1.Introduction/Historical Development of Marine Biology Department
Marine Biology department was introduced in 2010/2011 session. Marine Biology is a four-year structured programme consisting of 141 credit hours. The programme is focused on the structural and ecological aspects of fauna, flora and microbial constituents of the marine environment. Apart from general courses in sciences, foundation courses in General Oceanography, Computer applications, Statistics, Biological Techniques and Fish Population Biology will also be taught. The students will be able to assess the composition, concentration and chemical dynamics of estuarine, coastal and policies regulating the maritime environment. Research projects and Seminar presentations are additional prerequisites for a successful completion of the programme. It is also expected that the students in the programme MUST have the ability to swim to a level of personal survival, hence the inclusion of water survivals as a foundation course. The main research focus for the department is on climate change in the marine system, mangrove areas and coastal area.
The Degree programme is appropriate because it will interface with research, industries and relevant organization which also has related mandate. The programmes will enhance interdisciplinary research that will adequately describe, understand and predict processes that regulates the marine environment and how it affects other components of the earth including man and other organisms.
2. Philosophy of the Programme
The vision of the Department of Marine Biology is to be leading institution in the training and developments of manpower in Marine Biology. On admission into the programme, students will be exposed to the various interrelated fields of Marine sciences. Thereafter, the student will focus on marine Biology. At this time, they will be suitably equipped to appreciate the interactions, dynamics and complexities of marine systems. The department will therefore build and sustain academic excellence in marine biology and capacity development to meet national economic needs.
3. Objectives of the Programme
Our charge is to create an enabling environment for marine biological activities to thrive thereby encourage collaboration with Research Institutions, Fisheries Departments, Oil and Gas Industries and International Development Agencies. Graduate of this programme will find ready employment in national and international agencies with interest in the marine environment, regulatory and monitory establishments, teaching and research institutions.
Dr. Ini-Ibehe Nabuk Etim is, at\r\npresent, the Ag. Head of Marine Biology Department, Akwa Ibom State University,\r\nNigeria. He is also a Facilitator\r\nat Africa Centre of Excellence for Future Energies and Electrochemical Systems\r\n(ACE|FUELS), Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Nigeria, a Grant\r\nfrom World Bank. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Materials Science and Engineering (with specialty in\r\nMarine Corrosion and Protection) in the Institute of Metal Research, University\r\nof Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. He obtained his M.Sc\r\ndegree in Physical Chemistry in\r\n2015; and B.Sc degree in Marine Chemistry in 2010 from the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry,\r\nUniversity of Calabar, Nigeria. He obtained his O?level certificate in 2003\r\nfrom Nigerian Christian Institute, Uyo. On his meritorious completion of Ph.D\r\nstudies, he was awarded a Chinese Postdoctoral Research fellowship at the\r\nNortheastern University, China. He is also an awardee of both the Chinese Government\r\nScholarship (CSC) and the Institute of Metal Research Scholarship.
He\r\nhas over 18 scientific publications in International peer-reviewed journals in\r\nMarine Chemistry, Electrochemistry and Corrosion protection of Materials. He\r\nhas attended and presented in a number of International and Local conferences.?
WHY CHOOSE AKSU
AKSU is a young and growing University with a student population of 5,838, studying for full-time degree programs in the 6 faculties. There are 465 academic staff with 36 Professors in various disciplines. There is an active program of staff training to ensure that all academic staff acquire higher degrees, with emphasis on PhD degrees.
We place great premium on our quality of teaching and research, and are focused on the expansion of excellence and diversity of our research across disciplines. We believe that the integration of teaching and research must be maintained, if the students are to ultimately benefit from exposure to constantly expanding frontiers of knowledge.
In furtherance of our desire to expand the use of ICT in the University, broadband internet access has been extended to fully cover the 2 campuses of the University. The deployment of fibre optic cables in a bid to have a robust intranet/internet connectivity is in progress. The University among other things, deploys software applications to automate most of its processes.
The University has an ultra-modern Theatre Arts Studio and a state-of-the-art English language laboratory. We are also collaborating with the Government of Akwa Ibom State to diversify into various commercial agricultural enterprises, to ensure food sufficiency. We will continue to be proactive in meeting the demands of a growing, dynamic and changing community of staff, students and other stakeholders. Our goal is to be the institution of choice for prospective students and people seeking a future in academics.
We look forward to welcoming you to Akwa Ibom State University.
EXTENSION OF 2021/2022 POST- UTME ADMISSIONS (SUPPLEMENTARY) REGISTRATION
This is to inform all candidates that the supplementary application portal deadline has been extended.
All intending candidates are to take advantage of the extension to register for the supplementary admission.