Industrial Training Placement For Biochemistry Students In Nigeria (2019)

Biochemistry Student Industrial Training Placement In Nigeria

Where can I really work as a biochemistry industrial training (IT) student in Nigeria in 2019?

As a biochemistry student in Nigeria preparing to go for your I.T, this is probably one of the important questions you’ve been asking and looking for helpful answers this year, ever since you’re expected by your school and department to soon commence your compulsory industrial training this year or next and you really don’t know what to do or how to go about it.

You don’t have to worry again, because you’re at the right place.

Being an industrial training student in the past and also a biochemistry final year student also, I will teach you in brief what biochemistry is all about, skills needed as a biochemistry industrial training student and where you could undergo your own industrial training in Nigeria.

What Is Biochemistry? It’s Philosophy & Objectives In Nigeria

According to ngcareers.com, Biochemistry is a science which offers chemical and physical explanations to the unique group of matter that has life. It seeks to unravel the mystery underlying the chemical constitution and processes in living matter.

Also, Biological Chemistry sometimes called Biochemistry, is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms.

In other words, biochemistry deals with the chemical combinations and reactions that take place because of the biological processes such as growth, reproduction, metabolism, heredity, etc.

Furthermore, biochemistry has made giant strides in the last five or six decades and its relevance have been further emphasized by the present trend of looking at life processes and the attendant anomalies from the molecular level.

Therefore, it is at the core of medicine, agriculture, biology, industry, etc.

Certainly, biochemistry produces biochemists that are relevant to the local environment in particular and the world in general.

Hence, emphasis is therefore laid on the possible use of locally available materials in improving the nutritional, health and industrial requirements of the immediate environment and Nigeria at large.

There’s also the application of biochemistry knowledge to the ecological and environmental planning policies, the training of skilled manpower for uplifting traditional Medicare, traditional cosmetology, basic health and dental care delivery, etc.

However, some Nigerian Universities provide a four/five year undergraduate course that already includes an industry/research placement year, usually undertaken in the pharmaceutical or bio-technical industry or a research institute.

In addition, biochemistry industrial training placements help to further develop the key skills and provide opportunities for building contacts, reports and networking.

In Conclusion, as a biochemistry industrial training student, it is very important to enhance your degree with extra skills and experiences which show that you are a qualified person engaging with the world around you.

Admission Requirements In Most Nigerian Institutions

Firstly, University Matriculation Examination (U.M.E) candidates are expected to possess the Senior Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C.E) or W.A.E.C with credit passes in five (5) subjects which must include: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and any other subject with a minimum of pass in English Language. The five credits must not be in more than two sittings.

Stress Areas In Biochemistry

Eleven (11) stress areas for Biochemistry Course as follows:

  1. Biochemical Methods
  2. Enzymology and Protein Biochemistry
  3. General Biochemistry and Bioinformatics
  4. Immunology and Immunochemistry
  5. Industrial Biochemistry
  6. Lipid and Lipoprotein Biochemistry
  7. Medical Biochemistry
  8. Membrane Bioenergetics and Environmental Biochemistry
  9. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  10. Pharmacological Biochemistry and Toxicology
  11. Plant, Food and Nutritional Biochemistry

The Main Employers Of Biochemistry Industrial Training Students & Graduates In Nigeria Are:

  • Research Institutes;
  • Universities;
  • Government Departments;
  • Health Service (Private & Public)
  • Forensic Science Services
  • Environment Agency.
  • Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Food, Water and Agricultural Companies
  • Biotechnology Firms

Skills & Competencies Needed As A Biochemistry Industrial Training Student In Nigeria:

  • In-depth knowledge of molecular biology techniques
  • Ability to assemble an argument and engage in debate
  • Observation Skills
  • Research & Data Analysis
  • Critical thinking & Problem-solving.
  • Scientific Skills
  • Research Methodology
  • Practical laboratory skills
  • Ability to understand complex biological processes
  • Analytical Skills
  • Self-management and Professional Development
  • IT Knowledge
  • Computational Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Teamwork & Communication

Having known all these important tips, if you’re now ready to learn how you could easily secure possible SIWES placement for your biochemistry industrial training in 2019, then quickly read this post below.


MUST READ: SIWES Placement: How To Apply & Secure Your I.T In Nigeria (2019)

Your Turn…

Finally, do you have questions on how or where a biochemistry student in Nigeria can undergo his/her industrial training? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment. I’ll readily reply.

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9 Replies to “Industrial Training Placement For Biochemistry Students In Nigeria (2019)”

  1. Bella

    Please I got an IT placement in Tetfund. I am yet to resume but I have researched about the place and I don’t see any correlation to my course of study (Biochemistry). Should I continue or apply in another place?
    Maybe United Nations International Organization or ITF??
    07082632273
    Please I need a reply asap….thanks

  2. Abraham Patience

    Please am a biochemistry student,i got a placement for my IT at the federal ministry of health food and drug services but I don’t know if it’s okay for a me to undergo my IT there

  3. Uche Chimdiadi Peace

    Pls I need help urgently…I am a biochemistry student ..I got an IT placement in NAPIMS(nnpc) in the dept of health safety security and environment (hsse)..buh am yet to understand how this relates to my field of study..bcos all I do is compute data in the system..pls what should be my next step

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