Biotechnology is a set of tools that can be innovatively employed to provide solution to most of the world’s problems.
The Biotechnology programme of Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, is designed to give the students exposure to the theory and practice of Biotechnology based on broad knowledge of core disciplines such as Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genetics, Ecology and Bioinformatics, and to provide them with hands-on training in scientific principles and molecular techniques for research skills acquisition. The B.Sc. programme in Biotechnology is intended to produce graduates that have sound understanding of the concepts and techniques of modern biotechnology, molecular biology, bioethics and biosafety issues in the key areas that meet the needs of society and national aspiration. The curriculum is innovative and strongly inter-disciplinary, drawing faculty and courses from other departments and relevant collaborative institutions. The main objective is to broadly educate students to understand application of biotechnology and molecular biology techniques as cutting edge tools for solving problems in various sectors of the economy, including: agriculture, industry, sustainable environmental management and medical and health care delivery; in addition, students are not only prepared for competitive employment opportunities and positions in the highly dynamic world of biotechnology industry but also for graduate and professional study in the life sciences.