Where can a botanist/botany student do industrial training (IT) in Nigeria?
Where can a biotechnology/plant science & biotechnology or agriculture student do industrial training (IT) in Nigeria?
As an agriculture, biotechnology or botany industrial training student in Nigeria preparing to go for your I.T, this is probably one question you’re looking for helpful answers and solutions 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.
Well, you don’t have to worry again, because you’re at the right place. I will teach you in brief what botany is all about, skills needed as an agriculture/biotechnology/botany industrial training student and where you could undergo your own industrial training in Nigeria.
What is Botany?
Botany is a branch of biology that deals with the study of plants, including their structure, properties, and biochemical processes.
Botany is also the scientific study of plants. “Plants,” to most people, means a wide range of living organisms from the smallest bacteria to the largest living things – the giant sequoia trees.
By this definition plants include: algae, fungi, lichens, mosses, ferns, conifers and flowering plants.
Today scientists believe bacteria, algae and fungi are in their own distinct kingdoms, but most general botany courses, and most Botany Departments at colleges and universities, still teach about these groups.
The Course “Botany” is also known as “Plants Science & Biotechnology” in some Nigerian Schools.
The botany programme was designed to train botany industrial training students & graduates in all aspects of botany. The botany industrial training students & graduates at the end of their programme of studies are expected to know the basic structure, functioning and diversity of plants, be aware of the environments under which plants grow, understand the role plants play in their respective environments, especially in the maintenance of environmental stability and as primary producers, be aware of the immense benefits of plants and plant producers to man, and have sufficient knowledge of the disease that destroy them and to gain sufficient skills in the new areas of bio control and biotechnology for innovative contributions to society welfare.
Botany as a discipline has to be made relevant to the needs of both the individual and the nation. The programme has been designed to give botany industrial training students & graduates the broad type of education which will enable them to see botany in its wider context.
It is not based on the traditional cutting of plants and studying its anatomy or memorizing as many plant names as possible, but to ensuring that the role of plants in the life of the individual, economy and the nation’s existence is emphasized.
In summary therefore, it is the core aim of the academic programme to produce sound and innovative botany industrial training students & graduates who from their skills, knowledge of plants can make a breakthrough that can transform the ebbing economy of the nation enhancing the quality of the life of our people.
The programme is designed to expose botany industrial training students & graduates to the fundamental principles of the biological sciences and to give depth to the various aspects of botany.
Admission Requirements By Most Nigerian Institutions
Candidates are expected to get five credit passes in subjects including: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and any other in the Senior School Certificate Examination (S.S.C.E) or the West African School Certificate Examination or the General Certificate of Education ‘O’ level or its equivalent. A PASS in English Language is acceptable.
Skills Required by Agriculture/Biotechnology/Botany Industrial Training Students & Graduates in Nigeria:
- Research skills
- Ability to analyze, interpret and report on data
- Strong communication skills
- Methodical approach
- IT skills
- Analytical skills
- Numeracy and math
- Preparing reports
- Presentation skills
- Time management
- Practical skills
- Problem-solving ability
- Plant identification skills
- Scientific skills
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Problem solving and logical thinking
- Skills with various computer applications and technology
- Planning skills
- Strong observational skills
Agriculture/Biotechnology/Botany Industrial Training Students & Graduates in Nigeria Can Work in:
- Agricultural Farms/Companies
- Food Production Companies
- Pharmaceutical Industries
- Soap & Cosmetics Production Companies
- Herbal Clinics/Companies
- Florist Centres
- Forestry Consultancies
- Global Warming Advocates
- Greenhouse Operation
- Botanical/Horticultural Gardens
- Research & Plants Laboratories
- Public/Private Gardens
- Soil Analysis & Conservation Centres
- Wildlife Conservation Centres
Having known all these important tips, if you’re now ready to learn how you could easily secure possible SIWES placement for your agriculture, biotechnology or botany industrial training in Nigeria this year, then quickly click and read the post below.