The Department of Pure and Applied Botany is one of the four Departments in the College of Biosciences. The Department of Pure and Applied Botany was established December 1, 2014 when the Department of Biological Sciences was split into the Department of Pure and Applied Botany and Department of Pure and Applied Zoology.
The academic staff of the department comprises renowned academics and researchers with vast knowledge in their areas of specialization. The department Provides sound academic teaching in specialized areas of Botany at both undergraduate level and postgraduate level i.e. Pg.D., M.Sc. and Ph.D. boasting of a Botanical Garden, screen house and adequately equipped laboratory for practicals.
The Pure and Applied Botany programme is designed to provide students with sound understanding of the concept and methodologies of Botany with focus on key areas of human development, thereby contributing to national development and integrity.
The three basic need of man (food, shelter and clothing), are provided either directly or indirectly by plants. Therefore, Botany which is the scientific study of plants is of great importance for the continued existence of humans on Earth.
The intention of the department is therefore:
- To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of botany knowledge and practical skills.
- To develop in students the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in botany.
- To develop in student, a range of transferable skills that are of value in Pure and Applied Botany employment.
- To provide students with knowledge and skills that will enhance further studies in specialized areas of Pure and Applied Botany or multi-disciplinary areas involving botany.
- To provide, through training and orientation, an appreciation of the salutary rewards of inter-and-multi-disciplinary approach to the solution of complex life problems
- To generate in students an appreciation of the importance of Pure and Applied Botany in industrial, economic, environmental, technological and social development.