FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    1. WHAT IS DRIB ?
    2. DRIB is a short form of abbreviation for Derindam Research Institute of Biotechnology, it is a registered and approved research institute situated in the heart of Uyo metropolitan,Akwa Ibom,Nigeria..

    3. WHAT ARE THE DEGREES THAT CAN BE CONFERED BY DRIB ?
    4. DRIB is not a university or polytechnic or college of education that offer degree programs,it is rather a Research Training Institute majorly established to offer training in Biotechnological research feilds and project work, thereby training students at undergradate or postgraduate in any science related feild for the purpose of self - reliance and self -employed, our products are highly sort after by various companies within and outside the country.

    5. WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN DRIB AND FOREIGN PARNER UNIVERSITIES?
    6. DRIB have strong ties with various foreign universities for the purpose of training undergraduate and postgraduate students purely on research and at the same time cary out project work for such students provided they fufil the conditions stipulated by the management of DRIB.

    7. DOES DRIB OFFER DEGREE PROGRAMS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY OR JOINTLY RUN A BSC PROGRAM IN BIOTECHNOLOGY ?
    8. DRIB is a pure research and training Institute where research training and project work are being carried out, DRIB does not collaborate with any university both foreign and local to offer any degreee program, what we do at DRIB is purely research training and project works in Biotechnological related feilds,our collaboration with universities is limited to training students for research and project work purpose not for the degree of Bsc Msc and Phd, our mandate stated categorically what we are licenced to do under the strict regulations.

    9. I AM STRONGLY INTERESTED IN STUDY FOR BSC,MSC AND PHD BIOTECHNOLOGY WITH FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES, HOW CAN DRIB BE OF HELP
    10. DRIB can be of help in many ways,as collaborator from foreign and local instituttion, DRIB can be of help in facilitating the admissions till the stage of you receiving your offer and after this, DRIB link you to the main university where your full study take place throought your study on FULL TIME.

    11. SHORT COURSES AND PROJECT WORK AT DRIB,IS IT PART OF THE UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM ?
    12. DRIB offer research training and project work separately depending on the need of the students at the time of application, students who wish to be trained at DRIB could schedule his or training during vacation where students can learn the real practical concept of Biotechnology

    13. WHAT ARE THE SHORT TRAINING COURSES OFFERING AT DRIB ?
    14. DRIB offer various short courses in the area of Biotechnology only, these courses are not limited to General Bbiotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Recombinant DNA Technology,Molecular Pathology, Animal Biotechnology,Plant Biotechnology, Agricultural Biotechnology,Celll and Tisssue culture and many more.

    15. WHAT TYPE OF PROJECT WORK CAN BE DONE AT DRIB?
      • Short and Long time project work can be carried out at DRIB , the project is not limited to OND,HND,BSC,MSC and PHD project work,it is usually carried by the students under close supervision of research staff at DRIB
      • WHAT ARE THE DURATION OF THE COURSES AT DRIB?
        • AT DRIB courses duration depend on the choice of the propspective students which could be one, three, six, Nine and Twelve months respectively
      • WHAT IS THE REQUIREMENT FOR ADMISSION DRIB
      • At DRIB there is no specific requeirement as DRIB is not a university or polythechnic that require some basic requirements while at DRIB, we encourage any individual who have keen interest in learning real praactical reseach work in Biotechnology to apply and such students are admitted on individual basis and the need for the training to be done.

      • I HAVE OND/HND/BSC/MSC/PHD IN A SCIENCE RELATED SUBJECT, CAN I BE ENROLLED INTO THE RESEARCH TRAINING
      • Yes, with any of the qualification stated above you are highly encouraged to apply as this courses will make you to be sself reliance and self employed.so that you will not depend on anybody to earn your leaving.

      • I JUST GRADUATED, AWAITING NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS (NYSC), CAN I BE CONSIDERD FOR ADMISSION
      • Yes, Students who just graduated awaiting NYSC are ususally given consideration to enable such student to gain practical skills which could be useful in the discharge of his duty during NYSC, this could enhance job opportunity for such students,bearing in mind that employers outside the universities are seriously in need of graduates who are varsatile in practical not just theory alone .

      • I WANT TO DO MY PROJECT WORK,HOW DO I GO ABOUT IT AND THE COST IMPLICATION
      • At DRIB, students who which to carry out project work are strongly encouraged to apply and submit a letter of conscent from his or her supervisor, students are to visit DRIB first to discuss their research need and cost implication will be given depending on the nature of the research embark on.

      • I AM A PHD SCHOLAR MY RESEARCH WORK INVOLVE MOLECULAR STUDY, CAN IT BE DONE AT DRIB ?
      • Yes, DRIB has strong research orientation, facilities and experts for molecular studies and research, the best way is to see the Director direcetor@dumed.org and discuss the type and area of molecular studies you want to carry out.

      • DOES DRIB HAVE THE FACILITIES SUCH AS MOLECULAR EQUIPMENTS TO CARRY OUT MOLECULAR STUDIES AND RESEARCH ?
      • Yes, DRIB have basic molecular tools and facilities to carry out the molecular studies effectively without any difficulty, our major strength lies in the ability of the experts to use these Biotechnological tools to solve many problems in research arena.

      • DOES DRIB TAKE RESEARCH TRAINING AND PROJECT WORK FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES
      • Yes, Since we have collaboration with foreign schools, project work are strongly encouraged to be carried out in our institute provided the students produce official letter from the home university on placement for the research work.

      • AS A FOREIGN STUDENTS WHO WHICH TO CARRY OUT TRAINING OR PROJECT WORK AT DRIB, WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE AT DRIB TO DO MY PROJECT WORK OR TRAINING ?
      • As a foreign students must contact the registrar of DRIB to discuss the area of interest to know if there is space for the research work to be carried out at that time follow by applying by filling the online form or apply via your home university, after the application DRIB will request for the Authorisation letter from home university to process travelling paper at immigration for the purpose of gaining entrance into the country.And on successful completion of these, foreign students will find it easy to undergo his/her project work or research training wihtout any difficuty.

      • I AM A BSC OR MSC OR PHD STUDENT, I WANT TO KNOW ON WHICH ORGANISM DOES DRIB CARRY OUT HIS RESEARCH ON ?
      • AT DRIB we carry out our reesearch work majorly on lover animals such as Rats, Rabbit, snake,peri-winkle,cat, lizards, snail, Insects and many more,as DRIB is purely Biotechnology research institute,it is not a dignostic center or medical laboratory, all our facilities are designed for research in animal sciences and are biotechnologically inclined.

      • SINCE YOUR SCHOOL HAVE AFFILIATIONS WITH FOREIGN SCHOOLS MANY PEOPLE COULD CONSIDERED THIS AS OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY FOREIGN PROGRAM AT DRIB ?
      • This is a wrong perspective and it is of shallow mind, for the fact that we are partners to foreign schools in research training and research work does not give us the approval to train or offer foreign degree in Nigeria without due process as the collaboration we have is specifically on research training and research project work, DRIB can not and does not do such rather we focused mainly on our Biotechnological mandate as approved to us by Nigeria goverment.

      • I AM READY TO UNDERGO RESEARCH TRAINING AND PROJECT WORK IN BIOTECHNOLOGY,HOW DO I GO ABOUT IT ?
      • Yes, to undergo any of our program,kindly visit the website or send email to info@dumed.org or derindambiotech@yahoo.com

      • SO, WHAT IS BIOTECHNOLOGY?
      • Biotechnologies have millions of definition but it can be defined in a simple form as a specialized form of science that use very small or noting to produce giant. So it is an amazing form of science in the world. Any student pursuing this program is the leader of science and medicine in the next decade. It is a new generation course that have broad prospect as compared to any professional course in the world.

      • WHAT AREE THE VARIOUS SPECIALTIES OF THE PROGRAM
      • Just as we said above, it cut across all disciplines of science, from plant to animals, from tiny molecule to giant molecules. Various specialties of biotechnology are listed below:

        • Medical Biotechnology e.g. cancer therapy, Genetic Engineering, IVF (Test-tube babies manufacturer) etc
        • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology – dealing with drug manufacturing, reagents, kits and chemicals.
        • Forensic Biotechnology – Identify criminals, crime scene investigation, and identification of unknown compound as well as human remain after plane crash, homicide and suicide using DNA technology to expose the criminals and exonerate the righteous in the court of law.
        • Plant/Agricultural Biotechnology – using cell and time culture technique to breed and produce more animals for consumption, plant e.t.c.
        • Biofuel (petroleum) – using microbes to produce fuel for engines e.g. petroleum, gas e.t.c.
      • AS A BIOTECHNOLOGIST WHERE CAN I WORK
      • You can work in any industry as Biotechnologist as Lecturers, medical and pharmaceutical companies, Hospitals, Police investigation department, Drug industries, Oil companies and manufacturing companies anywhere in the world.

      • WHAT IS THE PROSPECT OF BIOTECHNOLOGIST IN NIGERIA
      • There is a Broad prospect of Biotechnologist in Nigeria. In fact as we are talking, Nigeria need over 20 millions of Biotechnologist in the next three year and need become more due to companies need of the services.
        Nigeria today lack Biotech expert and there is going to be a huge turn-around for the need especially in the hospital, industries and oil companies.
        Notes – There is practically nothing in the world of science and medicine that does not require Biotechnology, it is the backbone of molecular medicine and sciences.

      • WHEN I QUALIFY AS A BIOTECHNOLOGIST, CAN I OPEN MY BIOTECH LABORATORY
      • Yes, as a certified and qualified Biotechnologist, you are allowed to open your Biotech laboratory, industry and render your service to human kind.

      • AT DRIB, WHO ARE TO TEACH US.
      • DRIB HAVE QUALIFIED Biotechnologist with PHD, DSc, MSc, M.D. qualification from reputable universities across the world.

      • WHAT IS TEACHING METHODOLOGY IN BIOTECHNOLOGY COURSES AT DRIB
      • Our Practical and research teaching method was adopted from British, America, Europe and Asian style of teaching. As we lay emphasis on practical, demonstration and problem based learning, 60% of courses based on research after didactic practical teaching.

      • DURING THE BIOTECH RESEARCH AND TRAINING WHEN DO I START TO ENTER THE LBORATORY?
      • Laboratory practical start from day one at DRIB, whenever the expert teaches you, the practical of the training is carried out immediately in the laboratory and students are allowed to put their hands on it as this is the reason it is called HANDS ON pRACTICAL TRAINING,IT IS PURELY WET LAB.

      • WHY DO I HAVE TO PUBLISH MY WORK IN INTERRNATIONAL AND LOCAL JOURNALS
      • Yes student shall publish to disseminate and share your findings to the world and this give the international Biotech companies, Hospitals, Pharmaceutical, Drug designing Industries and Universities across the globe to spot our products (students) and they get employed with good packages.

      • THERE IS FEAR OF JOBLESSNESS IN NIGERRIA, I HOPE WHEN I UNDERGO TRAINING AT DRIB IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, I WILL NOT SUFER TO GET A JOB?
      • Not at all, as a sound Biotech expert you can never lack great job, even when there is no vacancy for job with Government, Private companies are waiting to embrace you besides, you will create job for yourself and thereby employ others. In fact our targets and desire is to ensure great reputable industries, Hospitals, Pharmaceuticals and Universities employ our students before completion since we are forming affiliates with reputable Biotechnology industries across the globe.

      • WHAT TYPE OF CERTIFICATE DO YOU GIVE ON COMPLETION OF MY TRAINING
      • Well, on completion, students are given certificate of Attendance, participation and competency in any area of the Biotechnology where training has been receieved. And our most foreign schools accept our training certificate inform of credit transfer .


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