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GEOG & ENVIR. MGT

Department of Geography and Environmental Management

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The B.Sc. (Geography) programme of the University of Ilorin commenced in 1976 with sic student and a foundation staff of three.  The programme is designed to train geographers to a very high level of competence.  The training aims at producing geographers capable of scanning the environment and applying the acquired knowledge in solving various human problems.

Since 1979 when the first set of graduates were turned out, the Department has continued to produce graduates at a minimum of 50 per session.  Recently output of over 200 has been recorded.  Students of the department have consistently been participating in various academic programme both within and outside the University.

The name of the Department was changed to Geography and Environmental Management in 2010/2011 Session in response to the emerging environmental problems and the current trend in making the discipline more responsive to the challenges of the Natural and human environment system.  The old curriculum was reviewed, relevant courses were retained and new ones were introduced to suit the new nomenclature.  The Department now offers aHonours Degree in Geography and Environmental Management, with the first set now in the 400 Level.

The programme is designed to last 4 years (for SSCE and G.C.E. O’ level and equivalent holders), if all the graduation requirements are met by the students.  Theoretical as well as practical instructions are given throughout the duration of the course.   The practical instructions include field studies, Industrial Experience cumulating in an independent field research project in the final year.

 

ACADEMIC , SENIOR AND JUNIOR NON-TEACHING STAFF

S/No.

FULL NAME (SURNAME FIRST)

DEGREE AND INSTITUTION(S)

RANK & POSITION

1.

Dr. U.A. Raheem (HOD)

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D (Ibadan), Adv. Cert GIS (FSS,Oyo)

Reader

2.

Prof. J. F. Olorunfemi         

B.Sc. (Hons) Unibadan, Ph.D. Univ. of Bristol

Professor

3.

Prof. A. F. Adedayo

B.A. (Hons) Geog. (ABU), M.Sc. Geog.(UK), Ph.D. Geog. (Unilorin)

Professor

4

Prof. R. A. Olawepo         

B.Sc. (Hons) Unilorin, M.Sc. Geog. Unilorin, Ph.D Unilorin

Professor

5

Prof. L.T.  Ajibade         

B.Sc.(Hons) Geog.(BUK), M.Sc. (BUK), Ph.D (Ile-Ife),  Adv. Cert GIS (FSS,Oyo)

Professor

6

Dr. E.O. Oriola          

B.Sc. (Hons) Unilorin, M.Sc. , Ph.D. (Ibadan), M.B.A (OAU), Adv. Cert GIS (FSS,Oyo)

Reader

7

Dr.  I. P. Ifabiyi                   

B.A (ABU), M.Sc. (Ile-Ife), Ph.D (Ilorin).

Reader

8

Dr. R.M. Olanrewaju

B.Sc. Geog (Ibadan), M.Sc. Geog (Unilorin), PGDE (Education) NTI Kaduna, Ph.D Applied Meteorology (FUT Minna).

Reader

9

Dr. S. L. Tilakasiri

B.A. (Hons) Sri Lanka (1974), Postgraduate Diploma Sri Lanka (1978), Diploma Norway 1979),

M.A. Geog, Sir Lanka (1983); M.Sc. (Social Science) Sweden (1985), Ph.D.  Sri Lanka (1994).

Senior Lecturer

10

Dr. Y. A Ahmed         

 

B.A. (Educ.)Geog. Unilorin M.Sc. & Ph.D. Unilorin

Senior Lecturer

11

Dr. K. A. Iroye          

 

B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc., Ph.D Geog. Unilorin. PGDE (Educ.) UniAdo-Ekiti.

Senior Lecturer

12

Dr. A. M. Tunde         

 

B.Sc. , M.Sc., Ph.D. (Ilorin), PGDE (Sokoto) NTI

Senior Lecturer

13

Dr. B.A. Usman

B.A.(Zaria), M.Sc (Ilorin) Ph.D. (Zaria) PGDE (Sokoto)

 Senior Lecturer

14

Dr. I. O. Orire          

B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc.(Ilorin), Ph.D. (Zaria),  PGDE (Sokoto)

Senior Lecturer

15

Dr. G. P. Afolayan         

B.A (Hons) ABU, M.Sc. (UniJos), PDGE(Rotterdam), MBA, Ph.D. (Ilorin)

Lecturer I

16

Dr. D. O. Ajewole         

 

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Unilorin) PGDE (Sokoto) Cert GIS (Akure)

Lecturer I

17

Dr.  N. A. Malik

B.Sc. (Maiduguri), M.Sc.(Lagos), Ph.D.( Ilorin)

Lecturer I

18

Mrs. T. M. Agaja         

B.Sc. (Ilorin), M.Sc. (Ibadan), Cert. GIS (Ilorin)

Lecturer II

19

Dr. E. A.          Adeleke         

B.Sc. M.Sc. Ph.D. (Ilorin)

Lecturer II

20

Mrs. E. E Adeniyi         

 

N.Sc.Geog (Jos), M.Sc. Geog (Ilorin), PGDE (Sokoto).

Lecturer II

21

Mr. K. O. Laro

B.Sc., M.Sc.(Unilorin)

Ass. Lecturer

22

Mr. R. A. Olaitan

Environmental Mgt. Tech ATBU (Bauchi)

Graduate Asst.

23

BAJEH, Moses Abdulrahman

HND Carto  (KadPoly)

Chief Tech.

24

ADEFILA, Stephen Kolawole

B.Sc. (Hons) Geog (Unilorin), GCE/IJMB A Level (Kw.Tech. Ilorin), GCE O/Level (GSS Agbamu), PGDE (Ilorin). NTI

 Senior Technologist

25

AINA, Grace Taiye

FSL Cert. ( Omu-Aran);

Alheri Adv. Classes (Samaru-Zaria); Basic Clerical Course at (ABU Zaria), 25WPM, 35WPM , 50WPM (Pitmas);

 Conf. Sec. II (Staff Dev. College Ilorin); Computer Course in WP Cert. (Unilorin);

WAEC; NECO.

Chief Sect. Assistant.

26

OTENEKWU, Friday

B.Sc. (Ed) Geog (University of Ado Ekiti)

High Executive Officer

27

AWOLADE, Joseph Akinyele

Modern School Arowomole Ogbomosho 1976

Caretaker

 

Thank you           

 

Dr. U.A. Raheem