department of chemical science was carved out from the former
Department of Science Technology in November 1998, to train students at
the National Diploma level in Science Laboratory Technology. The
training responsibility also extends to training student for the award
of the Higher National Diploma in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The
department is also actively involved in research development with
endogenous research group in areas of specializations in the chemical
Science within and outside Yaba College of Technology. Indeed the
department is involved in collaborative work with some public research
institutions within Lagos.
the years, the skills acquired by diplomats of programmes run by other
department have been in great demand by public and private institutions
and establishments within and beyond the shores of Nigeria.
achievement of the department in efficient knowledge and skills
delivery is widely acknowledged enough now to the extent that ND
diplomates of the department are gaining direct access to programme in
Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Engineering, etc within and outside Nigeria.
department has on its roll over six hundred students for various
programmes and about Thirty members of competent, effective, efficient
and well-qualified staff. The department has about five senior academic
staff on study leave for doctorate degrees in such world class as
students in Howard University, Washington DC, USA and University of
Otago, New Zealand and Rhodes University , South Africa
department is actively involved in the training of students at the
Higher National Diploma level in other such departments as Biological
Sciences, Physical Sciences, Polymer and Textile Technology, Food
Technology, Metallurgical Engineering, Printing Technology, etc.
The department is involved in the training of students for the award of the Bachelor of Science in
Vocational and technical Education programme in collaboration with the
University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The national Universities Commission
recently re-accredited this B.Sc programmes based on their satisfaction
with resources human and material for running the programme.
PAST AND PRESENT HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
(1) Dr. A.A.Abiodun 1998-2001
(2) Mrs.E.O.Bikomo 2001-2005
(3) Dr,(Mrs) N.I Azike 2005-2007
(4) Mr. I.O.Ameachina 2009- 2011
(5) Dr.(Mrs) A.O.Dawodu 2011- 2014
(6) Dr. Ojiodu. C. Chekwube 2015 to 2017
(7) Mr. Apena Akinkunmi 2017 to date