The programme provides a sound understanding of the concepts of microorganisms in relation to mankind and the environment, by making accessible research tools for probing the nature of life sciences.
The programme provides a sound understanding of the concepts of microorganisms in relation to mankind and the environment, by making accessible research tools for probing the nature of life sciences. The course will elaborate the importance of microorganisms in industry, health and environmental sectors of the society, as well as emphasize the traditional biotechnology and the linkage to the current modern biotechnology. Students are adequately trained to work at various sectors of the economy: hospitals, research institutions, food and dairy industries, breweries, beverages producing industries, water and waste water treatment plants, petrochemicals, pest control programmes, agriculture and agro-allied industries/organizations. It also offers sufficient depth to enable the promising graduates to undertake postgraduate work in microbiology and related disciplines, and also motivates them to become excellent employees or entrepreneurs.
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 160, with subjects English, Biology, Chemistry and any other science subject. 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, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and any other science subject 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 Biology, Botany, Zoology and Chemistry or Physics.
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).