaue.edu.ng
5Wokoma, OkorinamaAbarinkia  FrancisReaderPh. D. Environmental Resource Management  (2016)            – ABSUM. Phil. Environmental Management  (2000)        –  RSUSTB. Sc. Zoology (1992)  – UPHPGDE (2010) RSUST.Environmental Management / Biologyokorinama.wokoma@iaue.edu.ng
6.Gboeloh, LeBari BarineSenior LecturerPh.D. Parasitology (2014) CalabarM. Sc. Environmental Parasitology (2008) – UPHB.Ed. Biology (1991) IbadanEnvironmental Parasitologylebari.gboeloh@iaue.edu.ng
7Edoghotu, Azibodi JonahSenior LecturerPh.D. Hydrobiology & Fisheries (2014)                                                 – UPH.M. Sc. Hydrobiology & Fisheries (2008)  – UPHM. Sc. Marine Biology (2000) -RSUSTB. Ed. Biology (1991)           –  IbadanHydrobiology and Fisheriesazibodi.edoghotu@iaue.edu.ng
8.Njoku, Martha Adibe IjokSenior LecturerPh. D. – Sc. Education  (2019) – UNN M. Ed. Sc. Education (2008)  – RSUSTB. Ed. Biology –(1999)          – IbadanNCE –Maths/Biology 1995 – RSCOEScience Educationmartha.njoku@iaue.edu.ng
9.MgbomoTubonemiLect. 1Ph. D. – Sc. Education (2020) -IAUE M. Ed. Sc. Education (2006) – RSUST, B. Ed. Biology –(1992) – IbadanNCE –Maths/Biology 1987 – RSCOEScience Educationtubonemi.mgbomo@iaue.edu.ng
10.Elele, KingsleyLect. 1Ph. D. Parasitology (2018)  – UCLM. Sc. Parasitology (2012) – UPHB. Ed. Biology (2005)– UIParasitologykingsley.elele@iaue.edu.ng
11.Okwelle, Austin AchinekeLect. 1Ph. D. Microbiology (202 1) – UCLM. Sc. Microbiology (1990) – UPHM. PA  Pub. Admin (1998)– Lagos  B. Sc. Microbiology (1987) – UPHMicrobiologyaustin.okwelle@iaue.edu.ng
12George, Tubo StephenLect 1.M. Sc. Plant Pathology (2007) -RSUSTB. Sc. Botany (1987) – UPHPlant Pathologytubominayesima.george@iaue.edu.ng
13.Ihua- Maduenyi, GloriaLect11M. Ed. Science Education (2006)- UPH,B. Sc. Microbiology (1987) – UPH,Science Educationgloria.ihua-maduenyi@iaue.edu.ng
14.Okere, IkechiLect. 11M. Ed. Science Education (2014) -UPHB. Sc. Ed. Biology – (2006) – UPHScience Educationikechi.okere@iaue.edu.ng


Minimum of 5 Ordinary level credit passes at not more than two sittings at the GCE/WASSCE or NECO to include English Language, Mathematics and three subjects. The Department requires Biology, Chemistry and either Physics, Agricultural Sciences, Home Science, Health Science, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Geography or Catering for students to qualify for admission.

High level qualifications such as GCE “A” level: at least two “A” Level passes in Biology, Botany, Zoology and Chemistry or Physics. NCE, OND, HND with the appropriate classifications (Distinction, Credit and Merit) are required for Direct Entry admission, provided candidates also satisfy the general entry requirements as stated above.

Dr. O. A. F. Wokoma holds a doctorate degree in Environmental Resource Management from Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria.  He had earlier in 2000 obtained a Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) degree in Environmental Management from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. His first degree in Zoology was obtained from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 1992. Dr. Wokoma is currently an Associate Professor of Environmental Management and the Acting Head, Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. He has published numerous refereed articles in both local and foreign journals.   As an environmental Consultant he has been involved in several environmental studies such as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Audit/Evaluation, and has written over 20 technical reports.  Dr. Wokoma is a member of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES).


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