The Department seeks to provide functional education in the field of Forestry, Wildlife resources and fisheries, based on sound scientific and technological principles and practices. It therefore aims to provide training in forestry planning, management and utilization, environmental and agroforestry, pulp and paper making, wood technology; and to provide the needed manpower for the development and production of wildlife and fisheries resources as vital renewable resources, to meet National and Global challenges of food, environmental and other concerns that arise.
To promote sustainability of renewable natural resources and environmental protection through practical and entrepreneurial management. Also the Department seeks to contribute substantially to human resources development in the management of renewable natural resources through research and development.
|1||Prof. Z. T. Egbewole||Professor|
|2||Mr. L.O. Falade||Lecturer I|
The Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries took off in March, 2005. To date it has graduated four (12) sets of students. The first Coordinator was Mr. Isaac M. Ogara who handed over to Dr J. S. Alao on the 25th September, 2006 when He was appointed the Acting Head of Department and latter handed over to Dr Z T. Egbewole on the 25th September 2013. The Department has two programmes domiciled within it. They are Bachelor of Forestry and Wildlife and Bachelor of Fisheries.
The Department went through her first National University Commission (NUC) accreditation on 2007 and the two programmes got interim accreditation which lapsed in 2009. In June 2010, the NUC came and the two programmes got full accreditation status which will lapse in 2014. Likewise in June 2015, the NUC came again and the two programmes got full accreditation status which lapsed in 2019.
However, The SENATE of the Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nigeria in May, 2015 approved the splitting of The Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries into two, namely: (i) Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management and (ii) Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management. After splitting of The Department in May, 2015, the Department is now known as Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Nasarawa State University, Keffi. The aim of the Department is to provide professional personnel in forestry and wildlife resources management. As the Department developed, the philosophy of an integrated approach to the management of renewable natural resources came to be adopted and the Department started to extend its teaching and research into wider areas of natural resources management. At present, the training focus of the Department are purely along two major areas namely:
B. FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT