To attain excellence in all its scholastic and scientific endeavours and to produce skilled and value-laden graduates.
To identify the scientific problems and needs of the society and to proffer solutions to them through high-skilled scientific teaching and research.
Philosophy and Objectives of the School
The Philosophy and objectives of the School of Physical Sciences (SOPS) fall in line with those stipulated in the minimum Academic standard document for the training of physical scientists who will have a broad knowledge of the physical sciences to enable them to understand the various processes.
The Philosophy of SOPS programme is to produce a new kind of manpower which possesses planning, adaptive, technical, maintenance, development and productive skills in Physical Science fields. This new kind of manpower will have the capability not only to understand, use and adapt existing technology in the field of physical sciences, but also improve on it and develop new ones, and would be immediately productive in a relevant venture or gainful employment. When this happens and the trained Physical Scientists is diligent in his/her duties, the society, ultimately, would be better for it, because, through the series of trained Physical Scientists, the government and other relevant bodies and agencies in the society would not be in lack of the vital scientist manpower necessary for industrial planning, economic planning, education, environmental, health and social planning.
In addition to the usual laboratory practical classes which, complement, elaborate and further clarify theory, the programme contains several key elements of technological and professional practice-in training, including courses in workshop practice and 40 weeks of Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme. Other words, we do not produce traditional physical scientists. Our course contents are designed to couple physical sciences with technological skills and orientation.
The following are the specific objectives of SOPS programme
- To produce a balanced and broad-based Physical Scientists with sufficient theoretical knowledge and superior practical, creative, versatile and innovative skills to face the challenges of our nation’s technical problems.
- To provide and promote sound basic Physical Sciences training as a foundation for the development of applied science and technology taking into account indigenous culture to enhance national unity coupled with technology in response to the national need for skilled, innovative and technological-oriented manpower for national development.
- To identify scientific and technological problems and needs of the society and to find solutions to them within the context of overall national development as well as to provide consultancy services to local industries, organizations and government parastatals.
- To act as agents and catalyst of development through postgraduate training, research and innovation in physical sciences, the effective and economic utilization, exploitation and conservation of the country’s natural, economic and human resources.
- To encourage the advancement of learning and to hold out to all persons without distinction of race, creed, sex or political conviction the opportunity of acquiring a higher education in Physical Sciences.
- To provide students with knowledge and skills-based from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of Physical Sciences or multi-disciplinary areas involving Physical Sciences and inculcate in them the required skills for industrial application, firms and outsourcing.
- To generate in students an appreciation of the importance of physical science in industrial planning, economic planning, education, environment, health and social planning.
The Departments in School of Physical Sciences (SOPS) are as follows:
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Geology
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Physics
- Department of Science Laboratory Technology
- Department of Statistics
PRE DEGREE UNIT
Following the splitting of the School of Science (SOSC), the Pre-degree programme will be administered under the office of the Vice-Chancellor through the Dean of the School of Physical Sciences (SOPS).