Brief History of The Department

The Department of Chemical Pathology of the Ekiti State University was created in the year 2012 when the first lecturer, Dr Atiba Adeniran Samuel (lecrurer 1) was employed. The Department gained more strength with the employment of Prof OA Afonja in December, 2012, an experience Professor of Chemical Pathology.

Since inception, Department has witnessed some levels of development. Another lecturer 1 (Dr AA Idowu) joined the Department in January 2014 and two Adjunct lecturers (Prof. Oparinde DP and Dr Jimoh AK) were later employed. Dr A. Adelekan, a lecturer 1, too was employed but later resigned. Dr Mrs B. O Adegoke, a lecturer 1, also joined in December 2022. In 2023, Prof Okesina A. B was employed as a contract staff. He replaced Prof D. P. Oparinde.

 A Chief Medical Lab Technologist (Mr AO Oladeji) was employed as contract staff. In early part of 2017, two Laboratory Technologists (Mr Olawuyi A and Mr Ajetomobi) also joined the technical staff but both resigned

With the expiration of Mr Oladeji’s contract, resignation of Mr Ajetumobi and Olawuyi, a new Technologist was employed. The Department is left with one Laboratory Technologist in the cadre of Technologist II.

The past Heads of the Department from onset to date are: Prof O A. Afonja (2012–2017), Dr .A.S Atiba (2017-2019 & 2021-2023) and Dr.A. A. Idowu (2019-2021). Dr A. A. Idowu is again the current Head of Department (2023 till date).


Our vision is to adequately train students, the subject of Chemical Pathology both at undergraduate (MB;BS) and postgraduate levels. The Department will also thoroughly be involved in the design and execution of biochemical researches and students will also be trained along this line. 


We are to make the Department of Chemical Pathology of the Ekiti State University a unique one in the areas of training and research.


The Department of Chemical Pathology also called Clinical Biochemistry deals with the explanation of biochemical basis of disease and the analysis of body fluids to diagnose various disease conditions. Training of medical students along this line produces well equipped medical doctors


  1. To adequately train students the biochemical basis of disease at both undergraduate (MB;BS) and postgraduate levels
  2. To adequately train students to be able to perform biochemical laboratory analysis of body fluids to make diagnosis
  3. To adequately train students in the area of interpreting the biochemical laboratory results to make appropriate report in order to advice clinicians in the management of patients
  4. To conduct research in the etiology, pathogenesis, management and prevention of diseases
  5. To establish central research laboratory that can help researchers in Ekiti State and in the entire country in the analysis biochemical parameters.