Department of Physics

Dr A. R. C. Amakiri

Ag. Head of Department


The Department runs a four-year programme that leads to the award B.Sc. in Physics with specialization in Astronomy / Astrophysics, Solid State Physics/Electronics, Nuclear Physics and Applied Geophysics. 

The undergraduate programme in the first three years provides fundamental knowledge and deepens the students’ grasp of Physics. In the last year it introduces them to techniques and tools of research, develops in them the spirit of enquiry which launches them into an area of specialization; they can now face the challenges posed in that area.

Staff list in the Department

NameRankArea Of SpecialisationEmail
Akaogu, Vivian .N.Assistant Lecturer
Amonieah, JiriwariLecturer I
Prof. Mrs. C. U. Okujagu.Special Adviser
Udonam-Inyang U. E.Staff
Friday Barikpe .S.Lecturer
Augustine A. Umoh.Senior Lecturer
Omubo-Pepple V. B.Senior Lecturer
UKO, Etim DanielSenior Lecturer
Amakiri, Arobo R. C.Staff
Horsfall, Opiriyabo .IGraduate Assistant


The duties and responsibilities of the unit are tied to why we award degrees to our graduands which are learning and character-building. Therefore, the primary duties and responsibilities of the unit are training of our graduands in deep, sound knowledge and skills in animal production geared towards making them solvers of the problem militating against increased animal production in the wider world. In doing this, the unit strictly follows the prescribed rules, regulations and procedures outlined by the University Management in achieving them. 

Furthermore, the unit is also responsible in instilling in our graduands discipline as to enable them to become models to others to emulate in terms of positive character developments, thereby making them good leaders for tomorrow. Some of the areas these character-moulding principles are imparted in graduands include but limited to:

  • Punctuality – coming early to class for lectures as to replicate it outside school environment.
  • Sincerity – that is, telling the truth at all times.
  • Avoid cheating – incuding during examinations.
  • Being respectful – to others
  • Being conscious – of things and comments they make, ensuring that you do not by your comments or acts destroy others. They may become your helpers tomorrow.

Therefore, in the overall, the unit ensures that we award our degrees due to learning and character.



The primary philosophy of the department is to produce and equip our graduands with the required knowledge and skills in Animal Production by providing them with relevant education in Animal Agriculture as applied to all stages and phases of production and distribution of both macro- and micro-livestock and their products. Additionally, our philosophy is driven-based on the vision of promoting intensive theoretical and practical (on farm and laboratory) training in sustainable livestock production. This is achievable through the mission of promoting innovative and industry driven, collaborative and sustainable research in the basic aspects of Animal Science using the approved curriculum with strong emphasis on professional standards. The ultimate goal being to produce skilled professional manpower well-equipped with comprehensive knowledge to produce the different livestock species relevant to the national and global animal production industry.