College of Environmental Sciences
Prof. O. Oriye
Dean, College of Environmental Sciences
The College of Environmental Sciences commenced on the 21st August, 2008. It runs with the motto of the university which is for knowledge and Godly Service. The college commenced with five departments namely, Department of Architecture, Department of Building and Quantity Surveying, Department of Estate Management, Department of Geography, Departments of Urban and Regional Planning.
The College was pioneered by Professor Olusegun Oriye as Coordinator from 21st August 2008 to 31st January 2009 when Professor L.O. Olajuyin took over as the first substantive Dean from 1st February 2019 – 2010 when he passed on to glory. This foundation was built upon by his successors in office. The lists of the College leadership are as follows:
- Professor Olusegun Oriye, Coordinator from August 2008 to January 2009.
- Professor Luke Oladele Olajuyin, Dean from February 2019 to February 2010.
- Professor M.L. Olayiwola, Acting Dean from March 2010 to July 31st 2010.
- Professor M.L. Olayiwola, Dean from August 2010 to January 2012.
- Professor C.O. Olatubara, Dean from February 2012 to August 2013.
- Architect Ade Adedokun, Acting Dean from October 2014 to July 2015.
- Professor Ade Adedokun, Dean from October 2014 to July 2015.
- Professor Olusegun Oriye, Acting Dean from August 2015 to November 2015.
- Professor Olusegun Oriye, Dean from November 2015 to date.
The college meets once or twice in a month to hold the college board meetings, and for the Committee of Deans and Heads of Departments to take decisions on issues that will keep the college moving such as:
- Considerations of students result.
- College seminars.
- Advisory board.
- Postgraduate school.
The college has a vision of producing best graduates that will rank among the best in all fields of environmental sciences.
Department of Architecture
The department of Architecture was formally established during the 2008/2009 academic session as one of the four foundation departments of the College of Environmental Sciences. It set out to provide a two-tier training programme in Architecture in line with existing training paradigm in Nigeria leading to the award of Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees respectively.
The department took off with the first tier five-year Bachelor of Science programme in the 2008/2009 academic session with an initial enrolment of 19 students under the headship of Dr. Olusegun Oriye and supported by a couple of other Architects. From the initial enrolment of 19 students at its commencement in 2008/2009, the students’ population has grown to one-hundred and seventy five in 2015/2016 at the department.
Over the eight years of its existence, the department has continuously enjoyed full accreditation and re-accreditation by both the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) for the Bachelor of Science degree programme. Three sets have been graduated from 2012/2013 to 2014/2015 with the certification of ARCON Jurors each year. The department has thus established a B.Sc. programme in Architecture with full academic and professional accreditations.
Just recently, both the NUC and ARCON approved a new four year curriculum for the B.Sc. programme which has come into effect from the 2015/2016 session with the new intakes for the session.
The humble progress made by the department thus includes:
1. Resource verification visit and approval by the National University Commission.
2. Accreditation of the Architecture B.Sc. programme by the NUC.
3. Accreditation of the Architecture B.Sc. programme by the NIA/ARCON.
4. Resource verification visit for the Architecture M.Sc. programme by the NUC.
5. Resource verification/accreditation visit for the Architecture M.Sc. programme by NIA/ARCON.
6. Accreditation of the Architecture M.Sc. programme by ARCON.
7. We have had the NIA/ARCON Jurors visit us twice. The department has in place the Architecture B.Sc. programme that is accredited both by the academic NUC and the professional NIA/ARCON regulatory bodies. In addition, it has secured the approval of the NUC and ARCON to commence the Architecture M.Sc. programme.
8. It has graduated five sets – 2012/2013, 2013/2014 and 2014/2015, with its first class award in 2014/2015. We have put in place a department that was the first private university in Nigeria to have the NUC accreditation at the first go and the second university in Nigeria to achieve same. The department of Architecture has created good reports with both academic and professional regulatory bodies.
9. The department commenced the M.Sc. programme in 2014/2015 academic session.
Department of Building and Quantity Surveying
The department of Building and Quantity Surveying was established in October of the 2009/2010 academic session. It runs two programmes.
1. Building, B.Sc. started with five students. In the 2010/2011 academic session, nine students were admitted and two were enrolled in 2011/2012 session. In the session 2012/2013, two students were admitted by direct entry to join the class of the existing students enrolled in 2011/2012 session at 200 level. Eight students enrolled at 100 level in the 2012/2013 academic session.
2. Quantity Surveying, B.Sc. was established in 2009/2010 academic session. It started with four students. In the 2010/2011 academic session, three students were admitted while a student was enrolled in 2011/2012 session. In the 2012/2013 academic session, three students enrolled at 100 level.
The department is planning to make the programmes relevant to the economic development of Osun State and Nigeria in general. New initiatives are being planned in collaboration with the department of Building and Quantity Surveying of other universities, especially Obafemi Awolowo University leading ultimately to an academic excellence.
The pioneer Head of Department was Dr. A. F. Lawal in 2009 to 2013. This immediately followed by the appointment of Bldr. B. Fasuyi from 2013 to 2015 and then by Dr. P.O. Lawal as the HOD from 2015/2016 till the end of 2016/2017 session.
Dr. P.O. Lawal also coordinates the seminar programme of the department. The HOD is assisted by course advisers.
Decisions are jointly made by the Head of department and other members of staff. To achieve this, staff meetings are called regularly to deliberate on critical issues pertaining to the smooth running of the department.
The two academic programmes within the department aim to develop and produce competent practicing construction professionals. In addition, students will be equipped with the right skills, knowledge, understanding, and attitude necessary to effectively practice, eventually providing efficient and effective manpower for the building industry nationally and internationally.
Department of Estate Management
Estate Management, B.Sc. was introduced in 2008 under the College of Environmental Science leading to the establishment of a full-fledged Department of Estate Management for the 2008/2009 academic session.
The Department has since its establishment offered undergraduate programme in Estate Management. The department considers its abiding duty to be that of providing a sound education in Estate Surveying and Valuation discipline, such education is intended to satisfy the need of varied classes of candidates whose services may be needed by the public, as well as the private sectors.
As a study of the use, management, and development of land and other natural resources, the general philosophy is to optimize the use of land among competing claims having regards to public good, fair share by current owners of interest in the land and facilitate economic development.
Moreover, graduates in the discipline are exposed to the fundamental principles of economics, valuation, land law, law of tort, law of contract, building construction, surveying, account, architectural graphics, town and country planning, management and computer studies (to increase the ICT base of the students).
The Department started with three academic staff in 2008 and an enrolment of ten (10) students. By 2012/2013 session, the Department had grown in size to 49 students and nine (9) academic staff of which two (2) are professors, and the other seven (7) are senior Lecturers, Lecturer I, Lecturer II and Assistant Lecturer.
Over the past eight years, Estate Surveying and Valuation Department has continuously fully enjoyed accreditation and Re-accreditation by both the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) for the Bachelor of Sciences Degree Programme.
In its continuous implementation of the mandate, the department has graduated five sets (2012/2013 Session, 2013/2014 Session and 2014/2015 Session, 2015/2016 session, 2016/2017session with the certification of ESVARBON and NUC.
The Department has with this feat fully established a B.Sc. Programme in Estate Management with full academic and Professional accreditations.
The gallant academic products from the department are doing well in their respective fields both academically and professionally.
The intention of the department is to train Nigerians and non-Nigerians to a level of acquiring sound academic and professional excellence. The five-year degree programme aims at equipping students with institutional, analytical, and management tools with which our towns and cities can utilise their land resources for sustainable development.
At the moment, the quality of academic has improved as more academics and professionals are showing deep interest in the actualization of the vision of the department at large.
The department, from its initial enrollment of 10 students at the start of the 2008/2009 academic session, rose by 95 in the 2015/2016 academic session. An academic proposal to float a Master of Science degree in Estate Management, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy programme in Estate Management has been submitted to the Academic Planning Unit for implementation.
Department of Geography
The Department of Geography was originally established in October 2008 under College of Environmental Sciences. The programme was named Geography and Environmental Resources Management before it was later changed to Geography and Geosciences in 2009. It was later changed to Geography Department just before the accreditation in 2013. Mr. O.A. Olaniyi was the first full-time staff while Dr. Ben Olanusi from Adeyemi College of Education was on Sabbatical leave during the period. Mr. E.O. Adeyemi served as the Acting Head of the department between 2009 and 2015. He was later succeeded by Mr. O.A Olaniyi as Coordinator.
The following people have served as part time lecturers at the department:
1. Professor E.T. Ologunorisa.
2. Doctor O.B. Olanusi.
3. Doctor O.A. Aladelokun.
4. Professor E.F. Ogunbodede.
Professor E.F. Ogunbodede has offered a free three year service to the university without collecting any allowance. Thanks and God bless you.
Doctor O.A. Aladelokun has also offered one year free service.
The Department of Geography participated fully in the beautification of JABU and modeling of JABU during students work experience programme since 2010.
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning was formally established in November 2008, as one of the four-member Departments of the new College of Environmental Sciences. The pioneer Head of Department was late Professor L.O. Olajuyin who equally doubled as the Dean of the College. After the demise of Professor Olajuyin in 2010, Prof. L.M. Olayiwola took over as Head of Department.
The undergraduate programme of the Department is recognized by both the National University Commission and the Town Planning Registration Council of Nigeria. Report from industries has been very favourable as graduates of the Department Urban and Regional Programme are known to be contributing their own quota in National Developments. The Department so far has produced five (5) sets of Graduates of which the products are into various fields of endeavour.
The department from inception has attracted academics from far and near who has contributed immensely to the growth of this College and the University as a whole. Professor L.M. Olayiwola and Professor Olatubara to mention but a few, were one time lecturers in the Department and Deans of the College while here on sabbatical. The Department in order to give opportunity to HND holders who desire a University Degree in Planning admitted candidates with OND/ND into 200 level and those with HND to 300 level by Direct Entry mode of Admission. The Department admitted them as Direct Entry Students.
So far, a Department (URP) of three (3) students at inception is now a Department that has nineteen (19) Regular Students and twenty one (21) non-resident Direct Entry students, as of the last admission exercise. Furthermore, the Department service courses within and outside the College, as students from the College of Agriculture and the Department Entrepreneurship take courses relevant to their discipline from courses offered in the Department. The Department, as it continues to attract interest from prospective students from far and near.
College of Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Programmes
Architecture | Bachelor of Science
Be trained to meet the requirements of the job market as a professional architect
Building and Quantity Surveying | Bachelor of Science
You can apply now to Building and Quantity Surveying
Estate Management | Bachelor of Science
Be trained to meet the requirements of the job market as a professional estate manager
Geography | Bachelor of Science
Be trained to meet the requirements of the job market in the geography profession
Urban and Regional Planning | Bachelor of Science
You can now apply to Urban and Regional Planning at Joseph Ayo Babalola University