Department of Forestry And Environment

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Forestry And Environment

Forest resources and environmental management are increasingly in the hands of those who have broad foresight and a balance of judgment in applying technical and sociological knowledge to guide human and environmental pressures.

The programme in forestry and environment is to produce high-level graduate manpower who will serve at National, State, Local Government levels and private sectors in the application of Science and Technology for meeting the needs of society for self-sufficiency in sustained forest resources management for maximum benefit and environmental management of the society.

Staff list in the Department

Chukunda, Franklyn A.Lecturer II
Dr. Samuel Nubaridoo.Lecturer I
Nkalo Hudson U.Assistant Prof
David, NwiisuatorLecturer II
Prof Mildred Alali A.Professor
Simbi-Wellington W. S.Assist Lecturer
Sodienye Austin A.Senior Lecturer

Career Opportunities

In addition to Government establishments such as the Federal, State and Local Government Forestry and Environment Departments. Universities and Research Institutes, employment opportunities exist in pulp and paper industries, oil exploration and production industries, international and local Non-Governmental organizations (NGOs), Landscaping, Recreation and tourism Industries, National Parks. Environmental Impact Assessment Consultancy Services and Environment Offices in the private sectors of the economy. Above all a self employed career is highly poverty alleviating.

Duration of Programme

The duration of the programme is a minimum of five academic sessions (10 semesters) comprising classroom lectures, field practicals and supervised industrial work experience scheme (SIWES) in the Fourth Year of the 5-year programme. Extensions for additional two semesters is subject to approval by Senate. For Direct Entry candidates the duration is four (4) academic years.


Society, the environment and natural resource management are increasingly in the hands of those who have broad foresight and a balance of judgment in applying sociological and technical knowledge to guide human and environmental pressures. Modern civilization with its compelling demands from industry, government and educational institutions, requires people who think objectively and constructively and who act creatively and responsibly. 

The purpose of the postgraduate programmes is to develop these persons. The Post-graduate period is a time of discovery and excitement a time of answers and new insights, a time of personal productivity and contribution to scholarships. 



It is during the post graduate training that the student sharpens the ability to think critically and analytically, to design experiments, work effectively with basic research tools as well as specialized equipment, and to undertake the discipline of purposeful study toward a specific goal.

The post graduate programme in forestry is to serve the State and the nation in meeting the needs of its citizens in regard to the environment through natural renewable resource management education, research and public service. Commitment to resolution of immediate environmental problem, the development of the knowledge necessary to predict occurrences in the future and the presentation of public policy alternatives that will protect the environment through forest resources management and accommodate the real needs of the society are fundamental challenges.


The objectives of the programme are to:

1. Prepare students for professional careers in forest resources and environmental management and self employment

2. Produce trained graduate manpower for research, professional education and management of non-agricultural lands.

3. Produce skilled and seasoned foresters who should be able to study and interpret the impacts of forest resources    management practices on environmental quality.

4. Produce trained manpower to effectively mobilize and direct rural communities on sustainable forest resources and    environmental management.

5. Produce graduates who can effectively manage non-timber forest resources including medicinal plants, relevant to society    health goals and industrial development.