HISTORY OF CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT

INTRODUCTION

The department of chemistry started at the inception of the institution on August 2, 1971 with three (3) academic staff and one (1) laboratory assistant to prepare students for the Nigeria certificate in education (NCE) programme. The first batch of NCE students was sixteen (16) in numbers and graduated in 1974. The department started the B.ED programmme in 1981 with seven (7) students who did the post NCE course. These graduated in 1983.

Presently, the department has two well-equipped laboratories and is blessed with competent lectures. It also has very kind and amiable administrative and technical staff that are always willing to assist students in their practical classes and tech them on how to make use of laboratory equipment.

Department of chemistry has at present over two hundred and fifty students. The recent boost in the number of admitted students into the department could be attributed to the granting of autonomy and license to the institution to operate as a university. Over the years, our students are known to be hard-working and disciplined and do not indulge in examination malpractice.

PHILOSOPHY

This curriculum is designed to equip teachers with the relevant knowledge, skills, altitudes and methods to enable them teach chemistry at the secondary school level. The chemistry department of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education is established to train teachers and teacher trainers at the b.sc (ED) level

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the department are to:

  • To train professional chemistry teachers for competency on their job capable of developing inquiry and creative minds in teaching at different levels of secondary educational institution.
  • To produce teachers who are motivated, diligent, conscientious and efficient in the use of appropriate teaching strategies at all levels of post-primary and post-secondary educational institution.
  • To train teachers who will be well-equipped to proceed for higher degrees either in Chemistry or Chemistry Education.

CURRENT STAFF LIST

ACADEMIC STAFF

S/NNAMES OF ACADEMIC STAFFQUALIFICATIONDESIGNATIONFIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Dr. F. KpeeB.Sc, (Ed) 1992, M.SC, 2002, Ph.D, 2012Snr Lecturer / HODAnalytical Chemistry
Prof. O.A EkpeteB.Sc. 1985, M.Sc, 1989, PGDE 2010,Ph.D, 2012ProfessorAnalytical Chemistry
Prof. A.N. Dibofori-OrjiB.Sc 1985, MSc.1991,PhD 2008,PGDE, 2011ProfessorEnvironmentalManagement
Dr. A.C. MarcusB.Sc. 1993,M.Sc 1998, PAGDE 2009, Ph.D 2011ReaderAnalytical and Environmental Chemistry
Dr.J.D. NwineewiiB.Sc, (Ed) 1994, M.Sc 2001, Ph.D 2012ReaderAnalytical and Environmental Chemistry 
Dr. T.F. Pepple B.Ed. 1996,M.Sc. 2000, M.Ed. 2004,Ph.D 2010 Snr LecturerAnalytical Chemistry
Mr. T.O. BraideB.Sc 1979, M.Sc1987Snr. LecturerEnvironmentalChemistry
Dr.C. WorokwuB.Ed 2001,M.Ed, 2009, Ph.D 2018Senior LecturerScience Education (Chemistry)
Dr. C. FestusB.Ed 2006,M.Sc 2011, PhD, 2019Senior LecturerInorganic Chemistry
Mr E. EmmanuelB.Ed 1997, PGD 1998, M.Ed 2012Lecturer 1Science Education (Chemistry)
Dr. I. Abbey KalioNCE 1990,B.Sc. (Ed) 1995,M. (Ed) 2004, Ph.D 2022Lecturer IScience Education (Chemistry)
Dr. N.P. JoeB.Ed. 2004, M.Ed2011,M.Sc 2015,Ph.D 2017,Ph.D 2021 Lecturer INatural Products Chemistry
Dr. S.O. EdoriB.Sc 1998,M.Sc 2007, Ph.D 2021 Lecturer IAnalytical Chemistry
Dr. B. IkiromaNCE 1994, B.Ed 1997,M.Ed 2009, Ph.D 2015 Lecturer IScience Education (Chemistry)
Dr. I.B. NwokeB.Sc,1989,M.PHL 2000,Ph.D 2020Lecturer IAnalytical Chemistry
Mrs. J. NduudeeB.Ed. 2006, M.Ed 2015Assistant LecturerScience Education (Chemistry)

TECHNICAL & ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

1Mr. G. WojiFinal Dil (HND) 1993Chief Lab Tech (Contract)
2Mr. U. OnwugbutaHND 2004Principal Lab. Tech II
3Mr Prince L. NwokeB.Ed, 2011Lab. Tech II
4Mrs. Excel Queen MgbuduB.Ed, 2004Admin Officer I
5Mrs. Gladys AzubuikeNABTEB 2004Confidential Sec. I

BASIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTED PROGRAMME DURATION

  1. THREE-YEAR B.Sc.Ed

Two A level credit passes in Chemistry and any one of Physics, Mathematics or Biology in that order. Credit passes in OND or NCE.

  • B. FOUR-YEAR B.Sc.Ed

Five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Chemistry and any two from the following Physics, Biology and Agricultural Science are required for admission.

  • The Department also runs the Basic Studies Programme.

REGISTRATION

Students are required to register on-line not more than the maximum credit (48) units during the time stipulated by the University. Students are advised to register all carry over courses first as they will not be allowed to write examination in courses which they have not registered.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CURRICULUM

The whole B.Sc.Ed degree programme is designed for these categories of students:

a. Students with U.T.M.E result who will spend four academic sessions on a full time basis.

b. Students with the NCE or equivalent qualification who will spend three years on a full time basis.

GRADUATION REQUIRMENTS

  1. A student must be credited with minimum of 120 units and maximum of 148units for the 4 year degree program (full time), and at least 90 units for the 3-year programme (full time) before graduation
  2. Graduating students must compulsorily pass all departmental compulsory courses.
  3. Graduating students are required to have passed a minimum of required courses from other faculties, departments or as may be specified by the University
  4. Students must have passed a minimum of elective courses and all Six GNS courses as the faculty and the University may determine.
  5. For each category of students, Education constitute between 40% (i.e. 48units) and the content/ subject area 60% (i.e. 72units) of the total unit creditable for the award of the degree. Therefore all compulsory and required courses in education and student’s major (Chemistry) must be registered for, and passed.
  6. The balance of 20units shall be for GNS and faculty courses.
  7. A project with six (6) units is from the students` own major (from Chemistry Department for Chemistry students).
  8. Teaching Practice is compulsory.

A direct entry student at 200 level can only graduate when.

(i) The student has passed a minimum of 90 units of courses specified by the Department and Faculty within a minimum of three (3) academic sessions (or 6 semesters) up to a session (or 10 semesters).

(ii)  The student has passed 12 units of required courses from other Faculties/Departments or as may be specified by the University.

(iii)  The student has passed 6 units of elective courses and all GNS courses as the Faculty and University may determine.

REGULATIONS GOVERNING AWARDS OF DEGREES

The normal number of semesters for a degree shall be eight for the 4-year degree programme and six for the 3-year degree programme.

  • Thus the maximum number of semester for a degree shall be twelve (12) for the normal 4-year programme or (ten)10 for the normal 3-year programme. A student who has exhausted this maximum period of studies, and has still not completed his/her studies shall be asked to withdraw. For students on the 3-year B.Sc(Ed)` programme, a minimum pass of 90 units is required (including GNS and Teaching Practice) and 120 units for four year B.Sc(Ed) programme.
  • The cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) shall be used for the determination of the class of a degree.
  • (1a) Grades used in scoring the work of students who satisfactorily completed their requirements of a course by the end of the semester are:
LETTER GRADEGRADE POINTMARK
A570-100
B460-69 
C350-59
D245-49
E140-45
F00-39

The class of the degree of a student who has satisfactorily completed his/her course shall be determined as follows:

Cumulative Grade Point AverageClass of Degree
4.5-5.00First class (1)
3.5-4.49Second class upper (21)
2.50 – 3.49Second class lower (22)
1.50 – 2.49Third class (3rd)
Below 1.50Fail

HOD PICTURE AND BIO DATA

Dr. Friday Kpee

  1. PERSONAL DATA

Surname: Kpee

Other Names: Friday

Date of Birth: 23rd July 1968

Nationality: Nigerian

State of Origin: Rivers State

Local Government Area: Gokana

Religion: Christianity

Marital Status: Married

Residential Address/Home Address: Bera Gokana

Contact Address: Department of Chemistry, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

E-mail: kpeef@yahoo.com

Telephone: 08037921952

Department:                                                         Chemistry