SIWES Placement for Microbiology Students in Nigeria
Where can a microbiologist/microbiology student do industrial training in Nigeria?
As a microbiology/industrial microbiology student in Nigeria preparing to go for your I.T, you may have been asking this very important question and seriously seeking for helpful answers 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 in the right place.
I will teach you in brief what microbiology is all about, skills needed as a microbiology industrial training student and where you could undergo your own industrial training in Nigeria.
What is Microbiology?
Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, archaea, fungi and protozoa.
This discipline includes fundamental research on the biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, ecology, evolution and clinical aspects of microorganisms, including the host response to these agents.
The B.Sc. programme in Microbiology gives broad exposure to the students in the theory and practice of microbiology and emphasizes the application of microbiology in medicine, industry, agriculture, biotechnology and other relevant fields.
Above all, microbiologists are essential in helping us to treat diseases.
Many work as biomedical scientists in hospitals and laboratories: testing samples of body tissue, blood and fluids to diagnose infections, monitor treatments or track disease outbreaks.
Some microbiology graduates work as clinical scientists in hospitals, universities and medical school laboratories where they carry out research and give scientific advice to medical staff.
Other microbiologists work on disease-causing microbes, such as flu or tuberculosis, and the information they find is used to develop vaccines and improve current treatments.
Today in Nigeria, the possibility to get the critical disease is pretty high.
Main reasons are such as high temperature, inferior quality of water, a significant amount of insects and animals, which could carry a whole bouquet of different serious diseases.
Probably, there is no possibility of making this problem disappear, but it could be prevented.
The medical microbiology job opportunities are also available in analytics laboratories.
They analyze groundwater, water supplies, and foodstuff.
This is also a significant issue, because it helps to control suppliers of supermarkets and keep the quality of water and food on the allowable level.
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Admission Requirements in Most Nigerian Institutions
University Matriculation Examination (U.M.E) Candidates would be required to get a minimum of five ‘O’ level credit passes which must include Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (W.A.S.S.C.E) or Senior School Certificate Examination (S.S.C.E) or General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) plus a pass in English Language.
The five (5) credit passes must not be in over two (2) sittings.
Microbiology Industrial Training Students and Graduates in Nigeria Can Work in:
- Healthcare Organizations (N.H.S and private hospitals) as Healthcare Scientists, Medicinal Chemists
- Public Health Organizations as Biomedical Scientists
- Environmental Organizations and Biotechnology Companies as Bio-technologists
- Industry – Food and Drink, Petroleum, Pharmaceuticals, Toiletries, Water and as Food Technologist, Pharmacologist, Technical Brewer, Water Quality Scientist
- Forensic Science Laboratories
- Research Organization as Research Scientist
Skills Needed as a Microbiology Industrial Training Student and Graduate in Nigeria
- Scientific Skills
- Research Methodology and Safe Laboratory Investigations
- Analytical Skills
- Self-management and Professional Development
- Problem-solving Skills
- IT Knowledge
- Computational Skills
- Organizational Skills
- Teamwork and Communication
- Application of Scientific Thought and Approaches
- Data Presentation and Interpretation
Having known all these important tips, if you’re now ready to learn how you could easily secure possible SIWES placement for your microbiology industrial training, then quickly click and read the post below.
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