YSU Logo Department of Chemistry
Yobe State University, Damaturu, Nigeria

About The Department


Chemistry department was established in 2007, with four (4) academic staff. They consist of one Ph.D holder and three M. Sc. holders namely, Dr. Maimuna Waziri, Mal. Ibrahim T. Babalola, Mal. Yunus M. Mahre and Mr Medjor respectively.
Mal. Ibrahim T. Babalola served as the first acting head of the Department and Yunus M. Mahre was the first faculty examination officer. In addition, the Department also had one (1) administrative staff; two technical staff and two Youth Corps members.
The department started academic activities with students admitted into degree programme in 2007/2008 academic session.


The departmental philosophy is based on the premise that chemistry through its continuous systematic probe of matter can be useful in providing and sustaining better living conditions and improved environment and in promoting healthy national economy.


The paramount mission of the department of chemistry is to be a centre of great repute in the learning of chemistry that produces graduates with enviable degree of knowledge who can be employed anywhere in the world.


The main objective of introducing the B.Sc. Chemistry Programme at the Yobe State University Damaturu is to produce highly qualified graduates in chemistry who possess knowledge, skills and techniques required in the developmental needs of this country. Graduates would be found suitable for employment in almost all sectors of the economy such as education, industries, research institutes, environment projects, water or waste treatment plants etc.
The chemistry curriculum as outlined below is aimed at achieving the following general objectives:

  1. To teach the fundamentals of chemistry as an instrument for improving quality of life.
  2. Stimulate in the students sustained interest and enthusiasm in chemistry and applications.
  3. To develop mechanistic, quantitative and conceptual problem-solving skills, flexibility and confidence in undergraduate students through provision of adaptable practical oriented education.
  4. To promote creative thought and encourage independent work and learning, especially in the reading portion of the course.
  5. To encourage good study habits and skills to help the student fulfil their intellectual capabilities.
  6. To expose the undergraduates to the rich Nigerian natural resources with a view to providing sound academic background upon which to build higher degrees.
  7. To train personnel fully equipped to explain and proffer solutions in an advisory capacity to problems in relevant fields.
  8. To run service or in-service courses beneficial to students in other departments/faculties of this University and professionals from public and private sectors.
  9. To create avenues for promoting and exchanging programmes aimed at establishing and fostering relationship with similar bodies nationally and internationally thereby leading to collaborative activities in scientific endeavours.