PL EN


Preferences help
enabled [disable] Abstract
Number of results
2018 | 20 | 226-237
Article title

Spatial Distribution of Nigerian Universities Offering Forestry Education using Geographic Information System

Content
Title variants
Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
The importance of forested areas to provide food, medicine and shelter and to maintaining a healthy environment cannot be overemphasized. Hence, handy information on the universities that offers forestry education is necessary. The study used a geographic information system to spatially distribute Universities in Nigeria that offer Forestry Education. The list of all the universities registered as awarding Forestry Degrees in Nigeria were obtained online from the National University Commission (NUC) register and Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) brochures. The corresponding coordinates of the universities were obtained using hand-held Global Positioning Systems and from satellite imagery. Quantum Geographic Information System was used to develop the universities spatial distribution. Only 31 out of the 34 universities identified as awarding forestry degrees were on the NUC list. Moreover, 61.8% of all of these universities were owned by the Federal Government, 32.4% by State Governments and only 5.9% were privately owned. Out of the universities recognized by NUC, the South-West geopolitical zone had the highest number (8), followed by South-South (7), North-West (5), North-Central (4), North-East (4) and South-East (3) with least. Non-uniformity was observed in Educational bodies offering studies in forestry, hence the government should invest more in forest research and education.
Discipline
Year
Volume
20
Pages
226-237
Physical description
Contributors
  • Department of Social and Environmental Forestry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Department of Social and Environmental Forestry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Department of Social and Environmental Forestry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
References
  • [1] Erakhrumen, A.A. 2007. State of forestry research and education in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for sustained capacity building and renewable natural resources development. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa 9(4): 133-151.
  • [2] Adekunle, V.A.J. 2008. Constraints to Choose of Forestry as a Career by Potential Undergraduate Students at the Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, FUTA, Akure, Nigeria. In: Temu, A. B., Chamshama, S. A.O., Kungʼu, J., Kaboggoza, J. R. S., Chikamai, B and Kiwia, A. M. New Perspectives in Forestry Education. Peer reviewed paper presented at the First Global Workshop on Forestry Education, September 2007. ICRAF, Nairobi. Kenya. 306-318.
  • [3] Temu, A.B. and Ogweno, D.O. 2008. Global Forestry Education Guidance and Monitoring: How Imperative is it? In: Temu, A. B., Chamshama, S. A.O., Kungʼu, J., Kaboggoza, J. R. S., Chikamai, B and Kiwia, A. M. New Perspectives in Forestry Education. Peer reviewed paper presented at the First Global Workshop on Forestry Education, September 2007. ICRAF, Nairobi. Kenya. 2-25.
  • [4] Omede, J. 2012. Proliferation of Illegal Tertiary Institutions of Learning in Nigeria: Implications for Quality Education, Selfreliance, Economic Growth and development. Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies 3 (3): 294-298.
  • [5] Bada S.O. and Verinumbe I. 2005. State of Forestry Research and Education in Nigeria. In: Popoola, L., Mfon, P. and Oni, P.I. (Eds.) Sustainable Forest Management in Nigeria: Lessons and Prospects. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Forestry Association of Nigeria held in Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria from 07th to 11th November, 2005. Pp. 458–470.
  • [6] Lu, D., Batistella, M. and Moran, E. 2005. Satellite Estimation of Aboveground Biomass and Impacts of Forest Stand Structure. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 71(8): 967–974.
  • [7] Alo, A.A and Aturamu, O. 2014. Spatial Distribution of Colleges of Education and Effects on the Forest Ecosystem: A Case Study of College of Education Ikere, Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Agricultural Sciences 1(6): 379-384.
  • [8] Chukwu, O., Alo, A.A., Ezenwenyi, J.U. 2018. Development of digital elevation model for Okomu National Park, Nigeria. Current Life Sciences 4 (2): 27-32.
  • [9] Ayanlade, A. 2016. Landuse change within Okomu and Gilli-Gilli Forest Reserves, southwestern Nigeria: its climatic and societal implications. Tropical Ecology 57(2): 193-203.
  • [10] Idowu, A.A., Ayoola, S.O., Opele, A.I. and Ikenweiwe, N.B. 2011. Impact of climate change in Nigeria. Iranica Journal of Energy and Environment 2(2): 142-152.
  • [11] JAMB, 2017. Brochure for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)/Direct Entry (DE): Guidelines for Admission to First Degree Courses (Agriculture) in Nigerian Universities 2017/2018 Session. Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Lagos, Nigeria. 74-127. URL: http://www.jamb.gov.ng/PDFs/agric.pdf Assessed on 15th August, 2018.
  • [12] NUC, 2018. Results of accreditation of undergraduate academic programmes taught in Nigerian Universities (1990 - March 2018). National University Commission (NUC), Abuja, Nigeria. 227pp. URL: http://nuc.edu.ng/undergraduate-accreditation-results/ Assessed on 15th August, 2018.
  • [13] Adewusi, H.G. 2008. Declining Enrolment in Forestry: Experiences from University of Maiduguri. In: Temu, A. B., Chamshama, S. A.O., Kungʼu, J., Kaboggoza, J. R. S., Chikamai, B and Kiwia, A. M. New Perspectives in Forestry Education. Peer reviewed paper presented at the First Global Workshop on Forestry Education, September 2007. ICRAF, Nairobi. Kenya. 165-174
  • [14] Akande, A.J. 2008. Challenges to Forestry Education: A Perspective from Nigeria. In: Temu, A. B., Chamshama, S. A.O., Kungʼu, J., Kaboggoza, J. R. S., Chikamai, B and Kiwia, A. M. New Perspectives in Forestry Education. Peer reviewed paper presented at the First Global Workshop on Forestry Education, September 2007. ICRAF, Nairobi. Kenya. 65-80.
  • [15] FAN 1989. History of Forestry in Nigeria. In: Okoro, O.O., Dada, G.O.B. and Akinsanmi, F.A. (Eds.) 100 years of Forestry in Nigeria. Forestry Association of Nigeria. (FAN) 2-6.
Document Type
article
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.psjd-6d529b82-7b9a-43f7-b0e8-a81e54ad40bc
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.