Philosophy

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Chemistry offers a 4-year Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Industrial Chemistry. The degree programme is designed to produce graduates with sound basic knowledge of Chemistry and its applications especially in industries. In particular, the programme will generate in students an awareness of the tremendous role Chemistry especially Industrial or Applied Chemistry plays in technological development of a nation. It will expose the students to the enormous resources of the raw materials, the chemical and related manufacturing industries in the country.

In line with Covenant University’s Philosophy of departure from dogmatism to dynamism, the Department of Chemistry is grounded in an awareness of the rapidly changing tie between Chemistry and the environment. Knowing this reality, the students are prepared for the practice of Chemistry using the perspective of on-going industrial strategies that are based on evidence.  The Department of Chemistry believes that all individuals have inherent worth, dignity and are continually developing and adapting.

Learning is a life-long process which enables individuals to think critically in the appraisal and application of knowledge skills and values as these relate to self, others, and the environment. The Department is responsible for creating a learning environment that facilitates the acquisition of the necessary knowledge and skills for professional Chemistry practice.