Biochemistry is the branch of science concerned with the chemical and physico-chemical processes and substances which occur within living organisms.
Biochemistry is the branch of science concerned with the chemical and physico-chemical processes and substances which occur within living organisms. The objective of the programme is to develop in students the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solve theoretical and practical problems in biochemical and non-biochemical employment; multi-disciplinary approach to complex life problems, as well as to generate in students an appreciation of the importance of biochemistry in industrial, economic, environmental, technological and social development. Graduates of biochemistry are well equipped to pursue careers in diverse areas relevant to hospitals, agriculture, food processing, pharmaceutical industries, brewing industries, beautification industries, leather industry, and research institutions.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: Admission shall be open to all, irrespective of gender, race, religion or political leanings. Applicants must satisfy all faculty and departmental requirements. A prospective candidate must not be less than 15 years of age.
Admission into the undergraduate programmes of the University would be either through the Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) or by Direct Entry (DE) as organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). However, 90% of applicants will be admitted through the UTME, while the remaining 10% will be by Direct Entry.
UTME (JAMB): Candidates applying for admission into the University through JAMB UTME must have a minimum score of 140, with subjects English, Chemistry, Mathematics and any of Physics Geography, Agricultural Science or Biology. Post-UTME screening will be conducted for interested all interested candidates to ensure that only the best students are admitted as well as to maintain high educational standards.
O’Levels: The candidate must have not less than five credit passes (at one sitting) or six credit passes (at two sittings ) in Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) or General Certificate Examination Ordinary Level (GCE, ‘O’ Level) organised by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) or the National Examination Council (NECO), including English and Mathematics. Five Credit passes in English, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Biology for all categories of students seeking admission is mandatory.
Direct Entry: As from the second phase of development, General Certificate Examination Advanced Level (GCE A’ Level) holders with a minimum of 9 points plus ‘O’ Level English and Mathematics, OND with a minimum of credit pass; or graduates of recognised related programmes may be considered for a direct entry. Candidates need Two ‘A’ Level passes Chemistry and any one of Physics, Mathematics or Biology in that order.
PCU Registers With NPUGA
As part of the objectives of the University to enhance sporting activities on the campus, the management of has finalized the registration of the university with Nigerian Private Universities Games (NPUGA).