HISTORY OF PROGRAMME
Academic activities commenced in the Department of Physics in 1966 with
a programme in Physics (Pure). There has since been diversification to Applied Physics with options in Electronics and Geo-Physics. Following a series of staff turnovers over the years, the current academic staff is 17, consisting of 1 full professor, 2 Associate Professors, 1 Senior Lecturer, 5 Lecturers Grade I, 7 lecturers Grade II and 1 Assistant Lecturer. In addition, there are 17 support administrative and technical staff. As an integral part of the Faculty of Science, it shares many facilities with other departments in the Faculty. The student population at present is about three hundred and fifty. The department has since inception produced more than six hundred physics graduates.
Programme/sub-Discipline/Discipline Philosophy and Objectives:
Physics as a basic science, is the foundation of all industrial technology. The degree programmes are designed to inculcate broad-based knowledge in basic and applied physics leading to a variety of careers in the public and private sectors and advanced study and research so that graduates will have self-fulfillment, professional advancement and a significant and meaningful contribution to the national economy of the country
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