Five students pioneered the Earth Sciences Department On Monday, 31st January, 1983, when it University opened its doors to the first set of students who graduated in 1987.
The Department has since then been producing graduates, whose impact in the management of natural resources particularly, in the area of ‘Exploration and Mining’ could not be quantified. Many of her products have found employment in the Oil Service and Producing, Federal and State Governments owned establishments including this humble Department.
It started as a small Department of six full-time and three part-time academic staff with expertise in diverse aspects of Geology. By 2000/2001 session, the staff strength had increased, and presently there are eight (08) full-time, one (1) Adjunct Professor, Four (4) technical and two (2) administrative members of staff. The Department had been headed by highly qualified academics since inception.
The names of Head of Department as listed below:
The Headship of the Department from inception till date
|YEAR||HEAD OF DEPARTMENT|
|1||1983 – 1984||Mr. O.O. Kehinde-Phillips|
|2||1984 – 1987||Prof. E.A. Fayose|
|3||1987 – 1988||Mr. O.O. Kehinde-Phillips|
|4||1988 – 1990||Prof. A.A. Kayode|
|5||1991 – 1996||Dr. O.O. Kehinde-Phillips|
|6||1996 – 2000||Dr. G.O. Adeyemi|
|7||2001 – 2002||Dr. O. Olaniyan|
|8||2002 – 2003||Prof. O.O. Kehinde-Phillips|
|9||2004 – 2007||Prof. S.S. Dada|
|10||2007 –2012||Prof. O.O. Kehinde-Phillips|
|11||2012 – 2017||Dr. Niyi Olaonipekun Adebisi|
|12||2017 – date||Dr. Phillips R. Ikhane|
The programme is designed for the award of degree at the end of the fourth year of study
The viewpoint of the department is to become a world-class Department of Earth Sciences. This is not undertaken lightly, the department is quite serious in its strive to achieving this vision. The objectives are derived largely from those of the founding fathers of the University, Faculty of Science and the Department itself.
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