The mission of the Department of Zoology is to utilize our knowledge and expertise in order to train students in zoological science and to equip them with professional skills and ethical practices relevant to zoology to apply them meaningfully in those areas/fields requiring zoological expertise. We aim to awaken an awareness of the need to explore, understand and conserve animal diversity. To create an attractive and research based innovative department where students want to come for study and contribute their role in the welfare of humanity.
Ultimately, our mission is to make our students employable. The Department is committed to the production of all-rounded international standard graduates of, M. Sc., M. Phil and Ph. D level in areas of Zoology including Entomology, Parasitology, Fisheries, Microbiology and Biotechnology maintaining high level of integrity and responsibility at individual and departmental level; and conducting quality research, and producing well trained teachers and to participate in community development projects.
Undergraduate level training aims to provide a wide-spectrum comprehension of the anatomy, physiology, systematics, ecology, behavior and conservation of terrestrial and aquatic/marine animals. At postgraduate level, our objectives are concerned with maintaining a high level of scientific excellence in zoological research. We work to constantly improve the quality of both our teaching and our research, postgraduate students being at the interface between the two.
- To impart knowledge about various disciplines of Zoology
- To equip the students with professional skills
- To establish culture of scientific research
- To educate students about animals disease causes, vectors, life cycles and treatment
- To train students for better planning and management of animal resources and environment
Hence, our vision and mission are fully aligned to the university-wide goal to reach excellence in teaching, research and community engagement. They are also current in the sense that the related course programs correspond to what is offered in other national and international tertiary institutions with animal biology programs.