Motto: Probing into Nature


HOD's Welcome Message

Welcome to Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. A single Department with a pluralistic nature. An abode of life at all levels, cellular, Microbial and microbial. She synthesizes various aspects of life viz; mycology, virology, phycology, entomology, parasitology, immunology, epidiomology, evolution, ecology, conservation, molecular biology, genetics, cytosystematics, radiation biology, fisheries and food science, without being cataclasmic. She stretches herself in services to other sister Departments that deal with life in all its ramifications; a template for impressing the basic tenets of biology.

Departmet of Biological Sciences awards Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc.) degree in Biology, Botany and Zoology. Little wonder, the products of this great Department serve in various capacities cutting across several organizations, academic and research institutions, ministries and parastatals, still the noblest of them forge ahead to pass on the baton in the training process as lecturers cum researchers within their ALMA MATTER. We duff our hats and dub thee, the “heart-beat” of life science Read More

On behalf of the entire members of the Department of Biological Sciences, we wish you well in your academic pursuit. I hope you will explore our website to gain additional insight into the various programmes we offer.


Prof. A. K. Adamu
Head of Department

    Our Vission

    To be focused, Proactive Dynamic,Upward-bound and foremost centre for teaching and research in the science of biology: producing well nurtured graduates that will be in a possition to contribute to the advancement of biological knowlede at local, national and global levels.

    Our Mission

    To establish and nuture a department that provides excellent teaching, research and consultancy services in the field of biology, for the enhancement of local, national and global ecologic-economic well being of humans.

    Specific Objective of Our Undergraduate Programme

    In pursuit of the broad goal of producing self-reliant young biological scientists and contributing to scientific knowledge, the following is the specific academic objectives of the undergraduate degree programme of the department.

    B.Sc. Botany Programme:

    To educate academically sound upcoming plant biologists with high scholastic aptitudes especially in the agro-allied areas of Plant ecology, Plant Physiology, Plant Breeding and Plant Pathology, aspects of Horticulture and Conservation of Plant Germplasm.

Department of Botany, Faculty of Life Sciences
Ahmadu Bello University Zaria - Nigeria
HOD, Pofessor A. K. Adamu